BUSINESS PROFILE: HUGH DOWNEY, SHARP DESIGN LETTERKENNY

first_imgBUSINESS PROFILE: HUGH DOWNEY, SHARP DESIGNDonegaldaily.com: What is your career and what do you do?Hugh Downey, MD, Sharp Design & PR, based in Letterkenny.  Sharp Design are an award winning communications company, with over 20 years of experience specialising in Brand, Web, E-Marketing, Digital Media, Marketing, PR, Creative Advertising, Printing & Large Format Exhibition printing. Offering creative marketing solutions for start up and existing businesses we deliver creative advertising campaigns that work. Sharp Design have the unique advantage of not only having complete control inhouse of all their services from inception to completion, but every brand or creative campaign that is created for their clients is uniquely created with a difference for the individual customer. Hugh & Grace Ann along with their talented creative team, offer themselves to anyone who believes a makeover can help them with their business, no matter what the product or service. Hugh & Grace Ann sit down with their clients & love helping them realise and reach their full potential. Their business is all about moving things forward, onto a new level to ensure their customers succeed. Donegaldaily.com: Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid?I worked in a furniture store in Waterford, I got 80.00 punts a week.Donegaldaily.com: What was your first success in business?Getting past year 1, year 2 & now here we are getting past 20 years later! Donegaldaily.com: Name the one local or international business person you look up to?It has to be Sir Gerry Robinson! The best business ambassador for our Donegal & Ireland.Donegaldaily.com: What has been your biggest mistake in business?Made a lot of small ones, but thankfully no big ones yet!Donegaldaily.com: What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given? Always be nice to your customers, suppliers & colleagues. It’s not hard to be nice!Donegaldaily.com: What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today? As my grandmother always advised me, there’s only two people in this world you should look after, the man above & the bank manager.Donegaldaily.com: What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why? My 2011 Wurth Calendar!Donegaldaily.com: What item can you not do without?My car & I- phone.Donegaldaily.com: What item would you prefer to do without?My i-phone.Donegaldaily.com: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Enjoy family time & good French wine.Donegaldaily.com: When will you retire?After hearing the 2011 budget, probably never!Donegaldaily.com: What’s your tip to surviving the recession?Be happy!Donegaldaily.com: What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Give my lovely bank manager some money so he can give it to me!BUSINESS PROFILE: HUGH DOWNEY, SHARP DESIGN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 10th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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WHY DONEGAL POSTMEN ARE LACKING IN THE TROUSER DEPARTMENT!

first_imgDonegal’s postmen could never be accused of skirting around the issue when it comes to delivering the goods.But when it comes to measuring up in the trouser department – that seems to be an altogether different scenario.donegaldaily.com has learned that almost 70 postmen in Donegal have issues with the new Paul Costello-designed uniform which was rolled out across Ireland in January. That’s how many have been forced to send back the trousers form the new uniform after problems with the fittings.And now we have also learned that other postmen who were on holidays or sick during the official ‘measurement day’ still haven’t been suited and booted.The uniforms were made in Derry by well-known and highly respected outfitters Hunter Apparel Solutions.A spokesman for An Post said the issue was a nationwide one but denied there was any great problem. “There’s 5,000 staff and they all got three pairs of trousers. That’s 15,000 pairs of trousers. Now even if 1% of them needed adjustment, that 150 pairs and 1% would be a lot less than you’d expect in an exercise like this,” she said.However the spokesperson refused to reveal exactly how many pairs of trousers have been returned.However a source at An Post in Letterkenny admitted the strange fittings have been a source of amusement among staff.“One lad I know if a 30 inch waist but when his trousers arrived, they were more like a 40 inch waist. They were swimming on him!“He got some stick form the rest of the lads but that’s just the way it goes. Most of the trousers have been refitted now and it hasn’t stopped the lads from doing their rounds. “It takes a lot for a Donegal postman not to deliver the goods,” he laughed.As well as the dodgy trousers some postmen also complained about the lack of a jumper during the cold snap.The new uniform consists of a jacket and a body-warmer but the traditional jumper is not part of the new set-up.“Some of the lads are complaining they’re freezing because there’s no jumper. You can take the postman out of Donegal, but you can’t take Donegal out of the postman,” laughed the An Post source. EndsWHY DONEGAL POSTMEN ARE LACKING IN THE TROUSER DEPARTMENT! was last modified: February 6th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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