We are proud to be working with a panel of carefully selected industry experts who will help us evaluate the nominees.
Peigin CrowleySpa Consultant
Peigin has 18 years industry experience. She was involved in launching the Elemis Spa Brand in Ireland and also worked for Estee Lauder Professional Brands in recent years. Through her current role as Spa Consultant, Peigin has been involved in "development, research, training and procurement" for renowned properties such as Adare Manor Resort and Seaham Hall (UK).
Maura O’FlynnHead Tutor Georgina Price College of Beauty TherapyMaura has been delivering ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO courses since 1998. An experienced Beauty Therapist, she holds qualifications in beauty therapy, body therapy, epilation, aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage and spa therapy. Maura is also an international CIDESCO examiner.
Lisa BrowneHead of Marketing Electric IrelandAn experienced marketing professional, Lisa is responsible for developing and implementing marketing programmes to support the achievement of brand and business objectives for Electric Ireland. Lisa previously worked in marketing positions for Bank of Ireland, Eircell and Tipperary Natural Mineral Water.
Diahann BuckleySpa Consult & Founder
Blueprint Mentoring & Mylestone InteriorsA Spa Consultant with 18 years experience in development and operations, Diahann has engaged with 5 star properties and boutique day spas offering consultancy services in the areas of research, training, course development, technical operations, business health checks and procurement. In 2007 Diahann founded Mylestone Interiors, an interiors design and furniture business that caters to high-end interiors and decorative furnishings for the hotel and spa sector.
Mary O'DonnellBeauty Consultant & Media Professional
Mary is an established and well known media contributor to radio programmes as well as print and online publications, offering informed advice, tips and industry news. A qualified Beauty and Fitness Consultant with over 30 years industry experience, Mary previously founded and managed a beauty & fitness centre for more than 17 years.
Caroline QuinlanHead Trainer
Phorest, IrelandCaroline has had an extensive career that has involved working with a number of leading beauty brands in various roles encompassing management, training, therapy and sales. Currently Head Trainer at Phorest, Caroline has ITEC and CIDESCO qualifications in Beauty, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Stress Management.
Dominic MullanInnovation & Enterprise Professional
IADTDominics role at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology encompasses managing the Media Cube – a campus incubation centre which is home to 18 start-ups. Dominic has worked with, managed and supported Irish SMEs and SME support organisations for 14 years.
Emma KinsellaVice Principal Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School, DublinEmma has over 10 years tutoring and examination experience within education centres in Ireland and the UK. Currently Vice Principal of the Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School, Emma also holds a 1st class BSc in Education and Training, CIDESCO, CIBTAC Body Therapy, Epilation and Aesthetics Diplomas. Emma has been an International CIDESCO examiner since 2013.
Maurice BerginManaging Director Green Hospitality ProgrammeFollowing an extensive career in the hotel and hospitality sector, Maurice now operates Ireland’s leading hospitality environmental certification programme. Maurice also delivers advice and support for businesses looking to reduce their costs of energy, water and waste.
James GarganCommercial Director
Continuum, IrelandJames has been Commercial Director at the multi-award winning digital agency Continuum since 2003. James advises a wide variety of SME, Corporate and Government organisations as well as being a regular contributor to publications including Business & Finance, BizPlus and the Sunday Business Post on web-related topics.
Claire FinnBody Therapist Tutor
The Galligan Beauty GroupCurrently Body Therapist Tutor with The Galligan Beauty Group, Claire is a highly experienced therapist specialising in body treatments and therapies. Claire holds CIDESCO qualifications and has previously worked as a body therapist and spa manager.