Most Promising Female Entrepreneurs in Monaghan

In recognition of National Women’s Enterprise Day, we take a look at some of County Monaghan’s most promising female-led start-ups:

Storming the international online beauty retail sector, was set up by Monaghan native, Blanaid Johnson. The Castleblayney-based company employs fifteen full-time staff and ships to over 40 countries from its state-of-the-art HQ.

Eavan Rooney, founded Thrive Occupational Therapy in 2014. A specialist paediatric consultancy, Thrive serves children from all around Ireland from its Clones Business Technology Park base. Its custom-built clinic offers access to individual assessment or therapeutic intervention as well as education and training services from a highly specialised paediatric occupational therapy team.

Avail Support provides life-changing software, enabling people with autism and intellectual disabilities to lead more independent lives. The company was set up in 2015 by Lisa Marie Clinton, a former regional winner in
Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition. From a hot-desk in C:TEK, the company has grown to a team of seven, having signed up eight organisations in Canada earlier this year.

Family-run food business, Baked With Love, is run by Mila Khokha. The company recently expanded into a 500-sqm facility in Monaghan Town and secured a contract to supply Lidl Stores throughout Ireland

Adrienne McGuinness is co-owner of the Nest Box Egg Company, which produces over 3.5 million eggs per week from free-range hens. The company exports to international markets including the Middle East and was recently shortlisted for a National Organic Food Award for its Golden Irish Egg brand.

Speak to Enterprising Monaghan to find out more about supports available for starting your Monaghan business.