I am Cathal O’ Carroll owner of The Spokesman.
The Spokesman is now in it’s fifth year. The Spokesman is primarily a mobile bike repairer. This year €30000 was invested in a new mobile bike workshop. I try to practice what I preach and this year I participated in the Leinster Loop, Wicklow 200, Sean Kelly Cycle and Mizen to Malin
I call to locations during the week and repair bicycles while people are working. I also call into offices and homes to repair bicycles for individuals and families. On Sundays, The Spokesman provides a full service at Dun Laoghaire People’s Park farmers Market
Customers love the service because I repair bicycles quickly. They don’t have to drop bike to a shop and wait days to get their bike back. Because I repair bicycles, The Spokesman also sells new bicycles, accessories and clothing. I sell Merida bicycles. I also rent road bicycles. I deliver the new bikes to people’s homes or office.
The Spokesman also provides pre-event and on event support for Charity Cycles eg. Cycle Against Suicide.
My clients include: Diageo, Ulster Bank, Facebook, Trinity College, Fineos, Oracle, AIB, Aecom, State Street, the IFSC, A&L Goodbody and IADT.
The Spokesman was a finalist the Green Awards 2013 and the winner of Special Merit/Micro Enterprise Award for the 2014 DLRChamber Envirocon Awards