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Council to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 9, 2015

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council through its Business Solutions Team will be hosting a number of events to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week from Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd November.

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators, who launch start-up businesses, bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and enhance human welfare.

Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of the Development Committee, speaking about the upcoming events said: “I am delighted that the Council is hosting a series of events during GEW to inspire local people to take the next step or perhaps the first step in their entrepreneurial journey.  The Council events range from a ‘Watify’ event to drop-in sessions and seminars.

“Watify is a programme that the European Commission has launched to accelerate the creation of jobs in digital entrepreneurship.  On 16th November at 8.30am the Council will be participating in this platform to offer inspiration and practical, support and advice to entrepreneurs and existing businesses with the assistance of a panel of experts.

“The Council is also offering the opportunity for local business representatives to drop-in and have a one to one chat with a member of its Business Solutions Team; or attend its Business Network event on Friday 20th November to meet the Council team and hear from its partners on a range of support that is available,” concluded Alderman Ewart.

The Business Network speakers will represent Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, the Council’s Business Solutions Team, Lisburn Chamber of Commerce, Invest NI, South Eastern Regional College, Lisburn Enterprise Organisation, Inspire Business Centre, Department of Employment and Learning.

GEW events taking place in the Council area are:

Monday 16th November: ‘Watify’ event from 8.00am - 10.00am at Lagan Valley Island

Tuesday 17th November: Business Drop-in Sessions at 10.00am – 1.00pm at Bradford Court, Castlereagh and 2.00pm – 5.00pm at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn

Wednesday 18th November: Israel Trade Development Seminar from 8.00am – 9.30am in the Cherry Room, Lagan Valley Island

Wednesday 18th November: The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Trust Information Seminar at 3:00pm at Lagan Valley Island

Thursday 19th November: Lisburn & Castlereagh Business Solutions – Female Entrepreneurs Network at 8:00am at Lagan Valley Island

Friday 20th November: Business Networking Roadshow at 8:00am at Old Courthouse, Hillsborough

To register for any of the GEW events being hosted by the Council please contact the Business Solutions Team on 028 9250 9383 or email: