RYE Case Study - EE Electrical
EE Electrical is a small family run business situated on the outskirts of Magherafelt, Co Derry. Run by husband and wife Eoin and Eimer Hegarty who both play vital roles within the business.
Eoin has over 17 years’ extensive experience and knowledge as an electrician while Eimer is a qualified secondary school teacher responsible for the administration and promotion of the business.
While browsing through social media one evening Eimer noticed RYE workshops advertised locally and thought the business could do with some additional help especially with expanding or diversifying into new areas, Eimer registered for the programme and attended workshops held in Tirgan Hall, Moneymore.
“Running a small rural business often requires you to become a jack-of-all-trades and it’s important to know early on the skills that you have and those that you will learn to help improve the business or delegate to others.
“The RYE workshops were of a great benefit I got to meet other young people with different business ideas but with the same goal in mind, to be better equipped and confident at what we do. I learnt new techniques; how to brand and market a product; solving problems as well as discovering alternative ways of making your business stand out from the crowd.
“Our business prides itself on excellent workmanship paying particular attention to customer care as well as providing a certified electrical installation service. We want to establish a reliable electrical firm that is tailored to each individual’s needs creating a customer base which know they can depend upon trustworthy tradesmen."
Olga Gallagher, RDC Director said;
“Entrepreneurs who take the time to seek education will only increase their chances of success whether that entrepreneur comes from a family of business owners, or is starting out on their own with no previous experience.
“Running a business requires a set of key skills, Eimer and Eoin had already acquired some key skills within their business but wanted to ensure the business stood out within a competitive market. We are pleased that Eimer has found the workshops to be helpful to further developing the business and wish them every success.”