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North Side Cabling

Published: April 1, 2019

From the enticement of being a sole trader to employing staff who soon became the face of the business. Hear David Barbour’s journey – how he began, what he’s learnt, and his advice to other small business owners.

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Getting started.

I started Northside cabling in September 2012.

I've been in the sector for 22 years

and I sort of jumped out in 2012 and

it's been it's been great.

We provide electrical and communication

contracting services to the public

industrial commercial sector.

Taking the leap

When I first started in the sector 20 years ago,

I went out on my own

it's just me like a sole trader.

I wanted the

freedom of having your own business

that lifestyle of your own business, dr

Barry answered if someone was great for four or five years, but then I found that as I

developed relationships with people

The demand for my work was what's growing?

The face of the business.

My stuff is very important without my staff there is no north side of me. They're the ones that through the work

They're the ones in the customers face. They want to deliver our product

And without that there is also a link I can do all the background work

But I need them out there to be the face of the business

You've got to sort of have faith in them and give them some trust and that trust develops trust as well

David's advice.

Not everything is smooth sailing you have many ups and many downs but look at the big picture

I don't look at a weekly result for a month or result. Look at a quarterly or yearly result

Because the industry does fluctuate as it does everywhere if I had that sort of Vice when I first started

Maybe the first few years and I were a bit more relaxing

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