Business Seminar explores changing environment for local companies

Lunch time business seminar

Published: 26th June 2017

A lunch time business seminar about the changing business and economic environment in the Fermanagh and Omagh district took place recently at The Ardhowen, Enniskillen on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

The event for local businesses and entrepreneurs was organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Ulster University’s Economic Policy Centre. The university’s Senior Economist, Dr Eoin Magennis, delivered a presentation on global economic and political drivers and the future direction for the economy in the district.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann, said:

“This event is particularly relevant to the Council as we all constantly strive to do all in our powers to boost our crucial local economy through many mediums. Indeed, the Council through its Corporate Plan, Economic Development Action Plan and Tourism Development Strategy has set out actions that will act as a catalyst for local economic growth to include local business creation, sustainable jobs; infrastructural improvements; and tourism development initiatives.

Similarly, as a lead partner in the Community Plan process the Council, through a partnership structure involving organisations from across the public, private and community and voluntary sectors will strive to achieve the eight long-term outcomes which aim to improve quality of life for local people through improved social, economic and environmental wellbeing, and to contribute to sustainable development.”

As part of his presentation, Dr Magennis referred to the spring 2017 Northern Ireland and Local Government forecasts to illustrate possible scenarios for the Fermanagh and Omagh economy. This gave those in attendance the opportunity to consider the changing local economic and business environment in which they are operating to help with future business planning.

The event was brought to a close with a question and answer session.

Dr Magennis’ presentation is available to view on the Tourism and Economic Development section of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s website.

For further information or if you would like to be notified about Council organised events, initiatives and workshops for local businesses and entrepreneurs, please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Tourism and Economic Development service by telephoning 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) or emailing info@fermanaghomagh.com.

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