Anthony Kieran is Co-Founder of Used Cars NI, which trades one billion pounds worth of cars annually. He is also the MD at Aurient LTD and Proprietor of The Regency, five star luxury residence in Belfast.
Hailing from Crossmaglen, County Armagh, experiencing the effects of the Troubles first hand as well as a traumatic school life at St Colman’s Secondary School, gave him the drive to want to make something of his life.
There aren’t too many people who can say they have worked at NASA but Anthony made the best of his time in America earning great money and playing Gaelic Football. He travelled the world and then returned home to a situation where he had no job.
In this episode Anthony talks of his traumatic start in life and how these experiences set him up as a determined young man wanting to make something of himself. He explains why he moved to America and what he learned from this experience.
As Co-Founder of Used Cars NI, he shares how he met his business partner and how they overcame all the negativity when they first started the business.
He talks about failed business adventures, how he felt and how he dealt with it at the time. He also talks about the importance of risk taking, evolving, trends and the importance of treating your staff well.
His father told him to ‘Live a good life’. Anthony explains what this means to him.
He ends with lots of tips and advice for people who are trying to ‘Make it Happen’.
Anthony is a force to be reckoned with. One not to miss.
E73: When People Say You Can’t, Let That Be Your Driving Force For Success: Anthony Kieran
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