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Business help coming to town

Published 20/10/2008

Businesses and entrepreneurs are to be given the chance to get free advice from successful Northern Ireland business leaders on how to grow their business in the economic downturn at a series of events starting this month.

The Management Leadership Network’s Horizons Roadshow series will visit 10 venues across Northern Ireland. Supported by human resources firm Grafton Recruitment, the business masterclass events are designed to promote business growth by increasing management and leadership capabilities by having successful leaders share their experience.

The first event will take place at the Ballymena Business Centre, Galgorm Industrial Estate, on Wednesday, October 22 with a senior team from Chambers Executive Travel and Viva Liberata sharing their expertise.

Specialists from the Department for Employment & Learning, Invest NI, Enterprise Agencies FE and other support bodies will also be on hand to provide advice on funded programmes and business support.

The project then moves on to Newry, Craigavon, Belfast, Fermanagh, Coleraine, Derry, Bangor, Lisburn and Omagh.

Bill Manson, MLN chief executive, said: "Our Horizons Roadshow series is designed directly for any owners, managers and entrepreneurs. We have lined up an impressive list of home grown business talent all willing to provide an insight into their practice and thinking. This is a genuine opportunity to learn from the experience of those who have been and continue to be successful locally and internationally.

“The Horizon’s Roadshow project has been a great achievement as we can go out with our partners to spread the message that learning, developing and networking are even more important in times of business pressure."

Caroline Kilbane, head of marketing for Grafton Recruitment, added: “We are looking forward to MLN arriving in each town to get the business community thinking about how they can grow and expand.”

Belfast Telegraph

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