Keeping kitchen trade in the family

When Mark and Rosie Shortt set up their kitchen company Houseworks nearly a quarter of a century ago, they did not think that the company would grow to have 45 staff, showrooms nationwide and annual sales of more than €10million.

23rd September, 2006

When Mark and Rosie Shortt set up their kitchen company Houseworks nearly a quarter of a century ago, they did not think that the company would grow to have 45 staff, showrooms nationwide and annual sales of more than €10million.

Houseworks first opened in the Shortts’ hometown of Navan, Co Meath, and moved to Dublin 15 years ago. At the turn of the millennium, they expanded to Douglas in Cork, and in 2001 they opened...

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