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Pure Clothing wins Pitch '21 at Arnotts - Members' News - Week 03 -2021

Jan 21, 2022, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 03 2022. This week, Pure Clothing wins Pitch '21 at Arnotts. Read on for more.

Schoolfriends win €10,000 prize and a spot in Arnotts

Pure Clothing’, a sustainable clothes brand launched by Peter Timlin and Richard Grimes, both in their early twenties, has scooped the inaugural Pitch ’21 at Arnotts. The win will see their range of organic cotton sweatshirts, hoodies and t-shirts feature in the Henry Street store and online. The business will also receive a €10,000 business development fund. Pure Clothing's Peter Timlin was featured on the GS1 Ireland podcast, SCANtalk back in August which you can listen to here.

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ProVerum raises €30m in funding

Dublin medtech company, ProVerum, has raised €30 million to support its clinical programme as it enters the European and US markets with its innovative ProVee device. ProVerum, which was founded by Ríona Ní Ghriallais and Conor Harkin from Trinity College Dublin, developed a novel treatment solution for patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This is a common condition affecting the prostate which causes difficulty urinating and potentially kidney problems too. The company has come up with a treatment procedure that can be safely performed in a doctor’s office setting under local anaesthetic and which alleviates the symptoms of BPH. ProVerum recently received approval from the US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) to commence a pivotal trial there. This came after the company’s first successful in-human study at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia, which demonstrated immediate and lasting improvements in symptoms and no device-related serious adverse events in subjects over the following two years.

This information came from the Irish Times.

New Members this week at GS1 Ireland

The companies below joined GS1 Ireland since our last Members News. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the GS1 Ireland community.


What The Faux - "WTF aim to target the consumer that is looking for high-end and convenient plant-based food."

Lukey Lukey Beauty 

Terebin - "BlueCat® is the first, largest & most widely recommended licensed manufacturer of AdBlue® in Ireland"

Sweetkingco - "Ireland’s No.1 Online Pic’N’Mix Store"

Printsky  - "Our printing services include the production of stationery, Wallpaper mural, Window Graphics, personalised gifts, labels and signage."

Thérapie Clinic opens new branch in Dundalk

Thérapie Clinic has opened a new branch in the Marshes Centre in Dundalk. It is an award-winning brand offering a range of treatments from lip-fillers, laser hair removal, anti-ageing and advanced skincare. Thérapie is the fastest growing aesthetic medical clinic in Europe, with over 60 outlets and has delivered more than 10 million aesthetic medical treatments, a volume which enables it to offer services at affordable prices. 

This information came from the Dundalk Democrat.

Accumulated profits at Pestle & Mortar rise to €1.4m

Accumulated profits at Irish skincare company Pestle & Mortar increased to €1.44m in 2020, according to new accounts for the Naas-based business. The company, which was co-founded by husband and wife team Padraic and Sonia Deasy,  has enjoyed exponential growth since it was established in 2014 with only one product and no employees. Today, the brand’s range of skincare products are sold around the world. The company moved into a new 10,000 sqft premises in Naas in 2019 and enjoyed a bumper year in 2020 as the company’s cash funds increased more than fourfold from €235,148 to €1.06m. 

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McErlain’s Bakery launches new range

McErlain’s Bakery has launched a new range in response to an increased demand from shop owners for their baked goods. They currently supply products to over 200 supermarkets here and have plans to increase productivity and staff numbers in 2022. The new premium products from the family bakery are a response to customers and suppliers in the company’s ongoing research into the views of regular customers and from its extensive network of quality-focused suppliers. 

This information came from Belfast News Letter.

Ballymaguire Foods signs €9 million deal with Tesco

Lusk based Ballymaguire Foods has secured a contract with Tesco Ireland, worth €9m a year for three years to supply an additional sixteen fresh, Irish-made prepared meals and side dishes to enhance its already extensive existing selection of Tesco own-brand range of soups and meals. Since its establishment in 2008 by the Hoey family, Ballymaguire Foods has won many awards for their foods – including Blas na hEireann, Irish Quality Food Awards, Great Taste Awards, and Fingal Chamber Business Excellence Awards. 

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West Cork seafood business wins €20 million contract with Lidl

Keohane seafood has signed a contract with Lidl worth €20 million to supply the stores with fresh seafood. The business, which was founded by Michael Keohane and his sons Colman and Brian in 2010 provides jobs for 220 people and have become one of the main suppliers of fresh seafood to hotels and restaurants around Cork. This new deal will make the company Lidl's biggest Irish seafood supplier. 

This information came from Cork Beo

That's it for this week, be sure to come back next week for more news from GS1 Ireland members around the country. If you are a GS1 Ireland member and you have some news you would like to share, please get in touch at, we would love to hear from you.

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