Mid Ulster Enterprise Week

Friday October 20th 2023

Mid Ulster Enterprise Week returns this year from Monday 13 – Friday 17 November 2023 with a programme of 11 in-person and online events to help local businesses ‘Challenge, Adapt, Succeed’!
Chair of the Council, Councillor Dominic Molloy said, “Our successful and popular Mid Ulster Enterprise Week returns for its fifth year this year. Over these last five years local businesses have relied on the week to provide them with timely advice, up-to-date information and sound direction for the future.
“This year’s very apt theme of ‘Challenge, Adapt, Succeed’ will resonate with the local business community as it reflects the resilience and prosperity of our local businesses in the face of today’s ever-changing economic climate.”


Enterprise Week Webinar



Monday 13 November 
9.50am – 11am
(Refreshments and Breakfast served from 9.30am)
The Burnavon, Cookstown







AI Uncovered: The impact of
Artificial Intelligence on Business

Join Paul Clark, UTV, and guests at ‘AI Uncovered’, an enlightening panel discussion featuring AI experts Jason Bell (The AI Provocateur) and Naomh McElhatton (dara&co); who will unravel the mysteries of
Artificial Intelligence and its profound impact
on local businesses.Elaine Donaghy McCrory, Terex’s Global Marketing Manager will also share how the company is being impacted.This event is your gateway to understanding
the transformative power of this cutting-edge
technology.Register online for AI Uncovered: The impact of Artificial Intelligence on Business
Monday 13 November 
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Lights! Camera! Action!
Unlock the Power of Video for your Business
Facilitated by Niamh MacAuley, Purple Dot Media.
In today’s digital age, video has become the
undisputed king of content. Join video content creator Niamh MacAuley, Purple Dot Media, for a practical masterclass, where you’ll dive deep into the world of video marketing and acquire the skills needed to create captivating videos and also boost your confidence on camera.This masterclass is designed for business
owners and entrepreneurs eager to harness
the potential of video marketing. Whether
you’re just starting your video journey or looking to refine existing skills, this event offers a roadmap to success.Register online for Lights! Camera! Action!
Unlock the Power of Video for your Business
Tuesday 14 November
10am – 12pm
(Refreshments and Breakfast served from 9.30am)
Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy 



Employment Matters                                              Janis Simpson-Mahoney, Managing Director
of Global Education (NI) Ltd, has many years’
experience working with organisations to help them to improve their employment processes.Janis has worked with Pizza Hut, EuroStar,
Corporation of London and has recently
delivered the Mid Ulster District Council
Transform Programme which was delivered
to improve the employment processes of
businesses based in Mid Ulster.This workshop has been designed to support businesses who are struggling to recruit and retain staff and who wish to identify ways in which they can increase the attractiveness of their businesses to the labour market.Register online for Employment Matters


Tuesday 14 November
10am – 11am










Leading the Way: Self Leadership
and Business Resilience
Facilitated by Enda McNulty, McNulty Performance.
Enda McNulty, Elite Performance Coach and
Best-Selling Published Author, coaches some
of the leading companies in the world including, Microsoft, Facebook, & Intel. Enda will prompt you to stop and think and to reflect on how well you are leading in all aspects of your business life.This webinar is facilitated by Yvonne Mitchell, founder of Out of the Box Consulting, who has worked for over 20 years in global organisations, including Microsoft, where she was Chief of Staff. First 10 attendees will receive a signed copy of Enda’s newest book, Commit 2 Lead!Register online for Leading the Way: Self Leadership and Business Resilience

Tuesday 14 November 
1pm – 5pm
The Junction, Dungannon
*Registration charge applies – this event only.





Meet the Experts
Join us for an exclusive opportunity to connect with over 40 experts across business
sectors, all under one roof. Whether you’re a
budding entrepreneur or an established small
business owner, this event is your gateway
to personalised solutions and insights.From export and energy experts to marketing and finance gurus, the experts will help you tackle business challenges head on. Register online for Meet the Experts

Wednesday 15 November 
10am – 11am











Powerful Tourism

Facilitated by Tina O’Dwyer, The Tourism Space and Ryan Donnelly, Letteran Lodges.
Discover the power of sustainable tourism.
Founder of The Tourism Space, Tina O’Dwyer
specialises in sustainable tourism, regenerative approaches to tourism, food tourism, tourism networks and destination collaboration. This webinar will help you better understand sustainable and regenerative tourism and the power it has to transform the tourism industry.

Founder of Letteran Lodges, Ryan Donnelly,
will join Tina. Ryan will speak about how he
has created a luxury haven for guests on our
doorstep to enjoy the beauty of the stunning
Slieve Gallion mountains.

Register online for Powerful Tourism

Wednesday 15 November 
1.30pm – 2.30pm



InstaGrowth: Mastering Instagram

Facilitated by Cara Jackson, Digital 24.
Looking to enhance your Instagram game? Join Cara Jackson, the Social Media and Content Lead at Digital 24, an award-winning digital marketing agency. With years of experience and successful partnerships with clients such as Dale Farm, Shnuggle, and Babocush, Cara has consistently delivered impressive results.

Designed specifically for small businesses, this session will be packaged with practical insights and will explore how you can use Instagram to grow your brand.

Register online for InstaGrowth: Mastering Instagram

Wednesday 15 November
7pm – 9pm
*Invite only
Glenavon House Hotel 




Mid Ulster LMP Celebration

Mid Ulster Labour Market Partnership (LMP)
will recognise and celebrate the achievements of participants who have completed employment academies or programmes, as well as the local businesses and support agencies who have assisted individuals with their journey back into meaningful employment.

Through the various programmes, participants have gained accredited qualifications as well as receiving employability support and mentoring, with many returning to the labour market as a result. Others have continued their journey by re-entering education to gain additional skills before seeking employment.

During the event, participants will speak about the benefits of taking part in the programmes and the change to their daily lives.

Thursday 16 November 
9.50am – 11am
(Refreshments and Breakfast served from 9.30am)
The Burnavon, Cookstown 





Prepare to be inspired, educated, and
empowered at ‘Trailblazers’, an extraordinary
event tailored for women who are ready
to level up. Hosted by Annette Kelly, Little
Penny Thoughts, Trailblazers promises a
morning of networking and an insightful panel discussion featuring remarkable women and role models who have blazed their own trails.

Sandra Quinn (Outsource Group), Grainne Bannon (ShareIt.biz) and Eve Beattie (Fuss Free Funnels) have founded successful businesses, grew organisations and continually honed their skills along the way. You will come away from this event with a renewed sense of purpose and passion for
your own ventures.

Register online for Trailblazers

Thursday 16 November 
10am – 1pm
(Refreshments & Breakfast served)
The Junction, Dungannon 
Operational Excellence Workshops

Do you want practical advice and guidance on how to improve processes, reduce waste, implement change, and improve employee engagement to improve your business productivity? Invest Northern Ireland, in partnership with Mid Ulster District Council, is delivering this as part of a series of 5 Operational Excellence workshops.

The workshops will be delivered over 5 consecutive Thursdays and include opportunities for one-to-one mentoring sessions.

Register online for Operational Excellence

Thursday 16 November
1.30pm  – 2.30pm




Influencer Magic

Facilitated by Francesca Morelli, VAVA Influence.
Let VAVA Influence’s Francesca Morelli help
you understand why influencer marketing
is a MUST for small businesses. Francesca
connects influencers to businesses across NI, ROI, and UK for marketing and promotional purposes. She is one of the founders of The VAVA Club, NI’s first TikTok House, and The VAVA Awards, NI’s first exclusive Influencer Awards.

Learn how to find the perfect influencers for your brand and hear real-life success stories.
Learn from the best and stay ahead of the

Register online for Influencer Magic

Friday 17 November 





If you attend any of our events, your name will
automatically go forward into a prize draw with the opportunity to win some great prizes. The more events you attend, the more opportunity you have of winning a prize! Winners will be announced on Friday 17 November 2023.

View the full programme of events, and register your place now, at: www.midulstercouncil.org/EnterpriseWeek.

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