Michael Dawson

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An Post: with most businesses shuttered due to coronavirus, letter deliveries have dried up.

For the past month or so, An Post has been of those companies operating at the frontline, providing essential services to the State in the midst of th(...)

Michael Dawson of One4All said it was safer and more flexible to use than traditional cards. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Gift voucher company One4All is going digital with a new gift card that can be bought, spent and sent on a smartphone. The company, which is owned by(...)

Patrick Bamford scored twice in Leeds United’s victory over Wigan at the DW Stadium. Photograph:  George Wood/Getty Images

Patrick Bamford’s double sent Leeds to the top of the Championship after a bad-tempered 2-0 win at 10-man Wigan at the DW Stadium. Marcelo Bielsa’s m(...)

Smyths Toys picked up the Toys R Us central European business for a reported €79 million. Photograph: Frank Miller

For The Irish Times Deal of the Year Award this year, we’ve chosen four major transactions that have either rewarded their owners for years of hard wo(...)

An Post owned 53 per cent of the company and sold the vouchers through post offices around the Republic.

Financial technology specialist Blackhawk Network is buying the One4all gift voucher business from shareholders including state company An Post in a d(...)

Founder and chief executive of the Gift Voucher Shop Michael Dawson. The company saw sales jump nearly 20 per cent to €16.4 million

The directors of the company behind the popular One4all gift cards and vouchers shared a €2.65 million dividend last year after it reported another ri(...)

John Mahon, group operations manager, One4all.
The lighter side

What business person do you most admire? Willie Walsh, an Irishman who worked his way through the ranks to become leader of a major international org(...)

 Chelsea’s Willian was the man of the match in their win over Hull City. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Chelsea 4 Hull City 0 Quite what the Barcelona scouts dispatched to this corner of south-west London to cast their eyes over next week’s opponents wo(...)

Michael Dawson, chief executive of the Gift Voucher Shop, at the firm’s office in Swords. The company made a profit before tax of €5.95 million in 2016, 51 per cent ahead of the €3.94 million it made in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Profits at the company behind the One4all gift card increased by more than half last year as it embarked upon a radical digitalisation project and sou(...)

Michael Dawson of One4All at their office in Swords. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Timing is everything in comedy. And some would argue the same is true for business. Michael Dawson, founder and chief executive of the Gift Voucher Sh(...)

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