16 April 2024, 02:11
By Furniture News Aug 16, 2022

Scatter Box founder honoured by Irish business foundation

The founder of home furnishings brand Scatter Box, Caroline Horgan, has been honoured by the All-Ireland Business Foundation with its Meath Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 accreditation.

Caroline is the CEO of Abbeylands Furniture (trading as Scatter Box), and has been a leading figure in the Irish furniture industry for over 40 years.

Caroline has been recognised for her career in entrepreneurship and her impact on quality and standards within the furniture and homewares industry, in the areas of trust, commitment, performance and customer-centricity.

This achievement is the company’s second successive Business All-Star accolade, after receiving the All-Star Homeware Supplier Of The Year 2021 accreditation.

Scatter Box was also voted Best Soft Furnishings Supplier in this year's Furniture News Readers' Choice Awards.

Caroline’s father Danny Fitzpatrick started manufacturing furniture in 1959, and established Abbeylands Furniture to continue manufacturing and to supply the trade. Caroline took over in 1999 and diversified the business into a specialist interiors wholesaler, developing the Scatter Box brand, which is now one of Ireland's leading luxury home furnishing brands.

The business operates from a 40,000 sqft manufacturing facility in Navan, and employs 39 people.

Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The accreditation is overseen by the All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Caroline says: “I am so proud to receive a second successive Business All-Star accolade, which is a signal to our customers that we meet the highest standards of performance, trust and customer-centricity, giving them trust in our service and confidence in our brand. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated team and our loyal customers, without whom this achievement would not have been possible.”

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