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Paul Rothwell of Sliderobes

Paul Rothwell of Sliderobes

Geraldine and Sean McLaughlin of Kraken Fish and Chips in Portrush

Geraldine and Sean McLaughlin of Kraken Fish and Chips in Portrush

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Paul Rothwell of Sliderobes

Paul Rothwell, managing director of Sliderobes, and Sean McLaughlin of Kraken Fish and Chips, on how they’ve responded to lockdown’s challenges.

‘People are now realising that their homes are a real sanctuary’

Set up in 1983, Sliderobes has become something of a household name in Northern Ireland and Britain for its fitted storage solutions.

Originally owned by Mick McAleese, the company was bought by former Ormeau Bakery and Podium for Sport chief Paul Rothwell and his business partner Mervyn McCall in 2016. Since then the company has evolved into even more of an innovator in its field.