Friday Feature on Julie McGarrigle, Alsters Kelley Solicitors, and her amazing year of achievements

We said our Congratulations to Julie McGarrigle of Alsters Kelley Solicitors, Winner of the Woman Who…Networks Award earlier this year.

Julie has, since then, experienced a number of significant achievements.  Sandra Garlick (founder of the Woman Who…Awards) said:

“Julie is typical of many women in business I meet who have really achieved in their role but don’t always have the confidence to recognise and highlight those achievements.

I meet and chat to all the Finalists prior to their interview with the judging panel. I feel this is really important to keep them relaxed and focussed. Everyone is nervous when they arrive but they network with the other Finalists and all are genuinely grateful for the opportunity.

Julie was particularly nervous as she had never entered Awards previously. When Julie finished her interview she was convinced she hadn’t performed well.”

Julie won her Category hands down beating very stiff competition. The Judges said:

“We selected Julie as the Winner in this category because she has a strategic approach to business networking with clear metrics in place to ensure that results are monitored and maximised. She has adapted to change and brought a number of networking strategies into the business.”

Alsters Kelley Solicitors employs approx. 100 people and currently has 4 offices in Leamington Spa, Coventry, Nuneaton & Southam. They are a full service legal firm and their focus is on providing Kind, Helpful, Excellent legal services to individuals and business owners like you and I.

“I joined the firm as their Marketing Executive in February 2013 having already gained a vast amount of marketing experience at Barclays and with a number of smaller companies including an independent school and the local chamber of commerce. I have always been a strong believer in the power of PR and networking – people buy from people and so I have always tried to maximize these particular marketing tools.”

No-one was more surprised than me when my name was read out as the winner of the Woman Who….

Julie McGarrigle, Business Development Director, Alsters Kelley Solicitors

Networks Award 2017 and I was actually speechless! It is a huge honour for me and for Alsters Kelley to have been recognised in this way. I am so pleased I made the effort to enter the Awards the process was very simple and a great experience from start to finish.

Since winning the award I am having an amazing year and do feel a number of other opportunities have come my way as a result. This includes a promotion to Business Development Director at Alsters Kelley which I’m really thrilled about and just a few weeks ago I was elected as Chairwoman of the Royal Leamington Spa Chamber of Trade. So I would strongly recommend all women to consider entering the Awards, it helps boost your confidence and great profile for you and your business. Just go for it and be yourselves!” (Julie McGarrigle, Winner of the Woman Who…Networks Award 2017)

Congratulations Julie on your amazing achievements in 2017! Julie will be sharing her story at the Woman Who…Network in January 2018 (Details to follow)

Nominations for the Woman Who…Awards 2018 open on 1st October 2017. Full details will be posted here


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