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Event set to Bridge Borders for the Creative Industries

25 February 2016

Local businesses are being invited to establish some creative connections at a special Bridging Borders event taking place in the Everglades next week.

The event is geared towards assisting businesses in the creative industry sector to refine their products and ideas and come up with a winning formula for marketing their innovations.

Delivered by the Enterprise Europe Network with support from Derry City and Strabane District Council and Invest Northern Ireland, anyone hoping to create lasting positive partnerships which will assist in growing their business internationally is invited to attend.

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Elisha McCallion, said she hoped the event would be well supported within the local business industry. “This really is a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs to showcase their work and find out what practical support is available in terms of breaking into new markets and reaching the right audiences.

“I’m a huge supporter of the creative industries and I think that one of our greatest resources in the North West is our creative and artistic talent. It’s fantastic that this provision is available for the support and development of our young creative professionals, and I hope to see them making the most of this opportunity.”

Business Manager with Derry City and Strabane District Council, Louise Breslin, said: “I would really recommend that anyone who has a creative business idea takes this opportunity to find out more about the assistance available for anyone who wants to take their idea to the next level.

“It’s a fantastic chance to network, collaborate and learn more about the creative industries, as well as identify international business opportunities within the European Culture Programme.”

From 2008 - 2014 the Enterprise Europe Network helped 2.8 million SMEs to innovate and grow internationally. The group helps to secure European Funding Opportunities and helps establish international connections in the creative fields including the music film and gaming industries.

Coordinator for the Enterprise Europe Network with Invest NI, Andrew Millar, said: “If a company wants to grow, innovation is recognised as one the best ways to do it. Innovation isn’t easy. One of the ways to enable innovation is to collaborate with companies who have access to markets, ideas or technology that you don’t. Take the chance to do this our event on 3rd March in the Everglades Hotel!”

To find out more about the Bridging Borders event and to register go to http://ow.ly/XCPiE