Profit & Loss: Inside the world of private Irish business

22nd July, 2018
Gerry Ginty, chief executive and co-founder of Powerscourt Distillery Sarah Slazenger, managing director, Powerscourt Estate; and Ashley Gardiner, co-founder, Powerscourt Distillery Pic: Jason Clarke

When it launched in 2015, Powerscourt promised the creation of 18 full-time jobs. Local business figures Gerry Ginty and Ashley Gardiner co-founded the business, but Slazenger family member Sarah Margaret is a director at the company. The business is reportedly based in a previously disused building which worked as the estate’s millhouse, and will be fed with raw materials from the estate.

According to recently filed accounts, wealthy investors have pumped another €3.73 million into...

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