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Mentor Ian Galvin

Expertise: Retail, Fashion and lifestyle, manufacturing, global buying and sourcing, protection of design and IP rights.

Personal Summary:

With over 30 years experience in the ever-changing retail sector, Ian has identified Irish craft and design as having great potential. From his knowedge he seeks to help designers with growing their business through every aspect and work with them through challenges along their journey. He sees innovation and technological advances as being key to adding value in this new digital age.

Mentoring Experience:

Ian has extensive department store experience including 20 years of profound development work with the Brown Thomas Group International.

Knowledge of concession, franchises and licencing – in both global couture and high street. Ian has partnered with company founders to bring 500k businesses to 200 million such as Karen Millen OBE. Manufacture, global buying and sourcing – he has it all. Plus expertise in PR & communications in media, print and television. A master in corporate crisis management, protection of design and IP rights.

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