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Procurement & Tendering Workshop – Enniskillen Business Centre

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council is hosting two tendering and procurement workshops which aim to assist your business to bid for public sector and large scale private contracts. The first Workshop will take place in Enniskillen, Fermanagh Enterprise Ltd on Thursday 28th January 2016 beginning at 10am. Experts from Fermanagh & Omagh District Council Procurement department, Central Procurement Directorate (CPD), InterTrade Ireland and Gobal Education NI Ltd will be in …Read More

£250m Farm Business Improvement Scheme

£250m Farm Business Improvement Scheme   Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has launched the first phase of the £250m Farm Business Improvement Scheme. This scheme will provide farmers with 40% and 50% grant aid to a maximum of £250,000 towards: ·          Construction of new farm buildings and refurbishment of existing buildings. ·          Purchase of machinery which can improve the performance of the farm. ·          Equipment to improve nutrient management. ·          Installation of …Read More

Export opportunities in China – Invest NI Trade Misson to China

Businesses can discover export support and opportunities on five day trade mission in November to Shanghai and Beijing in China Invest Northern Ireland invites businesses on this trade mission to Shanghai and Beijing in China from 23-27 November 2015. The trade mission will be multi-sectoral and open to companies wishing to take advantage of the business opportunities of this dynamic economy. Business opportunities China is currently the world’s second largest …Read More

Grow your retail business

Retailing can be a rewarding career choice but it’s a highly competitive business environment. In Northern Ireland retailers make up over 10 per cent of all businesses and account for over 20 per cent of private sector employment. Navigating the economic currents and dealing with shifting customers’ shopping habits is a challenge, but flexible retailers can compete successfully in Northern Ireland and beyond. Knowing how to maximise your retail potential …Read More

Boost your bottom line with a £3,000 grant to get superfast broadband for your business.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council are pleased to announce that The Connection Vouchers Scheme is now open for applications across the district. A Connection Voucher is a grant of up to £3,000 for small or medium sized businesses to upgrade to a faster, more reliable internet connection.  More than a thousand businesses in Northern Ireland have already received their voucher and reaping the rewards. The grant pays for the installation costs, that …Read More

New DEL “Skills Focus” fund to pay for your business training

Skills Focus is a new DEL funded programme to provide tailored skills provision to SMEs (<250 employees) with delivery of qualifications at level 2 and above. It is part of the Department’s commitments under the Northern Ireland Economic Strategy, and its aim to increase the skills levels and employability of the existing workforce. Skills Focus is a new strand to the existing Employer Support provided by South West College and …Read More

Information Seminar – €308 million of EU funds for investment in growth and jobs for N.Ireland

Event to outline new European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding package for Northern Ireland and how local businesses can access it. Information seminar on 30 June 2015 will outline €308 million of EU funds for investment in growth and jobs in Northern Ireland. You will also have the opportunity to hear from local businesses that have benefited from EU funding. This funding is designed to increase the competitiveness of local …Read More

REGISTER NOW! High Speed Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme

The Connection Voucher Scheme will allows small to medium sized enterprise (SMEs) and social enterprises within the new Fermanagh and Omagh District area to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to obtain high-speed broadband connections. The overall aim of the proposed scheme is to stimulate economic growth in our district by not only helping existing organisations overcome the cost of installing high speed broadband, but also by improving the …Read More

Invest NI Grade A Office Accommodation Loan/Equity Scheme

Invest NI’s property research report into the Northern Ireland commercial/industrial property market has confirmed the existence of market failure in the development of new Grade A office accommodation, largely arising from constraints in funding available to developers. To this end, Invest NI is proposing to offer private sector developers mezzanine/equity funding on commercial terms towards the development costs of new Grade A office accommodation. Do you meet the following requirements: …Read More

Need a £4000 Innovation Voucher? – Call open 1st June 2015

What could a £4000 Innovation Voucher do for your business?  Alot more than you might imagine if you’re a small or medium sized business wanting to get that extra edge, or struggling with an issue that needs expert help to solve. You can apply for an Innovation Voucher* worth £4k to allow you to work with one of our 39 highly respected universities colleges or research bodies. It will help …Read More