A multi-award winning entrepreneur, Grainne Kelly is the CEO and inventor of Bubblebum UK Ltd, manufacturer of the world’s first inflatable car booster seat. Founded in December 2009, the product won the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Best Bet Booster 2011 which resulted in major media exposure including the front page of USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. The company was a national finalist in the European Business Awards 2012 and was included in the Wonga Future 50 List 2012.
Grainne has also personally been recognised for her achievements with the following business awards: Ulster Bank Business Achiever Award All Island 2011, Belfast Telegraph Business Woman of the Year Award 2010, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2011, the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce Business Achiever Award 2011 and Women in Business NI Award 2012. Bubblebum now exports to 27 countries globally and is stocked by major retailers such as Walmart, Target, Aldi, Amazon, Lidl, Halfords, Tesco and Boots.