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Belfast City Council offers help for businesses to move online

:: Belfast City Council is offering this support in a bid to help businesses affected by Covid-19 restrictions successfully transition to online business.

The council's city growth and regeneration committee chair Ryan Murphy said: “Since the beginning of the pandemic we’ve adapted our support to provide digital advice and mentoring for businesses.

“Our webinars are proving to be really popular and valuable, and we want to continue to provide relevant, practical advice and guidance during these challenging times so businesses can survive and adapt to begin growing sales once again. I’d encourage any business seeking support in trading online to sign up.”

The sessions will cover the following:

:: June 4 - Keeping customers engaged with captivating content – giving guidance on keeping customers engaged and informed during COVID-19.

:: June 11 - Using Facebook ads to reach new customers – how to convert more people into paying customers.

:: June 18 - Reach more customers with Google ads - getting in front of customers when they’re searching for businesses like yours.

:: June 25 -Making your website work - providing practical tips and guidance to turn a business website into a lead and sales generating machine.

For further information and to register, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/businessevents

:: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in partnership with the Business Partnership Alliance is hosting a webinar tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2pm focused on the theme of returning to work and how businesses can open and operate safely.

Guest speaker is Adrian Farrell, chair of the Business Partnership Alliance, and panellists are Brian Lavery (CBRE Northern Ireland), Aodhán Connolly (NI Retail Consortium) and ABC Council's head of environmental health Gillian Topping.

Registration required at zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GNb1Vb-_Q0KeY4Rev4h-5Q

:: A webinar entitled ‘Hydrogen getting the green light, driving Europe’s green recovery’ takes place on Wednesday July 1 at 10am.

Hydrogen is empowering Europe's energy transition and is a powerful enabler for the energy transition, with benefits for both the energy system and end-use applications.

The event will be introduced by Belfast Metropolitan College innovation manager Paul McCormack, and there will be contributions from Dr Rory Monaghan (NUIG), Ian Williamson (HyEnergy), Mark Welsh (Energia) and a key industry guest speaker, and the event will wrap up with a Q&A session at around 11.40am.

For more information email paulmccormack@belfastmet.ac.uk

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