Celebrating 50 Years of Business Success

19th February 2024

Posted In: Be In The Frame

Guaranteed Irish recently celebrated the launch of a Commemoration Stamp with An Post to mark 50 years working with businesses in Ireland. The national symbol of trust was launched in 1974 and is celebrating its fifty-year anniversary this year (2024).  An Post is at the heart of doing business in Ireland so the commemoration stamp, launched by An Taoiseach was the perfect union, and serves as a testament to Guaranteed Irish members that support over 150,000 jobs throughout the country.

Designed by Dublin-based CI Studio, the special stamp captures the essence of Guaranteed Irish in a simple and playful way, with the iconic symbol rendered in gold.  A hand selecting the green dot over the ‘I’ represents the act of choosing to support businesses in Ireland.

The ‘N’ rate €1.40 stamp covers postage across the island of Ireland and the stamp and specially designed first day cover envelope are available at www.anpost.com/shop and selected post offices nationwide.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launched the celebratory stamp with Guaranteed Irish CEO, Brid O’Connell, and An Post CEO, David McRedmond.

Commenting on the launch, Brid O’Connell said, “We are delighted with the support of such an iconic national brand as “An Post’ who like ourselves are committed to supporting businesses and championing sustainability. The 50th anniversary presents a lovely opportunity for us to work with genuine business members, new and existing, who are committed to Ireland and its workforce. When we work together, as we saw during the pandemic, the experience can benefit our local economies, our supply chain and our environment. We facilitated many of our smaller business members to move onto an ecommerce platform and An Post offered a fast, efficient and agile solution for logistics. Guaranteed Irish Gift member businesses (www.guaranteedirishgifts.ie) continue to partner with An Post today.

Guaranteed Irish has supported the Irish economy for the last fifty years and looks forward to sustaining this focus for the next five decades.

We have evolved to represent our members in a more relevant manner and the support from a business such as An Post has been steadfast, so the stamp is a really fitting way to celebrate this anniversary together.”

Welcoming the Guaranteed Irish stamp, An Post CEO, David McRedmond said: “We recognise the importance of Guaranteed Irish as the national symbol of trust in business in Ireland. Their work promotes all businesses based in Ireland large and small, supporting fair working conditions and a growth economy. In this regard Guaranteed Irish and An Post have a lot in common and together we are helping build sustainable Irish businesses and communities for the future.”

The not-for-profit supports a network of businesses from indigenous to locally based global leaders throughout the country. The Guaranteed Irish not-for-profit membership organisation began in 1974 with a campaign by the Irish Goods Council. Today, 2,300 member businesses directly employ over 150,000 people and have a combined turnover of €14.75 billion.  The Guaranteed Irish symbol is awarded to both indigenous companies and international businesses operating in Ireland, encouraging consumers to buy locally, supporting business, their employees and wider supply chains.

Pictured launching the Guaranteed Irish anniversary stamp earlier this month to mark the 50th year of Guaranteed Irish is David McRedmond CEO An Post with Brid O’Connell CEO Guaranteed Irish and An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD. (Image: Andres Poveda).