Belfast Telegraph

‘My children will tell me where my next holiday is’

Q&A

This Week: Mark Regan of Kingsbridge

Q: What’s the best piece of business (or life) advice you’ve ever been given?

A: friend once said he didn’t believe in luck but found that the harder he worked, the luckier he became.

Q: What piece of advice would you pass on to someone starting out in business?

A: We were all given two eyes, two ears and one mouth. If you use them in that percentage in business you won’t go too far wrong. Oh, and add tenacity to that mix — you must never give up.

Q: What was your best business decision?

A: Without a doubt it was going with my gut instinct to trust the two owners of 3fivetwo to join them on the journey 10 years ago to create what is now the 3fivetwo group.

Q: If you weren’t doing this job, what would be your other career?

A: A seismologist or a cartographer. I’m obsessed by maps and plate tectonics.

Q: What was your last holiday? Where are you going next?

A: With four children to consider, aged 13, 12, 10 and seven, holidays tend to be centred around what they like doing, so our last trip was to Legoland near Windsor. They’ve not yet told me where I am going this year.

Q: What are your hobbies/interests?

A: Occasional golf and entertaining four children.

Q: What is your favourite sport and team?

A: It’s got to be soccer and some rugby. I’m a Liverpool Football Club supporter awaiting a 19th league title. Maybe next year.

Q: If you enjoy reading, can you recommend a book?

A: National Geographic is as close to a book I get each month.

Q: How would you describe your early life?

A: I grew up as an only child in Belfast. I am adamant that while having no siblings has a few drawbacks, being an only child has taught me some unique and beneficial life skills that I use every day.

Q: Have you any economic predictions?

A: I don’t think we’ve even seen half of the impact that online trade is going to have on the high street. Investment in serving your customers online will continue to explode exponentially and for me offering online access to doctors is part of the challenge in staying ahead of the curve.

Q: What’s the best piece of business (or life) advice you’ve ever been given?

A: A friend once said he didn’t believe in luck but found that the harder he worked, the luckier he became.

Q: What piece of advice would you pass on to someone starting out in business?

A: We were all given two eyes, two ears and one mouth. If you use them in that percentage in business you won’t go too far wrong. Oh, and add tenacity to that mix — you must never give up.

Q: What was your best business decision?

A: Without a doubt it was going with my gut instinct to trust the two owners of 3fivetwo to join them on the journey 10 years ago to create what is now the 3fivetwo group.

Q: If you weren’t doing this job, what would be your other career?

A: A seismologist or a cartographer. I’m obsessed by maps and plate tectonics.

Q: What was your last holiday? Where are you going next?

A: With four children to consider, aged 13, 12, 10 and seven, holidays tend to be centred around what they like doing, so our last trip was to Legoland near Windsor. They’ve not yet told me where I am going this year.

Q: What are your hobbies/interests?

A: Occasional golf and entertaining four children.

Q: What is your favourite sport and team?

A: It’s got to be soccer and some rugby. I’m a Liverpool Football Club supporter awaiting a 19th league title. Maybe next year.

Q: If you enjoy reading, can you recommend a book?

A: National Geographic is as close to a book I get each month.

Q: How would you describe your early life?

A: I grew up as an only child in Belfast. I am adamant that while having no siblings has a few drawbacks, being an only child has taught me some unique and beneficial life skills that I use every day.

Q: Have you any economic predictions?

A: I don’t think we’ve even seen half of the impact that online trade is going to have on the high street. Investment in serving your customers online will continue to explode exponentially and for me offering online access to doctors is part of the challenge in staying ahead of the curve.

Belfast Telegraph

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