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Gym+Coffee Co-founders, Niall Horgan & Diarmuid McSweeney

| 22 August 2022

Gym + Coffee is one of Ireland’s fastest growing lifestyle brands. Founded in 2017 by a team of friends with backgrounds in media, marketing and retail and a shared passion for combining fitness and community, the brand began with a core collection of hoodies.

It has since expanded into a fully-fledged activewear collection for men and women and, as well as its international e-stores, now has physical retail stores in Ireland as well as in strategic locations throughout the UK. It has also recently opened a UK warehouse to complement a facility in Belgium, to meet with growing demand.

The brand has recently secured a €17m investment to fuel further growth, particularly in retail stores. One of Ireland’s best known musicians, Niall Horan who shot to fame initially as a member of One Direction, is also a backer.

He’s not to be confused with the brand’s Co-founder Niall Horgan, who joins us on the podcast today, along with his fellow founder Diarmuid McSweeney. They are the CEO and CMO of the business, respectively. In this episode of the In Conversation podcast in partnership with Advanced Supply Chain, they talk to Lauretta Roberts, Editor in Chief of about how the brand achieved this remarkable growth during such a tumultuous global backdrop, how it adapted to the challenges brought about by the pandemic and the opportunities that lie ahead.


In this podcast series - ‘Agility amid Uncertainty’ in partnership with international logistics company Advanced Supply Chain Group we explore how six leading fashion retailers are managing their businesses in the face of some of the greatest disruption the world has experienced in a lifetime.

For more from this series, visit our main podcast section here.

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