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60 seconds with…Aidan McDonough, CEO, Integra Business Solutions

What’s currently having the greatest impact on your business?

Aidan McDonough, CEO, Integra Business Solutions
Aidan McDonough, CEO, Integra Business Solutions

Technology, there isn’t one part of our business that isn’t affected by technological advances.

Where do you see the next big opportunity?

Although not new, there are still huge opportunities within Education, Technology, Facilities Supplies and PPE/Workwear together with Managed Print Services and general print management.

Medical Supplies is also something we are looking at currently. With a group as large as Integra, there is never one big opportunity but multiple opportunities, which we are continually exploring with existing and new partners.

What would make your day job easier?

More hours in the day, fewer emails and longer weekends!

What’s the best bit of business advice you’ve been given?

Keep focused, work hard, play hard. The best one thought ‘They can kill you but they can’t eat you’.

If you had had a crystal ball, would you have done anything differently?

You can’t live your life with regrets; my focus is on the future and making sure we explore the opportunities open to us as a dealer group and how to turn any negatives and challenging situations into positives.

Describe your most embarrassing moment.

So many over the years, no one thing springs to mind although with hindsight, I’ve given some rubbish speeches!

What was your first job?

Paper boy and my first serious job was in publishing.

What would be your dream job?

Long haul pilot.

Fine dining and good wine, or curry and a pint?

Fine dining and good wine.

Money’s not an issue, what’s your perfect car… and where would you like to drive it?

Aston Martin to the Amalfi Coast.

Favourite holiday destination.

Anywhere with the kids and my wife.

How do you like to spend your spare time?

Flying single engine planes – badly.

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