Caroline Horgan Named All-Star Meath Entrepreneur 2022

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Abbeylands Furniture Ltd T/A Scatter Box | AIBF
Caroline Horgan - Managing Director Scatter Box with team members Stephanie Tempany & Nicola Moynihan at the All-Ireland Business Summit in Croke Park.

C aroline Horgan has been named All-Star Meath Entrepreneur 2022 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

Caroline is the Managing Director of Abbeylands Furniture T/A Scatter Box a family furniture business established in 1979.

Caroline took over the business from her father in 1999 and quickly developed the business into a specialist soft furnishings wholesaler now employing 35 people.

Scatter Box’s 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility allows them to supply private labels for renowned multiple retailers both in Ireland and the UK and the business also supplies bespoke products to furniture manufacturers, hotel and leisure contractors.

Caroline Horgan has been named All-Star Meath Entrepreneur 2022 in recognition of her enormous contribution to trade and commerce in the county.

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.

Reacting to the announcement, Abbeylands Furniture Ltd T/A Scatter Box CEO Caroline Horgan said:

We are proud to announce that our Managing Director Caroline Horgan has been named All-Star Meath Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. This prestigious accolade recognises Caroline’s enormous contribution to trade and commerce in Co Meath since taking over Abbeylands Furniture in 1999. Scatter Box is delighted to be an All-Star Business and we are proud to display the AIBF marque as a powerful signal of trust and quality.

Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Caroline Horgan of Abbeylands Furniture T/A SCATTER BOX has achieved All-Star Meath Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Accreditation. We wish to recognise Caroline’s conduct in the areas of trust, commitment, performance & customer-centricity. Caroline Horgan is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence.”

Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Kapil Khanna said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 500 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.

He said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.”

The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national Accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.

The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for Accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.

To learn more about Abbeylands Furniture Ltd T/A Scatter Box, visit their All-Star showcase page here.