Niamh Sharkey, the creator and executive producer of Disney Junior's animated series Henry Hugglemonster, has won the Creative Businesswoman of the Year Award.

The seventh IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Awards for 2013 took place last night in The Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin with RTÉ Radio 1's Marian Finucane as the guest speaker .

In addition to Henry Hugglemonster, which is produced by Oscar-nominated Brown Bag Films, Sharkey is also the author of I’m a Happy Hugglewug.

The overall IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year Award went to Caroline Keeling, CEO of fruit producer and food distributor Keelings.

The eight categories in the Awards include: Young Businesswoman of the Year; Entrepreneur of the Year; Management Professional; Creative Businesswoman of the Year; Start-up of the Year; Social Entrepreneurship, Overseas Businesswoman of the Year and the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year.