Brave takes that risk. Brave strives to push on when others don’t.
We see that bravery, and we back it. Our 'Stories of Brave' series takes a look at some of our SME customers who’ve shown that bravery. They’re the cornerstone of our economy, and we’re here to support them.
Drilling for opportunities
AIB prides itself on backing the SMEs that push on and overcome the challenges that come their way. In a special series, ‘Stories of Brave’, we have been shining a light on the qualities that make these brave businesses succeed, such as those embodied by Armagh-based horizontal directional drilling specialists GMAC Utilities Ltd.
One of GMAC’s company directors, Gerald McCloskey, tells us more.
Baking up success
“Staying competitive is the lifeblood of any business. Just because you did it this way today doesn’t mean you do it that way tomorrow. Being brave enough to challenge yourself means you are always delivering the best service for your customers.”
As part of the Stories of Brave series, we speak to Harold Irwin of Woodwin Catering on how he has adapted his business for success since 1983.
“It is important that we are both technically excellent and easy to deal with. As a company we want to make life as easy as possible for our customers, while being leaders in our field in terms of our engineering prowess.”
Read how Managing Director of Conveyortek, Philip Trimble, has shown bravery to bring the business from strength to strength since its inception.
Stepping out of the shade
AIB is proud to back brave businesses that push forward and overcome adversity. In a special series, ‘Stories of Brave’, we talk to local leaders about the qualities that can help make SMEs successful, such as the culture and determination shown by Bloc Blinds.
We spoke to Bloc Blinds Financial Director, Ciara McGonnell-Cushnahan on how innovation and empowerment are the key to the business’ success.
Navigating unchartered waters
AIB is proud to back brave businesses that push on and overcome adversity. In a special series, ‘Stories of Brave’, we shine a light on the qualities that can help make SMEs successful, such as those shown by fishing cooperative, Sea Source.
“Anyone involved in the fishing industry has to be brave – none more so than the guys actually out there on the boats. It takes guts to go to sea, dealing with mother nature on a daily basis, and everything that comes with it. There is no other business like it."
What makes a business bloom?
SMEs are the cornerstone of the economy. They are the brave businesses that push on and overcome adversary, taking risks along the way to grow. AIB prides itself on backing this bravery and in a special series, ‘Stories of Brave’, we are shining a light on the qualities that can help make SMEs successful, such as those shown by Dundonald Nurseries.
Read how Malcolm and his family worked together to develop and transform Dundonald Nurseries into the successful business it is today.