Agri innovation award for Sabine
WELLS House and Gardens continues to pick up national awards for its achievements since it reopened to the public three years ago, and now it will represent Ireland at a European level in an innovation awards programme.
Sabine Rosler, who runs Wells House and Gardens with husband Uli, recently attended the FBD Women and Agriculture Awards and won first prize in the Agri Business Innovation section.
She explained that the awards provide a national platform to recognise the contribution that women make to agriculture in Ireland and the innovative practices that ensure the future security of farming sector. They are designed to highlight an entrepreneurial spirit and the drive needed to develop a successful sustainable business.
In order to be listed as a finalist in these national awards, Wells House and Gardens were visited in early September by Mary Lyons of Teagasc; Carolyn O'Hara of FBD; and Katherine O'Leary of The Farmers Journal.
They spoke to Sabine about her business plan and the motivation behind opening the house and gardens to the public.
They also looked at the strategy which was required to make a new tourist venue a success and what a normal day is like for Sabine in her role as owner and manager.
The gala awards night was held in Knightsbrook Hotel in Trim where Sabine accepted her award.
On behalf of her team, Sabine extended her gratitude to the customers for their support over the last three years.
Sabine will go on to represent Ireland in the EU Innovation Awards being held in Brussels in October 2016.