Council launches programme of online local events as part of Global Enterprise Week 2021

29th October 2021

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has organised a series of free online interactive events for local businesses as part of Global Enterprise Week 2021 which takes place this year from 8-12 November.

The events are aimed at inspiring entrepreneurship, growth and innovation.

Council Chair, Councillor Errol Thompson, said;

“The last 18 months have been incredibly difficult and challenging for businesses across all sectors due to the impact of Covid-19.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has continued to offer support to businesses as recovery continues both through its suite of free business mentoring programmes and by organising virtual events such as the programme which has been put together for the Week.

I would urge business owners to avail of these interactive events and maximise the opportunity to explore new avenues to grow your business.”

Events begin on Monday 8 November with a webinar aimed at boosting online presence in the run up to Black Friday and Christmas providing tips and skills to enhance communication skills using a range of online and social media tools.

The flagship event of the Week, the Sales Academy Conference, is on Wednesday 10 November will cover topics such as lead generation, sales performance and social media and digital marketing. Angela McGowan, Director of CBI Northern Ireland will deliver the keynote address on the economic impact of Covid-19 and Brexit. The event will also feature speakers from local industry.

The series concludes on Friday 12 November with the first in the 2021/22 Fam Trip Friday series providing an opportunity for tourism providers to learn about the growing tourism product across the district, forge relationships and seek collaborative working opportunities.

Global Enterprise Week also marks the culmination of a Young Enterprise business challenge where Year 8, 9 and 10 students from local schools were invited to devise a new purpose for an empty business unit in their local town.

The winning entry will be revealed by Councillor Thompson on Friday 12 November.

The programme is available to download here. Registration can be accessed  via the links on the Global Enterprise Week page of the Council’s website at

Contact the Economic Development team for information by telephone on 0300 303 1777, textphone on 028 8225 6216 or by email at