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Updated: 19/01/2017

'People Matter' - join our panel of experts at Up for Business event

The importance of attracting and nurturing happy and motivated staff to business success is the focus of a networking event in Dungannon at the beginning of next month.

Up for Business  provides a unique opportunity for business owners, managers and employees to take time out of their busy schedules and meet with like-minded people to focus on issues of significance to their own fields of expertise.

On Wednesday 1 February, The Square Box at Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, is the venue for the monthly Up for Business breakfast event, which will feature presentations from industry experts on the theme of ‘People Matter’.

The panel of guest speakers includes local HR consultant and executive coach, Orla Rafferty, who has over 20 years of experience in the area of people management, having worked in the Textile, Food, Construction and Engineering sectors.

Orla prides herself in providing jargon-free support, understanding what makes an organisation more successful than its competitors, and strives to ensure her clients make best use of their people resources to their full potential.

Joining Orla on the panel, is Ronan McCaughey, Barrister, who enjoys a varied civil law practice specialising in employment law and with a wealth of expertise in Fair Employment and Industrial Tribunals.

Ronan attended the Honourable Society of the King’s Inns in Dublin in 2006, where he obtained his professional qualification as a Barrister.

He was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2008 and subsequently to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2009. Since then he has practiced nationwide.

The Up for Business panel will also hear from Max Mackin, recruitment specialist, who operates two businesses, Reactive Recruitment and Black Fox Solutions.

Having started off as a ‘one-man outfit’ at Dungannon Enterprise Centre in 2014, Black Fox Solutions now employs 18 staff and has a sales turnover of more than £1 million.

Max began his career in London, originally working for a small IT recruitment business, Sthree PLC, which grew to become a world leader in their sector, and rose from the position of Trainee to UK Operations Director.

Leading accountancy and business advisory practice, CavanaghKelly, meanwhile, will be represented at the Up for Business event by Catherine Martin, Chartered Accountant and AITI Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA).

Catherine joined the firm – which has offices in Dungannon, Belfast, Omagh and Enniskillen – in 2005, was promoted to Director of Corporate Finance two years later and joined the Partnership in 2016.

During her time with Cavanagh-Kelly, Catherine has taken a strong lead in developing the company’s Accounts and Audit, as well as its Advisory function. Catherine has a key role in leading teams on the provision of audit and accounting services to clients ranging from SMEs to large corporations, charities, not-for-profit, professional services firms and high net-worth individuals.

Catherine also has direct experience of delivering and evaluating economic appraisals in the public sector, and will continue to lead CavanaghKelly’s engagement in Public Sector work.

If you would like further information about the Up for Business network, please email info@dungannonenterprise.com

To book tickets for the ‘People Matter’ Up for Business event on Wednesday 1 February, please use the link http://bit.ly/2iAGzA6

We provide support in many ways depending upon the needs of the entrepreneur, such as:

So why come to Dungannon Enterprise Centre to start a business? For a start, it is centrally located in Northern Ireland, within 40 minutes of Belfast and 2 hours from Dublin.

It has a strong labour force with particular skills in engineering, food processing and craft work. It boasts to have some of the top education and training establishments in the UK.

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