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Star of Irish Dragons Den Niall O'Farrell - A Veteran of Making Money In Ireland, Good Times & Bad!
Niall O'Farrell truly has went through the ringer and proved himself as a consummately successful Irish entrepreneur that has mastered the tricks of the trade from retail menswear to smoothies, and knows whats a goer and whats going to sink!
By: Roger Kent, Marketing Tips Ireland
Heres some background on Niall and his route to becoming one of the stars of The Dragons Den, some of the most prolific and certainly recognised Entrepreneurs in Ireland -
Niall O'Farrell, 43 , is one of Ireland's most successful entrepreneurs with a myriad of businesses from men's fashion to property and smoothies to his name.
It all began when O' Farrell finished up school at Catholic University School on Leeson St with every intention of joining his father's estate agency , however it was during recessionary times and there was a major depression in the property market, so instead, he decided to go into the menswear business. It proved a fortuitous move.
He spent a few years working his way up from the shop floor at Frewen & Alward in Dublin and eventually realised there was a gap in the market for suit rental in this country.
In 1985 he rented the top floor of his father's premises and opened Club Dresswear, within four years he opened a second store, and the start of his empire was born. O'Farrell is the man behind men's outfitter Black Tie. The now ubiquitous brand is in every large town in Ireland many with accessories and even male grooming bars attached. It's a high margin business with sales of over €6 million a year and 130 employees.
He recently celebrated 25 years in in the retail business. Meanwhile O'Farrell, who started work in retail at just 17 and opened his first store at just 20, is also expanding his empire into London where he is behind Jermyn Street shirts in Piccadilly.
He has also developed an extensive property portfolio with many landmark buildings in London as well as almost every Black Tie premises in Ireland.
His latest venture is a drinks and snack food business called Simply Direct.
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