KPMG, a long-time supporter of female entrepreneurs and women in sport, has today announced an exciting collaboration with Ireland’s most loved fine jewellery brand Chupi. The project will see Chupi Sweetman, design the trophy for the upcoming KPMG Women’s Irish Open, taking place in Dromoland Castle later this month.
KPMG’s relationship with Chupi began when founder, Chupi Sweetman, previously participated in the Going for Growth – a programme designed to support female entrepreneurs. After ten years in business, Sweetman has since become one of Ireland’s leading female entrepreneurs, scaling a one-woman operation to a luxury jewellery brand that sells in more than 70 countries worldwide. Following her success with Going for Growth, Chupi has returned to the programme as a Lead Entrepreneur to offer her mentorship to other aspiring ambitious female entrepreneurs, supporting them in achieving their growth aspirations.
The KPMG Women’s Irish Open trophy has been created by Chupi as a celebration of the international, elite players in women’s golf, inspired by the upward swing of a golf stroke, elongated and abstracted to add grace and movement. It is a fluid, sweeping modern trophy that showcases feminine strength and resilience. The materials used in its creation are recycled and sustainably sourced, handcrafted in Ireland by master craftspeople working with their material expertise to create a truly unique trophy, fit for international champions.
Today’s announcement is an extension of KPMG’s ongoing commitment to the development, advancement, and empowerment of women’s sport in Ireland and of women in business across the country. Having previously supported the 20×20 campaign and its ongoing sponsorship of Irish golfer Leona Maguire and Irish jockey, Rachael Blackmore, KPMG has strived to create a #LevelGround between men and women’s sport in Ireland.
Speaking at today’s announcement, Seamus Hand, Managing Partner at KPMG said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Chupi on what is an exciting project for us. We’re proud to support a leading Irish entrepreneur on this project, which is a unique way to promote women in sport and women in business. We look forward to seeing the eventual winner of the KPMG Women’s Irish Open lift the Chupi-designed trophy at Dromoland Castle on Sunday, 3rd September.”
Chupi Sweetman, CEO & Creative Director, Chupi added: “I am delighted to have been asked to design the trophy for the KPMG Women’s Irish Open. KPMG is a company close to my heart having supported me and my business over the years. More than ever, Irish women in sport are finally being supported, recognised and celebrated for the great work they do and their achievements. I am honoured to have designed a trophy using sustainable materials that matches the strength, elegance and resilience of these women in sport.”
Following its successful return last year after a ten-year hiatus, the 2023 KPMG Women’s Irish Open will be staged for the second time at Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare from 31st August to 3rd September. Tickets are now on sale at https://kpmgwomensirishopen.ie/.