Patrick Atkinson, chief executive of Grafton Merchanting ROI with Philly McMahon and Dermot Groarke, branch manager of Chadwicks Sandyford at the official launch of the new-look Chadwicks brand. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Grafton Merchanting, the owner of the Chadwicks and Heiton Buckley brands, intends to invest €500,000 in its Chadwicks brand this year with further in(...)

Patrick Atkinson: “The Americans are brilliant at not wasting a recession, they knew this was cyclical and they’d been through it.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“How do you feel about moving home,” a head hunter asked Patrick Atkinson over the phone in 2015. The marketing executive had spent just more than 10 (...)