A Coleraine business professional has been honoured for her exceptional contribution to the economic life of Northern Ireland.
Women in Business presented Jayne Taggart, CEO of the Causeway Enterprise Agency, with the ‘Best in Professional Services – Small Business’ Award at the annual presentation ceremony.
The awards acknowledge the achievements of some of the most successful and inspiring business women throughout the province.
Jayne Taggart is an ambassador and co-ordinator of the Women in Business network for the Causeway Coast & Glens area, proactively developing opportunities for networking events throughout the north coast for members and non-members.
Jayne stated: “This is a great honour for me and my team at the CEA. I wish to acknowledge their support, as we are all very passionate about making the north coast a great place to do business.
“I genuinely feel privileged to do the work we do, supporting our start-ups and micro businesses within the area. It is a rewarding position, to be able to support others to realise their dreams. Making that leap of faith to start your own business shows great courage, particularly for female entrepreneurs”.
John Armstrong, chairman of the Causeway Enterprise Agency, said: “We are delighted to hear of Jayne’s success in the Women in Business awards. This reflects accurately her professional efforts in the local community and as CEO of Causeway Enterprise Agency she is delivering on the ambitious strategic goals that have been set by the Board.”
This award was judged on businesswoman who consistently exceed the requirements of internal and external customers.
Jayne continued: “We have some amazing ambassadors and role models in this area and it was fantastic to see three of them recognised for their business development. These include winner of the ‘WIB Excellence in IT’ award Sue McLaughlin of Blue Bird Care and finalists Geri Martin of Chocolate Manor and Alex McGarry of The Bubbly Bar.”
For a list of the forthcoming Women in Business networking events see www.causeway-enterprise.co.uk