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What is Pitch '23?

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


Following the success of Pitch ’22, we proudly announced the return of the campaign for its third year. Once again, we invited Irish start-ups and entrepreneurs to pitch for a chance to be mentored by a team of experts in the world of retail and trade at the 2023 Arnotts Christmas Market. Our ultimate Pitch ’23 winner will also win a €10,000 business development fund and instore and online placement across the Brown Thomas Arnotts Group.


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The Journey

What you need to know

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Applications are now closed 


Shortlist has now been selected


Live pitches took place in June 2023


The 5 Finalists were announced

Blackbird Jewellery, Human Collective, KALO, Skin Krush and Treat Yo Self 


Masterclasses took place with the finalists in September 2023

Go Live

The 5 finalists commenced trading in November as part of the Arnotts Christmas Market.

Ultimate Winner

KALO was announced as the ultimate winner in January 2024, securing a €10,000 business development fund. They will continue to trade at Arnotts, instore and online.

Meet The Judges

Vena Doyle

Head of Enterprise,

Brown Thomas Arnotts 

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Pippa Casey

Head of Digital,

Brown Thomas Arnotts


Diana Geraghty

Head of Sustainability,

Brown Thomas Arnotts

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Edel Woods

Head of Home and Lifestyle,

Brown Thomas Arnotts

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Hannah Saunders

Director & Founder, 

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