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Newry Mourne and Down LMP (Labour Market Partnership) would like to invite you to a free business masterclass in either Newry or Downpatrick, offering expert practical guidance and advice to businesses.  Key themes that will be covered include brand awareness, visual merchandising, digital marketing, upselling, online selling, customer service, and employment retention.

Well-known business journalist Gary McDonald will host an ‘In Conversation with’ session with Pete Boyle, CEO, Argento at the Downpatrick event and with Clare Vallely, Creative Director, Kukoon at the Newry event.

Pete will share his business recovery journey in the wake of the Primark fire in Belfast and how they overcame particular challenges, while Clare will be talking about their business growth and how they have adapted since the floods in Newry.
There will be three presentations from local business experts Maeve Finnegan from MiTSO Marketing, who will share her views on branding, marketing, and digital presence; Siobhan Walsh, Retail Consultant, will be talking about visual merchandising, upselling, and customer service; while Bronagh Lennon, Lennon Employment Services will provide an overview on employee retention, culture and looking after your team.

The first masterclass will take place on Monday 15 April in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry and Downpatrick is the location for the second masterclass on Tuesday 16 March at Denvir’s Hotel, Downpatrick.

Both events will take place from 5.30pm until 8pm. A light supper will be served between 5.30pm and 6pm. All businesses who wish to avail of tips and advice to support business growth are welcome to attend but spaces are limited for both events. To book your FREE ticket please click on the link to Eventbrite below.

Booking Link (spaces are free but limited)
Newry: Newry Business Masterclass
Downpatrick: Downpatrick Business Masterclass
Labour Market Partnerships are funded by the Department for Communities and create targeted employment action plans for council areas, allowing for collaboration at local and regional level to support people towards and into work.