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A full week of exciting business events are to be held across Down District from Monday 22 to Friday 26 April 2013, culminating in the Beyond Business Gala Awards Ceremony on the Friday evening.

The Beyond Business Week and Gala Awards initiative seeks to help and recognise businesses from across Down District and to promote partnerships, enhance business and increase business productivity.

At the launch of the Beyond Business Week and Awards were Michael Forster, Beyond Business Intelligence Officer,  Councillor Anne McAleenan, Economic Development Committee Chairperson, Beyond Business Outreach Officer Vicki Maquire, and Down District Council Chairperson Councillor Mickey Coogan.

At the launch of the Beyond Business Week and Awards were Michael Forster, Beyond Business Intelligence Officer, Councillor Anne McAleenan, Economic Development Committee Chairperson, Beyond Business Outreach Officer Vicki Maquire, and Down District Council Chairperson Councillor Mickey Coogan.

Speaking at the launch, Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Mickey Coogan said: “We are delighted to launch our second annual Business Week and Awards Programme which will build on the success of last year. During Business Week, organisations can benefit from a varied menu of business seminars and networking events, all offered free of charge, and are open to anyone in business, doing business or considering going into business in the area. Furthermore the search for the best businesses in the district is now on and we would encourage all local businesses to apply.”

Mark Bleakney, Invest NI’s Southern Regional Manager added: “Business Week will offer businesses an outlet to meet with other entrepreneurs and support agencies, and talk about the problems they face. It will also provide networking opportunities and a chance for entrepreneurs to develop their knowledge and skills to help boost their company’s performance. I encourage as many companies as possible to embrace Business Week and take advantage of the help and advice on offer.”

For more information on Business Week or how to enter the awards programme please visit www.beyondni.co.uk  Closing date for award entries is Friday 29 March.

Funded by Down District Council and Invest Northern Ireland, Beyond Business Week is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.