ENTREPRENEUR
PROFILE

Gary & Andrew Irwin

Bedeck

Gary Irwin joined Bedeck in 1988, directly on leaving Queens University in Belfast. Andrew joined Bedeck in 1993 after a gap year travelling Australia following his graduation from the School of Design and Manufacture at De Montfort University Leicester.

Gary and Andrew are now the third generation to run the family business which was founded in 1951. The company has transformed from the manufacturing / wholesale of bedlinen to a retail / wholesale model, designed in-house and sourced around the world. Bedeck has a portfolio of 14 Bed & Bath brands.

Gary is 51 years old, lives in Hillsborough, County Down and is married to Helen, with two children – Conor 15 & Rebekah 13. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time on the North Coast of Ireland & also in Portugal. He is also a very keen golfer.

Andrew is 47 years old, and also lives in Hillsborough. He is married to Leanne, with two children – Alexander 12 and Sara 10. He enjoys running, skiing, golf and watching most sports.

Year: 2017
Category: Industry
Sector: Retail

Websitehttp://www.bedeckhome.com/

Address: 465 Lisburn Road, 3rd Floor, Bedeck Building, Belfast

Twitter: @Bedeck