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Isn’t it Iconic – The Greenway

18.10.17 – Team Johnston Shopfitters delighted to be working with Joe McGinnley Iconic Offices & Róisín Lafferty Kingston Lafferty Design on the wonderful & inspiring ‘The Greenway’. Working on this Iconic project was our absolute pleasure. Wishing all continued success from all at team Johnston Shopfitters Please see full Irish Times article ‘Not just another day at the office’.

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Red Alert – Ophelia

16.10.17 – As you are aware Hurricane Ophelia is set to Hit the East Coast of Ireland about lunchtime today. In the interest of the Safety & Welfare of all the team Johnston Shopfitters have decided to take the unprecedented action of closing their offices & all production facilities from 11am. We would ask everyone to exercise extreme caution on their journey home and we will resume all services tomorrow. Stay safe.

Johnston Shopfitters – Jan. to Jun 2017 Waste Report

26.09.17 – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle YES! we can. Always room for improvement but here at Johnston Shopfitters we are delighted with our 93% Recycling / Recovery rate for the first half of 2017. Go TEAM! Johnston’s – Together We Achieve More.

‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle YES! Johnston Shopfitters Can’

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Fit Out Awards 2017 – Carrolls Irish Gifts

08.09.17 – Johnston Shopfitters are delighted to have been nominated & shortlisted for this years Fit Out Awards with our turn-key fit-out for Carrolls Irish Gifts flagship store in Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2. Having historically worked with Carrolls Irish Gifts on all of their 18 stores in Belfast, Cork, Dublin & Kilkenny, Johnston Shopfitters were appointed Main Contractor for the complete refurbishment of their three-story flagship store ‘Ballast House’ on Dublin’s Westmoreland St.  To be shortlisted, is an achievement in itself; Congratulations & thanks to all involved. Johnston Shopfitters the Retail Designers who get shopfitting, the Shopfitters who get Retail Design.

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IDI Irish Design Awards 2017

07.09.17 – Johnston Shopfitters delighted to be associated with & sponsoring the 2017 IDI Institute of Designers in Ireland ‘Irish Design’ Awards category.  Looking forward to & wishing all entrants & participants best wishes & best of luck on Sept. 15th. Johnston Shopfitters ‘The Retail Designers who get Shopfitting; the Shopfitters who get Retail Design’. 

IDI Irish Design Awards 2017

Sostrene Grene – Bedford Row Limerick

01.09.17 – We are delighted to unveil Søstrene Grene 8th Irish store at Bedford Row Limerick. Johnston Shopfitters proudly providing our renowned Turn-key Fit-out service to Sostrene Grene nationwide. Speaking at the opening, Mr. Niall Lawlor, Partner & MD Sostrene Grene said “We have been working with Johnston Shopfitters for the last 18 months. Partnering with Johnston’s enabled us to open 8 stores in rapid succession. During this intense expansion period we found Johnstons to be a competitive and professional partner working closely with our Ireland and Denmark teams to demanding deadlines. As a small company, we have found that Johnstons are particularly attentive to our project management needs and have more than exceeded our expectations. I would be very happy to recommend them as a partner for your business.” Niall Lawlor – Partner & MD Søstrene Grene Ireland.

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(pictured left to right) David Fitzsimons, CEO Retail Excellence Ireland with Niall Lawlor, Partner & MD Sostrene Grene Ireland, at the opening of Sostrene Grene’s eight Irish store at Bedford Row, Limerick.

Johnston Shopfitters – ‘We Are Seventy’ Family Fun Day

26.08.17 – As part of Johnston Shopfitters ‘We Are Seventy’ 1947-2017 celebrations, team Johnston & our Families marked this momentous occasion with a Family Fun Day at Old Belvedere Rugby Club A mouth watering BBQ, fantastic children’s Magician, DJ, Games and of course that all important cake. For more Johnston Shopfitters ‘We Are 70’ News, watch this Johnston Shopfitters space.

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Regatta – 13th Stand Alone Irish Store

10.08.17 – Johnston Shopfitters recently completed Regatta Great Outdoors 13th stand alone Irish store at Eyre Square Shopping Centre Galway. Speaking to Galway Now, Regatta Ireland Director, Brian Fox said ‘We are delighted to open in Galway and hope to attract footfall to the newly developed Eyre Square Centre. We look forward to offering our customers affordable fashion, technical outdoor wear, and advanced footwear for every outdoor adventure’.

(With thanks to Galway Now for YouTube video.)

Irish Times – Innovation Awards 2017

29.06.17 – Johnston Shopfitters Chairman Kevin Neary (third from left) joining final judging panel at this years ‘The Irish Times’ Innovation Awards 2017. Congratulations and best wishes to all entrants from all at team Johnston Shopfitters. Finalists;

Agri-Food – Fulfil Nutrition, BHSL, Arc-Net.

Energy & The Environment – NVP Energy, UrbanVolt, Utillix.

FinTech – Econiq, Taxback International, DOCOsoft.

IT & Telecommunications – iKydz Limited, Tippy Talk, Usheru.

Life Sciences & Healthcare – Valitacell, Kastus, HealthBeacon.

Manufacturing – Restored Hearing, Ash Technologies, Hal Software.

New Frontiers – FenuHealth.com, KIT Industrial Trading Limited, RGSK Ltd.

Innovation Awards 2017

Final judging panel at ‘The Irish Times’ Innovation Awards 2017: Gearoid Mooney, division manager research and innovation, Enterprise Ireland; Wayne Bridges, managing director and co-founder, Oxymem; Kevin Neary, co-founder and former MD of Gamestop Group; Helen Kirkpatrick, non-executive director of UTV Media, Kingspan and United Dairies; Tim Brundle, director of research and innovation, University of Ulster; Anna Scally, tax partner, head of technology and media, fintech leader, KPMG Ireland; Dr Chris Horn; Rober Love, director of communications, Abbvie; and Prof Pat Gibbons, Jefferson Smurfit Professor of strategic management, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Smiggle – Blanchardstown Centre

23.06.17 – Following on from opening Smiggle’s first Irish store at Dundrum Town Centre & first Northern Ireland store at Foyleside Shopping Centre Derry, Johnston Shopfitters are delighted to unveil Smiggle at Blanchardstown Centre Dublin. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the worlds hottest stationery brand & we look forward to working with Smiggle as they continue on their new adventure – Smiggle, where a Smile meets a GiggleJohnston Shopfitters where Shopfitting meets Retail Design.

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The Works – Ilac Centre Dublin

23.06.17 – Delighted to be working with The Works as we cut the ribbon on yet another new store at the Ilac Centre Dublin. The Works 7th Republic of Ireland store, with 20 more to follow. Wishing Kevin, Richard & Laura all the best & continued success form all the team at Johnston Shopfitters

With Kevin, Richard & Laura - The Works. David Fitzsimons - Retail Excellence Ireland & Shane Brennan - Johnston Shopfitters

With Kevin, Richard & Laura – The Works. David Fitzsimons – Retail Excellence Ireland & Shane Brennan – Johnston Shopfitters

Regatta – The Square Tallaght

13.06.17 – As part of its rebrand campaign Regatta the outdoor clothing store Tallaght, underwent a complete refurbishment. One of Regatta’s key objectives as part of the redesign was to create a bold look inspired by nature to reflect the brand’s identity by bringing the great outdoors inside. Tarkett took the lead on the store’s flooring design after being chosen by close partners Johnston Shopfitters who were in charge of managing the project. The result was a luxury bespoke flooring installation with a mix of natural light and dark shades of wood, creating adventurous patterns. Tarkett provided 210m2 of iD Inspiration 70 for the shop floor, using 200mm x 1220mm sized planks. Four colour-ways were specified for the project and these included: Modern Oak Brown, Authentik Oak Grege, Modern Oak Light and Antik Oak Natural. This helped to achieve a natural, eye-catching and welcoming environment for shoppers to enjoy. For full Case Study please [read more …]

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Building of the Year – Retail

08.06.17 – Johnston Shopfitters are delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Building of the Year – Retail’ at this years Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017 with Eason in conjunction with Oppermann Associates Dynamo Thorne Sarsfield & Noel Lawler Engineering Consultants Having previously completed works to both Eason O’Connell St. first floor & Irish interest area, Johnston Shopfitters were appointed Main Contractor for the complete refurbishment of the ground floor refit of Eason’s iconic flagship bookstore in the historic landmark building on Dublin’s O’Connell St. Dublin 1.

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Smiggle – Northern Ireland

07.06.17 – Following on from opening Smiggle’s first Irish store at Dundrum Town Centre Johnston Shopfitters are delighted to unveil Smiggle’s first Northern Ireland store at Foyleside Shopping Centre Derry. To be followed with the opening of Smiggle at Blanchardstown Centre Dublin 15 in the coming weeks. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the worlds hottest stationery brand & we look forward to working with Smiggle as they continue on their new adventure – Smiggle, where a Smile meets a Giggle; Johnston Shopfitters where Shopfitting meets Retail Design.

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Women’s Mini Marathon

05.06.17 – The ladies of Johnston Shopfitters were out in force supporting Down Syndrome Ireland at this years VHI Women’s Mini Marathon The monies we raise by our participation will be going direct to Down Syndrome Ireland. This year Down Syndrome Ireland are trying to raise funds for an App that they have researched, funded and produced accredited guidelines and the next step is to make this available in an App. The cost is in the region of €37,000. It can be a very traumatic time when a baby is born with Down syndrome, it can cause a lot of stress and worry for the parents and the wider family. They want to alleviate the stress of trying to remember key dates and hospital appointments and other information that is so necessary to the development of their baby. This APP that they want to develop will record the health and wellbeing of children with Down syndrome. It will be a huge support to parents throughout their child’s life. If you would like to show your support Donate Here All donations would be greatly appreciated.

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Smiggled

12.05.17 – Johnston Shopfitters are delighted to unveil Smiggle’s first Irish store at Dundrum Town Centre to be followed by at Foyleside Shopping Centre Derry & Blanchardstown Centre Dublin 15 in the coming weeks. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the worlds hottest stationery brand & we wish all at Smiggle continued success & best wishes as they embark on their new adventure – Smiggle, where a Smile meets a Giggle; Johnston Shopfitters where Shopfitting meets Retail Design.

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Retail Excellence Ireland – Retail Retreat Croke Park 2017

10.05.17 – Johnston Shopfitters showcasing our RFID Radio-Frequency Identification and Lift & Learn Technologies at Retail Excellence Ireland Retail Retreat Croke Park. Talking shop & drinking coffee with Colm Carroll – Carrolls Irish Gifts, Kevin Neary – Johnston Shopfitters, Pat McDonagh – Supermacs, Leo Varadkar – TD & David Fitzsimons – Retail Excellence Ireland.

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With Mr. Colm Carroll – Chairman, Carrolls Irish Gifts. Mr. Kevin Neary – Chairman, Johnston Shopfitters. Mr. Pat McDonagh – Supermacs. Mr. Leo Varadkar TD – Minister for Social Protection. Mr. David Fitzsimons – CEO, Retail Excellence Ireland.

United States of Johnston Shopfitters

06.04.17 – Johnston Shopfitters are delighted to announce their completion & opening of the first Regatta store on Americas East Coast. Johnston Shopfitters 100 strong Ireland & UK based workforce in Design, Manufacturing, & Project Management, supporting their onsite shopfit teams, are continually working with Regatta Great Outdoors, throughout Ireland, Europe and now the USA.

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(left to right) Mr Greg Simross, Director Store Operations-Sears. Mr. Martyn Hufton, MD Johnston Shopfitters UK. Mr. Robert Mannix Business Development Manager, Regatta Ltd.

Speaking at the newly fitted Regatta Store at Sears Braintree Massachusetts USA Mr Martyn Hufton MD Johnston Shopfitters UK (pictured above centre) said ‘Here at Johnston Shopfitters, as we celebrate our 70th year (1947-2017) in providing unique turn-key retail fit-out solutions, we would like to wish all at Regatta Great Outdoors our very best wishes & continued success. It has always been our pleasure to work with such a dynamic forward thinking company and we look forward in continuing that success in the US & beyond.

Presidential Treatment

27.03.17 – A great week for Johnston Shopfitters and visiting Presidents. Former US President Bill Clinton checking out (Johnston Shopfitters fit-out for) Waterford Crystal at Kilkenny Shop Nassau Street, Dublin.

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24.03.17 – President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins Twitter like of Johnston Shopfitters tweets.

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President Michael D. Higgins – Visit to Bluebell Ind. Est.

24.03.17 – Johnston Shopfitters and all at Bluebell Ind. Est. were delighted to welcome President Michael D. Higgins today, as he visited our good neighbours at Liberty Recycling congratulating them on the great work they do. Liberty Recycling is a clothes recycling social enterprise and charity that provides people affected by drug and alchol use eith the stability, work experience, skills and confidence needed to move into mainstream employment, training and education, all within a supportive environment.

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Special Olympics Ireland

21.03.17 – It was with great pleasure we made our donation to Special Olympics Ireland and their Support an Athlete campaign.

Special Olympics Ireland is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. It’s about fun, friendships and team spirit, it’s about a feeling of belonging and ultimately improving quality of life. Special Olympics Ireland changes lives in so many ways. Through sport, athletes develop both physically and emotionally, they make new friends, realise their dreams and know they can fit in. Special Olympics enables them to achieve and win not only in sport but in life too.

Team Johnston Shopfitters wishing Team Ireland, Laoise Kenny and all 26 athletes our very best wishes as they fly the Irish flag, compete and represent Ireland on the world stage in Austria next week. It is you who have reminded everyone of the true power of the human spirit: the courage, joy and determination that we all share.

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EuroShop 2017

05.03.17 – Team Johnston are off to EuroShop 2017

Johnston Shopfitters providing a reputational led focus on excellence in design, build, manufacturing, installation and customer service. Through innovative solutions, harnessing current & emerging trends coupled with excellent value for money, Johnston Shopfitters strive to always exceed their clients’ expectations. Customer focused, client driven, inspirational commercial design solutions, serving all retail businesses categories. Johnston Shopfitters your partner in retail design, manufacture & installation of bespoke & standard shopfittings.

 

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Johnston Shopfitters – Interior Design

03.03.17 – Our very own Michelle Nally passing on only the best Interior Design Experience, Knowledge & Advice at McElhinney’s today Friday 3rd March. Sure where else would you be.

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Johnston Shopfitters 2016 Waste Report

15.02.17 – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle YES! we can. Always room for improvement but here at Johnston Shopfitters we are delighted with our 94% Recycling / Recovery rate for 2016. Go TEAM! Johnston’s – Together We Achieve More.

‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle YES! Johnston Shopfitters Can’

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Institute of Designers in Ireland IDI

23.01.17 – It is with great delight & excitement that we announce Johnston Shopfitters have joined the Institute of Designers in Ireland IDI and that we will be sponsoring the 2017 IDI Irish Design Awards category. Johnston Shopfitters are looking forward to working with IDI & sharing our 60+ years of Retail Design experience & knowledge.

‘Johnston Shopfitters, the Retail Designers who get Shopfitting; the Shopfitters who get Retail Design’

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Retail’s BIG Show – New York City 2017

17.01.17 – Andrew Johnston MD Johnston Shopfitters & Colm Carroll Chairman Carrolls Irish Gifts & Chairman Retail Excellence Ireland exploring innovative retail technologies, learning about groundbreaking solutions and getting updates on solutions needed to run retail enterprises. Networking, discovering and learning at Retail’s BIG Show New York City 15th-17th January 2017

Simon – Dublin Simon Community Donation

22.12.16 – It was a pleasure to present Dublin Simon with our Christmas donation to help & support with their great work in developing services that tackle the root causes of homelessness, as well as providing permanent housing, preventative services and support that can move people out of homelessness for good. On behalf of all of us at Johnston Shopfitters, we would like to wish all staff, volunteers & those in need of Simon’s services, a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

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SVP – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Donation

20.12.16 – It was with great pleasure we were able to make our Christmas donation to Society of St Vincent de Paul to help and assist them with the great work that they carry out in our communities everyday of the year. On behalf of all of at Johnston Shopfitters, we wish all their volunteers & staff a happy Christmas & healthy New Year.

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Johnston Shopfitters – The year that was 2016

22.12.16 – We would like to wish all our customers a Happy Christmas & Prosperous 2017′ from all the team at Johnston Shopfitters. It has been a busy year for Johnston Shopfitters, working all over Ireland & beyond. Completing projects in the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, France & Spain. The opening of our UK office & warehouse in Doncaster & increasing our Dublin based facilities by over 26,000 Sq. Ft.

Should you require our services in 2017 in Retail Design, Manufacture, Print, Installation &/or Project Management, Johnston Shopfitters are here to serve YOU! our customer for over 60 years in retail fit out services. If we can be of service to YOU! Please contact us through our contacts page.

Johnston Shopfitters also on LinkedIn Twitter Facebook & launching soon on  YouTube Johnston Shopfitters ‘Let’s Get Digital’.

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Regatta
Regatta ‘Great Outdoors’ – Ireland, UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, France & Spain.
Eason O'Connell Street Dublin
Eason O’Connell Street Dublin – Nominated for the Best Retail Fit-Out of the year 2016
EPIC Ireland

EPIC Ireland CHQ Building – Nominated for the Best Retail Fit Out of the year 2016

Gamestop+Gamestop+ Rebranding of 27 stores nationwide
Dulux - Store of the future
Dulux – Store of the future – Nationwide
McElhinneys - BallyBofey Co. Donegal

McElhinneys – BallyBofey Co. Donegal

Spar - Abbey Street

Spar – Nationwide

Shaws Department Store - Mullingar

Shaws Department Store – Mullingar

Søstrene Grene - Ireland & UK

Søstrene Grene – Ireland & UK

Johnston Shopfitters – Complete Turn-Key Fit-Out for Regatta

01.12.16 – Regatta at The Sq. Tallaght, showcasing Johnston Shopfitters industry renowned complete turn-key fit-out service, now being rolled out over all Regatta stores both in Ireland & the UK. For imagery & comment from Director of Regatta Great Outdoors Ireland ‘Brian Fox’ & Johnston Shopfitters Design Manager ‘Paul Callan’ please see Regatta Tallaght

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Johnston Shopfitters – Shortlisted for Fit Out Awards 2016

13.09.16 – Johnston Shopfitters are delighted to have been shortlisted for this years Fit Out Awards With both Eason O’Connell St. Dublin & EPIC Ireland CHQ Building fit-outs being nominated.

Dear Andrew & Conor, We are pleased to inform you that Johnston Shopfitters have been shortlisted in the ‘Fit Out Project of the Year-Retail’ category at the Fit Out Awards 2016. Making the list alone is a great achievement in itself. Congratulations & best of luck for the final in November. The Fit Out Awards Team

Eason Flagship Store – O’Connell Street Dublin

26.07.16 – Johnston Shopfitters are delighted to announce their completion of the refurbishment of the ground floor refit of Eason iconic flagship bookstore in O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. Having previously completed works to both the first floor & Irish Interest Area ‘Eason Rising’ Johnston Shopfitters were appointed Main Contractor on this particularly complex refurbishment of this historic landmark building. As Main Contractor to Eason, Johnston Shopfitters manufactured, installed & project managed the full interior fit-out, while Eason continued to trade throughout the refit. Calling upon their full spectrum of services over a seven-week period, the scope of works included:

  • Demolition.
  • Removal & disposal of existing shop fittings.
  • New mechanical, electrical & sprinkler installation
  • New floors, ceilings & decorations.
  • Purpose built bespoke shopfitting units.

The project was delivered on time, within budget and with Johnston Shopfitters renowned service and attention to detail, delivering to Eason and their customers a revitalised & comfortable retail destination in the heart of Dublin. Johnston Shopfitters wish Eason every success with their new store.

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Johnston Shopfitters complete refurbishment of the ground floor refit for Eason, iconic flagship bookstore in O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

REI Retail Retreat 2016 – Mount Wolseley

11.05.16 – Andrew Johnston, Managing Director, Johnston Shopfitters discussed ‘Retail Basics – Revitalising  Your Store’ to a packed Retail Excellence Ireland audience at this years REI Retail Retreat. Andrew talked of how retailers never get a second chance to make that first impression and of what makes your store stand out from the competition? Andrew explored how to best assess the six key elements of your store, how to revitalise your existing premises by applying the basics and how to deliver a more engaging retail experience for your customers.

‘Great presentation from Johnston Shopfitters, interesting & useful & great to hear Andrew’s not interested in selling what’s not needed! – Becci Birchall – Fishers Newtownmountkennedy.

It was great to meet with you at the REI Retail Retreat. In fact Andrew’s lecture was one of the main reasons I attended’ – Orlaith Ryan – Vision 2 Opticians Limerick.

EPIC Ireland at The CHQ Building

07.05.16 – Johnston Shopfitters are delighted to announce the much anticipated opening of EPIC Ireland at The CHQ Building Dublin. We wish EPIC every success with their fantastic, state of the art visitor exhibition. It was our absolute pleasure in working so closely with EPIC on this mammoth venture. Congratulations to all from all at team Johnstons.

Experienced Shopfitting Installers

14.04.16 – Due to continued expansion, Johnston Shopfitters require – Experienced Shopfitting Installers. Experience in all areas of retail & commercial fit-outs required. While based in Dublin 12 Ireland, the role will require travel and overnight stays in all parts of Ireland & the UK. Availability for immediate start would be an advantage.  CV’s to jobs@johnston-shopfitters.com

Experienced CAD Technician Required

30.03.16 – WE WANT YOU! Johnston Shopfitters are looking for an experienced CAD Technician, who is capable of producing high end joinery drawings from initial client brief through to manufacturing & assembly. Candidates must be trained & proficient in 3D modelling in AutoCAD &/or Inventor & be able to produce precise joinery/workshop drawings & accurate cutting lists. Ideal candidate to have an understanding of & have experience working in a joinery workshop & as a CAD technician in a joinery environment. Training would be provided, where necessary, if the right candidate requires. CV’s to jobs@johnston-shopfitters.com

Company Announcement

19.12.15 – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patsy (Patricia) Johnston (nee Smith), a former shareholder & mother to Andrew & Gregory Johnston, Directors of Charles J. Johnston & Son Ltd. Patsy died peacefully in the wonderful care of Highfield Nursing Home with her family at her side. We offer our sincere condolences to all the Johnston family’.

Dublin Simon Community

18.12.15 – In lieu of corporate gifts this Christmas, Johnston Shopfitters were delighted to make a Christmas donation to Dublin Simon Community

Lepoardstown Lions Club

09.12.15 – Johnston Shopfitters proudly supporting Lepoardstown Lions Club Christmas Hampers

New Website

01.10.15 – Johnston Shopfitters launch all new Website

Moone Kilomarathon

26.09.15 – Johnston Shopfitters General Manager Igor Martinis completes Johnston Shopfitters sponsored Moone Kilomarathon

No.1 Currency

17.09.15 – Johnston Shopfitters celebrates opening of 50th No.1 Currency

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