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Starting a Business in Coleraine

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.



Causeway Enterprise Agency invites local women to celebrate International Women’s Day on Tuesday 11th March at 6.30pm in The Magherabuoy House Hotel with Sarah Travers at their annual Go Women Event sponsored by Invest NI, Women in Business, Causeway Enterprise Agency and Coleraine Borough Council.

The event which includes supper and an array of stalls from local business women has become a highlight in the Enterprise Agency’s annual calendar of events. The high point of the evening will be when Sarah is joined on stage by Annie Rooney co-founder of Suki Tea.  Having worked for years as a TEFL teacher abroad Annie fell in love with Tea Houses while working in Asia. Upon her return to Ireland Annie was dismayed to note that while we Irish are a nation of tea drinkers it was fresh ground coffee that was heavily featured on cafe menus while tea seemed to be the poor relation. Guests will discover how Annie’s passion for loose leaf tea and the art of tea making has transformed her career, our cafe menus and our perceptions of tea drinking forever.

The theme of the event this year is celebrating careers and inspiring change and there is no better host than Sarah Travers to discuss these points. In the last 12 months Sarah has transformed from newsreader to successful chat show host. Since hosting the Go Women event in 2013 Sarah's career has reached new heights with her tremendously successful show "The Magazine".  Sarah has interviewed world class guests including Garth Brooks, Ross Kemp, Jimeon McKeown and even Dolly Parton. At the Go Women event Sarah turns the spotlight on local female talent and will interview a panel of local business women including Clare Rainey of Kooky Cook, Barbara Allison of Rosemary Connelly, Edel Doherty of Business Travel Solutions, Ruth Wilson, MD of Beaufort Interiors (winner of Best Exporter at WIBNI Awards 2013) and Cara Macklin, Immediate Past President of Macklin Group (Winner of Best Young Business Woman at WIBNI Awards 2011).

Go Women was established to encourage female entrepreneurship, celebrate career women and to encourage women to network and share their experiences, tips and advice on running a business to improve North Coast Economy.

Booking is essential as this is a ticket only event. Tickets cost £10 per person and are available online.

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UTV “The Magazine’s” Sarah Travers to host Go Women Event in Portrush for International Women’s Day


Do you write tenders to secure work?
Would you like to tender for work but don’t know where to start?
Would you like to win more tenders?
Are you a small business located in Moyle District?

The WIN More Business Procurement Development Programme can help you through funded training and mentoring.

Envision are now recruiting Moyle businesses for the final round of funded support on this programme. The programme offers:

• 4 Capacity Building Workshops
• One-to-One Procurement
• Audit undertaken by a procurement specialist
• One-to-One Tendering Consultancy Support to develop your Tender Action Plan

For more information or to register please contact Elaine Scullion at Envision Management Consultants T: 028 9045 2777 E:






WIN More Business Procurement Development Programme


If you are unemployed and determined to make 2013 a year when you improve your prospects, get a qualification, increase your employability or start working for yourself then Exploring Enterprise 2 could help you on your way.

The Exploring Enterprise2 programme focuses on the needs of people who have recently lost their jobs, those who have been out of work for the longer term and specifically aims to support those people who have a disability; are lone parents; or young adults who are neither at a school or college in employment or in a training scheme. It concentrates on rebuilding confidence and regenerating people’s personal career ambitions and provides support through training sessions and one to one mentoring to develop opportunities for people to enter employment. The course is also a great foundation for anyone thinking of working for themselves and enables participants to explore their business idea and take the first steps to developing a business plan.

Training is delivered in both Ballycastle and Coleraine at the premises of Causeway Enterprise Agency. It’s very practical, and requires no previous qualifications. The next course starts in November 2013 and is offered on 12 mornings over 2 ½ weeks, meaning that if you take part you could be finished and have an accredited qualification by the the new year.

Local girl Rebecca Montgomery aged 19 from Garvagh has given her life and career a make-over and is starting her own beauty business after taking part in Exploring Enterprise2 at Causeway Enterprise Agency. Rebecca studied beauty in Limavady and has worked in some of the area’s most prestigious salon’s including the Spa at Galgorm but like so many talented young people found herself without a job in late 2012. What she did have however was an idea and a determination to succeed. She wanted to start her own business and encouraged by her entrepreneurial mother, Erica founder of “Slim Within”, Rebecca contacted the Causeway Enterprise Agency and enrolled on the Exploring Enterprise2 programme.

Rebecca speaks enthusiastically about Exploring Enterprise2. “I found the course really helpful and I really enjoyed it. For me the best part was the day when they took all of us to the Arcadia in Portrush and we got to hear first-hand from 2 local business owners about the good and bad points of starting up and running your own business. Their honesty and experience really inspired me and the course then helped me with the practical elements. Something else I valued was the opportunity to meet new people. When you find yourself unemployed or not in education you miss the social interaction that comes from being part of a team or a class and the programme makes you feel part of something. It’s great to know that support is there if and when you need it and I can’t recommend it enough. I am just putting the finishing touches to my business plan and will be launching “Reb’s Health and Beauty Parlour in the spring and I am feeling really positive about the future.”

Eligible Applicants must be over 16 years of age and either unemployed or working/in education for less than 16 hours per week. To find out more or to register interested applicants should contact Anna Logan at Causeway Enterprise Agency on 02820 70356318 (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm).

Exploring Enterprise2 is part-financed by the European Social Fund, the Department for Employment and Learning and Enterprise Northern Ireland under the Northern Ireland ESF Programme 2007 -13 and is being delivered in Coleraine by Causeway Enterprise Agency on behalf of Enterprise Northern Ireland.

For further information contact Debbie Rymer on 02870 356318 or by email

Improve your opportunities and career prospects in 2013

If you are unemployed and determined to make 2013 a year when you improve your prospects.


Causeway Enterprise Agency Moyle are now recruiting for Exploring Enterprise2. Gain a qualification in Business Enterprise while improving your skills and meeting new people.

Causeway Enterprise Agency Moyle are now recruiting for Exploring Enterprise2

Gain a qualification in Business Enterprise while improving your skills and meeting new people.