Enterprise Fortnight continues with packed programme aimed at inspiring and supporting budding entrepreneurs and innovators

Business Breakfast in Galgorm
Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Cllr Lindsay Millar and Ballymena Chamber of Commerce President Robin Cherry with members of the Danske Bank team at Thursday morning’s Business Breakfast in the Four Seasons Suite at Galgorm Resort & Spa. Included are, L-R, Brian Telford (Danske Bank Head of Markets), Eugene Reid (Ballymena Chamber vice-president), Aaron Ennis (Danske Bank), Tom Wiggins (Ballymena Chamber), Conor Lambe (Danske Bank Chief Economist).

A fortnight-long series of networking sessions, workshops, debates and information clinics aimed at promoting, exploring and celebrating business and entrepreneurship in Mid and East Antrim is continues – and there is another action packed week ahead.

Enterprise Fortnight commenced on Monday 12 and will run until Saturday 24 November, with a programme of free events designed to unlock and capitalise on our entrepreneurial potential.

The initiative is being led by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, in partnership with business support organisations across the Borough.

LEDCOM Social Enterprise Event in LEDCOM
The Mayor pictured at the LEDCOM Social Enterprise Event in LEDCOM.

Industry specialists, local entrepreneurs and support agencies are available to ensure that the aspirations of our local budding entrepreneurs and businesses are realised.

Details of the wide range of events can be found at www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk

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The Mayor took part in A Day of Innovation.

Mayor Councillor Lindsay Millar said: “The first week of Enterprise Fortnight has been superb.

“It has been brilliant to spend time with our business leaders and budding young and newly founded entrepreneurs in Mid and East Antrim.

“We have so much potential and ambition and Enterprise Fortnight is delivering on its aim of educating, supporting and helping to develop and grow opportunities and economic growth throughout our Borough.

“There are still plenty of exciting events planned in the coming days and we look forward to welcoming everybody along.”

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Pictured at one of the events featuring the Mid & East Antrim Food & Drink Network.

Alderman Greg McKeen, Chair of Council’s Economic Growth and Tourism Committee, said: “I would like to thank the partner organisations who have worked successfully with council to develop this exciting programme of events to celebrate Enterprise Fortnight 2018.

“Growing the economy is our number one strategic priority and by continuing to work closely with our partners we are ideally positioned to help develop opportunities to create jobs, support growth of new and existing businesses to develop skills and employment opportunities.

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Pictured at the Mid and East Antrim Food & Drink Network event.

“It continues to be an exciting time and delivery of events such as these tabled through Enterprise Fortnight 2018 clearly evidences that Mid and East Antrim is open for business.”

For more information on Mid and East Antrim Enterprise Week visit: https://amplifymidandeastantrim.com/enterprise-fortnight/


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