ShowerGem now Available to Buy
Several years ago (2016?) I met a young Mayo student in GMIT called Sean McGarry. He had a really cool idea which solved the problem of untidy showers in your bathroom. I went home to tell my wife, Stella about his proposed invention for a new design of Shower Organiser. She instantly recognised the problem to be tackled. This week, after many years of talking about the product to my wife, I was delighted to see Sean’s vision come to fruition with the launch of the Shower Caddy product on their fantastic new ShowerGem website. I am not noted for DIY but I am delighted to say that my 6 year old son and I successfully installed our first ShowerGem in the main bathroom. We even made a video (27 seconds) to mark the occasion.
Official ShowerGem Videos
I do hope you like our DIY video made using Windows Photos – you will see we decided to position it lower in the shower than in the professional videos so that the children could use it too. The
The ShowerGem Business
The ShowerGem is available to buy online now. The FAQ explains that the product is 100% designed and manufactured in Ireland – great to see that manufacturing can be cost effective in Ireland.
I have followed Sean’s story over the years. The business was supported by LEO Mayo, New Frontiers Phase 1 & 2 in IT Sligo, and then secured Competitive Start Fund investment (yes I have an online training programme for CSF)
Sean and the ShowerGem team will be at the Ideal Home Show from 26th to 29th October 2018 in the RDS, Dublin.
Hope you enjoyed this post – my wife is delighted with ShowerGem and thinks it will be great for the kids in the shower – comments and social shares very welcome.
Update 2020 –
Showergem has gone from strength to strenght and I have kept in touch with Sean. He agreed to do a Zoom video interview for a series that I did as part of my free online training ‘Complete a Lean Canvas for your Startup’ – see extract of our call below – first question refers to the aforementioned Ideal Homes Exhibition in Dublin.
2016 it was Donncha. It was a long road to get here! Great to hear that you, and the little guys, love the ShowerGem. If you make it to the Ideal Home Show then make sure to visit me at Stand Z35 Sean
Sean Hope you sell loads at the Ideal Home. Talk to you again soon. Regards.Donnchadh