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‘Buy now’ Beckett eyes online ‘land grab’ opportunity

Beckett: “We are doing seven figures in revenue and growing by 300 per cent a year"

15th November, 2015
John Beckett: clients include Cadbury and Bosch. Picture: Mark Maxwell

John Beckett, the chief executive and co-founder of e-commerce company ChannelSight laughed when asked about Ryanair. At 17, while still in St Andrew’s school in Blackrock, Beckett and a friend built the low fares airline a website.

“It was half my life ago but I’m still talking about it in interviews!” Beckett, 34, said. “Remember this was 1999 . . . it was a world away from where we are now. What we built...

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