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Tipperary Native Receives French National Order of Merit

Ms Helen Lambert, Nenagh, Co.Tipperary

Ms Helen Lambert, Nenagh, Co.Tipperary

Ms Helen Lambert, Chief Executive of Lambert + Associates, latter company a luxury retail consultancy based in Paris, has been awarded the coveted “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit,) by the French government at a reception in the Irish Embassy situated in Paris, France.

The presentation to the Co Tipperary woman, who hails from a farming family here in Nenagh, Tipperary, was hosted by Dublin born former Ambassador to the United Nations and now presently Ambassador to France and Monaco, His Excellency, Mr Paul Kavanagh.

The award was presented by Mr Yves Carcelle, former president of Louis Vuitton, latter a French fashion house founded in 1854.  Some 200 assembled guests attended the event.

Ms Lambert’s company, now employs 200 people and boasts a client list of more than 500 fashion buyers, who currently visit Paris twice a year travelling from all over the world and who generate more than €118 million worth of export business for France, while increasing her company’s market share by 16% based on it’s 2011 turnover.

Ms Lambert previously worked in communications, as Director of advertising for Elle magazine international editions in Paris for 7 years. In 2004 she was appointed head of the AGA Group, arriving on site with a thorough skilled knowledge of the world of luxury. Having re-branded and upgraded the company as Lambert + Associates, she became it’s owner a year later.

Since that date, the company has continued to conquer new clients, offer new services and establish relationships with fashion houses and designers, establishing strong contacts with both suppliers and distributors world wide.

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