Breda Quigley from Carlow - who runs the Q Café Company - has won CEO of the Year

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Breda Quigley and Elaine Reilly (Source: Twitter)

Breda Quigley, Managing Director, The Q Café Company in Tullow has won CEO of the Year at the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2018. 

Ireland's top businesswomen donned their finery for the twelfth annual event, in association with Liffey Valley, BMW, Samsung, Boot's No7, Kuehne + Nagel, Irish Life Health, Cairn Homes and Virgin Business at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road recently. 

With over 400 entries, the competition this year was fierce, and the judges discussed, debated, and even argued their way through the nominees to settle on an exclusive shortlist. 

There were eight categories, with over 80 nominees; all inspirational and talented businesswomen. 

Breda - from Hacketstown - set up The Q Café Company in 1999 and for nearly 20 years now, the company has been leading the field in serving innovative, interesting delicious healthy food, and in finding ways to shake things up in the kitchen without increasing costs.

It specialises in business and healthcare catering.