31 Dec 2017 | 04.50 pm
Bord Gáis Energy Interview: Enda McGuane
How Winters Property Management saves on its energy costs
31 Dec 2017 | 04.50 pm
In this series, Bord Gáis Energy is sharing details on some of its SME customers and their business successes. This month, we feature Enda McGuane, MD of Winters Property Management.
How would you describe your business?
Winters Property Management was established almost 20 years ago as a property services business, meaning we help people with the operation of their houses, apartments, shops, business parks and estates, mainly in the west of Ireland.
Altogether, we look after over 8,000 residential and commercial units and we are the largest supplier of student accommodation in Ireland. We are also involved in sales, valuation, and consultancy services.
Can you describe a typical working day?
For me, there is no such thing as a typical working day. It depends hugely on the time of year, as each month usually presents its own set of challenges. Each day is a microcosm of this, and my role requires me to be out of the oﬃce a lot too, working on the more strategic aspect of the business.
What’s special about working in Galway?
For me, it’s the best city in the country. It’s small enough to give you a small-town feel, where everybody knows each other, but it’s also big enough to oﬀer you the opportunities of a larger city. People here have a very positive and can-do attitude, which makes it a great place to work and live.
How important is energy eﬃciency for your business?
Very. We are continuously looking to make our services as energy eﬃcient as possible, to get the best value for our customers. Bord Gáis Energy understands this and helps us achieve that. They give us the best service and allow us to get the best value for money. Having access to their knowledge base and cutting-edge technologies has been helpful too.
How long have you been a Bord Gáis Energy customer?
Only six months, but we’ve already seen the savings and our bill is dramatically diﬀerent. What initially made us choose them was their more holistic overall energy oﬀering, which really resonated with us and our residents. In summary, it was their whole attitude and approach.
Would you recommend Bord Gáis Energy to other businesses?
Yes, I would. Bord Gáis Energy work with people not only to deliver savings but also to give them added beneﬁts and how they can impact their business in a positive way.
• To ﬁnd out more about Winters Property Management and the work they do, visit bgebusinesshub.ie
Photo: Enda McGuane, Winters Property Management