The Paddy Box
The Paddy Box and Mark Loftus
The Paddy Box is one of the most exciting businesses we’ve seen of late. Founded by Mark Loftus and operating from the Ballymun Enterprise Centre, it’s been around for almost four years now. Its reputation has been growing steadily in this time, mainly due to excellent value, products and uniquely fun packaging. The aim is to connect people around the world to Ireland by allowing customers to create and ship a box of ‘Irishness’ that will bring joy to those that open it. Customers can choose a pre-made Paddy Box or they can pick 10 items from the range to be packed and sent anywhere in the world.
Why Mark created The Paddy Box
Mark left college right as the recession hit, bringing with it a new wave of emigration. Family, friends and thousands of Irish people were packing up to pursue opportunities that were no longer available here. And so he came up with the idea to find out what people might miss most from Ireland and condense it all into a little box of Irish stuff sent with grá (love).
Many of us have friends and family members living abroad who we want to stay in touch with. How many of us have wanted to send something to make them smile and remember home? Something uniquely Irish that they probably won’t find in the shops where they are. Well, that’s what you get in The Paddy Box, but there’s something more than that too. You also get a lot of humour and fun, a bit of craic really. It’s like soundness in a box!
There’s no better feeling than making someone’s day
Mark says there’s no better feeling than making someone’s day! We think that’s a great business ethos. If we can all try to ‘make someone’s day’, then we’ll be doing very well indeed.
More from The Paddy Box
To see the full range of care packages and gifts, go to their website for more information:
You might also catch them on social media (as follows) and perhaps at a B4b networking event too.
On Facebook: Facebook Paddy Box
On Twitter: Twitter Paddy Box
On Instagram: Insta Paddy Box
On LinkedIn: LinkedIn Paddy Box
Business of the week
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