With Saint Patrick’s Day just over, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Derry Girl behind the worlds first inflatable car booster seat. along with her team of lucky charms!
Grainne Kelly, Inventor and CEO of BubbleBum has propelled the company to become one of the most recognised and reliable car booster seats on the market. In fact in March 2018 Grainne won the Woman in Business UK Award at the Transatlantic Growth Awards (TAG) in recognition of the success the company has had on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Northern Irish mother-of-two invented the BubbleBum Travel Car Booster Seat in 2009 and it has since become a favourite of the industry. Many parents have experienced the difficulties which can arise when travelling with car seats. In response to her own experiences, Grainne decided to develop a seat that not only met all of the legal requirements but also made travelling easier for real families. And so she created the BubbleBum booster seat – practical, affordable, compact, lightweight, and most importantly safe!
The BubbleBum car booster seat is the best-selling parents favourite on Amazon, winner of more than 20 design, innovation and safety awards from Mumsnet, Mother & Baby and Practical Parenting as well as a JMPA Innovation Award 2011 and the IIHS Best Bet Booster Award for the last 7 years.
Grainne values her role as a mother, and it was through her experience as a Mother that BubbleBum came into being. Her sons Fintan (17) and Lorcan (14) have had a major input into the design of BubbleBum and it has been very much a family venture with Grainne’s husband Fintan acting as BubbleBum Company Director. Together the Kelly’s have created a warm family run business with global success.
The company headquarters are in Derry, Northern Ireland hometown to many amazing things including Channel 4’s Hit show Derry Girls, Teenage Kicks singers the Undertones and Hollywood actress Roma Downey!
The Irish warmth, fun and hard-working attitude is reflected in the BubbleBum brood, with an ever expanding team that now consists of 14 staff members as well as the Kellys heading the BubbleBum empire.
Time to meet the team!!!
CEO and Founder: Grainne Kelly
Chief Executive: Fintan Kelly
Office Manager: Donna
Management Accountant: Pete
Account and Business Manager: Sue
Administration Assistant: EmmaJane
Administration Assistant: Shea
Marketing Executive: Laura
E-Commerce Marketing Executive: Richard
Sales and Development Assistant: Muirann
E-Commerce Sales Executive: Eoin
Not pictured are camera shy marketing executive Eoin, and marketing assistants Sarah, Eva, Tida, and Emma!