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William Daly, Assistant Manager, Blackwater Motors Cork

Thursday, 12th April, 2018 10:04am

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Name and position: William Daly, Assistant Manager, Blackwater Motors Cork

Age: 27

Lives: Fermoy

Family: Girlfriend, Jacinta

Pets: One dog called Alfie

Favourite thing about Cork: The people

Least favourite thing about Cork: The traffic at Dunkettle

One thing you'd change about Cork: The hills, there's too many!

When you were small, what did you want to be as a grown-up?

A soccer player.

Tell us about your career progression to your role today:

I started as a junior sales executive with Blackwater Motors in Fermoy in September 2014.

The following year I became a sales executive and in June 2016, I made the move to Blackwater Motors Cork and was given the role of Assistant Sales Manager.

What is the most enjoyable aspect of what you do?

The people you work with both inside and outside of the company. It makes the job interesting no two days are the same.

What motivates you?

I like setting myself goals and targets and aiming to hit them.

What advice would you give your 15 year old self?

Stop worrying about things that don’t really matter.

If you weren’t in the job you have, what would you be doing?

A circus clown or private investigator.

What is your greatest life or career achievement to-date?

My biggest achievement is probably my career progression with Blackwater Motors - it’s something I’m proud of.

Who has had the biggest influence on you in your life?

My dad. He gave me the freedom to do my own thing from a young age and gave me the space to learn from my mistakes as I went along and it’s definitely shaped who I am now.

What is the life dream now?

To buy my own house in the next 50 years.

How do you switch off?

I like going to the gym, but if I’m looking to relax, I normally just watch television or movies.

What is your favourite Cork memory?

College nights out with friends.

What is your favourite place in Cork?

Pretty much anywhere with nice food which we’re lucky enough to have plenty of in Cork.

Do you have a favourite quote or motto?

'If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three'!

When are you at your happiest?

When I’m eating. Which is most of the time!

Any regrets?

I don’t believe in having regrets. If you make mistakes you’ll learn from them.

What is your hidden talent?

I have absolutely no talent at all, hidden or otherwise.

What might we be surprised to know about you?

I’m one third Irish, one third Italian and one third English.

Anything else you’d like to share with us?

The Blackwater Motors used car sale starts on Wednesday 11 April with thousands to be saved on used Volkswagens.

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