Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in collaboration with key partners invite businesses to sign up for a series of inspirational podcasts and webinars hosted online from 8 to 12 November 2021 as part of Enterprise Week.
In This Section
Why & How Digital Innovators Win
Professor Niall McKeown – International Speaker and Author
Clare McGee, Innovate NI
Resilience in the Face of Adversity
Dr Janet Gray MBE – World Champion Water Skier
Programme of Events
FOOD HEARTLAND CELEBRATION EVENT FOR AWARD WINNERS
MONDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2021 | 10.30AM
This is an invitation only event
WOMEN IN BUSINESS – WOMEN IN TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS ROUNDTABLE EVENT
TUESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2021 | 2.00PM – 3.30PM
ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR?
WEDNESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2021 | 09.30AM – 10.30AM
Wayne Denner – Motivational Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, Educator and Trainer
SASS & HALO – AN INSPIRATIONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL STORY!
WEDNESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2021 | 1PM
Special live interview with creative entrepreneur Aoife Doherty
Host: Holly Hamilton
MSW WEBINAR – INSPIRING INNOVATORS
THURSDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2021 | 10AM – 11AM
John Campbell hosts this Q&A with Darragh Cullen (EDGE Innovate Ltd), Sinead Welsh (Informed Minds Training and Consultancy Ltd) and Brigid Derry (Derry Bros Customs Clearance Ltd and Derry Bros Shipping Ltd).
LABELLING CHANGES FOR PRE-PACKED FOR DIRECT SALE (PPDS) FOOD WEBINAR
FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2021 | 09.30AM – 10.30AM
Brenda Kelleghan and Rachel Little – Innovation & Technology Specialists
Banbridge Enterprise Centre are having a drop-in day for anyone considering starting a business on Thursday 11 November from 9:00am – 4:30pm.
Appointments with a business advisor will be available throughout the day to help you kickstart your business.
LAUNCH OF ABC BUSINESS AWARDS 2022
12 NOVEMBER 2021
Tune in to the live launch of the ABC Business Awards 2022 via the link at 11am to find out more about the award categories and gala event.
CONVERSATION OF A START-UP BUSINESS OWNER – Links available soon
The Go For It Programme will revisit its hugely successful ‘Confessions of a Start-up Business Owner’ webinars with bitesize insights from experienced entrepreneurs on how turn a business idea into a reality.
Inspirational insights from experienced entrepreneurs on how turn a business idea into a reality.
Audio Podcast 1 – Dave Linton – Founder of MadLug (Monday 8th November 2021– 11am)
Dave Linton provides an inspirational insight into how he conquered his fears to launch his business, branded rucksacks and holdalls, to help give dignity to children in care.
Audio Podcast 2 – Annette Kelly, Founder of Little Penny Thoughts (Monday 8th November 2021– 7pm)
Annette Kelly gives an insight into how she built an online platform with half a million followers with an aim to encourage confidence and promote wellbeing within others.
Audio Podcast 3 – Laura Irwin, Co-Founder of Nobles Spaces and GFI entrepreneur (Tuesday 9th November 2021 – 11am)
Laura Irwin discusses her determination for not letting the coronavirus pandemic stop her in her pursuit of launching a bespoke Scandinavian-style timber cabin business with her father.
Audio Podcast 4 – John McCourt, Founder of Big Phat Beard and GFI entrepreneur (Tuesday 9th November 2021 – 7pm)
John McCourt opens-up on being made redundant from the local automotive industry and going on to turn his hobby into his own range of premium quality beard care products.
Sass and Halo Live Webinars
There is no podcast on Wednesday 10th November as the Sass and Halo live webinar will be held at 1pm.
Audio Podcast 5 – Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong, Founders of Shortcross Gin (Thursday 11th November 2021 – 11am)
Husband-and-wife team David and Fiona Boyd-Armstrong will give an insight into how they founded Northern Ireland’s first craft distillery, Rademon Estate Distillery, the home to the award-winning Shortcross Gin.
Audio Podcast 6 – Johnny McDowell, Founder of Founder and Chief Taster at Indie Füde (Thursday 11th November 2021 – 7pm)
Johnny McDowell explains on how he turned his back on a career in global banking to follow his passion for food and launch a hugely successful artisan food and drink retail business.
Audio Podcast 7 – Natasha Rollinson, Founder of N. Rollinson and GFI entrepreneur (Friday 12th November 2021 – 11am)
Natasha Rollinson shares her journey of following her dream of launching a handcrafted jewellery business that specialises in consciously created pieces with a focus on quality, craftsmanship and provenance.
Audio Podcast 8 – Mark O’Neill, Founder of Roof Window Specialists and GFI entrepreneur
(Friday 12th November 2021 – 7pm)
Mark O’Neill will share his journey of how he turned his 30 years of experience and product knowledge of Velux® windows into a hugely successful roof window and loft ladder installation business.