What started as an annoyance of groceries sliding around in the back of the car grew into an idea of a device to hold items in place. This notion grew into a design and soon an ethos as it brought Mick, Alan and Ben together to form STAYHOLD™ and create products to keep people's stuff safe while they drive.
Michael, having worked in freight and logistics for the last 20 years and having ran his own logistics business knew the ins and outs of moving stuff around but now he wanted to make something that would stop things moving. His experience with the global freight industry was an asset when STAYHOLD™ the company was up and running, it enabled us to efficiently move stock around and handle the tricky bits of global shipping. Essential when starting a product business.
Ben & Alan who both studied Industrial Design in NCAD, Dublin were running their design studio CURVE CREATIVE when they met Michael with his idea. Their product expertise combined with Michael's business experience and logistics knowledge were an ideal match for the formation of a product company and this synergy was quickly recognised and a partnership was embarked on to get the original STAYHOLD™ product from drawing board to customers cars.
Now we have a team and partners all over the world to help bring STAYHOLD™ products to people everywhere.
The original STAYHOLD™ Cargo Organizer caught the worlds attention and since then a rollercoaster few years have seen the company grow, partnering with distribution companies worldwide and partnering strategically with Velcro Companies. We are hard at work creating a collection of new products which enhance your journey and kicking off the product expansion the SIDEKICK and METRO are the first additions to our Cargo Range.
CEO / Founder
Michael is the driving force behind the STAYHOLD™ team and as the original STAYHOLD™ Cargo Holder inventor he carries limitless enthusiasm for promoting the brand and working directly with customers.
Mick enjoys cycling and the odd round of golf.
R&D Director / CoFounder
Alan’s strong acumen in technical design allows the same frame of mind to be transferred and applied to other tasks that are required within the company ranging from compliance, design for logistics, packaging design etc.
Alan likes his coffee strong and his burgers juicy.
Creative Director / CoFounder
Ben’s creative experience and attention to detail is an asset in any project with a strong skill-set which can be applied across disciplines to achieve results. With an overriding focus on functionality and usability in product design Ben’s creative skills enhance and help to create synergy within any project.
Ben likes taking too many photos
Senior accounts and payroll Exc.
Elaine keeps everything ticking behind the scenes so we can focus on the game at hand. She has given us all a love for spreadsheets and spreads enthusiasm for organisation and getting stuff done.
Web Development / Design
Conor’s background in industrial design and web development make him ideal to translate the team's efforts into a clean and clear web and graphic presence while also assisting product development.