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'Click Energy's been the best roller coaster ride'

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

A: There are loads of cliches people roll out but for me it is being honest and upfront with everyone you deal with in life. You will always have your ups and downs in business but maintaining that honesty and consistency in every situation will stand you in good stead.

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

A: Trust your instincts and get on with it. Stick to the concept that you have developed and make it work and ensure that the team you bring in to help you believe in it as well.

Q: What was your best business decision?

A: My wife Martina said marrying her. But setting Click Energy up is up there as well.

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

A: Rally driver. I enjoy driving and travelling up and down the A6 most weeks you feel like a rally driver.

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

A: We have a holiday home in Tullagh Bay, Donegal, and from Easter to Halloween we try to spend as many weekends as possible there. School holidays are also spent there and I then commute to the office. So my last holiday was in not-so-sunny Donegal.

Q: What are your hobbies/interest?

A: Having a young family means there is not much time for hobbies or interests as Martina and I are a taxi service for Harry, Tom and Charlotte.  However, I love football and try and get to the gym a few days a week.

Q: What is your favourite sport and team?

A: I love watching football and Liverpool FC. My oldest son Harry is a Liverpool fan, while Tom is a Man United fan, so watching football with them is always fun.

Q: And have you ever played any sports?

A: Years ago I used to swim with the City of Derry swimming team in galas all over Northern Ireland.

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

A: I do enjoy reading a good book, but I really only get a chance to read during holidays. The last book I read was Once Upon A Time In The North West by Garbhan Downey.

Q: How would you describe your early life?

A: Happy. I had a typical childhood. My mum and dad made sure that we all had a good work ethic and we were all made aware that to achieve anything in life we needed to work for it.  

Q: Have you any economic predictions?

A: Not really but I do think that Brexit will inevitably be bad for the economy until such time as new trade deals are put in place. 

Q: How would you assess your time in business with your company Click Energy?

A: The best roller coaster ride in the world.

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