She says: "I am absolutely over the moon to win such a prestigious award within our industry.
Northern Ireland is such a small place and when I started my business I had a few raised eyebrows as to why a happily married person would want to get involved in the dating industry.
It is the first institute offering a professional matchmakers network, matchmaking workshops, yearly world-wide professional conferences providing matchmakers with a group of peers & support and is the only State Licensed matchmaking school in the world.
Lisa is consistently sought after as a matchmaking and relationship expert and has had extensive National and international press coverage including ABC’s 20/20, the O’Reilly Factor, Time Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Forbes.com, Worth Magazine, Crane’s New York, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Reuters and Today in New York among many other media outlets.
Soiree Society was the only Northern Ireland entrant to be recognised at the glittering London ceremony which is dubbed the Oscars of the dating industry and attracts competition from companies all over the UK.
Claire, from Castlecaulfield, had no plans to become a matchmaker but felt compelled to give it a go after discovering how difficult it was for singletons to find new partners.
Entrepreneur and business woman Paola Diana is the founder of A.
Catered to high profile people with busy lifestyles, A.
In 2001 Lisa created Lisa Clampitt Matchmaking; a high end personalized dating service offering a great way for exceptional single men to meet extraordinary women.
I started my first company, Nanny & Butler, out of a personal need when I couldn’t find childcare for my small children as a masters student in Italy. It is tricky because things have gotten easier but worse at the same time in some ways.
There is a niche who want and authentic connection and don’t want to waste time. It is very different finding romance in this day than it was 15-20 years ago because of Apps and technology.
Initially she set up her business as an events company for unattached men and women but realising that people needed extra help she set up her matchmaking service in April 2015.
Claire's clients are typically over the age of 30 and she has had many successful matches since she launched her venture - a success rate that was recognised at the dating awards.