This Working Life: ‘It’s important to create an environment where your employees feel listened to, understood and respected’ – Niall Carroll of The Drone Guys

The owner of The Drone Guys and chief executive of AquaFuel is adamant that relationships are essential to any business, and that means building trust with both customers and staff

Niall Carroll of The Drone Guys, AquaFuel and 100K in 30 Days: ‘When I’m interviewing potential new staff, the main things I’m looking for are confidence, common sense and eagerness to learn and participate in our team.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Niall Carroll owns The Drone Guys, the drone services company; is chief executive of AquaFuel, the fuel logistics company; and is also founder of the nationwide campaign 100K in 30 Days in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland, Ireland’s largest virtual challenge. Registration for this year’s opens on April 21.

I started my first business, a software company called Aquaweb, in 2003 after working in two software companies in the Trinity Enterprise Centre in Dublin. ...