Businessgrew fromshared foodpassion
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.