Help Locally to 'Go For It'

Apr 14, 2005

Advice and support to encourage local people to ‘Go for it’ will be available at Invest Northern Ireland’s Western Start a Business show on Friday 22 April and Saturday 23 April.  The show, based in Omagh Leisure Centre, is the culmination of Western Enterprise Week and will provide a one-stop shop offering support and advice for established and growing businesses for anyone interested or thinking of starting a business.

“This show will be an ideal opportunity for anyone thinking or interested in starting, growing or developing a business to get the help, support, encouragement and advice they need to ‘go for it’.” said Patricia Devine of Invest Northern Ireland’s Western Local Office.   

“The show will cater for businesses focussed on local markets as well as those with export and global potential.  Over 550 businesses started in the western region last year and we are keen to encourage more and help those who have to grow.”

A series of events are planned in the week running up to the show in Enniskillen, Dungannon, Cookstown, Strabane and Omagh.  Tricia Stewart, the driving force behind the alternative WI Calendar and the founder of the de Baer Plc corporate clothing company, Jacqueline de Baer will speak at the Start a Business Show in Omagh.  

Other events taking place during the week including workshops on employing migrant workers, advice on how Invest NI’s Design Directorate can help your business, a Best Practice Club on renewal energy and a seminar on setting up a franchise and franchising out your business.

If you like to ‘Go for it’ come along to the Start at Business Show on Friday 22 or Saturday 23 April in Omagh Leisure Centre.  If you can’t attend or want more information phone 0808 127 0000.

Other events scheduled for Western Enterprise Week are:

Monday 18 April: Launch of Western Enterprise Week at 12.00noon at the Clinton Centre, Enniskillen

Monday 18 April:Design Presentation by Invest NI’s Design  Directorate at the Clinton Centre, Enniskillen

Tuesday 19 April :Schools Enterprise Day organised by the Dungannon and Cookstown Business Education Partnership in Dungannon

Tuesday 19 April:Awareness Seminar on employing migrant workers at 1.30pm in the Cohannon Inn, Dungannon. Open to all employers

Tuesday 19 April:E-Commerce Workshop for Invest NI client companies on in Cookstown LEA

Wednesday 20 April:Best Practice Club on Renewal Energy at Camphill, Omagh

Thursday 21 April:Franchising – Setting up a franchise and franchising out your business at Strabane Library

Thurs 21 April:Women in Enterprise event with Tricia Stewart, the originator and driving force behind the Alternative WI Calendar, in the Mellon Country Inn, Omagh

Friday 22 April:Schools Enterprise Event, Omagh Leisure Centre 14.00-15.00

Start a Business Show, Omagh Leisure Centre

15.00 – 21.00.

Opportunity to hear Tricia Stewart, at 16.00 and again at 17:30.  At 19:00 Jacqueline de Baer, founder of de Baer Plc, a corporate clothing company will speak.

Saturday 23 April:Start a Business Show – Omagh Leisure Centre 10.00-17.00.  There will be further opportunities to hear Jacqueline de Baer at 11.30, John Conway at 13.00 and Jacqueline de Baer 15.00.

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