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Kate Hyde, chief executive of events management business Glencove: “Trust your gut.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Kate Hyde, chief executive of Glencove, started her small events business in 2008 in her spare room. Now operating across Britain and Ireland, it has (...)

Clean Cut Meals founders Micheal Dyer (left) and Conor McCallion: “We definitely hope to saturate the Irish market more. We believe we could probably grow at least another 200 per cent from where we are now.”

“We wanted to help people in Galway with their diet but make it interesting, not boring like your plain chicken fillet, your boiled brown rice and you(...)

Johanna Harpur: ‘My long-term goal is to expand my business into a full lifestyle brand with many more beautiful products for women all over the world.’

Jo Harpur started her jewellery design business four years ago and now has two full-time employees. Her products are found in many Irish retail outlet(...)

Sisters Karen and Natalie Keane of Bean and Goose chocölatiers

Bean and Goose was established in 2014 by sisters Natalie and Karen Keane who began making chocolate by hand, having been taught by chocolatier Benoit(...)

Evan Talty: “Our capacity to produce is 10 times greater than it was two years ago. We have totally repositioned ourselves in the market”

Starting off as a producer of animal feed and beauty products with seaweed as a core ingredient, the past two years have seen Wild Irish Seaweeds evol(...)

‘Our main value is in the skills of our team of craftspeople’: Tristan Donaghy, managing director of family business Studio Donegal

Studio Donegal in Kilcar, dedicated to the preservation of hand-woven tweed, produces a range of garments for men and women as well as accessories, th(...)

Tony Hayes of the Irish Handmade Glass Company

Following the closure of the Waterford Crystal factories in Ireland in 2009, a team of master craftsmen, including Tony Hayes, got together to form th(...)

Jon and Rebekah Johanson founded Lines and Current in Belfast in 2014.

Rebekah Johanson and her husband Jon had already dabbled in the world of ecommerce through selling on Amazon when they founded Lines and Current in Be(...)

East Coast Bakehouse’s Alison Cowzer and Michael Carey. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Alison Cowzer runs the Eastcoast Bakehouse in Co Louth with her husband, Michael Carey. The company makes own-brand cookies, available across a wide r(...)

O’Connors of Drumleck managing director John O’Connor: ‘Something’s only a mistake if you do it twice.’

John O’Connor is managing director of O’Connors of Drumleck, designers and manufacturers of bespoke fitted cabinetry and furniture, characterised by l(...)

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