We are very lucky to have an old fashioned and hugely supportive bank manager in John Deery of Danke Bank who understands customer relations and that support to manufacturing businesses is crucial to building the economy. Below is a very recent article from Danke Bank’s Vision magazine which is aimed at promoting businesses at home and abroad. Our feeling is that if you have a product and a sensible business plan aimed at developing your market then with the help of a bank manager like John you can make it happen.
Ballygowan company racing into export lead
A Ballygowan-based company, with the support of Danske Bank, is investing in turning its unique motorsport product into an international export.
MotorSport Trailers, a family firm, has designed and developed a range of trailers which combine vehicle transport with a living area. Their innovative designs are suitable across the wide range of motorsport disciplines and are designed specifically to service the growing motorsport community.
The investment will enable the firm to scale its operations from bespoke manufacture to full production. MotorSport Trailers is currently negotiating distributors for GB, Europe, Australia, North America and the Middle-East.
Paul McCartan, managing director of Motorsport Trailers, welcomed the deal: “With the support of Danske Bank, we’ve been able to turn our idea into a product that will sell around the world. We’ve seen exceptional demand for what we do, and by paying close attention to market conditions, we’ve taken this opportunity to launch something truly unique.
“There simply isn’t another firm doing what we’re doing – motorsport is a close-knit community, so our reputation for quality products will help us to build a preeminent international export business.”
John Deery, Business Manager at Danske Bank’s Belfast Finance Centre said: “Innovation and export are two key components of rebalancing the Northern Ireland economy and Motorsport Trailers is right at the forefront of both. This is a forward-thinking local business seizing the initiative and creating market-leading products suitable for export right across the world.”
Motorsport Trailer’s clients include some of the most well-known names in motorsport, including XGAMES 17 gold medal winner, Liam Doran, and former Superkart World Champion, Trevor Roberts. The firm hopes to take on a number of new staff as a result of the deal, ultimately leading to an expansion of their premises in Ballygowan.