Enterprise Northern Ireland | Start Up & Grow Show 2016
Growing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs were encouraged to make the most of the Start Up & Grow Show which took place in Belfast. The event featured presentations from successful local entrepreneurs and will be hosted by the international business guru, author and broadcaster Rene Carayol MBE.
As well as inspirational speakers the show also included information zones in key business areas and 1-to-1 business advice clinics. The event is the brainchild of Enterprise NI in partnership with Ulster Bank and was hosted at The Clayton Hotel in Belfast.
Speaking at the launch, Gary Lyons from Ulster Bank explained “Supporting small businesses is at the core of what we do, and their activity is a fundamental part of the Northern Ireland economy. Access to new ideas, information and best practice is a vital part of helping entrepreneurs grow their ventures. Ulster Bank is pleased to support this event and as a bank we have committed to providing funding for good propositions and contributing to a vibrant, entrepreneurial culture in Northern Ireland.”
The event was aimed at pre-start, early-start and growing businesses and was also supported by Willis Towers Watson, ASM Howarth, Ulster University and Belfast City Council. Local entrepreneurs who spoke at the show included Chris Martin (Founder of Ozaroo Retail), Declan McBride (Founder of Pop Notch) and Jenna Stevenson (Founder of BITETOSAVOUR). In addition, Stuart Harvey shared the perspective of the start-up Investor/Chairman and Professor Michael McQuillan (Ulster University) offered insights from his own entrepreneurial journey in co-founding The Streat Cafe Franchise.
Enterprise Northern Ireland | Start Up & Grow Show 2017
Details about the 2017 event will be posted here next year. See you then!