Dublin-based business wins €50k ready made retail opportunity

by Rachel Cunningham
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Sheelin Conlon, founder of Eco-aware lifestyle brand, The Kind, has been named this year’s winner of the Champion Green Readymade Retail prize.

Almost 100 entries were received from SMEs eager to win the €50,000 retail opportunity, centred on a prime pop-up shop in the prestigious Blackrock Village Centre in south Dublin. 

“I am beyond excited at this absolutely incredible opportunity to showcase and sell our range,” said Sheelin Conlon, upon learning that her business pitch had succeeded on Monday, October 3. 

One of a Kind Champion Green Pop-Up Winner The Kind wins €50k Readymade Retail Opportunity Sheelin Conlon, founder of eco-aware lifestyle brand. .Picture shows Sheelin Conlon,Evelyn Moynihan CEO Kilkenny Group,Duncan Graham MD Retail Excellence,Carina Galavan, Property Fund Specialist, Aviva Ireland and Sean Cullinan Roccul . Picture Julien Behal

The small business owner created her independent lifestyle brand in 2019. Currently operating online only, The Kind curates beautifully crafted, sustainable and ethically-made products.

Featured Image: Sean Cullinan, Director of Roccul Limited, Evelyn Moynihan, CEO Kilkenny Group, Duncan Graham, Managing Director of Retail Excellence, Carina Galavan, Property Fund Specialist of Aviva Ireland, Sheelin Conlon, Founder of The Kind.

Photo Julien Behal 

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