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RATHCOOLE skincare company Green Angel enjoyed a 40 per cent increase in turnover in 2019, with e-commerce sales up 150 per cent, largely due to focused marketing and social media campaigns. Founded in 2006 by Chris and Mary Mitchell, the company say their growth is driven by “constant re- investment in facilities and equipment, as well as in additional new sales, marketing and production personnel.” The beauty business employs 18 people, with six new recruits in the past year. In October, co-founder Mary Mitchell won Business Person of the Year award at the South Dublin Chamber Business Awards 2019. Speaking on stage while collecting her award, Ms Mitchell said that although the business started on their kitchen table, today they are “exporting to the UK, France, Germany, Czech Republic”, and recently secured the USA.” Green Angel has also secured a new distributor in the US and has a Green Angel store in the Czech Republic, complementing a strong base of beauty and pharmacy stockists across Ireland and the UK. Hand-made in Rathcoole, Green Angel beauty products are a pure blend of organic seaweed and essential oils, positioned as a luxury range with natural ingredients for superior skin and hair care. The range includes over thirty individual product lines, including natural skincare, hair and body care, organic hand-harvested seaweed, as well as aromatherapy-based gift items. Green Angel products are available online and at stockists, including major pharmacy chains and independents in the Republic and in Northern Ireland, as well as stores such as Avoca, Shaw’s and Kilkenny outlets. THE former AIB branch in Templeogue is to become a Buddhist centre. Tara Buddhist Centre has been granted planning permission by South Dublin County Council for a change of use to convert the former bank branch at 279 Templeogue Road into a Buddhist education and meditation centre on the ground floor which will offer day and evening classes. Permission has also been granted for a two- bedroom apartment on the first floor with a patio and for a flat-roofed office also on the first floor. Permission has also been granted for the removal of the existing ground floor cladding to the front entrance façade and provision of a new façade with larger glazed window openings and the installation of front- entrance signage and first-floor gable logo signage and associated lighting. E business recruitment,motoring & property January 9, 2020 tel: 01 4685350 email: business@echo.ie p roperty@echo.ie motoring@echo.ie Rathcoole skincare company employs 18 people, with six new recruits in the past year GreenAngel enjoys 40 per cent increase in turnover AWARD: Green Angel founder Mary Mitchell won the Business Person of the Year Award at the South Dublin Chamber Awards last year. She is seen here with Chris Mitchell, Peter Byrne (CEO of South Dublin Chamber), Frank Nevin (Director of Economic, Enterprise & Tourism Development South Dublin County Council), Mayor Vicki Casserly, Margaret Considine and RTÉ’s Marty Whelan They are exporting to the UK, France, Germany, Czech Republic and recently secured the USA ‘ ‘ Former AIB bank to become Buddhist centre By Maurice Garvey maurice@echo.ie