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South East Branch

South East Branch


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South East Branch is the largest FSB branch in Northern Ireland with approximately 2300 members.  The branch area covers the council areas of Lisburn, Down, Banbridge, Craigavon, Armagh and Newry and Mourne therefore events are circulated throughout the branch area in order to accommodate as many members as possible.  If you have friends or business colleagues who have not yet joined the FSB, why not tell them about the benefits of membership and help them protect their business in these challenging economic times.

South East Branch Committee 2014

Branch Chairman


John Rooney


Branch Vice Chairman


Aubrene Willis


Branch Vice Chairman


Ash Farag


Branch Secretary


Paul McAlister


Branch Treasurer 


John Rooney


Branch Committee


Kenny Moffett

Margaret McCune

Aubrene Willis

Brian McElroy

John Adams

Samantha Leonard


Recent Branch Events....

Protect & Grow your business


Protect & Grow

L-R: Trevor Curran O2, John Rooney, FSB South East Branch Chairman, Therese Rafferty Banbridge Councill & Nick Martin, Invest NI


Another successful Protect & Grow event was held in Banbridge on the 1st of October.

The event was supported by Banbridge District Council and was offered free of charge with the aim of helping small businesses access the assistance they need to protect and grow their business and at the same time provide opportunities for them to grow their sales.


The presentation was delivered by Nick Martin, E-Business Advisor with Invest NI and offered a wealth of information to both those with little or no e-marketing experience and those who wished to refine their current skills.



Lisburn Networking event

Networking event

Alderman Allan Ewart, The Right Worshipful Mayor, Councillor Margaret Tolerton, Graeme Weir, FSB, Belinda O'Neill, Chamber of Commerce, and Michael Dougan Lisburn BNI.

Over 50 Lisburn business people came together during "International Networking Week".

The ‘Networking for Profit' event, was organised by four local business organisations, BNI Lisburn, Lisburn Chamber of Commerce, Lisburn Entrepreneur's Network and the Federation of Small Businesses. Each spoke on how they plan to support local businesses in Lisburn going forward, with this event acting as the platform to highlight the power of networking and empower local businesses to expand their network and grow their business.

InterTradeIreland Presentation

South East Branch AGM

John Rooney with Paddy Savage of InterTradeIreland and Branch members at the Millbrook Lodge Hotel,

InterTradeIreland gave a presentation to the South East Branch Members on cross border business opportunities.

InterTradeIreland are one of the cross border bodies set up under the Good Friday Agreement. They support SME's across the island to identify and develop North/South Trade and Innovation opportunities through:

· Business programmes

· Research and statistics

· Networks and partnerships

InterTradeIreland fund business services in sales and marketing, sales development, tendering and procurement, innovation support, access to EU funding and investor readiness for those seeking to trade into the other jurisdiction.





Contact FSB Northern Ireland on 028 9032 6035