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Enterprise Week 2020 from 16th – 20th November.

Enterprise Week Goes Virtual for 2020

Pictured is Lord Mayor Councillor Kevin Savage, Chair of the Economic Development, Regeneration Committee Councillor Brian Pope, Fibrus Broadband’s Joe Diver & representatives from the Enterprise Agencies: Ciaran Cunningham (Banbridge), Eileen Stewart (Armagh), Kirsty Watson (CIDO), Breandan Mac Cionnaith (Mayfair) & Adrian Ballantine (Brownlow).
Pictured is Lord Mayor Councillor Kevin Savage, Chair of the Economic Development, Regeneration Committee Councillor Brian Pope, Fibrus Broadband’s Joe Diver & representatives from the Enterprise Agencies: Ciaran Cunningham (Banbridge), Eileen Stewart (Armagh), Kirsty Watson (CIDO), Breandan Mac Cionnaith (Mayfair) & Adrian Ballantine (Brownlow).

A suite of free online business webinars hosted by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough will run between 16 and 20 November, providing opportunities for local companies and entrepreneurs to face the challenging economic climate with confidence and new skills.

Organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and sponsored by Fibrus Broadband, the week-long programme will see a daily inspirational and enterprising event take place online in keeping with the current Coronavirus restrictions.

People who register and login will hear first-hand experiences from industry-respected guests and motivational speakers, so there is scope for everyone to learn and develop during the week. All the events can be viewed online allowing people to watch whether they are in their office, factory or working remotely at home.

Aimed at the whole business sector from budding entrepreneurs to well-established firms, the initiative will also showcase local success stories and give businesses and social enterprises access to advisors and current support programmes.

Speaking at the launch, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage, commented,

“We appreciate it has been a difficult year for businesses and so we want to help by providing free online events offering guidance, motivation and support to businesses in the Borough.”

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council launched their Enterprise Week at the Palace, Armagh. The week-long programme in November will see a range of inspirational and informative events take place online, demonstrating the council’s commitment to nurturing and developing the local economy particularly during a pandemic.
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council launched their Enterprise Week at the Palace, Armagh. The week-long programme in November will see a range of inspirational and informative events take place online, demonstrating the council’s commitment to nurturing and developing the local economy particularly during a pandemic.

“Enterprise Week has become an important initiative in our events calendar and so, even in a pandemic, we are pleased to be able to run it online and host a range of guests to speak into this unique moment. Each event and speaker has been carefully chosen to bring advice in key areas and to encourage morale at a time when businesses need it most.”

“I would encourage those in the business community to sign up and join us at this year’s Enterprise Week. Whether you are working from home or in the office, we hope people will be able to join us online to learn and be inspired.”

Coinciding with Global Entrepreneurship Week – which is now in its 13th year – Enterprise Week recognises and commends the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups, which bring new ideas to life. Enterprise Week is delivered by local enterprise agencies Armagh Business Centre, Banbridge District Enterprise Ltd, Brownlow Limited and Mayfair Business Centre who are always on hand to offer advice and guidance on programmes to help turn business ideas into reality.

Principal sponsor Fibrus Broadband’s CEO Dominic Kearns commented, “Fibrus Hyperfast Broadband is delighted to support Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Enterprise Week 2020. In a year that has seen a dramatic increase in people working from home and home-schooling, the need for fast, reliable broadband has never been so important to local businesses and communities. Enterprise Week provides us with an opportunity to engage with members of the local business community and to highlight our business packages that bring fibre right to their premises.”

For details on all the events featured in this year’s Enterprise Week and to reserve your place visit armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/business/enterpriseweek 

The Global Entrepreneurship Week debate can be followed on Facebook and Twitter #GEW2020 and #ABCEW20. To find out more about Fibrus Hyperfast Fibre Broadband call 02890 993 230 or visit www.fibrus.com

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Enterprise Week 2019 from 18th – 22nd November.

Enterprise Week 2019 launches at Armagh Planetarium

Launch of Enterprise Week 2019
Armagh Planetarium Armagh 

17 September 2019
CREDIT: LiamMcArdle.com

Packed programme of free business events and networking opportunities will land in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough between 18 and 22 November, providing opportunities for local companies and entrepreneurs to complete their mission to succeed in the world of business.

Spearheaded by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and sponsored by System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI), the week-long programme will see a range of inspirational and enterprising events take place across the borough, demonstrating the council’s commitment to nurturing and developing the local economy.

Events will take place in a range of venues across the borough in November meaning people don’t have far to go in order to help take their business to ‘new heights’.

With drop-in clinics, workshops, information seminars and networking events offering support and guidance on a range of business matters such as financial advice, branding, driving innovation and promoting women in business, as well as hearing first-hand experiences from industry-respected guest speakers, there is scope for everyone to learn and develop during the week.

Aimed at the whole business sector from budding entrepreneurs to well-established firms, the initiative will also showcase local success stories and give businesses and social enterprises easy access to funders, advisors and support programmes.

Launch of Enterprise Week 2019
Armagh Planetarium Armagh 

17 September 2019
CREDIT: LiamMcArdle.com

Speaking at the launch, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Mealla Campbell, commented,

“Enterprise Week has become an important initiative in our events calendar. Our borough has carved itself a reputation as being open for business both locally and globally, which has not only helped sustain but also strengthen the local economy. Initiatives such as Enterprise Week demonstrates that we are committed to encouraging our entrepreneurial culture and fostering our future business leaders.

With an exciting programme of events offering information, guidance and support, it promises to inspire new entrepreneurs and businesses to take the next step in their business journey. I would urge everyone in the business community to sign up and join us at this year’s Enterprise Week!”

Coinciding with Global Entrepreneurship Week – which is now in its 12th year – Enterprise Week recognises and commends the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups, which bring new ideas to life. In celebration of this, local enterprise agencies including CIDO Ltd, Banbridge District Enterprise Ltd, Mayfair Business Centre, Armagh Business Centre and Brownlow Ltd will be hosting drop-in accountancy clinics and offering advice and guidance on programmes which help turn business ideas into reality.

Principal sponsor SONI’s Agricultural Liaison Officer Fergal Keenan added, “SONI is delighted to support Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Enterprise Week 2019. SONI operates and manages Northern Ireland’s electricity transmission grid ensuring that businesses throughout Northern Ireland receive a safe and secure supply of electricity. Enterprise Week provides us with an opportunity to engage with members of the local business community and to update them on our strategic infrastructure projects.”

For details on all the events featured in this year’s Enterprise Week and to reserve your place visit armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/business/enterpriseweek 

The Global Entrepreneurship Week debate can be followed on Facebook and Twitter #GEW2019 and #ABCEW19.

Book your place at abcenterpriseweektickets2019.eventbrite.co.uk

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Enterprise Week 2018 from 12th – 16th November.

Agnes McBirney, Manager, Bank of Ireland, Banbridge; Patrick Grimes, Banbridge District Enterprises Ltd; Colleen Casey, Business Advisor, Bank of Ireland; Lord Mayor Julie Flaherty; Adrian Ballantine, Brownlow Ltd; Eileen Stewart, Armagh Business Centre Ltd; David Acheson, Ulster Carpets; Cara Dallat, CIDO Ltd and Breandan Mac Cionnaith, Mayfair Ltd

 Launch of Enterprise Week 2018 
 Ulster Carpets Portadown Co.Armagh
  
27 September 2018   
CREDIT: www.LiamMcArdle.com

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are running Enterprise Week 2018 from 12th – 16th November. The week of events, sponsored by Bank of Ireland are being organised in conjunction with five local Enterprise Agencies. Pictured at the launch held at Ulster Carpets is, left to right, Agnes McBirney, Manager, Bank of Ireland, Patrick Grimes, Director, Banbridge District Enterprises Ltd, Colleen Casey, Business Advisor, Bank of Ireland, Lord Mayor Councillor Julie Flaherty, Adrian Ballentine, Chief Executive, Brownlow Ltd, Eileen Stewart, Manager, Armagh Business Centre Ltd, David Acheson, Ulster Carpets, Cara Dallat, CEO, CIDO Ltd and Breandan Mac Cionnaith, Manager, Mayfair Ltd.

Adrian Ballantine, Brownlow Ltd; Lord Mayor Julie Flaherty and Colleen Casey, Business Advisor, Bank of Ireland

 Launch of Enterprise Week 2018 
 Ulster Carpets Portadown Co.Armagh
  
27 September 2018   
CREDIT: www.LiamMcArdle.com

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are running Enterprise Week 2018 from 12th – 16th November. The week of events, sponsored by Bank of Ireland are being organised in conjunction with five local Enterprise Agencies including Brownlow Ltd. Pictured at the launch is Adrian Ballentine, Chief Executive, Brownlow Ltd, Lord Mayor Councillor Julie Flaherty and Colleen Casey, Business Advisor, Bank of Ireland.

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Success Stories in Bluestone Business Park

Lean Supper Club Ltd

Brownlow Limited would like to congratulate Mr Liam McEvoy proprietor of

Lean Supper Club Ltd, on the many nominations and awards (listed below) that the

business has achieved during 2018; as well as his passion for healthy food options.

During 2017 Lean Supper Club Ltd relocated to the Bluestone Business Park, we would

wish him well as he continues to invest and expand his highly successful Healthy Food business with its wide range innovative dishes.

– Food Heartland (Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon) – Best Marketing Campaign Award – Highly Commended Finalist 2018

– Food Heartland (Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon) – Best Use of a PGI Product in a Food or Drink Product – Commended Finalist 2018

– Food Heartland (Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon) – Innovation Award – Commended Finalist 2018

– Food Heartland (Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon) – Best New Start Award – Commended Finalist 2018

– Food Standard Agency – Northern Ireland Calorwise Award 2018 – Winner

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In early 2010 Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie officially  opened a major extension (Phase II) creating nine additional units at Bluestone Business Park in Craigavon.
This major expansion was undertaken by Brownlow Limited. The new business units helped cultivate entrepreneurship and encourage development of small businesses within Craigavon.(Read More..)

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Phase 3 Progresses in 2015

Brownlow Limited is at an advanced stage of construction to develop eight further new light industrial units to add to it’s existing stock located within Bluestone Business Park. These units will also be targeted at both creating new businesses and augmenting existing job opportunities and services within the Brownlow sector. (Read More..)

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Minister Paul Givan opens Bluestone Business Park Extension at Brownlow

Communities Minister Paul Givan has officially opened a major extension to Bluestone Business Park in Brownlow, Craigavon.

The £748,000 extension, funded by the NI Executive through the Department for Communities, provides eight new business units for both creating new businesses and facilitating the growth plans of existing businesses.(Read More..)

Dian Heaney, Chairperson, Adrian Ballentine, CEO & Andrew Chatten – Tenant of Bluestone Business Park Meet with the Lord Mayor Gareth Wilson

Adrian Ballentine, Brownlow Ltd; Dian Heaney, Brownlow Ltd; Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Gareth Wilson and Andrew Chatten, O'Chatten Smokery at Open for Business Video Launch 

The Palace Armagh Co.Armagh 
  
10 October 2017   
CREDIT: www.LiamMcArdle.com
Adrian Ballentine, Brownlow Ltd; Dian Heaney, Brownlow Ltd; Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Gareth Wilson and Andrew Chatten, O'Chatten Smokery at Open for Business Video Launch 

The Palace Armagh Co.Armagh 
  
10 October 2017   
CREDIT: www.LiamMcArdle.com
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