WIBNI September 2014 Ezine

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Enter the Women in Business NI Awards Online Today!

Acknowledge, reward and celebrate with some of Northern Ireland's finest business women by ensuring entries are submitted by Friday 3rd October! Entry online is easy with applications to be completed in no more than 600 words.

Early bird tickets are available for a limited time only so be sure to be one of the guests at this exclusive event.

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WIBNI Awards Speaker Announced

Now in its fourth year, the Women in Business NI Awards has attracted speakers from the worlds of entertainment and industry and this year the guest speaker is Dr Linda Papadopoulos. One of the UK's most respected psychologists, she's probably better known to us for her many books and TV appearances.

Roseann Kelly, Chief Executive of Women in Business NI, said: "We've had the entertainers, the millionairess entrepreneurs and this year we're looking for inspiration and motivation from someone who gets right to the heart of what we're all about.

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Autumn Events at WIBNI

Women in Business NI recently launched the new event schedule for Autumn - Winter. Among the events are networking breakfasts / lunches, masterclasses with industry experts aimed at promoting both personal and professional skills, large events featuring guest speakers, mentors and facilitated networking and to top it all off, we have added social networking events to help you further develop and build new business connections.

The new calendar has only been launched and already events are booking up fast right through to January 2015 so be sure to guarantee your place by registering early. The highlight of the October events will be 'Engage with Entrepreneurship with Bill Wolsey', owner of The Beannchor Group and one of Northern Ireland's most successful entrepreneurs.

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Beaufort Interiors in Driving Seat with Exclusive Launch of Bentley Home

Synonymous with luxury driving and the finest craftsmanship, Bentley Motors has just launched its inaugural home collection at Beaufort Interiors in Moira, Co. Down - the first unveiling of the collection in the UK and Ireland.

Beaufort Interiors joined forces with Belfast's Charles Hurst Bentley - the only official dealer for Bentley in Ireland - for the exclusive launch, which took place at Beaufort's Georgian building, Beaufort Hall in Moira, Co. Down.

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Corporate Fashion Fever at FASHIONWEEK

Now a regular on the style schedule, West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK continues its ten year celebrations this October with one of its busiest and best programmes yet. With three nights of catwalk shows, plus Sushi Saturday, Style Sunday and Fashion Friday all to look forward to, as well as a charity showing of Mean Girls the movie, there's no better reason to check out the schedule for a cost-effective and entertaining way to entertain colleagues, clients or suppliers.

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CIM Marketing Conference: "Marketing Gamechangers Marketing with Impact" 2014

The inagural Chartered Institute of Marketing Ireland conference will provide excellent learning and networking opportunities for marketing professionals. The programme will feature keynote speakers and presentations from leading brands detailing best practice in marketing and discussing key topics and trends facing marketing professionals today.

Exclusive discounted rates are available for WIBNI Members.

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Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Greater Happiness

All of us are increasingly juggling busy lives at home and in work. Mindfulness is a proven way to cope with stress, build emotional resilience and be happier.

Many successful and savvy Fortune 500 companies are doing it, Google have their own mindfulness programme for staff. Arianna Huffington is a huge fan of the practice. She calls it the '3rd Metric', alongside money and power - wellbeing is a sign of success and mindfulness is a clinically proven way to improve wellbeing. Sound good? :)

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The Merchant Hotel's Fabulous Fashion Teas - 11th &12th October 2014

Join us for a series of gloriously decadent Champagne afternoon teas with a fabulous fashion show and amazing pop-up boutiques.

Tickets are £35 per person and include access to a show of your choice, a glass of Moet and Chandon Champagne, our famous Afternoon Tea, a goodie bag and access to the pop-up boutiques of all featured retailers!

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Visit The Hub, Newry!

The Hub Newry is a creative, innovative & flexible place to work & meet for start-ups, freelancers, small businesses & community groups, based in the city centre & just off the M1 / A1 / N1 Motorway between Dublin & Belfast.

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Calling all Small Business Owners... BT Dials Up Women's Networking #BTWomeninBiz

Being a businesswoman is rewarding, for sure. But it's also dam...ned hard work, which is something we know all about in BT! And if you are just getting started, the light at the end of the tunnel can seem very distant.

So we've come up with an idea to help, whether you are just starting out, or an established business looking to grow. BT Women in Business

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4Beauty Group Attain 'Investors In People' Accreditation

Belfast-based beauty business, 4Beauty Group are celebrating this month, having secured a much sought after accreditation from Investors in People.

Owned by the UK government and managed nationally by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Investors in People provide a framework against which best practice in people management is measured

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Northern Irelands' First 'Ladies Circle'

2014 saw the launch of "Ladies Circle Bangor", which is the first in Northern Ireland. Ladies Circle forms part of a wider network called the Round Table, the primary aim of which is to encourage friendship, be social, have fun and, of course, support charities"

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Enjoy Christmas at Ramada Plaza 2014

Why not choose the Ramada Plaza Belfast this year for your Christmas party? With a range of options to suit all parties, whatever you choose to do this Festive Season, make it a Ramada Plaza Christmas!
Please note we are offering a 10% discount for Christmas parties booked before 30th September 2014

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Explore Export - Belfast

Invest Northern Ireland in conjunction with UKTI have developed this event to give local companies the opportunity to get practical advice and guidance on export opportunities for their business.

At the event companies will have the opportunity to meet with UKTI and Chamber of Commerce overseas trade experts from 33 Markets and benefit from their "on the ground" experience and knowledge.

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Ulster Bank Increases Access to the Arts with Community Ticket & Festival Nights Schemes

Hundreds of tickets for this year's Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's are being made available to the public as part of two initiatives from the event's title sponsor.

Ulster Bank's Community Ticket and Festival Nights schemes will, respectively, make 400 tickets available to community groups across Northern Ireland and 200 tickets available to the general public.

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Lord Mayor Hosts Civic Reception for Massachusetts Delegates to Belfast

The Lord Mayor has welcomed a delegation of civic leaders from Massachusetts to Belfast this week.

Councillor Nichola Mallon hosted a special reception in Belfast Castle last night for the delegates which included Senator Therese Murray, President of the Massachusetts State Senate and Senator Stanley Rosenberg, Majority Leader of the State Senate.

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People 1st Programmes Help Develop HCL Workforce

Katriona Dixon is Senior Service Delivery Manager for HCL in NI, responsible for circa 220 staff across two sites in both Belfast and Armagh, working alongside a leading financial services institution. Katriona joined HCL in 2008 having previously worked in sales, operations, offshore and retail banking since 1994.

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New WIBNI Members

We wish to extend a warm welcome to recently joined members.

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