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CONTINUING its successful programme of business support to local companies, the Beyond Programme hosted an end of summer networking BBQ for Down district businesses in Denvir’s Hotel, Downpatrick, on Tuesday 23rd August.

The BBQ provided the opportunity for local businesses to come together in an informal setting and engage with other businesses in the district.  Networking has been an important part of the programme and a number of very strong business relationships have evolved through the monthly coffee clubs and workshops.

Amongst those attending the Beyond business event was Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Dermot Curran, who welcomed local companies to the event and he said, “The Beyond business support programme has been successfully providing a very high standard of tailored support to existing businesses in the Down District area.

Down District Council Chairman Councillor Dermot Curran gets set to tuck into a burger at the Beyond summer networking BBQ held at Denvir's Hotel. Pictured are Hilary Knight, mentor, Michael Foster, Beyond business adviser, Bill McCartney, mentor, Clare Thompson, Beyond business adviser, with Derek and Tina Thompson of Gluten Free Ireland.

“Beyond offers a range of business support and networking opportunities including workshops, business clinics and one-to-one mentoring to companies from all sectors of the business community.  The Beyond programme is also very pleased to welcome new Mentors to the programme and looks forward to working with them in the coming months. “

For more information and to book a place on future events please refer to the Beyond Website: www.beyondni.co.uk.

Down District Council, in partnership with the Down Business Centre and South Eastern Regional College launched the ‘Beyond’ programme on Thursday 16th September 2010. This is a three year project aimed to support, help and develop existing businesses within the Down District Council area.

Part-funding has successfully been secured through the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland 2007 – 2013  to implement the Programme.