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LEAN Business Network

The LEAN Business Network is an exciting business forum designed to help local business people meet and develop their business contacts and skills.



The LEAN Business Network schedule for 2019/20: 

Develop Videos for a YouTube Channel or Website
Michelle Connolly, Profile Tree
Tuesday 10 September 2019
9.30 - 12.30pm
Mossley Mill
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Write a Business Plan For Your Business
Sandra Young, S Young Retail
Tuesday 1 October 2019
6.00 - 9.00pm
Antrim Civic Centre
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Edit Videos (Beginners)
Michelle Connolly, Profile Tree
Tuesday 15 October 2019
6.00 - 9.00pm
Antrim Civic Centre
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Make Sales Connections - F2F, Online and B2B
Mrs Jackie D'Arcy, Daniel McCarry & Philip Bain
Wednesday 20 November 2019
5.00 - 9.00pm
Mossley Mill
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Retain Customers - 
Modern Customer Care

Stephen Smyth, BWEC

Thursday 12 December 2019
Antrim Civic Centre

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Optimise Your YouTube Channel
Michelle Connolly, Profile Tree

21 January 2020
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Antrim Civic Centre

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Recruit The First Or The Best
Labour Relations Agency, Stephen Smyth, Sandra Young

11 February 2020
9.00am - 3.00pm
Mossley Mill


Utilise Influencer Marketing
Niamh Taylor, Digital 24

10 March 2020
9.30am - 12.30pm
Old Courthouse

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When Are Meetings Held?

Meetings take place at various times throughout the year, all of which will be advertised on our website and through e-shots. Once you register, an e-shot will be issued automatically before each event. 

Where Do Events Take Place?

Events will take place in a number of venues across the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough area. 

What Happens at an Event?

Food is served at the beginning of the events, allowing members an opportunity to network. Then a guest speaker will deliver a presentation, followed by question time.

How Formal Are These Events?

The Network aims to facilitate like-minded people meeting in an informal and relaxed environment. There is no pressure to introduce new members or any enforced dress code. 

Do I Have To Pay To Attend An Event?


Why Should I Join The Network?
  • Hear words of wisdom from inspirational guest speakers.

  • Network with other successful entrepreneurs and senior decision makers.

  • Keep up to speed with both new and best business practice and legislation.

  • Make business contacts and build your network at your own pace.

  • Have the opportunity to deliver a short presentation, officially presenting your company, to attendees at one of our events.

Who Can Join The Network?

The Network welcomes any business based inside or outside the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey. Due to the the interactive format of some of the workshops, places are limited and preference will be given to businesses based in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough.

Who Can Attend Events?

As well as the business owners, we encourage members to invite their co-workers to the Network events to create more opportunities for effective networking and staff development.

Can I Bring A Guest?

We actively encourage you to bring guests who may be interested in joining the Network.

What If I Can’t Attend Many Events?

Whilst we would encourage you to attend all of the events, you can attend as many, or as few, meetings as you wish. Don’t forget that it’s the business that is the member, not an individual, co-workers can attend the event in your place. 

Can I Bring Marketing Material To An Event?

Yes members are encouraged to bring marketing/promotional material to all events – however we must be notified in advance.

Can I Deliver A Presentation At An Event?

If you would like to present at an event, please contact Michelle Pearson business@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk.

How Do I Join?

Joining the Network is FREE for all businesses. Email your:

  • Contact name

  • Business name

  • Business address

  • Phone number

to business@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk. Once you have joined invites will be sent direct to your inbox for forthcoming events.

How Do I Register To Attend An Event?

Fill in the form below or email events@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

I understand that the personal data that I submit will be required to process my request. I understand that this data will only be used for the purposes of the request and will be held in accordance with current data protection legislation.

By submitting this form you consent to Antrim and Newtownabbey Council contacting you in relation to this enquiry.

For details on how we use your information please view our GDPR section.

For more information:

Useful Contact

Economic Development Project Officer

Michelle Pearson

Mossley Mill,
BT36 5QA

Tel: 02890340018

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