Spotlight - McKenna Security Shredding
Q. Tell us about McKenna Security Shredding?
We are family owned and operated company based here in Drogheda. The company was established in 1985 We offer a data destruction service – specialising in confidential document shredding, hard drive / computer destruction. We have a regular collection services whereby we would install a console, multiple consoles depending on your requirements into the premises and collect on a schedule that suits your business, or we also offer one off or “purge” services this is where companies may do annual or twice a year clear outs. Each of our clients can choose from an Onsite service – this is when our operator and vehicle remain on your premises whilst all material is shredded or an Offsite service where we collect and take the material back to our fully licensed premises for guaranteed same day shredding.
Q. Tell us one thing people might not know about the business.
McKenna Security Shredding is owned & operated by brothers James and Eugene McKenna. At the time of establishing over 25 years ago they were one of the first to provide a waste management and security shredding service on all recyclable materials to businesses, banks, and government bodies in the North East of Ireland.
Q. What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever been given?
Its not really advice but we really believe in supporting local- which was never been more needed than this year! We are very conscious about how & where we spend our money, and we try to keep as much of that money within the local economy. Not only does it support local businesses, local jobs but it allows us to establish local relationships which will only ever benefit our own business.
Q. What is next for McKenna Security Shredding?
We used the time we had during lockdown to really focus on the future plans for the business – we upgraded our back-office processes and also invested heavily in our facilities and our machinery.
We now have the ability to process 3 times the volume of material we were able to previously so the plan for 2021 and beyond is continue growing. Continue increasing the volume of material that goes through our facility. We are looking to really increase our local customer base – we are the only “local” shredding provider for Drogheda with the nearest competition 50km away from the town. Because we are local it means we can deliver the most cost effective service to other businesses based in the Drogheda area – we are so confident in this that we are offering all Drogheda Businesses a price match guarantee (& an additional discount for all Members of the Chamber) 2020 has been a challenging year for all businesses but we really believe that 2021 has good things in store for us all!