Business woman Sarah moved to Ireland in 1994 and set up Needahotel.com. Starting with zero funding, Needahotel.com sold hotel accommodation wholesale to travel agents and tour operators in Ireland at heavily discounted prices.
The big turnaround for needahotel.com came when their website was launched, this combined with partnerships with Ryanair and Aer Lingus brought annual turnover from €1 million to €100 million.
With Sarah’s experience in needahotel.com she is a suitable mentor or motivational speaker as she has proven track record in growing an online business, running a multilingual call centre, while managing to motivate a hundred staff to out-perform targets by creating a successful target-driven environment.
The eventual sale of needahotel.com brought Sarah notoriety for being one of the most successful business women in Ireland and lead to her being asked to be the only Irish female Dragon. RTE’s Dragon’s Den has finished a second series and Sarah found some interesting investments.
Recently Sarah has partnered with Michael O Doherty, famed plexus energy healer as they have both found that this current economic climate has brought new stresses to the workplace. Together they are creating solutions.
Sarah is also involved in her beloved project - a chalet in Zermatt, Switzerland, named after her daughter Grace – www.chaletgrace.com. The chalet is available for rent in the winter for the ski season, and in the summer for wellbeing and outdoor adventures. It is a passion of Sarah’s to provide Luxury rental properties for the ultimate getaway - one which she has just extended into Ireland at her property in Mount Juliet,
She is also a keen golfer and is the lady captain at the K club for 2010
For more information, or to book Sarah Newman for your next event, please call Speaker Solutions on 01 6190243.