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60 seconds with: Robert Noone

By Business & Finance
31 January 2017
Robert Noone

Traction Finance sales manager Robert Noone takes the Business & Finance 60-second challenge.

Q. What was your first job? 

I worked in a printing company part-time and on school holidays.

Q. What would you regard as your greatest achievement to date? 

Getting planning permission, building my house and dealing with the banks through the recession – very challenging times.

Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? 

You have two ears and one mouth; use them in that proportion.

Q. If you could step into the shoes of one businessperson for the day, who would it be and why?

Michael O’Leary. A very successful businessperson whom I would like to find out more about.

Q. In three words or less, how do you define success? 

Family, work, contentment.

Q. How do you motivate yourself and your staff? 

Try to keep fit and healthy. It keeps the mind clear to pass on positivity.

Q. How do you relax? 

Swimming and cycling.

Q. What’s your motto? 

It’s a long road that doesn’t turn.

Q. What are your aspirations for the future of your business? 

Continued growth by keeping things simple and our customers mobile – customer satisfaction is key for us.

You have two ears and one mouth; use them in that proportion


Robert is an experienced motor industry professional with almost 20 years of experience dealing with both individuals and corporate clients in all industries.

He is fully accredited by the Institute of Bankers to give advice on and sell financial products and is also on the council of the Vehicle Leasing Association of Ireland.

Previously known as Lease Options, Traction Finance develops and maintains transport fleets at optimum efficiency. The company devises the best transport strategy for each organisation, removing all the day-to-day hassles that come with running and maintaining vehicles.

Traction Finance operates throughout Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom.