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Pitch '24

Closed for Applications


The application window is now closed.

Please check back here for updates and to meet our finalists!

Now in its 4th year, Pitch invites budding start-ups and entrepreneurs to pitch for the chance to trade in the 2024 Arnotts Christmas Market,  with the ultimate winner receiving a €10,000 business development fund.

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What is Pitch '24?

Brown Thomas Arnotts is committed to supporting our community and championing local talent.


Following the success of Pitch ’23, we are proud to announce the return of the campaign for its fourth year. Once again, we are calling on Irish start-ups and entrepreneurs to enter and pitch for a chance to be mentored by a team of experts in the world of retail and trade at the 2024 Arnotts Christmas Market. Our ultimate Pitch ’24 winner will also win a €10,000 business development fund and instore and online placement.


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What you need to know

The Journey

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Open from 1st May - 26th May 2024


The shortlist of applicants will by contacted by 7th June 2024


Live pitches take place from July 2nd - 4th 2024


5 finalists will be selected to trade in store and online as part of Arnotts Christmas Market 2024


Each of the finalists will receive specialised mentoring and development masterclasses from our team of experts

Go Live

The 5 finalists will begin trading from November as part of the Arnotts Christmas Market.

Ultimate Winner

The ultimate winner will be announced in January 2025, securing a €10,000 business development fund. They will continue to trade at Arnotts, instore and online.

Meet The Judges

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Ciara Crilly

Creative & Marketing Director,

Brown Thomas Arnotts 

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Donnine Burness

Deputy General Manager,


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Caitriona McGovern

Head of Home and Lifestyle,

Brown Thomas Arnotts

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