Innovation







Innovation
Bunzl serves up Innovation with New Showroom in Cork
The showroom exhibits the most sought-after trends for the hospitality industry
Bunzl McLaughlin
IHF Associate Member 2022
The official cutting of the ribbon. (L-R) Sean Martin; Sales Director at Bunzl McLaughlin, Noel Branagh; Managing Director at Bunzl McLaughlin, Brendan Fleming; Head of Sales at Bunzl Rafferty Guest Amenities, Michael Magner; Vice President of the Irish Hotels Federation, Lana Templeton; Head of Marketing & Sustainability at Bunzl McLaughlin, Lorraine Goodman; General Manager at Bunzl Rafferty Guest Amenities, Emma Gibson; Marketing Coordinator at Bunzl Rafferty Guest Amenities and Jim Mulcahy; Business Development Manager at Bunzl McLaughlin.

LLcated on MacCurtain Street in Cork’s popular Victorian Quarter, Bunzl has officially made its spectacular entrance. Set to serve the vibrant local economy, the new Bunzl Innovation Showroom is the perfect pairing to the food capital of Ireland.

Home to both Bunzl McLaughlin; a market leader in providing hospitality and catering supplies, and Bunzl Rafferty Guest Amenities; a leading supplier of guest amenities, the showroom exhibits the most sought-after trends when it comes to the hospitality landscape across Ireland.

As you embark on the 2293 ft. premises, you are met by an impressive array of current and contemporary pieces, offering an abundance of choice. Your view is immediately drawn to the prominent sustainability messaging that infiltrates the showroom; a way of operating that is instilled within Bunzl’s company ethos.

Sean Martin, Sales Director at Bunzl McLaughlin commented: “We have had our eye on this location for a number of years now and we are delighted that we could turn our vision into a reality.

“We have been welcomed with open arms into a community which radiates such a family feel. We look forward to working with and supporting the thriving hospitality sector in Cork.”

Brendan Fleming, Head of Sales at Bunzl Rafferty Guest Amenities said: “I am incredibly proud to play such a significant role in bringing our new Innovation Showroom to Cork.

“The showroom is designed to cater to the needs of the entire hospitality industry, bringing the latest trends to the table – and the bedroom. We’re thrilled to be here, surrounded by such roaringly successful businesses on MacCurtain Street. We look forward to supporting and contributing to the local economy as much as we can.”

The showroom encompasses a portfolio of world recognised brands such as crockery suppliers Steelite and Churchill, to the ever-popular cosmetics brand, Rituals and well-known Irish chocolatier brand, Lily O’Brien’s.

The showroom is fitted out with radiant window displays, a fully functioning bar and a remarkable kitchen demonstration area.

Playing a key role in the design of the showroom, Lana Templeton, Head of Marketing & Sustainability, commented: “The idea was to create a space that radiated positivity, inspiration and innovation.

“We wanted to design a showroom that was hospitable and offered much more than a standard showroom, and we believe we have achieved that.

“It will feature as the epicentre of industry events on MacCurtain Street, a place where everyone feels welcome and there’s always a hive of activity. It is our aim to assist and contribute to Cork’s flourishing hospitality sector and we’re very excited for the future.”

The Bunzl Innovation Showroom is now open and is by appointment only. If you would like to book an appointment, please email: cork@bunzl.ie.


Contact details


Lana Templeton

029 3751 5542
lana.templeton@bunzl.ie
Web www.bunzlmclaughlin.com




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