Business Profile: Loughtec Ltd

Name: Cathal Green and Sean McDermott
Business: Loughtec Ltd
T: (028) 8225 2445

Business Profile: Loughtec Ltd

Can you describe your business?

Loughtec is an IT solutions company based in Omagh, our main aim is to provide an IT managed solution to fit any size or shape of business. We currently employ 14 staff and have plans to expand in the next 12 months.

Why did you start your own business?

Having gained years of experience as IT managers we felt that there was an opportunity to develop a cost effective and reliable IT support company outside of Belfast. Now as company owners we think we both have a good insight into what customers need from their IT service suppliers.

What are the best things about running your own business?

All decisions are your own, whether they are right or wrong. Everyday is something different, you get to meet people and do things you would never have had the chance to do before.

What are the main challenges facing the business?

We need to continue to develop our staff while continuing to deliver a high standard of customer service. We want to ensure Loughtec retains the spirit of responsiveness and good customer communication as we continue to expand.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

Be prepared to work extremely hard but, at the same time make sure you enjoy the work. You need to have a plan and know what you want to achieve from running a business.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less?

Demanding, rewarding, exciting.