Local Businesses Look Forward to Beyond Business Week

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beyond_screenA week long programme of exciting business events are being held from Monday 22 to Friday 26 April, culminating in the Beyond Business Awards on 26 April 2013 in a prestigious Gala Awards Ceremony at the Burrendale Hotel Country Club and Spa, Newcastle. At each workshop or event you will have the opportunity to hear from a guest facilitator and network with others from the local business community. Guest facilitators from a range of business backgrounds, experience and expertise will be available to chat to you. The workshops and events are admission free and interested parties can learn more  by visiting www.beyondni.co.uk.  Check this site out if you want to register your interest for an event.  Beyond Business Week – Events at a Glance Monday 22 April 2013 Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick Theme: Business Basics Event Name: Beyond Business Week Breakfast Launch Time: 8.30am – 9.30am Description: Keynote address by Dennis Lynn from Finnebrogue followed by business networking. All local businesses are welcome. Event Name: Amazing Ideas for Business Growth Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Facilitator: Paul Fieldhouse Description: A powerful workshop taking participants through the stages of businessgrowth in an interactive and fun session. Admission free – register online. Event Name: Effective Marketing for Small Businesses Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Facilitator: Valerie Brown Description: Discover the most effective way to market your business on a limited budget. Admission free – register online. Event Name: Business Start-up – All you need to know. Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Facilitator: Down Business Centre Description: Discover the most effective way to market your business on a limited budget. Admission free – register online. Event Name: Funding and Financial Management. Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Facilitator: Gary Warnock Description: Financial planning and management strategies for your business. Admission free – register online. Tuesday 23 April 2013 Millbrook Lodge Hotel, Ballynahinch Theme: Innovation in Business Event Name: Innovation for Anyone Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Facilitator: Nick Mack Description: Innovation is not just for big businesses – new ideas to help you survive and thrive. Admission free – register online. Event Name: New Opportunities in Renewable Energy, including Supply Chains Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Facilitator: Dominic McLarnon Description: Gain an insight into upcoming supply chain opportunities Admission free – register online. Event Name: Innovating for Growthbeyond_screen Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Facilitator: John Arbuckle Description: Expert advice and support on business strategy, sustainability and developing your product or service. Admission free – register online. Event Name: Raving Fans – Customer Loyalty Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Facilitator: Paul Fieldhouse Description: An innovative look at strategically moving your customer through your ladder of loyalty. Admission free – register online. Wednesday 24 April 2013 Tollymore Mountain Centre, Newcastle Theme: Building local Business Event Name: Succession Olanning – keeping it in the family? Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Facilitator: Cathy Booth Description: Looking at complex succession planning issues in a family run business. Admission free – register online. Event Name: Accessing New Markets Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Facilitator: Lara Goodall Description: Researching and developing new markets Admission free – register online. Event Name: Understanding Buyer Behaviour Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Facilitator: Paul Fieldhouse Description: Understanding the psychology of the buying process to maximise your sales Admission free – register online Event Name: Tendering for Business Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Facilitator: Darren Richardson Description: An insight into securing public and private sector contracts Admission free – register online. Thursday 25 April 2013 Downpatrick Race Course Beyond Business Expo Time: 9.30am  – 1.00pm Admission free for visitors. (£45 to exhibit which includes one complimentary ticket to the Gala Awards night) Why Exhibit: Exhibitor fee includes: • Pre-event training on business exhibition skills (Mon 22 April 5pm-9pm) • Modular exhibition stands • One complimentary ticket to the Beyond Business Awards Gala Dinner on 26 April and an option to purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate (20% off the ticket price) To find out more about Beyond Business Expo 2013 or to become an exhibitor, please click here: http://www.beyondni.co.uk/Beyond-Business-Expo.aspx Event Name: Managing Cash Flow Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Facilitator: Gary Warnock Description: Tips and advice on managing your cash flow in a recession. Admission free – register online. Event Name: Social Media Essentials Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Facilitator: Bill McCartney Description: All you need to know about using social media for business growth Admission free – register online. Event Name: Speed Mentoring Event Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Description: A fun and stimulating way of meeting a variety of highly qualified mentors who can help support and advise you in developing any aspect of your business. Admission free – register online. Friday 26 April 2013 Burrendale Hotel, Country Club and Spa Beyond Business Awards The Beyond Business Awards rewards and celebrates the best businesses in Down district. The Gala dinner promises to be a celebration and networking opportunity not to be missed. Venue: Burrendale Hotel and Spa, Newcastle Co Down Date: Friday 26 April 2013 Time: Welcome drinks 7pm, followed by dinner and awards ceremony Dress: Formal Cost: £25 Per Person or £225 for a table of ten. Tickets for the Awards Gala dinner are now also available. More Info: For more information, please visit: http://www.beyondni.co.uk/Beyond-Business-Awards-2013.aspx]]>