DaytoDay News in Clondalkin has served its locale for more than 31 years. At the helm is Joe Mannion, owner and manager of the shop, Joe is also a director of the CSNA professional body representing independent retailers.
The shop employs ten people, covers circa 2000 square feet and is very much a traditional news agency according to Joe. Joe first met with Kildare-based, energy conservation company GET Solutions last year. GET Solutions had been accepted as an Approved Affinity Partner for the CSNA organisation. ‘To be accepted onto the Affinity Programme requires significant due diligence,’ says Joe. ‘As a result I was interested in hearing what they had to offer.’
GET Solutions specialises in reducing energy costs for small businesses, and in particular for retail outlets such as the CSNA members. Joe met with the GET Solutions team and was very impressed with their business-like approach.
‘Ask any retailer, and they will tell you the bottom line is the most important factor,’ says Joe. ‘If you cannot control costs then you simply won’t survive.’