Tipperary man draws on his Rockwell education to meet new challenges

It seems like it would be another good year for Dunster House Ltd – one of the leading manufacturer of timber garden buildings in the UK, founded and run by a Tipperary man.

It seems like it would be another good year for Dunster House Ltd – one of the leading manufacturer of timber garden buildings in the UK, founded and run by a Tipperary man.

The company which keeps expanding across Europe and increasing its sales on an international level has now become a successful humanitarian supplier. Dunster House was one of the few businesses visited by David Cameron during his pre-election trip.

The visit was a chance for the family-run business to find out how the Dunster House climbing frame is faring in the garden at Number 10. David Cameron bought it from Dunster House five years ago.

“The Prime Minister must be so happy with our product that he has come back for another one”, joked DH founder and director Chris Murphy, a native of Cashel.

Mike Hart-King, DH operations manager added, “Whenever David Cameron does interviews in the back garden our climbing frame is always in the background. It is nice to know that it is still going strong and sits proudly on Downing Street”.

The Directors of the company said that for them “this visit was recognition of a local business and it’s standing in the local community”.

Dunster House was set up by Chris Murphy, a Tipperary man who emigrated to the UK in the 1960s. The company has been well established in the UK garden and outdoor lifestyle retail market for over two decades now. Over the years Chris has drawn on his education in Rockwell College, as well as his experiences in the British Army to ensure that Dunster House Ltd is constantly moving forward, thinking positively and meeting new challenges.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.