Sandie scoops business newcomer award
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.printdelicious.ie