J. P. Kennedy has over 20 years’ experience in the ceramic tile industry, starting with Building Adhesives Limited in 1996. He then helped lead the Irish business of ARDEX Building Products.

J. P. Kennedy worked with the Tile Warehouse team (a multi-site tile retail business based in the west coast of Ireland) for two years, and he is currently working with the TileStyle team as managing director and has been helping lead this iconic Irish family-run business for over five years. He is also managing director of Focus Ceramics Limited, based in Byfleet, a long-established tile specification business which was acquired 2½ years ago by TileStyle.

His experience covers both the technical, commercial and retail aspects of the ceramic tile industry and he is passionate about developing the standards within the industry, particularly training and innovation around new products and technologies. JP Kennedy is a board member of Retail Excellence Ireland, Ireland’s largest retail industry body with over 1,100 members representing Ireland’s leading retailers. He is also a contributor to TSJ, providing insight and updates on the Irish Ceramic Tile industry.