ShowerGem is a shower caddy that is manufactured in Ireland. It uses a patented design to store shower essentials by attaching the caddy to tiles, using transparent glue. Sean McGarry is from Westport and graduated from NUI Galway with a Bachelor of Physics Degree in 2016.
As a young teenager, Sean had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and would pick blackberries and sell them to local shops and hotels.
According to Sean, ShowerGem was created almost by accident as having two teenage sisters meant razors, soaps, and bottles were always left on the shower floor. Sean’s dad thought that there must be a better way to design a shower caddy and that’s when the first design of the Showergem was developed.
Sean turned the invention into a business and now the ShowerGem is placed in homes and showers throughout Ireland and the UK, following a successful appearance on Dragons’ Den on the BBC in 2019.
In September 2019, Sean won the ‘Best Established Business’ national title as part of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (#IBYE) competition, which is organised by the Local Enterprise Offices to support youth entrepreneurship.