Busi­ness­grew fromshared food­pas­sion

Bray People - - NEWS -

THIS week Ken Murphy of KJ Vict­uallers at Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre, Ark­low, takes our business survey. How’s business? Steady go­ing but Dustin the Turkey is on his way!

Have you no­ticed any changes over the past six months?

Fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties with fam­i­lies due to prop­erty tax, wa­ter charges etc. be­ing in­tro­duced – peo­ple are now un­der a lot of pres­sure and are watch­ing their money. Where did it all be­gin? Jim Murphy and I started in 2007 when we re­alised we had the same pas­sion for food. So we com­bined our ideas to open a good qual­ity, value for money and a friendly shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence for our cus­tomers. Work/life bal­ance? Jim and I give as much as we can to our fam­i­lies, but due to the con­tin­u­ous needs of the business, we would like to be there more. Alan Sugar, Don­ald Trump or Bill Cullen? Alan Sugar Best piece of ad­vice you have ever re­ceived? Al­ways be pos­i­tive and never give up. Pen and pa­per or iPad? Pen and pa­per Favourite book?

Roy Keane (The Au­to­bi­og­ra­phy) by Ea­mon Dun­phy but I would like to read the new book on Keane by Roddy Doyle.

The tough­est les­son you have learned in life?

Life is too short, we should ap­pre­ci­ate life while we can and not take it for granted.

What’s the best way to win friends and in­flu­ence peo­ple?

Be hon­est, be truth­ful and re­spect your­self and oth­ers. Cats or dogs? Dogs Movies you’ve watched more than once? The Shaw­shank Re­demp­tion Hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion? Por­tu­gal Keep fit? I don’t do as much as I should do, but in the new year I plan to get fit. The last song to stick in your head? Happy (Phar­rell Wil­liams) You learn more from fail­ure than suc­cess. Agree or dis­agree?

I agree that you learn more about fail­ure be­cause you be­come a stronger per­son and there­fore are more de­ter­mined to suc­ceed in life. Any plans to re­tire? Yes – When I win the lotto!!!

Jim Kinch and Ken Murphy, K.J’s Fam­ily Butcher, Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre, Ark­low.

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