Summary of Business:The Coyle Group is a specialist Health and Safety Recruitment and Consulting business. We operate in markets were safety is critical. Our business is located in Blanchardstown Dublin 15 but we operate globally with HSE people in Northern and Central Europe and the Middle East.
What led you to starting your business?Gavin Coyle holds a MBS in Safety and Health and has worked as a specialist safety advisor for over 20 years. At the age of 18 when Gavin started in the safety business he witnessed a work at height fall of a young person. From that day forward Gavin has been committed to working with people and companies to achieve zero accidents in the workplace.
How did you raise the funds you need for your business?Coyle Group is completely self funded.
What is the most significant lesson you have learnt in running your business?Be honest, consistent and brilliant in your specialist area only.
What has been the proudest moment in your business so far?Winning a contract to write a safety strategy for ESB to improve their safety performance and being acknowledged by ESB that the strategy was a major success nationwide from the ground level to boardroom.
What have been the biggest challenges in your business to date?Smaller companies not paying.
What advice would you give aspiring entrepreneurs thinking of starting a business?Be specialist, niche, open, consistent, aware, smart, flexible, determined, open-minded - but confident in your ability.
What’s the best business book you’ve ever read?Alan Sugar
Who is the entrepreneur you admire the most?Marcus Lemonis
What’s your website?http://www.coyle-group.com
What Social Networking sites does your business use?Linkedin
How has the SFA helped you in your business?They answered a legal query within 3-4 days of an issue we had - great service
Contact details:Gavin Coyle
Address: 12 The Close, Rathdale, Enfield