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If you are in the process of planning your business, have just started trading or have been in business for some time, Causeway Enterprise Agency can provide you with the tailored support you need to manage it more efficiently, productively and profitably.

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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





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

Connecting for Growth Meet the Buyer

Connecting for Growth Meet the Buyer – 24 May 2017

Venue:Canal Court Hotel, Newry
Time: 09:30-14:00
Sponsor: Bank of Ireland UK
Non Member:£0+VAT

Buyers confirmed as of 4 May 2017 2017

Click Here to register as a SUPPLIER

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with Bank of Ireland UK, invite you to attend the first Meet the Buyer event of the series and avail of an abundance of sales and networking opportunities.

What to Expect on the Day:

  • Make a pitch to private sector buyers across a range of sectors.
  • Network and develop links with each other through speed networking.
  • Access business advice which will support your company’s growth.

The Connecting for Growth programme is open to any NI and ROI company which matches buyer procurement requirements


To be considered as a supplier, application forms must be submitted by close of business Friday 12 May 2017.

Click here to register as a SUPPLIER

Contact Gabi Burnside at NI Chamber of Commerce and Industry for all queries in connection with Connecting for Growth Meet the Buyer.

Please note: buyers will select the companies that they wish to meet based on current procurement requirements. However, should your products/services be outside the buyers’ remit on the the day, the event offers extensive networking opportunities and we encourage you to come along.

Connecting for Growth will continue throughout 2017, so if your application does not meet Buyer requirements on this occasion, we will hold on to your details for the consideration for next Connecting for Growth Meet the Buyer event in Belfast, in the Autumn.


Danske Bank Advantage Business Breakfast


Danske Bank is committed to supporting the growth and success of local businesses.

This Business Breakfast, in conjunction with the Causeway Chamber, will provide an opportunity to network with peers and then hear from our Head of Markets, Brian Telford, on the outlook for the markets and a range of issues facing local businesses. We're keen to hear how recent events have impacted your business and what opportunities lie ahead.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: Thursday 25th May

Time: 8.15am - 9.15am

Venue: The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine

Aaron Ennis  

Head of North Business Centre  

Ian Russell

Regional Manager, North

Keith McCullagh 

Senior Private Banking Manager

Please RSVP by Tuesday 23 May 2017 to


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