Speaker: George Mullan, founder and owner of SIS Pitches Sligo native George Mullan is the founder and owner of SIS Pitches, a manufacturing and sports construction company with offices in Europe, Asia and Africa. His background is as a turnaround specialist and he has completed turnarounds in South America, North America and Europe for a major US multinational. SIS Pitches has constructed sports surfaces for some of the greatest names in sport. Its client list includes world-renowned football teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus. The company has also been selected to install pitches for some of the world’s most prestigious sporting events, including: the World Cup finals, the African Cup of Nations, the European Championships, the Champions League and Heineken Cup Rugby. The company has completed construction projects in some challenging markets such as Iraq, Angola, Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia. This year, SIS Pitches will complete projects in Russia for the 2018 World Cup and in Scotland for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In the video below, Mullan outlines some of the biggest practical challenges that SIS Pitches has faced in sports-pitch construction, in delivering the perfect playing pitch and offers advice to Irish businesses that want to compete for international commissions.