Oonagh Monahan is recognised as being highly accomplished and experienced in the food business development area. Whether as a consultant, trainer or mentor Oonagh has a proven track record. The first edition of Money for Jam was a practical and user-friendly guide to the various aspects of getting a food business off the ground and was a valuable aid to many small businesses.
Oonagh's breadth of knowledge in all aspects of food production is impressive. What she doesn't know you could write on the back of a stamp, but she'd know where to find that information. Her energy and enthusiasm for providing knowledge to the semi initiated is huge.
Oonagh is an incredibly driven person who helped to point me in the right direction for my business projects and helped me believe in my products and the potential they had. Her passion, her straight talking manner and can-do attitude are just a few of her many positive attributes.
This is a great one stop resource for anyone thinking of starting up a food business in Ireland. Full of practical advice, useful contact details and interesting case studies, it’s an investment well spent!
I’ve worked with Oonagh as a colleague in the enterprise development sector, and as a speaker for the SWIBN Network. Oonagh is a very committed, focused and enthusiastic person – in all areas of her professional work. Oonagh ensures she knows her brief inside-out, and pays keen attention to the needs of her client. Oonagh is a “high integrity” professional; ensuring quality and excellence in the delivery of any project she takes on. For this reason, I have no hesitancy in recommending Oonagh [and do, as it stands!] to any client / project.
Oonagh has proven to be a very good communicator, who gets to grips with a new situtaion very quickly and can deliver very good work with great integrity. She has very detailed knowlegde of NPD in the food industry and is very effective in meetings.
Oonagh is a highly energetic, extremely capable multi-tasker with great inter-personal skills and a keen intellect. She brings great insight to our technical assessment panel meetings
I have known Oonagh for many years through various paths; as we worked together while I designed the branding for St. Angela’s Food & Technology Centre (when Oonagh was manager), when Oonagh was President of BPW North West, and most recently as Oonagh and Amanda facilitate the SWIBN network. – Oonagh brings a focus, determination and energy to all these roles that is second to none. Her professional and straight talking is both entertaining and gets great results. Always a pleasure to work with!
I greatly admire Oonaghs energy and dynamic outllook that she brings to her position.She is so proactive and her vast connections and networking mean she is perfectly placed to broaden the scope of SWIBN for all of its members.Her generosity in sharing her knowledge is endless.I can confidently recommend Oonagh as a valued knowledgable team player in all of her portfolio of careers and with a particular reference to her role as the Facilitator at Sligo Women in Business network SWIBN
Oonagh is a brilliant facilitator with energy and drive which keeps the enthusiasm and optimism flowing in the SWIBN group. Always a pleasure to attend the group meetings as a result.
Oonagh is a pleasure to work with. Very professional and will deliver beyond what is asked.