Tuesday October 27, 2020

Soap maker doubles its staff as it cleans up on sanitiser

A Meath-based firm has doubled staff numbers to deal with surge in sales during pandemic

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
18th October, 2020
Donagh Quigley, co-founder of The Handmade Soap Company at Slane, in Co Meath Picture: Barry Cronin

Soaring demand for hand sanitiser has led to the doubling of staff numbers at a Meath-based soap business.

The Handmade Soap Company was founded by Donagh Quigley and Gemma McGowan in 2010. Based in Slane, it manufactures a range of soaps, hand creams, shower gels, bath salts and candles.

Its products are sold through its own online store and by retailers including Avoca, Brown Thomas, Carraig Donn and Arnotts. The firm also produces toiletries for some...

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