Java Republic has announced that Grace O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director of Java Republic, was named Business Person of the Year at the Fingal Chamber Business Awards on 15th November at an awards ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport.
From a record number of entries, Grace O’Shaughnessy clinched the top award for her successful leadership of Java Republic, one of the leading suppliers of premium coffee and 100% organic tea in the country. Over the past 18 months, Grace has focused on the strategic future and commercial agenda of Java Republic including entry to new verticals such as travel, hospitality solutions and larger customers where she holds many key relationships.
After joining Java Republic in 2006, Grace quickly established herself as an integral part of the company due to her wealth of experience in the Irish food & beverage industry. Swiftly moving into the Managing Director role, Grace has since directed all aspects of the business and holds responsibility for driving the future direction of Java Republic. Originally qualified in Food Science and Business Management, Grace has recently completed an Executive MBA from Dublin City University.
Managing Director of Java Republic, Grace O’Shaughnessy, said: “I am absolutely honoured to have won the Business Person of the Year Award for my work with Java Republic. We have an incredible team and culture here at Java Republic that has been and will continue to be a significant part of our business focus. Since starting with the company thirteen years ago, I have had the joy of watching it grow from strength to strength. From amazing partnerships and innovative campaigns to hitting milestones and exploring new endeavours, strengthening the Java Republic brand has been a highlight of my career and I’m looking forward to seeing where the brand goes next.”