Too Good To Refuse

Noel Good owner of Herbst Machinery Ltd located outside Omagh was the guest speaker at the Rural Youth Entrepreneurship (RYE) programme workshop hosted by Mountfield Ulster Scots.

Too Good To Refuse

Noel Good, Herbst Machinery Ltd with some of the young participants at Mountfield Ulster Scots.

Noel addressed an audience of thirty aspiring young entrepreneurs speaking about his journey through life starting his business from the ground up at the age of nineteen. Noel offered the entrepreneurs valuable advice, detailing its humble beginnings in 1983 to present he spoke about his determination, how he dealt with the recession and how it didn’t deter him. Armed with creativity and passion he built his empire stating, “it’s important to build your business success around something that you love, something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you.”

Stephen Patterson, Mountfield Ulster Scots, said:

“Herbst Machinery Ltd is a family run company, a leading manufacturer of trailers for the agricultural and construction sector widely recognised for its professionalism and attention to detail. When Noel approached me and kindly offered to speak to the young people about his own experiences of setting up his business it was too good an opportunity to refuse. To have someone like Noel who is well respected within the local community as well as a successful business owner was ideal. The young people were intrigued by his life story, he was an inspiration to them all.

“I would like to thank the RDC for the opportunity in hosting the programme, these workshops have certainly been fun and informative.”

Olga Gallagher, RYE Programme Director, said:

“As the lead partner the Rural Development Council delivers the RYE programme in partnership with Advantage. The programme is funded by DARD through the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme. It is designed to develop an awareness of self-employment and entrepreneurship as an alternative option for young people living in rural areas.

“The RYE Programme aims to encourage and support young people. It’s important to give opportunities for the participants to continue to learn from people like Noel who has vast experience and expertise in being self employed.”

“RDC would like to thank Noel for his time and offering his support to the many young people here tonight. We trust they will go away armed with ideas and hopefully they too will be owners of successful businesses.”

If any young person who is considering taking their first steps towards self employment contact Gillian or Gail at the Rural Development Council on 028 867 66980 for further information.