Born together, business partners forever. Over the last nine years entrepreneurial Banbridge twins Aaron and Andrew Burns have built themselves a remarkable business empire, now based in the heart of Markethill.
This is Part Three in a four-part series of podcasts featuring young entrepreneurs, sponsored by the Armagh Credit Union.
Astute and ambitious, the twins recognised their own set of skills early on and kick-started their journey into self-employment by leaning into what they were most passionate about, sports and nutrition, and established a multi-sports coaching company, Burns Skills School, in 2013.
Fast forward nine years… the brothers now head up three thriving businesses, all housed under the one Old Barn roof.
Yes, they are hugely successful, but as Andrew confesses… It wasn't always fair weather. From long drives to recruit clients, creating an office from a spare bedroom to the hardships of decision making with a sibling - they have been through it all.
Not a pair to be easily defeated, they continued to ‘drive it on’ and, taking inspiration from their entrepreneurial father, Frank, they have now set sights on a new goal.