Wigoders Interview with Darragh Connolly in Feb 2019
In Focus – Darragh Connolly Garden Care by Wigoders Homestyle February 02, 2019
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A Day In The Life of Darragh Connolly Garden Care
Tell us a bit about your business
We are a gardening business specialising in scheduled garden care with a choice of weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly and annual visits keeping your garden in great shape throughout the year. First we visit our garden to analyze your requirements and to do a ‘catch up’ so we can then care for the garden on an ongoing basis
What Inspires you?
Nature inspires me along with trying to do the best for my family
What do you consider your greatest achievement to date?
I see my greatest achievement to date is that I can keep on going through good and bad times ad always come out stronger. Building a business is hard and always you have to strive to keep pushing forward, improving, creating and sometimes reinventing yourself.
What is your greatest indulgence?
For work its tools. You cannot undertake a quality job without the correct tools for the job. For private life – bikes is a passion which keeps you fit, focused able for the work
What piece of advice would you give someone interested in starting in this field?
Never give up. Focus on one thing and become an expert in your field – no pun intended 🙂
What was the most stressful part about setting up in business and how did you overcome it?
To be honest, I enjoy the setting up part. You have to have clear goals to get it sorted and drive forward. The stress comes when things are not organised properly so I try to be as organised as possible, letting each team know when and are they are each day and what tasks need doing
Plans for the year ahead?
My plans for the year ahead is to keep the business progressing and getting three vans to capacity with quality gardens that both the clients and ourselves are proud of. We like to refine our gardens and keep improving them
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