Subway on fast-track

Subway’s Paul Heyes has seen an explosive surge in growth in Ireland – and is unwilling to let the recession hinder his plan for market domination

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Ian Kehoe

21st February, 2009

Twelve years ago, Paul Heyes experienced something of a mid-life crisis. The Belfast-based businessman had spent the previous 25 years working his way up the corporate ladder of a multinational catering group, and was on the verge of another promotion.

But rather than accept the job and the salary hike, Heyes decided to hand in his notice. ‘‘I got scared. I knew I needed a change and I knew I needed to do something else. I...

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