The founder of luxury 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 within the Irish furniture Industry for over 40 years.
Caroline has been recognised for her outstanding career in entrepreneurship and for 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.
Caroline’s father Danny Fitzpatrick started furniture manufacturing in 1959, he established Abbeylands Furniture Ltd to continue manufacturing and as a supplier to the trade. Caroline took over the helm in 1999 and diversified the business into a specialist interiors wholesaler and developed the brand Scatter Box, now one of Irelands leading luxury home furnishing brands and takes great pride supplying renowned national and international multi retailers.
The business operates from a 40,000sqft manufacturing facility in Navan now employing 39 people.
Commenting on the achievement, Scatter Box CEO Caroline Horgan said: “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.”
Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious 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.