Council Chair to host business breakfast

8th April 2021

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has organised a business breakfast with the theme of “What the post Covid -19 office may look like” taking place Friday 23 April 2021.

Hosted by the Chair of the Council, Councillor Diana Armstrong, the event will start at 8.30am and will last approximately one hour.

Guest speaker for the event is Dr Nicola Millard, Principal Innovation Partner, BT Enterprise CTIO.

Dr Millard has enjoyed a long and stellar career at BT working across a wide range of sectors in the organisation. She has contributed to many innovative firsts for BT including, the introduction of artificial intelligence into BT call centres, the company’s initial experiments with home working and the development of BT’s “Net Easy” score, a new method for measuring customer experience. Dr Millard is currently investigating innovative practices for employee and customer experiences.

The event will also have contributions from Councillor Armstrong, John Treacy, General Manager of Fermanagh Enterprise Limited and Dr Nicholas O’Shiel, Chief Executive, Omagh Enterprise Company Limited.

Speaking about the breakfast, the Chair of The Council, Councillor Diana Armstrong said, “there is no doubt that the past year has been an extremely difficult one for businesses and there have been significant challenges along the way. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is committed to supporting the revitalisation and recovery of businesses across the district and recognises the important contribution local businesses make to our economy.

With the entrepreneurial spirit that prevails in the district, businesses will explore ways to embrace many of the new ways of working which they have adopted in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and I am delighted that we have secured the services of Dr Nicola Millard, one of the most respected innovators in business in the UK. I am confident that her refreshing approach to innovation will prove particularly beneficial to our local businesses.

I am delighted that we have also secured the services of two of the most respected business figures in the district in John Treacy and Nicholas O’Shiel, both of whom have more than 20 years experience in leading their respective Enterprise Companies and who will also bring some innovative thinking on the theme.

I would encourage as many businesses as possible to sign up to this thought provoking breakfast event.”

To book a place on the business breakfast, please visit before Thursday 22 April 2021.  Booking is essential.