About

An extension of your own team

Whatever you need help with, we’re on the same team. From a fully outsourced marketing department to project based, short-term engagements our passion is to help our clients effectively engage directly with their customers.

Araya takes care of the tasks that take business owners away from growing their business.

Araya is the vision of two friends (Niamh & Honoria) having returned from living overseas with the desire and passion to share their knowledge and expertise with their clients. Having worked both nationally and internationally from well-known companies to small startups, they pride themselves on being a forward-looking company always on the hunt for innovative techniques.

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NIAMH CREAVEN-CONNAUGHTON

Hi, I’m Niamh, Galway native and admin extraordinaire!
I recently returned to Ireland after more than a decade away working in Switzerland.

I left with two bags and returned with a husband, two children, a dog and a wealth of admin and office management experience.

I have studied Book-Keeping, business administration and office management which gives me the ability to help you bring in some balance, keep you on track and free up your time so you can focus on what you’re passionate about.

Having worked in small businesses to large multinationals I have solid experience and a diverse set of skills in a full spectrum of office administration.

With flexible service that you can trust, I can give you my time so that you can do more with yours.

HONORIA MITCHEL BLACK

Hello. I’m Honoria and subject matter expert on all things marketing, social media, project management and events!
From Ireland, USA, Australia and back home again.

But the call of home was strong and after 14 years found me back where I grew up with family in tow.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Business, Postgraduate in Marketing and a First Class Honours Masters in Marketing. After graduating, I put my education to use and worked for two start-ups developing a deep knowledge of business functions. 

Next adventure found me hitting the skies and travelling down under where I worked across a number of industries and small to large multinationals in all things marketing plus 9 years at Deloitte where I had opportunity to project manage the firms major marketing campaigns. 

My passion for business can be traced back to working in the family Construction business from an early age – across administration, accounts, and payroll etc.

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KATARZYNA WROBEL

Hello, I’m Katarzyna and I’m a newbie to the Araya team. Originally from Poland and living in Ireland since 2011. My career started in Insurance, where I was an Insurance Manager at the AIB Bank in Slupsk, Poland.

When I moved to Ireland, I initially worked in the hotel industry with the Shearwater Hotel & Spa, Ballinasloe and then in administration with Galway Rural Development, Ballinasloe.

At Araya, I manage the social media and marketing for a number of key accounts, where I create, monitor, execute, and measure digital campaigns.

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LETS WORK TOGETHER!

At Araya, we are more than happy to have a chat about your business needs.  Get in touch today.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

I enjoyed working with Araya

These ladies would be an asset to any businesses or venture. I enjoyed working with Araya Business Support and I was very impressed by their enthusiasm and professionalism. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. 

Sharon

Liskelly Ventures

I’m happy to recommend them

So many times you wish you had the budget to hire someone to do the parts of the job you don’t enjoy so that you can get on with what you’re good at. Look no further than Araya, they are extremely versatile and enthusiastic. They have been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with them into the future. They came recommended to me and I’m happy to recommend them to any business in need of support.   

Lucia Lawless

Westmeath Fittest Company

I haven’t looked back since

I love what I do for a living and I love being self-employed but one aspect of my business that I absolutely hate is bookkeeping. I just kept putting it on the long finger, ignoring it, and then stressing out every 2 months. I came across Araya by chance, and I haven’t looked back since. It’s an amazing feeling to be able to just hand it all over, know that job is being done and VAT submitted to revenue. Not only that but I know I can call the girls if I have any admin tasks that I cannot get to, I’ve often called them for Ad Hoc jobs, such as filling forms, contacting suppliers, and researching. It’s great to have that safety net there, I know that when I need them, no matter how big or small the job is, I can call on Araya and know that the job will be gone

Sharon

Galway

Would recommend Araya

I consider myself quite computer literate but as I was working on Excel I knew there were probably some tips or tricks I could be using to make the tasks more efficient, so I arranged a one-to-one training with Araya. As my excel knowledge was already quite good, the girls suggest a tailored training where they first studied my work and then gave me the knowledge, I needed to streamline my processes. They had lots of shortcuts, tips, and tricks that have changed the way I work. I am now saving so much time and I no longer feel like I’m going to go cross-eyed from starting at excel for hours. Would recommend Araya, the best thing I did was pick up the phone for that initial call, wish I did it sooner.

Philip

Meath

I would highly recommend them

I had the pleasure of working with Niamh & Honoria with creating a new website, logo and digital marketing strategy and their creativity is exceptional. They really tuned into the essence of my business and helped me create an online presence which is very effective. I would highly recommend them if branding your business. 

Valerie Dolan

Integrative Health Care Practitioner 

Araya always went above and beyond

Thank you so much for all your hard work, your flexibility and diligence in developing and delivering an inspiring and innovative ‘Vision for Growth – Ballinasloe 2020’ event. What you were able to achieve in under six was nothing short of amazing – from event planning and management, branding, social media, and PR – you covered all areas. Araya always went above and beyond to ensure things got done on time and on budget. Every little detail was thought about taking this event from being a good event to a great one – and the outcome speaks for itself. We look forward to working with Araya in the future and recommend your team highly. 

Lyn Donnelly

Manager BACD

I can keep operating at the highest level

For me, Niamh and Honoria’s commanding business backgrounds allows them to bring everything associated with web design, social media, marketing, event management, and media contacts under one cost-effective umbrella, eliminating my concern of having to locate additional resources. With Araya Business Support Services in my corner, I can keep operating at the highest level, and I’ve no hesitation in recommending them. 

Eoghan Egan

Writer

I’m delighted with the work

I worked with Araya when setting up my new company. The team created my website, worked with Eventbrite, created flyers and took care of all my social media; creating content and imagery and generally supporting me with getting my brand into the market. They tailored a package to perfectly suit my business needs. I’m delighted with the work they’ve done and would highly recommend working with Araya.

Dorothy Scarry

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