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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: 

Social Media for Sales Optimisation
Declan Murtagh, Brilliant Red
29 April 2020
9.00am - 4.30pm
Antrim Civic Centre - Please note, this meeting has been POSTPONED until further notice.
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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 Consent:

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

Contact the Economic Development Project Officer


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