Newry & Mourne Co-op & Enterprise Agency Helping to shape Newry and Mourne’s economic future Dr Conor Patterson

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  • Newry & Mourne Co-op & Enterprise Agency

    Helping to shape Newry and Mournes economic future

    Dr Conor Patterson

  • Established by founders of Newry Credit Union and others in 1972The Third Way (a social enterprise)Charitable status

    Newry & Mourne Co-operative and Enterprise Agency

  • Newry and Mourne Co-operative and Enterprise AgencyWork In Newry (WIN) 1975First community managed workspace in IrelandFirst Enterprise Agency in IrelandFirst Enterprise Loan Fund in IrelandPioneering cross-border co-operation projectsFounder of Enterprise Northern Ireland, the network of N.I.s Local Enterprise Agencys

  • The Co-operative/Enterprise Agency12 unpaid voluntary directors from across Newry & Mourne

    Board includes a Council nominee (+ two other Councillors as citizens)

  • STRATEGIC OBJECTIVESDeveloping business infrastructurePromoting enterpriseUrban/rural regenerationPartnership workingPositive media

  • Developing business infrastructure

  • Affordable Workspace

    WIN NewryWIN WarrenpointWIN FlurrybridgeWIN Kilkeel (Binnian)Forkhill

  • The Work In Newry ModelWIN

    WorkspaceRental

    JobsSustainable Enterprise Agency

    Prosperity

    Social & Political Stability

  • WIN BUSINESS PARK75 Businesses occupying 96,922 sq ft.Employing more than 400 people.

  • WARRENPOINT ENTERPRISE CENTRE Ph116 Businesses occupying 17,840 sq ft.Employing more than 30 people

  • FLURRYBRIDGE ENTERPRISE CENTRE 201326 Businesses occupying 58,500 sq ft.Employing more than 150 people.

  • BINNIAN ENTERPRISE CENTRE Ph15 Businesses occupying 23,000 sq ft.Employing more than 40 people

  • Forkhill District Development Association9 Businesses occupying 20,000 sq ft.Employing 20 people.

  • Former Forkhill Army Base

  • Crossmaglen Enterprise Centre4,000 sq ft4 businessesEmploying 15 people

  • PROPOSAL for a COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE CENTRE at CARNAGAT, NEWRY

    Funded by DSD Neighbourhood Renewal

  • Promoting enterprise

  • self-employment

    self-reliance

    sectoral diversity

    local commitment

    strong multiplier effectThe Micro-enterprise economy:

  • BUSINESS START:

    G0-FOR-IT (State support programme delivered by NMEA)

  • PROMOTING CROSS BORDER TRADE

    TRADELINKS

    EU INTERREG Programme

  • Supporting Social Enterprises

    SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME

  • Transnational Business Networks

    LEONARDO; ERASMUS

  • Developing links between Newry & Mourne, Europe and North America

  • Urban & rural regeneration

  • Canal Street Re-development

  • Canal Street Regeneration

    First Derivatives HQ

  • Partnership Working

  • Enterprise N.IrelandFederation of 32 Local Enterprise Agencies across N.Ireland

  • Cross Border StrategyNewry and Mourne/LouthEast Border Region

  • Positive Media

  • Impact:Jobs, incomes, quality of life

    Last 10 years - almost 1,400 new businesses set up Employment for some 3,0002001-2011, 230 established local businesses helped to expand creating hundreds of new jobs and millions in new income Tens of millions in new income within the local economy every yearAssisted more than 120 Social Enterprises which provide services to hundreds of people

  • Impact:Jobs, incomes, quality of life

    1039 families and some 5,000 people have benefited directly from other programmes (eg PEACE, TEP)Canal Street Regeneration (First Derivatives)Greater Newry Vision/ Enterprise NICo-op directly employs13 full time

  • The EU/State Programme funding model for social enterprisesCostOverheadSalary25% from other core incomeP11 + overhead allowanceActualFundingCost

    *****************************We have presented our Vision for the Greater Newry Area to the relevant Government ministers in Northern Ireland, to our new political representatives, to the investment community and to the Governments of the Irish Republic, the US as well as the EU. We are proposing a mutually beneficial partnership they invest, we transform and provide a long term, exponential economic return.****