Events are held to mark first business week

A host of business events, supported by Banbridge District Council, took place in Banbridge to mark the inaugural Banbridge Business Week (17-22 November).

The week kicked off on Monday 17 November when local businesses and employees who have recently undertaken the internationally recognised and accredited WorldHost training programme came together at the Civic Building to celebrate their achievement.

Two events were held the following day in the Enterprise Centre. In the morning there was an introduction to eBay for local entrepreneurs.

Harry Hamilton from Access 6 spoke to local food producers, from chocolatiers to beef producers, in the afternoon about how to go about exporting their goods.

On Thursday there was a good attendance at a Developing an Internet Presence workshop.

Representatives from the seven partner councils which cover the SEED (South East Economic Development) region came together in Armagh to sign a Digital Charter.

Two Ideation Camps were held at Southern Regional College on Thursday as part of the Bright Idea Programme.

Young entrepreneurs got the chance to go through a process of idea generation.

A final event was held in Banbridge Library on Saturday when a group of young digital entrepreneurs attended the popular CoderDojo.