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  1. OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW

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    The SmartBunker is a simple solution to an age-old problem of handling and storage. From Coal to Wood Pellets to Animal Feed plus more

    Find out more on the benefits smart bunker provides

    Happy New Year

  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS

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    Looking forward to 2020 as 2019 was a cracker from Awards to people we met from new customer to returning old ones 
    The Smart Bunker would like to thank the team’s behind the scenes that have helped getting smart bunker to where it is today 
    Brilliant red on the new improved website 
    Connor Burn’s C.B Fabrication on redesign of new robust handle 
    Springco on new design and upgrade of the spring 
    Platinum Tanks manufacturing of the smart bunker 
    Denis Heenan Heenan & Associates Partner, 
    Folks lot more names I could say but use know who use are and thanks for your help and advice on this road 
    The Team above with their help has now turned smart bunker into The World Smartest Smart Bunker 
    https://www.facebook.com/springconi https://www.linkedin.com/company/springconi/
    C.B Fabrication & Welding
     #businessallstars all ireland business foundation @all_iresummit https://lnkd.in/dyvZaXq   
    @BizAllStars @All_IreSummit
    @brilliantredltd
    www.linkedin.com/company/brilliant-red-ltd https://uk.linkedin.com/in/declan-murtagh-marketing  
    #ambassador #SULAmbassador
    @StartUpLoansUK #SULAmbassador
    Shortlisted as a finalist for the Northern Ireland Area Awards FSB Business Awards 2019
    Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2019.
    Finalist for best Green Business 2019
    Congratulations on the Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2019.
    Finalist for best innovative business 2019
    Hearth & Home finalist in the Industry Product or Service of the Year for The Smart Bunker 2019
    Business All-Stars Accreditation Greenans Products The Smart Bunker which proved their performance, trust and customer-centricity.2019
    Choosing as ambassador for UK small businesses THE Smart Bunker, is one of 10 business founders to be honoured at a reception at the Houses of Parliament to celebrate some of the UK’s most successful small businesses. 2019
  3. Customer sends Christmas card to The Smart Bunker

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    Customer sends Christmas card to The Smart Bunker
    Saying thanks and how The Smart Bunker has made her life easier from the day to day chores
    Makes it all worthwhile after receiving product review like this
    Thanks again Marie
    Thanks
    Smart Bunker
  4. Nice to get another write up from fires & Fireplaces

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    Nice to get another write up from fires & Fireplaces
    As a way of thanks for December a discount offer Read all about it

    Email sales@thesmartbunker.co.uk


    Read all about it

  5. FOLKS THE DAY HAS COME FOR YOU

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    BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL
    BUY ONE Smart Bunker for the Price of TWO
    and receive a second Smart Bunker
    ABSOLUTELY FREE

    ONLY BLACK SMART BUNKERS SOLD ON BLACK FRIDAY

    T&C’s APPLY
    If only requiring one smart bunker send a email to sales@thesmartbunker.co.uk or call 02843770845
    To get £10 of your order
    www.thesmartbunker.co.uk

  6. 40 DAYS 40 NIGHTS OF RAIN RAIN PLUS MORE RAIN

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    40 DAYS 40 NIGHTS OF RAIN RAIN PLUS MORE RAIN
    WET WEATHER WARNING
    UK AND IRELAND
    BURNING DAMP FUEL WILL COST YOU

    Wet fuel can contribute as the fuel heats up water vapour evaporates up the chimney triggering the sulphuric acid reaction on the exposed liner.

    Coal bunkers sitting on the ground with damp rising crates condensation were the coal at the bottom is wet or damp as you have to shovel from the bottom
    As seen in the video coal spilling onto the ground Not only the mess it’s getting wet.
    Smart Bunker provides the solution plus
    NO SHOVEL REQUIRED

    Important information you need to know about your flue liner manufacturers also now state that their guarantee will become void if petrochemical fuels are burnt.

  7. 5 out of 5 stars on testing review

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    THE SMART BUNKER Product: The perfect storage bin for animal feed. Whether it is for your farm animal or family pet, the Smart Bunker has an easy to operate dispense lever and it keeps animal feed dry, fresh (first in, first out) and vermin proof. Cost: Tester Hannah Rubie-Todd says: The bunker is sturdy and well-made and it was easy to put together (I did it myself). I used it to store multiple sacks of pig food and it was perfect for that. It held 10 sacks comfortably and the feed stayed fresh and dry. It is ideal if your animals are kept at a distance from your barn as you don’t have to walk far with heavy buckets of feed. It isn’t bulky and doesn’t take up lots of room, making it perfect for smaller storage areas. The plastic and metal components are high quality and, despite it being splashed with mud and rain, it hosed off easily and still looks like new. Star rating: 5/5 To sum up: A product that does exactly what it says on the tin.
    www.thesmartbunker.co.uk

  8. Awards are Great from Ireland’s all star to Ambassador for UK

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    BUT to get reviews like this makes it all worth while,
    Knowing the smart bunker is helping make life that bit easier for customers

    Ciaran Cahill, November 10
    Anyone who hasn’t got one of these yet is really giving themselves extra work I got one 3 years ago and have never regretted it old young disabled( obviously depending on disability) can benefit from this ingenious invention done Niall on all the awards you have won and continue to win for a quality product.

  9. AMBASSADOR FOR UK SMALL BUSINESSES

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    START UP LOANS SELECTS CASTLEWELLAN BUSINESS FOUNDER AS AMBASSADOR FOR UK SMALL BUSINESSES

    ·       The Smart Bunker recognised as an example of standout start up success

    ·       Start Up Loans has delivered over 67,000 loans since 2012, providing £534m of funding

    ·       Minister for Small Business Kelly Tolhurst commends the programme for supporting aspiring business owners

    EMBARGOED Until 00.01, 22 October 2019: The founder of a business in Northern Ireland making an intelligent outdoor storage solution has been chosen to champion UK start-ups by the government-backed Start Up Loans programme.

    Niall Greenan, 45, from Castlewellan, who is the founder of The Smart Bunker, is one of 10 business founders to be honoured at a reception today (Tuesday, October 22), at the Houses of Parliament in London to celebrate some of the UK’s most successful small businesses. 

    Distinguished guests will include Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chair of the British Business Bank, Kelly Tolhurst MP, Minister for Small Business and Jonathan Reynolds MP, Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

    Niall came up with the idea when he realised how difficult it was for his mother, who has arthritis, to fill a coal bucket from her traditional coal bin. The Smart Bunker is an easy-to-use dispensing system which releases coal with a simple pull of a lever to fill the bucket to the required amount that can be carried.

    He used a £5,000 Start Up Loans to develop the device, which has gone on to win several awards. He has also expanded The Smart Bunker to include safe storage of wood pellets, ice treatment and animal feed. The product has attracted attention for its sustainability credentials, providing a good alternative to the plastic bags usually used for agricultural storage. The delivery team also offers a service to refill the smart bunkers and recycle plastic bags to save them from landfill.

    The Westminster reception will kick-start a year-long programme that will see the Ambassadors take part in a series of local and national activities, where they will offer advice to other aspiring business owners about becoming their own boss. 

    Now in its fourth year, the annual Ambassador programme celebrates exceptional business owners who have realised their ambition of becoming their own boss after receiving support from the Government-backed Start Up Loans programme. 

    The other Start Up Loans Ambassadors include a woman who created a brand of sportswear designed specifically for pregnant women and a former soldier who used his service experience to set up a telecoms company for the construction industry, specialising in rapid broadband and phone line connectivity.

     Through a network of Delivery Partner organisations, the Start Up Loans programme provides pre-loan support to help applicants to develop a business plan; a fixed-interest loan of up to £25,000 to start or develop their business; as well as mentoring to support new loan recipients throughout the early stages of their business journey. 

    Since 2012, the programme has delivered more than 67,000 loans to business owners across the UK amounting to more than £527 million – with £7.5 million going to small businesses in Northern Ireland. 

    Of the loans issued by Start Up Loans, four in 10 (40%) went to women; more than one in five (22%) went to people from a black and minority ethnic background and over one in three (35%) went to people who were previously unemployed, reflecting the diversity of the UK start up community.

    Kelly Tolhurst, the Minister for Small Business, said: “Small businesses are crucially important to our economy, helping to create jobs and generate income. These Ambassadors reflect the UK’s entrepreneurial spirit which is driving innovation and productivity up and down the country.”

    Niall Greenan, the founder of The Smart Bunker, said: “I’m delighted to be chosen as an Ambassador for Start-Up Loans. My story shows that if you believe in your idea and have the tenacity and determination to succeed, then anything is possible. 

    “The loan and support that I received from Start Up Loans made a huge difference to my business – I really wouldn’t be here without it.”

    Richard Bearman, Managing Director, Start Up Loans, said: “Start Up Loans exists to ensure aspiring business owners and early stage businesses have access to the finance and support they need to thrive and we’re proud to have played a part in helping innovative companies like Niall’s to start and grow.” 

    Michael McQuillan, Chief Executive, Enterprise Northern Ireland, said: “The Start Up Loans Programme is important to Northern Irish businesses, providing start-up ventures access to supportive guidance and funding. Niall Greenan is an exemplar ambassador. With the right guidance and timely support Niall has applied his innovative approach and enterprising spirit to propel the multi-award winning The Smart Bunker onto the world stage.”

     2019/20 Start Up Loans Ambassadors: 

    1.    Niall Greenan – The Smart Bunker

    Northern Ireland

    Niall, 45, came up with the idea for his business after watching his arthritic mother struggle to fill a coal bucket from her coal storage bunker. The Smart Bunker is an easy-to-use dispensing system which releases coal, wood pellets, grit salt and animal feed with a simple pull of a lever.