Newry, Mourne and Down Enterprise Week 2023 is Underway
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Enterprise Week is now underway, focusing in on the global theme of ‘Entrepreneurs Thrive Here’.
The Council has partnered with key organisations to deliver this week-long initiative of exciting events to ensure that local businesses and residents receive all the necessary support they need to take their businesses to the next level.
From business networking events, workshops, seminars and mentoring sessions, Enterprise Week has been designed to cultivate and boost the area’s entrepreneurial ecosystem in an increasingly challenging environment. Aimed at the Social Enterprises and businesses, the initiative will also showcase local success stories and give businesses easy access to highly experienced advisors and support programmes.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Valerie Harte said, “Enterprise Week is a real opportunity for our entrepreneurs to actively engage and participate in a range of initiatives aimed at helping to start up, develop and grow their businesses. NMD Enterprise Week has become a real highlight in the local business calendar and provides a great opportunity for networking and information sharing.”
Chairperson Councillor Valerie Harte continued, “NMD Enterprise Week 2023 comes at a time of unique challenges and uncertainty for the local business community. We are very lucky to have a strong network of partners who offer a wealth of support across a range of industries, and NMD Enterprise Week offers a fantastic platform for local businesses to connect directly with these partners and know that support is there.”
The week will aim to support social enterprises and businesses in the areas of social media and online marketing, innovation and technology, financial well-being, sustainability, business start-ups, and key tips on methods to sustain and grow.
NMD Enterprise Week 2023 kicked off with the launch of the brand-new Northern Ireland Enterprise Support Service. A range of events throughout the week will showcase the supports available through organisations such as Local Enterprise Agencies, Invest NI, Social Enterprise NMD, Newry Chamber, Newcastle Chamber of Commerce, WBR Chamber, South Armagh BIG, NMD Labour Market Partnership, FFNI, South Eastern Regional College, Southern Regional College and many more.
To make the week as accessible as possible, all events are free of charge and are delivered as a series of in person and online events. View the wide range on offer at https://www.newrymournedown.org/enterpriseweek2023 and follow the hashtag #NMDEW2023 #makeityourbusiness.