Omagh Enterprise’s Dermot Devlin does his part for Prostrate Cancer as part of Movember

Our very own staff member Dermot Devlin has been doing his part for ‘The Prostrate Cancer Charity’ as part of Movember – check out this beard!!! Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. 37,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. 250,000 men are currently living with the disease. […]

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Calling All Social Entrepreneurs – Last Call For Submissions To Arthur Guiness Fund 2012 – All Applications to be submitted by November 30th

With only a one day to go before the close of applications on November 30th Guinness and Co. is reminding social entrepreneurs from Northern Ireland to apply to The Arthur Guinness Fund. Social entrepreneurs are people running projects that are committed to making a positive and sustainable impact on communities with €1.65 million of funding […]

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Omagh Enterprise Company to host Self-Employment Awareness Seminar on Tuesday 6th December 2011

Omagh Enterprise Company in conjunction with South West College and Omagh Jobs and Benefits Office are holding a self-employment awareness seminar on Tuesday 6th December from 10am to 12pm at Omagh Enterprise Company, Gortrush Industrial Estate, Great Northern Road, Omagh. The prevailing economic conditions are proving challenging with unemployment increasing steadily across the region, however […]

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Is Education Enterprising?

Given the level of change taking place in the world, the traditional education you have received may not have prepared you properly for the demands of the twenty first century. The world has changed beyond recognition in the last 100 years and will change even more in the next 20 but the general system of […]

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New Growth Loan Fund poised to protect and create employment

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has approved the establishment of a new £50 million Growth Loan Fund. The Fund aims to generate £150 million sales growth per annum in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) safeguarding and creating over 2,000 jobs over a 10 year period. It will address a gap in the market for access […]

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Carino Boutique – The Perfect Fit

Starting and running a new business through a recession may not represent the most attractive proposition for the average person. But for Avanda Hughes and Olga McCarney, who started Carino Boutique in March 2007, the prevailing financial strain of the past four years has resulted in a more grounded and sensible approach to their new […]

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Omagh Forum for Rural Associations Host Awards Night

Omagh Forum for Rural Associations 21st annual general meeting and community awards event was held recently in Altamuskin Community Centre. The chairperson of Omagh Forum, George Kerr presented the seven community awards to the successful groups and individuals. The community awards celebrate the work of rural groups and individuals in the Omagh district and it […]

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The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s

The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s 5.30pm, Tuesday 6 December 2011 Postgraduate and Executive Education Centre, Riddel Hall, Stranmillis Road, Queen’s University Belfast The Northern Ireland Economy Debate: ‘Going for Growth: Time for Radical Change’ Introduced by Professor Sir Peter Gregson, President and Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast Chaired by Jim Fitzpatrick, BBC NI Business and […]

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Entrepreneurs See The World Differently

Before you begin your day consider how open or closed minded you are in your thoughts and in your actions. We all see the world from our own perspective and our perspective influences what we see (or think we see) and therefore what we think and the actions we take. Without the necessary insight or […]

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Blick Studios to host event addressing the core issues of how to establish yourself and sustain your business within the fashion industry

Blick Studios have invited a panel of fashion professionals from London and Northern Ireland to head a Fashion Forum in Belfast on Saturday 3rd December 2011. The Fashion Forum will address the core issue of how to establish yourself and sustain your business within the fashion industry in 2011 and beyond. The panel consists of […]

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NI Health Group seeks Social Enterprises interested in competing to secure funding for project that will compliment the New Acute Hospital for the South West?

New Acute Hospital for the SouthWest Are you a Social Enterprise Company located within Omagh or Fermanagh District Council area and interested in competing to secure funding for a project that will compliment the New Acute Hospital for the South West? As part of Northern Ireland Health Group’s commitment to create social and economic opportunities […]

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Shauna McCarney wins Innovation/Entreprensurship Award at the Women in Business NI Awards 2011

Omagh Enterprise Client and Seskinore woman Shauna McCarney, managing director of Heavenly Tasty Organics Ltd, has been awarded the Innovation/Entrepreneurship accolade at the Women in Business NI Awards 2011. The awards, which took place last night in the Ramada Hotel, Belfast were created to celebrate the diverse achievements and accomplishments of businesswomen across the North. Omagh Enterprise Company […]

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Feel Inspired By Me Unltd Story

Me Unltd a Community Interest Company was founded in April 2009, by a dedicated Board of Directors whose aim was to inspire carers of children with learning disabilities, carers of sick and/or elderly relatives, young carers and anyone in a caring role. The Company’s purpose was to assist its participants in believing that they have […]

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Development Trust Model and Asset lead Regeneration

Thursday, 1st December, 10a.m. – 12 p.m., followed by a light lunch Venue: Lisburn Enterprise Centre Enterprise Crescent Ballinderry Road Lisburn BT28 2BP  Background: Development Trusts are community owned and led, cultivate enterprise, develop community assets, and can transform communities for good.  Development Trusts are community enterprises working to create wealth in communities and keep […]

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A Dancing Success, Dylan Quinn’s Journey

This was certainly the case for Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre a new creative, dynamic and developing company who recognised an opportunity and need for the development of dance activities across Fermanagh and its neighbouring counties. The Company which was founded in 2009 was legally incorporated as a Community Interest Company. In order to establish whether […]

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Power NI “Face to Face” Event – Thursday 17th November 2011

Power NI in partnership with Omagh Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a “Face to Face” business lunch on Thursday 17th November 2011 at 12.00pm to 2pm in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh.  Alan Egner, Business Sales & Marketing Manager from Power NI, sees this event as an excellent opportunity for Power NI […]

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Entrepreneurs: Your Time Has Come!

Many entrepreneurs today will tell you we are living in a rapidly changing world. Some people argue that this century will be defined by change at a greater pace than previously known as global power shifts from West to East; from the developed to the developing world. Similarly, many people and communities are worrying about […]

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Omagh Enterprise Company invites Tenders for Inclusion on a Mentor List for the Innovation & Enterprise Programme (IEP).

TENDERS Omagh Enterprise Company in partnership with Omagh District Council invites tenders from competent and experienced individuals/organisations for mentoring on following: Inclusion on a mentor list for the Innovation & Enterprise Programme (IEP).  The IEP will work with small businesses through the Omagh District Council area to provide support to facilitate growth through specialised mentoring […]

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Survive & Thrive Programme to host “Cost Reduction & Business Record Keeping” Seminar

The Survive and Thrive Business Mentoring Programme is hosting a “Cost Reduction and Business Record Keeping” event on Wednesday 16th November 2011 in The Milestone Centre, Carrickmore from 7.00pm – 9.00pm. Practical tips on vital cost reduction within your business. How to manage costs to improve business cashflow Workshop on correct business record keeping To register […]

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Seskinore entrepreneur finalist

SESKINORE woman Shauna McCarney, managing director of Heavenly Tasty Organics Ltd, has been announced as a finalist in the Innovation/Entrepreneurship category of the inaugural Women in Business NI Awards. The awards, created to celebrate the diverse achievements and accomplishments of businesswomen across the North take place in the Ramada Hotel, Belfast on Thursday 17 November. […]

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