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10-Mar-2017 What Happens When Women are Bold…

 

 

Guest speaker at the Inaugural Female Entrepreneurs Conference 2017 held at Drenagh House, Limavady Dr Leah Totton of Dr Leah Clinics .

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Yesterday was a great day, this week was an extraordinary week. At Causeway Enterprise Agency we have been hosting an event for International Women’s day for 16 years. This year we decided to take it up a notch, so along with the team at Women in Business and our supportive sponsors, we gathered over 240 women entrepreneurs at the stunning Drenagh House on the Causeway Coast and challenged them to #be bold for change and boy did they deliver….

Tina McKensie roared on to the stage with a candid honest tale of the personal traumas she has lived through and an infectious energy for business, especially women in business. She described her vision and unapologetic ambition for her business and her team, she made the whole room feel that anything is possible if you are brave and bold and drive forward towards your goals.

Leah Totten, Dr Leah, winner of the Apprentice and local girl was up next after a quick-fire networking session lead by the Bespoke Communications girls, Sarah and Camilla, the room quickly erupted as everyone started to connect and try and help each other, have an ask, givers gain was the message. Having Lord Sugar as a business partner must guarantee a great start to any business, you would think? Leah outlined her passion for improving her industry, her outrage at the lack of regulation and admitted it would have taken her longer to get started without her big hitting partner, however we have no doubt she would have made it happen and that she will be one to watch in the future.

Our audience is always diverse and its important to us to keep it real and easy to relate to, so next up was our panel of 6 local entrepreneurs to tell their stories, biggest challenges and how they had been bold! From Coffee Shops to civil engineering, Game of Thrones tours to Present Trees and Rapeseed oil to Handbags, they described the no’s and the knockbacks that had driven them on, the highs and the lows of running a business and having a life. The warmth, humour and passion they spoke with stunned the room, we will be talking about this panel for a long time to come.

After a late lunch, it was the turn of Petra Wetzel, of West Brewery to speak (without notes), the corporate lawyer now Brewery queen, told of her journey from the first Dragons Den Pitch to business failure to a growing successful global business. Once again honesty, integrity, passion and energy hit the stage, sheer grit and determination to prove everyone wrong literally drove her to succeed. Petra has now started a fund to give back and help other women get into business, she loved her first visit to Northern Ireland and felt an instant connection, we loved her too, we think we will adopt her!

We all go to networking events and conferences, listen to great speakers, meet new people, but sometimes something special happens, it could be luck, a happy accident or it could be one of those days when the chemistry happens, the buzz in the room grows and women do what they do best share, support and connect with each other. We are excited to be part of what comes next…

 

If you want to be bold for change call 028 7035 6318 for a chat, Causeway Enterprise Agency can help

 

 

 #beboldforchange


 

09-Mar-2017 Causeway Business Education supported by the Honourable the Irish Society

The Honourable The Irish Society is providing financial support for three years to the Causeway Business Education Partnership to assist with the facilitation of a key event that promotes the message of business and enterprise to our local schools within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. CBEP services a total of 19 post primary schools across the borough and through its activities will engage over 1600 young people.

Edward Montgomery, The Honourable The Irish Society said: “We are delighted to support the Causeway Business Education Partnership for the next three years. It is very important our young people are made fully aware of all the opportunities available to them on leaving school”

David Grainger, Chairman Causeway Business Education Partnership said: “It is great to have The Honourable The Irish Society as a sponsor again this year and have their commitment to sponsor for three years. The events that CBEP deliver in partnership with Causeway Enterprise Agency greatly benefit pupils throughout the Borough and help them to focus on possible career and further education opportunities”.


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Latest Events

31-May-2017
Training Needs Analysis workshop


 

Overview

At this workshop you will get an insight into the tools and techniques used by learning and development professionals to analyse training needs. This will enable you to increase productivity and improve the skills of your people through targeted training going forward.

This interactive session will cover:

  • What is a training needs analysis?
  • The 3 levels of training analysis

Further information:

The workshop will commence at 09.30 and finish at 13.00, with registration and breakfast from 09.00 each morning.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

REGISTER HERE

 

07-Jun-2017
Women In Business Networking Lunch with Chief Superintendent Paula Hilman MBE

 

Date    Wednesday 7th June
Time   12.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue    The Arcadia
    Causeway Street
    Portrush
    BT56 8JE
Cost   WIBNI Members FREE
    Non-Members - £10
     
Register    HERE

 

PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE

 
Paula will talk about her journey into and over 32 years policing in Northern Ireland. She will also talk about leadership and the importance of balance in personal, team and organisational leadership.

About the Speaker

Chief Superintendent Paula Hilman MBE, BA (Hons)

Paula has 32 years’ service with the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross and the Police Service of Northern Ireland and has served across a number of District and Departments as a Sergeant and Inspector.

In 2006 Paula was promoted to Chief Inspector and appointed Area Commander for Lisburn and then Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus. As Area Commander Paula ensured that policing with the community was at the centre of decision making and service delivery.

In 2011 Paula transferred to Criminal Justice Branch, where she became Head of Branch on promotion to Superintendent in 2013. She was responsible for working with Criminal Justice partners to reduce delay and improve efficiency in criminal justice processes. This also included working together to improve the quality of service to victims and witnesses of crime. In partnership with the Public Prosecution Service Paula led on the creation of Northern Ireland’s first Victim and Witness Care Unit.

Paula’s services to policing and the community were recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in 2013 when she was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

 

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