Michelle Johnson, CEO of ASA Marketing has been awarded Vodafone Business Woman of the Year for a Large SME with greater than ten employees at the recent Network Ireland Businesswomen of the year Awards Ceremony which took place in Dublin.

The Network Ireland Businesswomen of the Year Awards, now in its 10th year, celebrates the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of almost 1000 members, across 13 branches nationwide.

This prestigious national award caps off a wonderful 12 months for Michelle, who was awarded Best Business Woman of the Year for a large SME with greater than ten employees at the Network Cork Awards in May. She was also elected Board Member to IGC Global Promotions, a global contract partner for multinational companies which covers 48 countries and has a network of 54 partners.

Michelle who was appointed CEO of ASA Marketing in 2015, is leading from the front and has shown a commitment and a drive to diversify and enhance the company’s presence in Irish and international markets which has resulted in strong financial performance and consistent growth in their customer base. Under Michelle’s leadership, ASA Marketing won Distributor of the Year in 2016 and Michelle won the Arnaud Ratel Award for being the most inspirational IGC member in 2016.

For over thirty years, ASA Marketing, initially founded by Michelle’s parents Aodh and Judith Bourke, is a family business with second generation Michelle and Caroline Bourke playing an integral role in the future of the company.

The main business is the supply of Business and Corporate Gifts, Direct Marketing, Database Management and Software Development. Whilst the core service is providing Promotional Products and Branding Solutions, ASA Marketing have enhanced this service through their automated web services.

The company, headquartered in Cork, also has operations in Dublin, Galway and Belfast with an enviable range of clients in the Business, Pharma, Motor, Food, Technology, Education and Media Sectors.