Judge branches out in bike sales

Ulster Bank Business Development Manager Danny McGivern, centre, with Barry Judge and Claire Judge at Ashgrove Cycles
Ulster Bank Business Development Manager Danny McGivern, centre, with Barry Judge and Claire Judge at Ashgrove Cycles

Portadown convenience store operator Malachy Judge is branching out into bicycle sales with the support of Ulster Bank.

Having sold bicycles for almost 25 years from his Today Extra store on the Ashgrove Road, he has taken the decision to open a new outlet in the town dedicated to the venture.

The shop is situated in the Ashgrove Shopping Complex along with a furnishing business run by his son Conor Judge and other property let to a range of local shops.

It will sell a wide range of men’s, women’s and children’s bikes, provide servicing and repairs, and will operate the Cycle to Work Scheme, for which finance is available.

Ulster Bank has provided Malachy with support for the new venture.

Ulster Bank business development manager Danny McGivern said, “We are delighted to support Malachy and his son with their new venture.

“He has a proven record of successfully establishing and operating local businesses and has the experience and skills necessary to succeed with his latest shop.

“He has been selling bikes from his grocery store for a number of years and as sales have grown, opening a dedicated outlet was the next step. We are very confident that it will prove to be a popular fixture in the town.”

Further information about the new business is available at: www.ashgrovecycles.co.uk. For more about Ulster Bank’s lending for small businesses go to www.ulsterbank.co.uk.