Alison Ritchie is the Managing Director of Polar Ice Ltd., Ireland’s leading manufacturer of dry ice products since 1996. Polar Ice is located in Portarlington, Co Laois. As a serial entrepreneur, Alison established her second business Polar IceTech Ireland Ltd. in 2005, growing the business to become the market leader in Cryogenic Cleaning, and successfully selling the business earlier this year.
Alison has a Business Degree from DCU. She subsequently trained and qualified as a Financial Accountant (CPA) and a certified Tax Advisor. Alison was awarded the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Award for Women Led Business in Leinster 2015, and presented with special award from Offaly LEO in recognition of her contribution to Female Entrepreneurship in the same year. Alison was a finalist in the ‘Accountant of the Year (Industry)’ in the prestigious Accountancy Awards 2016.Most recently, Alison was named Women Mean Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2016. www.polarice.ie