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What is Pitch '23?

Brown Thomas Arnotts is committed to playing a pivotal role in supporting our community and championing local talent.


Following the success of Pitch ’22 last year, we are proud to announce the return of the campaign for its third year in 2023. Once again, we invite Irish start-ups and entrepreneurs to pitch for a chance to be mentored by a team of experts in the world of retail and secure placement as part of the 2023 Arnotts Christmas Market and thereafter. Our ultimate Pitch ’23 winner will also secure a €10,000 business development fund.


Pitch ’23 is open to a range of businesses and entrepreneurs, whether you’ve been in business 10 years and are looking to take the next step or are a newly established company, just starting out on your journey.

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The Journey

What you need to know

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Applications will be accepted from Friday 31st March to Friday 28th April 2023. 

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All applications will be reviewed and those who have made the shortlist will be contacted by 12th May.


The group of shortlisted applicants will pitch their business to our judging panel between 30th May and 1st June 2023.


Applicants will be contacted before 30th June to inform them on whether or not they have progressed to the next stage of the campaign.


Masterclasses will take place with the finalists between August & September.

Go Live

Trading in-store and online will commence for our finalists in November as part of the Arnotts Christmas Edit.

Ultimate Winner

Our ultimate winner will be announced in January 2024 who will secure a €10,000 business development fund and will continue to trade at Arnotts.

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 & Lifestyle,

Brown Thomas Arnotts

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Hannah Saunders

Director & Founder, 

Hannah Saunders PR

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