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Working for Me

19 February 2014, 10:00AM to 19 February 2014, 12:30PM

Invest NI, Bedford Street, Belfast

Encouraging Entrepreneurship amongst People with Disabilities


Are you a person with a disability who would like to start your own business? Or do you work for a disability organisation and want to know more about self-employment as an option for people with disabilities?

If so, then the ‘Working for Me’ event, organised by Invest NI and Disability Action, is for you.

Date: Wednesday 19th February 2014

Time: 10:00am to 12.30pm

Venue: Invest NI Conference Room, Bedford Street, Belfast

Please note that booking is essential - please contact Lynsey Nixon on telephone: 028 9029 7880, email lynseynixon@disabilityaction.org or SMS text 07977502889.

Find out about:


       The experience of other disabled people who have started their own business;

       What support is available from government departments;

       Where to get information on how to go about setting up your business.

See the full agenda below.

You will also have the opportunity to speak to people from organisations that can help you to set up your business and network with speakers and other people attending the event.

Breakfast will be provided. If you require assistance with travel costs, please contact us.

10:00         Registration & Breakfast

10:30         Welcome:  Sharon Polson Invest NI

10:40         Further Advice and Support: 
                  Kevin Doherty, Interim Chief Executive Disability Action

10:45         Case Study
                  Michael Holden, Tripability.com

11:00         Case Study
                  Clare Hamilton, Little Grooming Pet Studio

11:15         Case Study:  
                  
Claire Bowes, Omagh Music Academy

11.30         Case Study:  
                  Dermot Devlin, My Way Access & Support from Enterprise Agency.

11:45         Next Steps: 
                  David Bradshaw - Invest NI Regional Start Initiative

12:00          From Start to Success:
                  James Leckey - CEO Leckey Design

12:15         Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK:
                  Bryan Leonard - Leonard Cheshire Disability

12:30         Close & Networking

For further information please contact Lynsey Nixon on Telephone: 028 9029 7880, email lynseynixon@disabilityaction.org or SMS text 07977502889.


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