Enterprise NI announces an opportunity for three micro or small businesses to exhibit at the upcoming Local Government Conference.
Enterprise NI, the body which represents and works with over 4,000 entrepreneurs and micro and small businesses on a weekly basis, is working with the NI Local Government Association and Solace NI to offer three micro or small businesses the opportunity to exhibit at the upcoming Local Government Conference.
The Local Government Conference, led by NILGA and Solace NI and sponsored by SBRI, will take place on 23 February in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh. This year’s conference, the first full scale conference since the Covid-19 pandemic, is centred on the theme Responding to Future Challenges and will focus on how local government should innovate and collaborate with other sectors to achieve its ambitions and become more efficient and better meeting the needs of its citizens.
As this year’s conference is focused on collaboration across the private, public, and third sectors, and given local government’s role in economic development and fostering an entrepreneurial environment in Northern Ireland, the conference organisers are keen to highlight some of Northern Ireland’s up and coming micro and small businesses who work or would like to work directly with directly with or supply the local government sector, are eager to share their knowledge and best practice with the sector, or deepen their links with councils in Northern Ireland.
Enterprise NI have partnered with NILGA and Solace NI to deliver three totally free exhibition stands at the conference for micro and small businesses with 20 or fewer employees who work directly with or supply the local government sector in Northern Ireland. Businesses are invited to apply for one of these stands online by 12 noon on 13 February. Runners up in the competition will also be profiled on the NILGA website ahead of the conference.*
Michael McQuillan, Enterprise NI CEO, said:
“We’re delighted to be partnering with NILGA and Solace NI ahead of their Local Government Conference. Our 11 local councils in Northern Ireland play an important role in fostering and supporting local economic development, local enterprise, and entrepreneurs and start-ups. The local government sector is a crucial procurer of goods and services in their communities and micro and small businesses work with councils on a daily basis.
“This competition is an opportunity for micro and small businesses to deepen their links and connections with local government elected members and officers, and share with people in the sector, their products, services, skills, expertise, and best practice which can ultimately benefit our 11 local councils. I would encourage any and all eligible businesses to apply.”
To apply, please go to https://ib94uheirvd.typeform.com/to/hsfcY0Aw#name=xxxxx
*Companies chosen to be profiled on the NILGA website remains at the total discretion of NILGA and will be assessed due to the strength of their connection to local government.