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Local Council Support - 7th December

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Published December 7, 2020

We have updated our website to include details on the latest Council support across Northern Ireland.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

Webinar – Planning for the Future

Wednesday 9 December 2020, 10.30am - 11.30am

As part of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Win More Business Programme, they are offering series of free webinars to support businesses. Hosted and delivered by Specialists, Janis Simpson-Mahoney, Managing Director of Global Education Limited and Una Davey, former Invest NI Client Advisor.

This webinar will help you identify the strategic direction of your business, enabling you to:

  • Develop a company vision
  • Understand your current position
  • Explore opportunities and diversification
  • Set goals to stimulate growth and sustainability


Joining Instructions:
If you would like to participate in this webinar please email your details to and you will receive a link to join via Zoom. To get involved you will need to download Zoom in advance.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

Tourism Excellence Programme

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council wants to support our tourism businesses to “recalibrate and reimagine” in 2021, through business strategy and marketing support. Delivery will be through a series of one-to-many workshops as well as one-to-one mentoring, across three key stages.

  • Stage 1: Rethinking Your Business Strategy in the 'New Normal'
  • Stage 2: Generating Your Story’s Content for 2021
  • Stage 3: Bringing Your Story to Life for 'New Normal'

 The programme will commence in January and end 31st March 2021.

 For more information, visit Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council website.

Ards and North Down Borough Council

Quick, Practical Business Growth Advice Sessions

Webinar – 1:1 Business Advice

9 December 2020 09:00 – 11 December 2020 17:00

The council have developed the Business Growth Advice Sessions – 1 hour sessions in which you can discuss your business and or even share your business concerns with an experience advisor. They will provide some real direction for your business and make sure you know how to focus on what’s important. This will be an independent voice for you – sharing real experiences and lessons from people in your sector to help your direction.

Registrations from companies outside the Borough may be considered in exceptional circumstances and at the entire discretion of the council.

For more information visit Ards & North Down Borough Council website.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Webinar – The Domestic Tourist

This series of webinars is centred around Creating Experiences for the Domestic Market. The final webinar in this series will take place next Wednesday 9 December.

For further details or to speak to the Tourism Economic Development Team contact: 0300 303 1777 or email:

National Innovation Conference

The National Innovation Conference will take place from 15th– 17th December 2020. The All-Island Innovation Programme partner universities – University College Cork (UCC), Queen's University Belfast, NUI Galway, DCU Ryan Academy– and funded by InterTradeIreland, have come together to deliver this conference on the theme of: "Enhancing the SME innovation ecosystem for competitive advantage”. 

The conference comprises of three keynote seminars delivered by leading international researchers who will address how SMEs can link with other actors in their innovation ecosystems to evolve, prosper and ultimately scale. The speakers are: 

  • Dr George Tsekouras (Brighton Business School) on Open Innovation for SMEs
  • Professor Stephen Roper (Warwick University) on the SME Innovation Ecosystem post-COVID
  • Professor John Bessant (University of Exeter) on Move to Scaling for an SME

While free to attend, it is necessary to register for the conference in advance. For more information and to register, click here.

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