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28-Jun-2018 Strengthening Local Business Marketing Strategies with Gillian McLean at WIBNI event


It was lovely to welcome familiar faces and new ones last Tuesday at the WIBNI Networking event in the Lodge Hotel, where attendees enjoyed a relaxed and informal networking session with coffee and a chat with other Business Owners before the event kicked off.

Attendees had the pleasure of learning from Marketing Strategy expert Gillian McLean from Thrive Marketing & Communications. Gillian, a former CIM Ireland ‘Marketing Director of the Year’ and recipient of Women in Business award for ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year’, has extensive marketing strategy development and execution experience across a range of industries. Gillian told us of just some of her vast experience, which included rebranding of National Museums NI and explained to us how important market research of the customers was in developing the current “Explore, Engage & Enjoy” theme, this saw visitor numbers double at museums in Northern Ireland!

The group were keen to hear more about how Gillian develops marketing strategies. Gillian strongly advised us that MARKET RESEARCH is crucial. In fact, Gillian stressed that marketing strategies should never be developed without doing proper research first. Gillian talked us through the structure of developing a strong marketing strategy, this resonated with the group there and got their minds thinking how they could apply this to their own businesses.

Gillian made sure that the attendees understood that measuring marketing campaigns success was crucial, whether that be phone calls or digital analysis of conversions.

The group thoroughly enjoyed the event and have left well informed and educated about how to best develop a marketing strategy for their own businesses.

It was beneficial to hear the principles we teach here at CEA, reinforced and reiterated from an expert in the field. Thank you, Gillian!


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17-May-2018 Business Breakfast at the Riverside Theatre with Maria Costello


What a delightful sunny morning it was at the Business Breakfast with Maria Costello, held on Wednesday morning past, at the Riverside Theatre in Coleraine. Crusoe’s at the Riverside provided more than 100 attendees with a beautiful tasty breakfast alongside a networking venue with a glorious view over the surrounding countryside, the room had a relaxed atmosphere to chat in before the event kicked off in the theatre itself.

Maria talked us through her inspiring and eventful career to date, regaling us with tales of her ups and downs over the years, this determined lady was not going to let broken bones get in her way, 24 over the years to be exact! Maria started her talk off by showing us her first moped which she bought to transport her to and from her first job, this was just the beginning of something wonderful for Maria as she fell in love with bikes and has since become one of the most accoladed women bike racers in the UK, with a career spanning more than 20 years. In fact, Maria is the only woman motorbike racer to get an MBE.

Maria achievements in bike racing are numerous, just a few are, first woman ever to claim a podium finish in a race around the notorious Isle of Man TT course, securing the female lap record at the Vauxhall International Northwest 200 in 2016, she has also set a Guinness World Record, been voted Sports Personality of the Year in her native county, become an animated character in a PlayStation game, a rider double for Reese Witherspoon in a Hollywood movie and a published author.

Attendees were impressed and inspired to learn of Maria’s resilience, getting back up after failures and broken bones to achieve many firsts in her career, becoming fighting fit when others advised her to give up, she didn’t, instead she went on to achieve even more in the sport that she loves.

After the business breakfast, we all agreed that we had witnessed the story of a unique and special person. Maria Costello has managed to challenge gender stereotypes in the male dominated world of motorcycling and it was wonderful to be reminded that it can be possible to pursue the things we love in life, like Maria has.

The Business Breakfast with Maria Costello, was organised by Ulster University in association with The International North West 200 as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the University, in partnership with Causeway Enterprise and Women In Business NI.


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Let’s Meet Up! Unstoppable Tracy, Unstoppable You!

Causeway Enterprise Agency are delighted to invite you to meet Tracy Schmitt, a motivational speaker and author from Toronto, who has worked to inspire teams within corporates such as Uber and Air Canada as well as statutory and not for profit organisations working with adults and young people. As a 4-way amputee from birth, Tracy has overcome the most amazing challenges and uses her experience to support people to become “unstoppable”.

Her bestselling book, “Unstoppable You” tells her unbelievable story of courage, determination and focus, from childhood to the amazing global speaker and influencer she is today.

Date: Sunday 19th August 2018

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm

Location: Causeway Enterprise Agency, Loughanhill Industrial Estate, Coleraine, BT52 2NR



Tracy has climbed the Himalayas, captained tall ships, ...and sailed in able bodied World Cup Races. Her audiences get moved to go far beyond imaginable results, by the realisation that if ‘I Can Do It -You Can Do It. No Excuses! No Limits!

She has been voted, out of 115 speakers, the Number One International Mega Success Speaker in USA in November 2017, an event at which 71 countries were represented. She has shared the stage with Jane Fonda in Canada, been featured in Oprah Magazine, has been on the cover of Thrive, 2018 Women of Essence nominee, and on 6 August picks up an award for being in the Top Ten transformational leaders with the John Maxwell organisation. On August 7 she has a Ted X talk in Toronto.

Tracy tells spell bounding stories and having worked with her at 4 different events over the last two years, she is completely authentic. Even after long days and gruelling leadership workshops, she remains unstoppable – often challenging the rest of us to hang in and complete the challenge.


NI Chamber Networking Series in Ballymena

Venue:The Braid, Ballymena
Time: 10:00-12:00
Sponsor: Sponsor: Northern Ireland Electricity Networks /// Host: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
Non Member:£50+VAT

The next event in our 2018 Networking Series will take place in Ballymena. Networking is the single most powerful marketing tool and NI Chamber encourages businesses to engage in these tailored events.

Join 100+ delegates for structured networking which will also feature a local guest speaker who will share their experience of growing an award winning business and the importance of utilising your network. This session will include:

  • Structured networking
  • Featured Business Spotlight
  • Business development discussion followed by Q&A 

Please read NI Chamber’s booking terms and conditions before registering your place.

Preference for places at this event may be given to NI Chamber Member Companies



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