Aileen O’Brien MPRII of O’Brien PR was the recipient of an award for Entrepreneur of The Year at the North Kildare Chamber Awards. These awards are designed to recognise excellence in business and to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and innovation made by various companies and individuals. The Entrepreneur of The Year award was sponsored by Education and Training Boards Ireland and recognises the achievement of an individual who has been instrumental to the success of a business and who has exploited an opportunity to develop a successful business from scratch or radically improved the performance of an existing business. The judging criteria also said that the individual must able to demonstrate the realisation of their entrepreneurial vision and have a clear plan in place to achieve sustained growth in the future.
On accepting her award Aileen said, "this is a huge honour and most unexpected. I am most grateful to the judges, to Education and Training Boards Ireland and to North Kildare Chamber."
Aileen set up O'Brien PR in 2003. The company is a full service communications and event management agency offering public relations, marketing support and event management for a range of organisations and businesses. Clients include Dubai Duty Free, The K Club, The Curragh Racecourse, Rotary Ireland, The Flynn Hotel Group, Irish Injured Jockeys and The Educogym Group. In 2015 the agency represented Dubai Duty Free for its inaugural sponsorship of The Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation and again this year.