Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster (right) and Invest Northern Ireland's Oonagh Hinds launch Invest NI's 'pop up' office at Enniskillen's Erneside Shopping Centre. Open from 25-27 March and aimed at smaller businesses, the office will offer expert advice on topics such as finance, HR for employers and starting a business.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has launched a new Invest Northern Ireland initiative that aims to increase the agency’s engagement with local businesses in Fermanagh.
The initiative will see a ‘pop up’ Invest NI office open in the Erneside Shopping Centre, Enniskillen, from 25-27 March.
Arlene Foster said: “This is an exciting development for business in Fermanagh as we are constantly looking for ways to effectively engage and reach out to local businesses in order to make them aware of the support and advice available.
“It gives small local businesses the opportunity to avail of the expertise within Invest NI without having to go out of their way to make an appointment, attracting customers that may not have come otherwise.”
The ‘pop up’ office is aimed at smaller businesses and will offer a series of expert half-hour workshops on topics such as finance, HR advice for employers, information technology and starting a business. It will also offer one-to-one meetings with Invest NI staff to discuss what support is available to businesses.
The Minister continued: “The Enniskillen office is part of a pilot initiative and another ‘pop up’ office is planned for Limavady in the coming weeks. The office will be located in an easily accessible location within the local community.
“This is a good opportunity for individuals to make an appointment to see an adviser, attend one of the informative workshops or just call in to the office. I would encourage anyone who has an idea or an issue that they want to discuss to take advantage of the opportunity over the three days.”
The office will be open from 9am to 5pm each day. Full details of the programme can be found at www.investni.com/pop-up-office.html.