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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

27-Apr-2017
Innovation through People: Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

 

Invest Northern Ireland invites you to this event which highlights the EU support in cross border opportunities for experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, a cross-border exchange programme, gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to work with (for several months) and learn from experienced host entrepreneurs running small businesses in other participating countries.

The benefit for the host entrepreneur is the extra resource and ideas from a person from another region, and the prospect of forming market links to their home country.

Read more and register for this event.

03-May-2017
Women In Business Networking Lunch with Kate Marshall

 

Date    Wednesday 3rd May 
Time   12.00pm - 2.30pm
Venue    Causeway Enterprise Agency
    Loughanhill Ind Estate
    Coleraine
    BT52 2NR 
Cost   WIBNI Members FREE
    Non-Members - £10
     
Register    HERE


Agitate your thinking – making better choices for you and your business

This presentation explores the patterns of thinking and behaviour that has the potential to either create interference that blocks us or lead us towards success

During the session Kate will explore with us:

  • The Human Operating system
  • We are all Different!
  • Creating an Agile Mind
  • Getting rid of interference
  • Creating strategies for making life work 

About the Speaker


Kate Marshall MSc 

Kate is an award winning Speaker, Author, Coach and Facilitator with over 24 years experience working locally and internationally.

Her business:

Kate Marshall Ltd offering a fresh approach to working with Executives, Boards and Leadership teams and delivering Key Note addresses globally

Core Leadership – working with a team of professionals offering Leadership and Talent Development & Executive Coaching.

Vistage: Chairing two CEO boards in N.Ireland.

Her passion:

Is to help others achieve extraordinary results. Kate’s early career experience was gained in various Sales and Director roles in sales and manufacturing organisations.

Her 1st Book has just been published – “Agitate Your Thinking” (make better choices)

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