The time has come for another SWIBN monthly event! This month we’ll be joined by Niamh O’Brien who will be giving us an honest account of how she reached the decision to sell her business and how she finally did it in 2016.
Hailing from Laois and now living in the hills of Leitrim with her daughter Annie, Niamh was one of the first three students in Ireland to qualify with the newly introduced BA in Fashion Design from the Limerick School of Art and Design. That same year she won the highly coveted Design Council of Ireland £4,000 study award and continued her studies in the UK where she completed a research master’s degree in Clothing and Textiles Studies at De Montfort University in Leicestershire. Niamh’s career took off when she took up the post of assistant designer with Magee Menswear in Donegal Town where she was introduced to the commercial side of the clothing industry and gained vast experience in the production and marketing of men’s and ladies wear for both the indigenous and export markets.
In 1998 Niamh joined her husband Lorcan in his Retail Barcode Scanning business JustScan, in Sligo town as trainer and interface designer. She quickly moved into an Operations function as the team grew and the business expanded nationwide. Following the untimely death of Lorcan to heart cancer in 2006, Niamh took over running the business on a day to day basis supported by a very loyal, small team of experienced people.
In 2016, Niamh sold the business and is now working as a business consultant, facilitator and mentor which she thoroughly enjoys.
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