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NI Small Business Conference 2019 Launched

Organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, in partnership with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Federation of Small Businesses NI and Newry BID, this year’s NI Small Business Conference will focus on the theme of ‘Delivering Growth’ for small businesses.

Workshops will cover numerous topics including:

  • Growing Sales – Delivering growth for small businesses
  • Funding and support for small businesses
  • Managing the HR and legal challenges for small businesses
  • Closing The Deal – How to win more business
  • Leadership and growth strategies for your business
  • Doing business outside Northern Ireland
  • Developing digital marketing strategies to drive revenue growth

This year, the Chamber has also secured International Business Strategist and Leadership Coach, Simon Haigh. As well as being an internationally recognised author and media commentator his clients include the WJ Clinton Leadership Institute at Queens University, Trinity-Dublin Aviation Skillnet and Smurfit Kappa. Simon’s Keynote Address will focus on ‘Closing the Deal – A Way to Win Business’ which is vital skill for any business large or small. 

Speaking at the launch of the Conference, the Chamber’s Vice President Emma Marmion said:

“The small business sector is the life blood of our economy. This year’s NI Small Business Conference will focus on providing the tools to grow your business locally, nationally and globally. Whether you are in retail, manufacturing or the service sector, experts will provide practical information and advice on how to grow your business. We want businesses to go away with real solutions which will not only help them in the day to day running of their business but also on how to deliver real growth.”

This year’s conference is being supported by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and speaking at the launch Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey said:

“The Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Area has more than 8,000 VAT registered businesses, which is third highest number in the north. Last year there were 225 new businesses created which was the largest numerical increase of any District Council Area. As a Council, we recognise that small businesses are the heart of our local economy and it is important that we provide support for the small business sector to grow and prosper. The Council is delighted to support this year’s NI Small Business Conference, which sets out an exciting and informative agenda relevant to the growth interests of businesses operating across all our main sectors.”

This year’s conference has also secured the support of the Federation of Small Businesses NI. Welcoming their involvement in this important Small Business Conference, the Federation’s Regional Chair, Brendan Kearney said:

“We in FSB are delighted to work with partners in Newry on this important conference event for small businesses across the region. At this time of great uncertainty for small business, it’s more important than ever that business strategy is focused on securing sales, driving growth and sustainability and minimising risk and the workshops and networking opportunities on offer through this event will deliver just that. There will be practical advice for businesses in every sector of the economy, so I would urge you to book your place today to ensure you don’t miss out.”

Newry BID is working in partnership with the Chamber to support the event being held in Newry. Speaking at the launch of the Conference, BID Manager, Eamonn Connolly said:

“The location of the NI Small Business Conference in the centre of Newry recognises the importance of the city and region as a location to do business. Newry has grown based on a spirit of innovation and partnership and we look forward to an informative event to enable further business growth.”

Interested in availing of Exhibition Space?

As part of the NI Small Business Conference, we are also offering businesses the opportunity to avail of Exhibition Space so if this would be of interest to your business, please get in touch to find out more.

E: admin@newrychamber.com

T: 028 3025 0303 ext. 2

Please Note:

  • Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
  • One you have registered, shortly after you will receive an email containing information on the various workshops available.

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