25 Oct 2017

Frances McArdle, a woman who means business!

Height for Hire’s Operations Director Frances McArdle was delighted to speak at the Cavan Business Women’s Club alongside Vice President of the European Parliament Mairead Mc Guinness MEP and Marcella Rudden Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office Cavan to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day. RTE’s Brenda Donoghue acted as MC.

“Open doors to new markets” was the theme of this year’s event, held in the Hotel Kilmore, on Thursday 12th October, and was one of 15 events held around the country to encourage more women to set up their own businesses and to increase national recognition of the essential role played by Ireland’s female entrepreneurs.

Over 70 business women in the Cavan region came to the event where Frances spoke about the joys and the challenges of running a family business, and the need to diversify and grow as the needs of the market changes, always looking at ways of getting closer to your customer.

Always supporting equal opportunities in the workplace, Founder and Chairman Harry McArdle claimed it works both ways, and considered himself ‘blessed amongst women’ as the token man in the room to hear Frances speak. Also attending was Height for Hire’s Marketing Director Lorraine McArdle.

Commenting on the event Frances said “It was a great honour to be asked to be the Ambassador for Cavan and it was very obvious by the energy in the room that Cavan is open for business, and that women are at the forefront!  However, as an entrepreneur, it is important for people not to get caught up in the gender bias – either you are an entrepreneurial person or not. And if you are, it is important to get out there and go see for yourself.”

Frances Mc Ardle is a finalist in this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year, alongside Height for Hire’s Managing Director Fergus Mc Ardle and will be attending the Gala Awards on Thursday 26th October.