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'The food sector is an exciting one to work in'

Q&A: Plunkett Curry

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

A: In business, it’s good to plan your future, set your goals, put a structure in place to achieve them, have the right people around you, then everyone works hard to make it all come into being.

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

A: You must enjoy what you’re doing.

Q: What was your best business decision?

A: The decision to build our factory so that we could grow as a business.

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

A: Probably electrical contracting.

Q: What are your hobbies/interests?

A: I like gardening, doing jobs around the house, walking, cycling, going to the gym and watching football.

Q: What is your favourite sport and team?

A: I like all sports, but my favourites would include Gaelic football, hurling, rugby and soccer.

Q: How would you describe your early life?

A: My early life always had plenty of hard work in it and still does, but that’s a good complaint to have. Other than that, I was always a happy-go-lucky type and accepted the opportunities that life gave me.

Q: What was your last holiday, and where to next?

A: Last holiday was a sun holiday, next one I’ve no idea. Depends on the weather, I might just pack up and head away for a few days or so.

Q: Have you any economic predictions?

A: Economically, things are always changing and they’re generally changing outside of our control, so we can only change what it is we do or how we do it, to maintain the same result, or indeed increase the result.

Q: How would you assess your time with Unimush in the firm?

A: it’s always been competitive, exciting, hard working and enjoyable. It has been a time of tremendous learning through meeting people from all walks of life, and a time of great achievement in overcoming and keeping up with all the challenges within the mushroom industry down through the years, while at the same time creating a new market for the humble mushroom through the development of all of our mushroom products.

Q: How do you sum up working in the food sector?

A: The food sector itself is very challenging in many ways, but it is an exciting industry and can be rewarding.

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