REGISTER NOW ! Be part of Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council’s  Enterprise Week 2018.

Spearheaded by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and sponsored by Bank of Ireland, Enterprise Week 2018 will run from the 12-16 November. With drop-in clinics, workshops, information seminars and networking events offering support and guidance on a range of business matters such as: financial advice, using immersive technologies to better market your business, and driving diversification and innovation, as well as hearing first-hand experiences from industry-respected guest speakers, there will be something for everyone.

Aimed at all businesses, from the budding entrepreneurs to the well-established firms, Enterprise Week 2018 will showcase local success stories and give businesses easy access to funders, advisors and support programmes.

Coinciding with Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Borough’s local enterprise agencies, CIDO Ltd, Banbridge District Enterprise Ltd, Mayfair Business Centre, Armagh Business Centre and Brownlow Ltd will be hosting drop-in clinics and offering advice and guidance on programmes which could help turn your business idea into reality.



Monday 12 November 2018

Accountancy Clinic – Sold Out                                                                                                                             10:00am – 4:00pm
1 Bluestone Business Park, Craigavon


Thinking of starting a new business? Worried about keeping the appropriate paperwork? This business focused workshop is offering free appointments with experienced accountants to help your business with these important queries. Booking is essential as there are only 10 appointment slots available. Book now to secure your place.


Marketing Your Product Using Immersive Technology                                                                  10:00am – 2:00pm
I2 CIDO Innovation Centre, Portadown


Know your AR from your VR? Hosted by Digital Catapult NI, local businesses will have the opportunity to listen to technology specialists who will share their expertise in the areas of augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 360 video and connected devices, explaining how these technologies can help you promote your business. Booking is advised.

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Entrepreneurial Masterclass                                                                                                              10:00am – 1:00pm
The Oak Room, Seagoe Hotel, Portadown


The entrepreneurship masterclass introduces young people to specific growth sectors of the economy will be delivered by our key partner, Young Enterprise NI. It allows the exploration of entrepreneurship and assists in developing creative business ideas to tackle real gaps in the market.


Diversify Your Rural Business                                                                                                           7:30pm – 10:00pm
Markethill Courthouse, Markethill


This informative event will provide guidance on how to make your diversification plans a reality. Find out about the support available for diversifying your rural business and hear from those who have been through the process and gain an insight into their journey.

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Ready Steady Innovate                                                                                                                       8:00am – 10:00am
SRC Campus, Portadown


This event will be a showcase of the innovation support available to SMEs in the borough. Hear first-hand from local SMEs who have benefited from support to help their businesses to innovate, compete and grow.


Running A Business in Uncertain Times                                                                                          11:00am – 1:30pm
The Old Town Hall, Banbridge


Four guest speakers will share their business success stories and provide inspiration from a range of sectors.
  • Dr Esther Skelly-Smith Founder, Shanaghan Veterinary Service
  • Michael McQuillan Chief Executive of Enterprise Northern Ireland
  • Philip Bain Director & Co-Founder of Shredbank
  • Alan Bridle UK Economist & Market Analyst, Bank of Ireland UK

Booking is essential.

Thursday 15 November 2018

Breakfast with Feargal McCormack                                                                                                  8:00am – 10:00am
Mayfair Business Centre, Portadown


Feargal will take this opportunity to look at the main issues facing businesses at this time and how best to deal with those issues. Booking is essential for this event.


Social Economy Event                                                                                                                        12:00am – 2:00pm
Ulster Carpets, Garvaghy Road, Portadown


In celebration of the flourishing social economy in Northern Ireland, Ulster Carpets will host a networking event for all businesses with a social purpose. Hear from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive to learn about the various bursaries and awards up to £50K potentially available to start up social enterprise businesses.

Friday 16 November 2018

Start a Business in a Day                                                                                                                        10:00am – 3:30pm
i2 CIDO Innovation Centre, Portadown


Avail of a range of professional advice and finalise business plans and projections with an allocated business advisor. Funders will also be available to consult with those starting their business.
Registration is essential