Big thank you from Lisburn.com

Local businesses get a chance to `Meet the Buyer'

Councillor Jenny Palmer, Chairman of the Council's Economic Development Committee, launches Lisburn Meet the Buyer 2011, with two participating Buyers, Hilary Casement (Montupet UK) and Michelie Carlisle (Translink).

Councillor Jenny Palmer, Chairman of the Council's Economic Development Committee, launches Lisburn Meet the Buyer 2011, with two participating Buyers, Hilary Casement (Montupet UK) and Michelie Carlisle (Translink).

LISBURN City Council has launched its 'Lisburn Meet the Buyer 2011' event. On Thursday May 19 businesses from across the council area will be given an opportunity to meet with senior buyers from a range of large private and public sector organisations based in Lisburn and across Northern Ireland.

The Meet the Buyer event, which is organised by the Council's Economic Development Unit, will provide a platform for small to medium sized companies to access new sales opportunities with buyers from businesses such as Coca Cola Hellenic, Translink, Montupet UK, Regional Hospital Supplies and the South Eastern Regional College in attendance.

Councillor Jenny Palmer, Chairman of the Council's Economic Development Committee, said: "In the current economic climate it is essential that local companies seek out new business and new sales at every opportunity. A Meet the Buyer event is a quick and cost effective means to help local companies present their business to as many potential buyers as possible. The Council hopes this will result in more work going to local small to medium sized companies."

As well as new sales opportunities, participating businesses will also benefit from two Skills Development Workshops, where advice and assistance will be given to help participants make the most of the day. The event will also provide networking opportunities for local companies.

Mrs Palmer added: "With almost 4,000 companies, Lisburn has plenty to offer any company seeking new supply opportunities and I would therefore urge as many local businesses as possible to submit an Expression of Interest form and be part of this exciting initiative."

To obtain an information pack or an Expression of Interest form, visit http://www.lisburncity.gov.uk/investment-and-business, or contact Stephen Mullan from the Economic Development Unit on 9250 9390 or Email: stephen.mullan@lisburn.gov.uk.

Ulster Star
29/04/2011