Gillian Maxwell & Niall Stringer

Tiger Stores

Niall Stringer is a carpenter by trade and started his own construction company at the age of 22. Over the last 18 years, Niall has founded and run a number of businesses supplying the construction industry. In 2010 on a rainy day in London with his wife Gillian he discovered Tiger and having secured the country rights they brought it to Ireland the following year. Niall is Managing Director who drives expansion and the financial function. He is also a lieutenant with the Reserve Defence Forces.

Gillian Maxwell studied Human Resources and French, and started her career on the IBEC EOP programme in Paris. She returned to Ireland in 1999 and started an outsourced graduate training programme, Metamorphose. In 2002 she followed her passion and joined the organising committee for the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Ireland. She then joined the HR team in Trinity College Dublin in a recruitment specialist role. Trinity facilitated a career break to let Gillian join Niall in Tiger on a full-time basis in 2012.  Gillian controls the people side of the Tiger business – focusing on customers and colleagues.

Gillian and Niall have two children, Kate and John.

Year: 2016
Category: Emerging
Sector: Retail