Friday, 21 November 2014

Micro Enterprise Award

Cathal O,Carroll won The Dunlaoghaire Rathdown Chamber Envirocom Award for Special Merit/ Micro Enterprise.

Susses story of how one man who had been made redundant, built a mobile bike business by following a business plan and using initiative. He got out there and made his business be found.

Based in Dublin Cathal's Mobile Bicycle Repair Business "The Spokesman" is now in its 5th year

His clients include: Diageo, Ulster Bank, Facebook, Trinity College, Fineos, Oracle, AIB, Aecom, State Street, the IFSC, A&L Goodbody and IADT.

He sell's Merida bicycles and also rent road bicycles. With the option of delivering new bicycles to people’s homes or office in the Dublin area.

Message from Cathal
"Dear Martin I just want to thank you. Without your help it would not have been possible."


Cathal O,Carroll receiving the award

Back in 2010 Cathal O,Carroll had been made redundant for the second time in two years so he decided to start his own business. People recommend to him that his business should be:
  • Something that you are interested in. 
  • It should be different. 
  • It should be a growing market. 
  • It should be low cost to start up.
His business idea was a mobile bike repair workshop. Nobody else is doing mobile bike repairs in Dublin. It was low cost to start up. He is interested in cycling and finally it is a growing market. When he found out that this concept was already tried and successful in the USA, Holland, Germany and the UK he said why not. He completed a business plan, training and started operating in August 
2010. And no looking back! 

If you live or are cycling though Dublin, make sure you look the Spokesman up www.thespokesman.ie

If you would like to receive a copy of our information brochure to start your own bike business. Which provides further details, joining fee, including an overview of our business model then please contact the Managing Director Martin Wilkins Email:  martin@cycle-tech.co.uk 


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