Business interview: Gerry Collins

Though Gerry Collins, owner of The Great Outdoors in Dublin, has suffered lean times in recent years, the onetime Olympian can count on a loyal customer base to keep him in the black

4th June, 2011

Shortly after they opened The Great Outdoors, Gerry Collins and his co owners received an unusual visitor.

A colourful American businessman had a competing shop around the corner from their new adventure sports store, but he wasn’t calling to wish them luck. ‘‘He arrived in with a bag of mince and said, ‘That’s what I’m going to make of you guys’,” said Collins, before pausing to think. ‘‘Most of the people who remember this stuff...

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