Sandie scoops busi­ness new­comer award

Bray People - - Bray People -

BRAY WOMAN Sandie Stan­ley, oth­er­wise known as ‘Whil­helmina Wonka,’ to her hus­band, is thrilled to have been cho­sen as one of five win­ners of a ‘Best Emerg­ing New Busi­ness,’ award.

An Taoiseach Brian Cowan will present Sandie with the Small Firms As­so­ci­a­tion award at a lunch in the Man­sion House in the new year.

Sandie, who owns Boomerang on the Quinns­bor­ough Road with her hus­band Derek, is also the owner of ‘Print De­li­cious,’ a unique new en­ter­prise that prints things like busi­ness cards or wed- ding pic­tures on to chocolate.

Sandie and Derek have been in Bray and run­ning the lo­cal pub for the last 11 years. She cut her hours in the pub when she had her twins, now aged 9.

She wanted to re­turn to work but even though she en­joyed the pub busi­ness, she also knew that the hours in Boomerang would not be ideal, hav­ing two chil­dren to look af­ter. She was on the look­out for a busi­ness idea and came across ‘chocalog­ra­phy,’ the art of print­ing on con­fec­tionery.

She started her new busi­ness last Au­gust and said that, de­spite eco­nomic con­di­tions be­ing poor, it has taken off well. ‘Chocolate is re­ces­sion proof !’ she said, adding that Ire­land is the third high­est con­sumer of chocolate in the world.

‘I couldn’t be­lieve it when I got the news that I had won this award,’ she said, re­mark­ing that the an­nounce­ment had been fol­lowed by a slot on Ryan Tubridy’s ra­dio show. ‘It was a real bolt out of the blue!’

For more in­for­ma­tion or to con­tact Sandie, go to www.print­de­li­

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