South Dublin Chamber - the leading business representative body serving the business community in South Dublin County since 1984

**** This Competition is now Closed ****

South Dublin Chamber is delighted to announce the launch of an innovative and exciting competition for Start Up businesses active in South Dublin. The brainchild of the members of the Chamber Ladies B2B Network, these businesswoman have come together to offer their expertise and create a complete ‘Business Support Package’ worth over €7000,  all for one lucky winner.

The prize on offer is a comprehensive support package for one lucky start-up businesswoman, including Software, Business Printing and Business Advice. All of the prizes are supplied by members of the Chamber Ladies B2B, who have all experienced first-hand the benefits of ‘Women supporting Women in Business’.  

The competition is open to those starting in business, who are not members of South Dublin Chamber and the closing date is Friday 4th October 2013, so dont delay, enter today. 


Application is simple, we have taken the hard work out of it for you. We require you to submit a business plan alongside the application form. The Cashflow forecast is optional. Email your documents to or post to South Dublin Chamber, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24. 

Enter today, this is open to all start up businesses, up to a year in business. 

Download and complete the required documents (go to BOTTOM of page):

Application Form

Business Plan

Cashflow Forecast

Send completed entries to: by Friday 4th October 2013.

Good Luck!

Chamber Ladies B2B Members and Judges Profiles

Ann Kelsey, Econatural Ltd     Ann Kelsey, Econatural

Online eco store and specialists in natural eczema relief

+353 1 492 7774

 Ann started Econatural Ltd in 2005 after identifying a need in the Irish market for a choice of natural products for the treatment of various skin problems and allergies, including eczema and psoriasis.  Born from her own needs with skin sensitivities, Ann has developed Econatural from her original online eco store to the go-to website it is today. Ann is a judge for this competition. 

Prize on offer from EcoNatural (to the value of €300):

  • 3 Hours Mentoring with Ann Kelsey in the area of website design and development, and in particular e-commerce
  • A range of Eco-friendly office stationery and cleaning supplies for you to take away

Andrea Carroll, South Dublin Chamber

Sustainable Business Executive   Andrea Carroll, South Dublin Chamber

+353 87 065 8468

 As Sustainable Business Executive, Andrea is involved in a variety of projects based on the idea of the Triple Bottom Line for sustainable business. Considering the economic, social and environmental bottom line of your business. She has a strong background in business development, online marketing and issues facing SMEs.  Andrea is a main judge for this competition. 

 Prize on offer from South Dublin Chamber (to the value of €750):

  • Membership of South Dublin Chamber, including the Chamber Ladies B2B Network
  • 3 hours of business development advice, including social media, tendering, communications and business growth
Ann Horan, DCU Ryan Academy

CEO DCU Ryan Academy   Ann Horan, DCU Ryan Academy 

+353 1 700 6786

Ann is Chief Executive of the DCU Ryan Academy, a not for profit joint venture between Dublin City University and the family of the late Tony Ryan, founder of Ryanair.  The Academy, which is based in Citywest, Dublin offers a range of programmes designed to educate and develop entrepreneurs and accelerate the growth phases of entrepreneurial ventures.

This role was a new departure for Ann, who spent most of her career in banking.  In 2005, Ann left her then role as Managing Director of Bank of Ireland Finance to “do something different”.  Ann is an accountant with a Masters in Finance from DCU.  She is the current President of the International Women’s Forum in Ireland, a board member of the Irish Medicine’s Board and a member of the Council of the South Dublin Chamber.  Ann is a main judge for this competition. 

Roberta Stapleton, eDuce Software

Management and Administration Software    Roberta Stapleton, eDuce 
+353 1 429 7909

 Roberta started eDuce to provide software for business management, customised to each client's requirements. The systems cover everything to help with paperwork, reports and administration processes, such as scheduling, purchase orders, quotes, sales, document archiving and contract management.  Roberta is a judge for this competition. 

 Prize on offer from eDuce Ltd (to the value of €2,500):

Management and Administration Software, specific to your business to the value of €2,500, to assist with such issues as:

  • CRM & Sales Operations, and attendance monitoring
  • Scheduling, Procurement, Inventory Control
  • Document Archiving


Kathryn Byrne, Your Image Matters       

Corporate/Personal Image Consultant     Kathryn Byrne, Your Image Matters

+353 86 244 3034

 Kathryn has over 20 years experience working with clients from the private and corporate sector. Her approach goes beyond the visual aspect of a person’s appearance, helping clients to enhance their image, giving them practical self knowledge, plus strong guidelines and tips on how to dress, improving their self esteem and confidence. She helps each client to discover and define their own authentic appropriate image.  Kathryn is a judge for this competition. 

 Prize on offer from Your Image Matters (to the value of €300):

3 hours of accountancy advice in areas including:

  • Defining your Personal Branding
  • Discover your best designs and cuts of suits, jackets, trousers skirts, tops, dresses, plus accessories to suit your body shape.
  • Make-up advice for a natural longer lasting day look.

Ayn Boyle, AIB Clondalkin

Branch Manager    Ayn Boyle, AIB

+535 1 4574811

 Ayn and her team work with SME Customers to ensure they have all the information, advice and support they need to manage and grow their business successfully.

 Prize on offer from AIB, Clondalkin (to the value of €650):

A Financial Review with Keeva Garraghan, AIB Wealth and Deposit Manager in the private consulting suite in AIB Bankcentre, focusing on long term financial. Your needs will be assessed, in order to make appropriate recommendations based covering areas that are important to you, for example:

  • Business protection including co-directors, partnership and keyperson insurance
  • Personal and employee retirement planning
  • Savings and investments.
  • In addition AIB are supplying a €150 One 4 All voucher to reward and treat yourself


Denise Doyle, SME Marketing

Small Business Marketing Specialist    Denise Doyle, SME Marketing

+353 86 041 4454

Denise has over 16 year’s experience working with small to medium sized companies, helping clients grow their business through best in class marketing.  Denise advises on how to grow profitably through practical advice on product improvements, route to market planning, pricing, and advertising brands across online and offline media.  Denise is a judge for this competition. 

Prize on offer from SME Marketing (to the value of €400):

3 Hour marketing workshop to assist you in

  • Identify & define your target audience and competitors
  • Pricing your product for profitability
  • Branding & Advertising (online and offline) 

Deirdre Moore, Celtic Careers

Recruitment and HR Specialist    Deirdre Moore, Celtic Careers

+353 1 627 8750

Deirdre has been working in the area of Personnel / HR / Recruitment for 16 years.  Since she established Celtic Careers in 1999, Deirdre has been utilising a unique combination of personal service and specialised practices to provide staff across all industry sectors and assist clients with all employer / employee related services.

Prize on offer from Celtic Careers (to the value of €300):

3 hours of advice and support in areas including:

  • Drawing up job specifications / descriptions and suggested salary levels
  • Sourcing suitable candidates for potential roles
  • Compliance with employment legislation and contract drafting


Eilis Quinlan F.C.C.A., Quinlan & Co. Accountancy

Chartered Certified Accountant, Registered Auditor & Commercial Mediator    Eilis Quinlan, Quinlan & Co

+353 45 871221

Quinlan & Co. is an independent firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered Auditors based in Naas, Co. Kildare, established by Eilis Quinlan and specialising in tax planning, insolvency and corporate recovery.  Eilis is a Judge for this competition. 

Prize on offer from Quinlan & Co. (to the value of €450):

3 hours of accountancy advice in areas including:

  • Audit and Accountancy, and taxation
  • Financial Management and Personal Financial Planning
  • Corporate Finance — raising finance for business.

Ita Breagy, A&K Life and Business Coaching

Life and Business Coach    Ita Breagy, A&K Life and Business Coaching

+353 87 2775343             

Ita has been working as a Life and Business Coach for over 7 years, with small to medium sized businesses helping with such areas as Time Management, Change Management, Stress Management and Communication.   She also works with individuals who need assistance with boosting their confidence, learning how to deal with stress, learning how to stop procrastinating and manage their time more efficiently and effectively in order to have a better quality of life.

Prize on offer from A&K Life and Business Coaching (to the value of €240):

3 hours of accountancy advice in areas including:

  • Dealing with stressful situations and confidence building
  • Time Management
  • Communication skills


Madeleine Millar, Feeney-Millar & Co. Solicitors

Solicitor    Madeleine Millar, Tallaght Law

+353 1 451 6661

Madeleine opened her own practice in 2006, having had significant experience working with small and medium businesses on all aspects of employment law. She offers advices to clients, both individuals and small to medium sized companies on a range of areas.

Prize on offer from Feeney-Millar &Co. Solicitors (to the value of €450):

3 hours of legal advice in areas including:

  • Redundancies/Unfair Dismissal/Employment Contracts & Handbooks
  • Wills/Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Landlord and Tenant

Mary Mullally, Time for You

Energetic Massage Therapist   Mary Mullally, Time for You

+353 87 2870555

Mary trained as a massage therapist from 2003 – 2006 and established Time for You in 2004. Previously she worked in a demanding business environment and understands the pressures of balancing home and work situation and the ever-increasing stresses of modern-day living.

Prize on offer from Time for You (to the value of €180):

3 sessions of energetic massage and stress relief to:

  • Reduce stress and release tension
  • Improve energy levels and concentration
  • Improve circulation and elimination of toxins


Yvonne Malone, Martone Design & Print

Corporate Design and Printing Service     Yvonne Malone, Martone Press

+353 86 252 3129

Yvonne has over 30 years experience advising and helping customers to get their perfect design and print requirement. With great emphasis on personal service and professionalism, their clients are always guaranteed the perfectly printed job.  Yvonne is a Judge for this competition. 

Prize on offer from Martone Press (to the value of €300):

Design and print 250 letterheads, compliments slips and business cards. 


Business Proposal (WORD Document)

Download 2012-11-20 | .doc | 1.06 MB

Ann Kelsey and Andrea Carroll on Dublin South FM September 2013

Download 2012-11-20 | .mp3 | 54.92 MB

Ann Kelsey of (Member of South Dublin Chamber and previously Chair of Ladies B2B network and Competition Committee), and Andrea Carroll (Sustainable Business Executive with South Dublin Chamber) went into the studio at DublinSouth FM 93.9 to discuss the Ladies B2B Network Start Up Competition, the Chamber and how we can help new businesses. They were on the lunchtime business show, The Business Eye The podcast is available to download in mp3 format above. The interview starts at 30 minutes in.

Application Form (WORD)

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South Dublin Chamber Competition Application Form

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Part 1 of Entry - South Dublin Chamber Competition Application Form

South Dublin Chamber Competition Cashflow Forecast

Download 2012-11-20 | .xls | 35 KB

Part 3 of Entry - South Dublin Chamber Competition Cashflow Forecast

South Dublin Chamber Competition Business Plan

Download 2012-11-20 | .pdf | 0.54 MB

Part 2 of Entry - South Dublin Chamber Competition Business Plan

South Dublin Chamber Competition Terms and Conditions

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South Dublin Chamber Business Start Up Competition Terms and Conditions

Members Profiles and Prizes

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South Dublin Chamber Ladies B2B Network Members Profiles and Details of Prizes