The February meeting of The Business Network will be held in the Conference Room of the Banbridge Enterprise Centre, Scarva Road, Banbridge on Thursday the 23rd February 2017. Registration is open at 7.30am and the meeting starts at 7.45am.
Guest speaker – Evan Morton, Concept Advertising
Evan Morton has worked in the advertising industry in Northern Ireland for over 25 years.
He established his own advertising agency, Concept Advertising in 1998 and celebrated its 18th birthday in 2016. He relocated the business from Belfast to Lisburn in 2009.
Concept works with a wide variety of clients of all sizes and in every business sector including, retail, hospitality and manufacturing, advising on how marketing budgets should be spent to maximise return on investment and minimise wastage. The company has its own in-house graphic design studio.
Is Traditional Advertising Really Dead?
- Has the internet killed off traditional media?
- Newspapers, magazines, television, radio, direct mail and posters……do they have a relevance in this new digital age?
- What do established businesses and new start-ups need to know to ensure their marketing is successful?
Evan will present an overview of the Northern Ireland media industry, presenting real practical advice and share his inside knowledge to help companies make decisions without the hype of sales people.
Member speaker - Ryan Hood, HBK Architects
Ryan Hood is a Senior Project Architect in HBK Architects. HBK Architects are a RIBA Chartered design studio with an office just outside Dungannon and another office in Banbridge, Northern Ireland.
Ryan is involved in a wide variety of projects, both residential and commercial. He offers full architectural services – from initial feasibility and appraisal, through the planning process, to design, construction and completion. He has many years of experience producing projects all over Ireland which his clients love to live and work in. Some of Ryan’s projects have been featured in many national publications such as Ulster Tatler Interiors, Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living, Living Design, Select & Perspective Magazine.
Outside of the office Ryan enjoys spending time with his with wife Ruth and two little boys, Tommy & Jamie. When he is not having family time he can be found training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a martial arts club or playing his drums (loudly) with his rock band.
Visitors are always welcome and the attendance fee of £5 includes a light breakfast, which is payable at the event. Please confirm your attendance by registering for this event on our EventBrite page.
When & Where
The Business Network
The Business Network
The Business Network is a network which has been jointly founded by local business owners.
It exists to support local business owners in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council and surrounding areas by providing a networking, discussion and education forum, generating referrals and business leads, providing mutual support, sharing new ideas and business opportunities.
Every local business has the opportunity to participate in the Network. The network's strength is its informality and openness.
The members of The Business Network always look for opportunities to refer or promote other members businesses wherever possible.