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We are very proud to announce that TileStyle are a finalist for the kbbreview BATHROOM SHOWROOM OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015.

Organized by leading business magazine kbbreview, this is a prestigious annual event that is running for over 20 years, which rewards retailers and designers in the Kitchen & Bathroom Industry.

We won this particular award in 2012 and since then have continued to invest considerably in the development of our Bathroom Showroom.

Last year for instance, we doubled the footprint of our bathroom showroom and introduced many new and exclusive brands including Keramag Design, HansgroheBAGNODESIGN and Vola.

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We now have over 85 bathroom displays and we're not stopping there! We are redeveloping our Porcelanosa Bathroom Showroom area at the beginning of 2015 with the inclusion of 34 NEW settings!

Below are some of the new settings we introduced in 2014 including our show-stopping Copper Bath. Click image to see more of our showroom...

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Wish Us Luck! 

 See the full list of finalists HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Job title: Contracts Sales Executive

Purpose of role:
As part of an experienced contract flooring and specification sales team within TileStyle, the primary purpose is to develop sales of ceramic tiles, bathrooms, natural stone and hardwood flooring within the Irish market through a combination of developing specifications, project tracking and developing active projects.

The Company:
TileStyle is Ireland's driving force within the ceramic tile, natural stone, hardwood flooring and bathroom markets. We are an Irish family owned business.

TileStyle is dedicated to supplying the finest quality products, providing the best customer service and delivering excellent value to all our customers.

The business is concentrated on 4 core product groups Tiles, Bathrooms, Natural Stone and Hardwood Flooring and the company focuses on satisfying the needs of the retail and specification markets throughout Ireland and beyond. We continue to innovate and adapt and we have recently introduced the Little Green Paint Company into TileStyle and we were awarded the KBB Review "Bathroom Showroom of the Year 2012" for Ireland and the UK.

We have an exceptional team who have significant experience and are highly motivated to deliver excellence to all our customers and contractors. Our showrooms and logistics facility is based in Ballymount just off the M50 in Dublin and the showroom is in excess of 50,000 square feet.

Main tasks: Ranked by importance

1. Develop and increase sales of the 4 core products (Tiles, Bathrooms, Wood and Stone) within TileStyle to the specification and commercial sectors which include Architects, Interior Designers, Quantity Surveyors and Building, Flooring and Plumbing Contractors.
2. Continuously track the various stages of construction projects through an agreed CRM system.
3. Provide best in class customer service and follow up active projects whilst working effectively and efficiently with the TileStyle related teams.
4. Assist in carrying out the company's policies and procedures in relation to Health, Welfare & Safety and HR standard operating procedures.

Scope of the role:

This is an important role within the contracts team of TileStyle, with the achievement of agreed sales and margin targets critical to the ongoing success of the company. A key element within the Irish Construction industry is the residential refurbishment sector and part of this role will require working closely with the TileStyle retail team to maximise all sales opportunities in this area.

Person Specification:

Skills: Professional contract and specification selling skills with a clear focus on balancing sales and gross margin. Effective planning and time management skills are essential. Problem solving and resolution skills linked with the ability to work effectively using personal initiative and the support of the wider team. Full drivers licence. Good literacy, writing and presentation skills along with competent levels of IT, experience with a computerised sales, stock and quotation system along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar packages.

Knowledge: A current working knowledge and understanding of the Irish specification and contracting market within the flooring and bathroom markets will be required. Knowledge of floor and wall coverings including ceramics, natural stone, hardwood flooring and bathrooms. The ideal candidate will have experience across all these elements but in-depth knowledge of one will be considered.

Experience: A minimum of 3 years experience within a professional flooring and bathrooms specification/contract sales environment with exposure to complex and involved sales processes where significant proactive interaction with customers is required.

Attitudes: Enthusiastic personality with a proactive attitude to developing client/customer relationships along with high levels of self motivation. Ability to work unsupervised. The role will involve travel within Ireland including overnight travel.

Remuneration Package: Competitive salary based on experience plus a performance based bonus. There will be a six month probationary period. References and medical check up will be required.

Please send your application to Bernadette Murray This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: 31st January 2014

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We are delighted to announce that once again, we have teamed up with NCAD (The National College of Art & Design) on an innovative "Knowledge Transfer Programme", whereby we will work with a group of NCAD Ceramics Students in the development of bespoke ceramic pieces. In turn, the students will gain an opportunity to apply their skills in a "real world" setting and benefit from TileStyle's commercial expertise.  

This year eight Ceramics students will take part in the programme. In addition, the programme has been expanded to involve eight NCAD Visual Communications students.

The theme for this years project is "Transform". And yesterday we visited NCAD and witnessed the early stages of what looks set to be - eight astounding Ceramic pieces.

The project will culminate in a public exhibition here in our showroom at Ballymount.

Some photos from yesterdays visit to follow shortly.

For now,  the above is an image of last years highly successful project.

Click Here for more images of last years project.

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The holiday season is well and truly upon us. The shops are getting busier and more and more decorations are going up every day. As Meredith Wilson said in his hit song in 1951, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"


With just 20 days left, yes you read that right, 20 DAYS, it's time to get a move on with those Christmas Gifts!

Try not to leave it until the last minute and instead enjoy those last few days before where most people begin to panic. I for one am certainly guilty of that, but this year I've sworn it will be different! (I'll let you know how that goes...!)


To help you get a head start, here are some gorgeous Christmas gift ideas available from TileStyle this Christmas. We have everything from illuminated cosmetic mirrors to gold and silver chrome plated nailbrushes!

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Silver and gold chrome plated nailbrushes / Chrome cosmetic basket

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Decor Walther rattan basket perfect for towels or paper storage in the bathroom

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Illuminated mirrors that can magnify up to 7 times to ensure perfect makeup application and more

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Decor Walther beautiful wooden bathroom sets / Decor Walther candles & chrome holders

Call into TileStyle to see more fantastic Christmas Gift ideas and give someone a quality gift they can enjoy and appreciate for many years to come.

Contact us on 01-855 5200 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 Follow us on facebook for more gift ideas over Christmas!

https://www.facebook.com/TileStyle

 

 

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TileStyle were delighted to be involved in the creation of Ireland’s first shipping container home by donating the sanitary ware for this project.

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Sanitary ware was donated by TileStyle

The shipping container home took 4 days to complete and was carried out in the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.

More than 65 professionals, trades and suppliers from the property and construction industries donated their materials and time free, to create what is to become Ireland’s first shipping container home.

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 Volunteers working hard to get the container home finished in time for the launch

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Great turnout for the handover event of the container on 30th November 2014

The newly completed container home was donated to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul yesterday, 30th November 2014, and is set to hopefully house a homeless family in time for Christmas. 

The project was coordinated by Carol Tallon and Derek Trenaman of Ceardean architectural design & self-build.

For more updates & photos of the launch visit our Facebook Page here

For more information on the bathroom materials supplied for this project, please contact our bathroom sales manager Tony Murphy

 

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Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Tel: 01-8555200 

 

 

 

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Job description: Sales Executive at TileStyle 

Job title: Retail Sales Executive  

 

Purpose of role: As part of an experienced retail sales team the primary role is to deliver agreed sales targets and margins, working as a team player within a professional environment assisting and supporting the day to day sales and delivery of excellence in customer service within one of Irelands leading tile, natural stone, bathroom and hardwood flooring retailers.

  

Main tasks: 

1)Sales of tiles, natural stone tiles, bathrooms and wood flooring to the retail customer and the commercial /trade sector.

2)Delivery of excellence in customer service through agreed KPI's and metrics.

3)Proactively contribute to the sales and margin development of the overall showroom team performance.

4)Assist in the maintenance of agreed showroom displays, showroom quality and appearance levels.

5)Assist in carrying out the company's policies and procedures in relation to Health, Welfare, Safety, HR, standard operating procedures, stock control, cash control and security.

 

Reporting to: Retail Showroom Manager

 

Scope of the role:

This is a key role within TileStyle. Achievement of agreed sales targets and customer service delivery targets will be critical to on-going success. The role will also involve close and regular communication with the showroom team with high levels of self motivation combined with good team playing characteristics. The showroom environment is constantly adapting to customer and market needs and the need for flexibility will be important.

In line with the retail environment, TileStyle operates a 7 day trading cycle. All members of the team are required to work through this cycle.

 

Skills: Good interpersonal skills. Problem solving and resolution skills linked with the ability to handle issues using a balance of initiative, systems and showroom management support. Full drivers licence. Good literacy and writing skills along with a competent level of IT, experience with a computerised sales, stock and quotation system along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar packages.

 

Knowledge: Knowledge and understanding of a professional retail environment with a focus on design is ideal but not mandatory. Professional selling skills are essential. Knowledge of the tile, bathroom, natural stone and hardwood flooring industry would be positive. However, it is not essential as a comprehensive training programme will be provided.

 

Experience: A minimum of 3 year's experience within a professional retail related environment with exposure to complex and involved sales processes where significant pro-active interaction with customers is required.

 

Attitudes: Enthusiastic personality along with a pro-active attitude to customers and customer service. A genuine desire to help support a positive team environment coupled with high levels of self motivation.

 

Remuneration Package: Competitive salary with a performance based bonus package. 6 month probationary period. Uniforms are supplied. References and medical check up will be required.

 

Please email your application to Bernadette Murray  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: Friday 16th January 2014

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Last Thurday evening, the 6th of November 2014, Houzz came to TileStyle to host their first ever professional presentation in Ireland. 

We were delighted to have been approached by Houzz to host such a significant event.

Over 120 industry professionals were in attendance including numerous renowned architects, designers and the CEO and co-founder of Houzz, Adi Tatarko.

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CEO and Co-founder of Houzz, Adi Tatarko, speaking at the Houzz presentation in TileStyle

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodelling, bringing together both professionals and homeowners via mobile, local and social tools in a uniquely visual community. 

Today, millions of homeowners and more than 250,000 architects, designers, contractors and other remodelling professionals connect through houzz.com and its mobile apps every month.

The presentation was given to help guide professionals on how to get the most out of this free and very useful online platform.

When asked why Houzz chose TileStyle for the event, Gemma Smith, Industry Marketing Manager for Houzz UK had said:

TileStyle had been recommended to us by numerous design professionals who had been to the showroom and said how amazing it was. The sheer size and layout of TileStyle made it an ideal location to host an event of this scale”

Once the presentation had concluded, the guests were invited downstairs to enjoy some light bites and beverages and to explore and network within the showroom.

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The evening was a great success and we look forward to seeing many of the attendees visit TileStyle again soon.

Check out the TileStyle Houzz profile HERE

If you would like to see some more photos of the event check out our Facebook page HERE

 

 

 

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With water charges kicking in from today, we have a few bits of helpful advice on how save on usage when it comes to your bathroom! 

Toilet Tips!

Only use the toilet for its clear purpose! Flushing the toilet is the biggest water user in the house. Don’t flush random bits of toilet paper or use it as disposal for anything other than what it’s meant for.

Taking this into account, the dual flush toilet system is bound to become a household essential, due to its capability to save water with their half flush.

Teething Issues!

Brush your teeth wisely! Don’t keep the water running whilst you brush. Only use it to wet the toothbrush and for rinsing. Even better if you can fill a glass up to rinse with rather than shoving your head in the sink while the tap runs!

Brainy Baths!

Be smart about how you use your bath water.

Try saving baths for those days that you really are in need of one. That way you will be even more appreciative of it and why not enjoy a glass of champers too on that extra special occasion!

Bath water (if you feel it’s clean enough!) can be used to soak heavily soiled clothes that need pre-soaking before a wash. So before you think about emptying that water, give the kids muddy clothes some steeping time in it!

Shower Savvy!

Install a low-flow showerhead. They are definitley a wise investment and will save you money on water expenses.

Another way to cut down on water use is to turn off the shower while soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse (but you knew that already!)

Shave Your Costs! 

Rinse your razor in the sink. Fill the sink with a few inches of warm water. This will rinse your razor just as well as running water, with far less waste of water.

If you happen to shave in the shower, turn the water off whilst doing so and used a container instead to rinse the razor.

 

At TileStyle we have a wide range of water saving products available.

Contact our Bathroom Manager Tony Murphy to hear more about our selection.

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01 855 5200

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Save on Water Charges Whilst Saving the Planet!

 

 

 

 

 

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Little Greene, has joined forces with one of the rising stars of the British fashion scene, Edeline Lee. A great synergy and meeting of minds emerged between the two brands and the concept of ‘Moments of Colour’ was born.

London-based and internationally renowned, Edeline is defined by her signature of structured, feminine shapes with clean modernist lines enhanced by thoughtful decorative details.

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 ‘Moments of Colour’ consists of a series of separate room sets, all with their own unique identity and distinctive personality, complemented by a designer colour collection of cutting edge womenswear. Resembling the interior of a beautifully executed two-storey dolls’ house, these enchanting rooms create a dramatic statement, through the application of both Little Greene’s judiciously-selected shades and the stunning silhouettes of Edeline’s striking Spring Summer 15 collection.

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“We are tremendously excited to be presenting something so very thought-provoking and undeniably ‘different’.” (David Mottershead, MD of Little Greene)

Little Greene’s fabulous Paints & Wallpapers are available here at TileStyle.

Click Here for Paint & Here for Wallpaper - Or call in to see us altogether - We are open 7 Days a week.

 

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Inject exotic flair into your home with these intriguing, beautifully crafted tiles.

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Above: The patterns and colours in this collection are inspired by an eclectic range of artifacts and tiles from ancient Persia and Morocco, kelim rugs from Turkey, tapestries from France and pottery from Andalucía.

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Above & Below: The inspiration for these fabulous richly coloured designs comes from the intricate repeating patterns of traditional rugs and carpets of The Mediterranean.

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All above images are courtesy of The Winchester Tile Company. For information on these collections and more...please contact Mary Hennessy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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We are delighted to bring you Keramag Design - Just one of our latest Bathroom brands here at TileStyle.

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Featured in our new Bathroom Extension, Keramag Design delivers innovative products, superb aesthetics, everlasting quality and timeless design.

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The brand is presented through a series of Bathroom Collections from several renowned Designers not least Antonio Citterio and Michael Schmidt from Code2design.  Citterio’s product developments have been exhibited in several museums including the George Pompidou Centre in Paris whilst Schmidt has achieved awards from German Design, Red Dot and Design of Europe. We are indeed honoured to have such prestigious Designers on board.

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Contact our Bathroom Manager Tony Murphy for more information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Or drop into our showroom now to check out these fabulous products.  We are open 7 days a week.

 

 

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Up to 50% Off Tiles

 Up to 25% Off Bathrooms

 25% Off Natural Stone

  20% Off Wood Flooring

 

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We would like to wish all those shortlisted the BEST OF LUCK at tonight's "Fit Out Awards" in the DoubleTree by Hilton - Burlington Road.

The Fit Out Awards are aimed to support the development of key fit out skills and promote best practice to help the sector grow in the years to come.

It is a celebration of excellence in the execution of world class fit outs, and also the people, companies and clients who deliver these projects.

The Awards provide a showcase that recognises this distinct and unique design and construction industry. 

See all those shortlisted for awards HERE

Good Luck once again to all the finalists tonight and hope you all have a great evening.

For more information about the awards and past winners click HERE

 

 

 

 

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Halloween is just around the corner and to make it even more exciting this year, it’s falling on a Frightday (sorry, Friday..!)  Surely there will be lots more Halloween house parties due to it falling on a weekend this time round!

So who's hosting a Halloween party this year?! 

Those of you planning parties could make that little bit of extra effort and really impress your guests by adding some halloween décor to the bathroom.

Check out the link below which will bring you to some easy and fun ways to “Spook Up” your bathroom this Halloween!

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And because we’re in the Halloween spirit here, we thought we’d share some Halloween Bathroom jokes for you to crack at the party! 

Q:Where does a vampire take a bath? 

A:In the bat-room

Q:How do vampire football players get the mud off? 

A:They all get in the bat-tub.

Q:Why did the bank robber take a bath? 

A:So he could make a clean getaway.

Have a SPOOKtaclular Halloween everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photographer Daragh Muldoweys exhibition 'OUT OF THIN AIR' will open at 6pm at the Copper House Gallery, St Kevins Cottages, Synge St, Dublin 2 on Wednesday October 1st.

Daragh set sail on board the Kilary Flyer in June 2013 to explore Greenland, the world’s largest island. ‘OUT OF THIN AIR’ is an exquisite collection of ice images, documenting Daraghs expedition. From surreal glaciers to floating ice sculptures, Daragh presents a vision of beauty from this fragile landscape.

Journalist & Broadcaster Charlie Bird will open the exhibition and the night will run to 9pm. There will be canapés, wine and music so go along and enjoy the evening! All are welcome.

Daragh previously exhibited a collection of his photographs here at TileStye - so we know him well and can highly recommend his wonderful work.

 ‘I believe in Nature's healing power. My aim, through my photography is to bring you closer to nature and for you to feel a sense of peace and calm while viewing my images.’ Daragh Muldowney.

The exhibition will run until November 7th and will be open from 9am to 5pm daily and from 10am to 5pm weekends. 

 

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“Wooo Hoo…shop number two!”

 The Organic Supermarket have just recently announced the opening of their new flagship store in the heart of Rathgar Village in Dublin.

The Organic Supermarket was born at the start of the recession in 2008 and they have fought hard to continue their mission of good local organic food.  And now they get to play, as the good times are back again..... 

They promote healthy, fresh, flavoursome produce and invest in local communities and businesses. Making it very easy to go organic - they supply fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, wine, cupboard staples, cleaning products and even beauty products.

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We at TileStyle are delighted to have worked with Designer Denise Ryan of Fineline Interiors on this project. The floor tiles are TopCer 4415 Medium Grey and 4401 Beige and the wall tiles are Fabresa Vox. For more information on these tiles, please contact Mary Hennessy, Executive Director, Contract Sales, TileStyle. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Beautiful Bathrooms..... Stunning Prices……

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Fancy the luxurious, elegant feel of a traditional Bathroom? Well Burlington Bathrooms will give you just that - Victorian and Edwardian inspired bathroom designs all the while using modern technology and processes.

Burlington’s classic collection of period bathroom products includes freestanding baths, basins and toilets, shower enclosures, shower valves, taps, radiators and accessories.

And right now you can enjoy up to 50% Off these beautiful products. For more information, check in with our Bathroom Showroom Manager, Tony Murphy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or drop in to our showroom altogether. We are open 7 days a week

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Get ahead of the posse with patterned wood floors! We hear from Scandanavian wood flooring giants Kährs, that these fun and interesting floors are set to be a key trend over the coming year, in both domestic and commercial settings. 

Kährs European Renaissance Collection includes classic parquet patterns such as herringbone and basketweave in both oak and walnut.

Seen here is Kährs Walnut Palazzo Noce, a rich nut-brown floor with cherry hues and a satin lacquer finish.

All designs have a multi-layered construction and feature Kährs Woodloc® joint, which provides greater stability, eliminates gapping and aids fast installation. These floors are also suitable for fitting with underfloor heating.

For more information on these floors or indeed any products from our beautiful wood flooring range, contact Fintan Farrelly, our Wood Specialist. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Retail Excellence Ireland has announced the finalist companies for the 2014 REI Awards in partnership with Barclaycard.  And we are proud to announce that we are up there!

The finalists were selected following a rigorous examination process involving, Application Review, Mystery Shopping and a Store Audit process.

David Fitzsimons, CEO, stated “I want to congratulate these progressive retailers for being selected. They are exemplars of the retail industry. Their success shows what can be achieved from the application of a strategic vision for Retail in Ireland. All have been selected as finalists because they have shown a consistent commitment to excellence in meeting and exceeding customer expectations. The Irish shopping experience continues to match the best that Retail can offer around the world. We believe that these stores are well placed to capitalise on a positive Christmas Season,” he concluded.

The awards will take place in Galway on the 1st of November.  Wish us Luck!

 

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Last Tuesday evening, 9th September 2014, the National Concert Hall was host to the 23rd Allianz Business to Arts Awards. 

As a founding member, TileStyle has been involved with these awards for over 20 years and has proudly sponsored two distinctive awards for the last 6 years. These awards include; The Jim McNaughton/TileStyle Artists Bursary of €10,000 and, The Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice.

The event brought together many of Ireland's leading business people and most distinguished arts organisations and artists. With over 500 attendees representing the breadth of both worlds.

The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, who is an Honorary Patron of Business to Arts, was the guest of honour on the night and also in attendance was distinguished guest, Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys.

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This year’s winner of the €10,000 Bursary was Petal Pilley, director of the Blue Teapot Theatre Company which is a performing arts school and outreach project for people with intellectual disabilities.

On winning the award Petal said, “I couldn’t be happier or feel more privileged at being this year’s recipient of the Jim McNaughton/ TileStyle Artist’s Bursary. It will afford me a great opportunity as a theatre director to explore, develop and realise an ambition”. 

Seen here below with TileStyle Retail Director, Gerard McNaughton.

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The winner of the Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice was awarded to Mayo County Council and Linenhall Arts Centre for the FIND project.

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Congratulations to all the winners on the night and of course to all those nominated too!

 

 For a full list of the winners on the night click here.

 

Photography Credits: Robbie Reynolds and Conor McCabe.

 

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