David Meade shares business tips in Dungannon

Toni Ennis (Dungannon Enterprise Centre), Alistair Cooke (ASM), Paul McAlister (Chairman Up for Business), Brian MacAuley Dungannon Enterprise Centre, David Meade, David Ferguson (First Trust), Claire Hughes (Claire Hughes Consultancy) at the 'Up for Business' event in Dungannon
Toni Ennis (Dungannon Enterprise Centre), Alistair Cooke (ASM), Paul McAlister (Chairman Up for Business), Brian MacAuley Dungannon Enterprise Centre, David Meade, David Ferguson (First Trust), Claire Hughes (Claire Hughes Consultancy) at the 'Up for Business' event in Dungannon

The old saying “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” was not adhered to in Dungannon this week, when TV mentalist David Meade, fresh from focusing his mind on winning the jackpot at the world’s top casinos, was special guest at the ‘Up for Business’ networking event.

Upwards on 100 people packed the Ranfurly House Arts Centre to hear the BBC personality share his mind bending ideas on how local entrepreneurs can help improve their businesses.

The presentation was filled with cutting edge innovative techniques that included tips on decision making, communication and motivation.

Paul McAlister, ‘Up for Business’ Chairperson, said: “David Meade is one of Europe’s most dynamic, engaging and sought after keynote speakers and we were thrilled to give Dungannon businesses the opportunity to hear him speak.

“Someone of the calibre of David, who has a blue chip client list including Apple, Easyjet and Bombardier, was an endorsement of the ‘Up for Business’ initiative in Dungannon, which has now been running for two years.”

One of those who attended, Claire Hughes said: “David Meade the mentalist was extraordinary and highly entertaining, yet totally inspiring. His examples gave great insight into how to positively influence people’s behaviours.”

Since its inception, the networking group has helped over 300 business people from the area through a series of top speakers and workshop events to include free advice from experts in many different sectors of industry on the first Wednesday of each month from 8am to 10am.

The next ‘Up for Business’ takes place on Wednesday 1 April, titled ‘Take the pain out of late payments: keep your cash flow healthy’.

The guest speaker will be Pat Nixon MCIM from AKU Training and Credit Management and Insolvency Advisor with Baker Tilly Mooney Moore.

Further details on ‘Up for Business’, which is sponsored by Purple Dot, First Trust Bank and ASM, are available from www.upforbusiness.co.uk