Emma takes the Helm at Down Business Centre

Emma joins DBC from her previous position as head of Human Relations at the 850Group, Castlewellan. Prior to that role, she gained wide-ranging experience working as a self-employed consultant and in various private and public sector organisations; she brings a track record of driving growth and of fostering collaborative partnerships.

Welcoming Emma to her new role, Down Business Centre Chairman Michael Morrissey said the organisation was delighted to acquire Emma’s services. “Emma joins us at a very important time for the organisation. As a Board, we have recently developed an ambitious new business strategy, one that will see us significantly increase our support and service offer to the local business community. I have every confidence that Emma will lead our team in meeting our objectives and, in doing so, increase our reach and engagement with all sectors of our community.”

Commenting on her new job, Emma said she was looking forward to the challenge of maintaining the business centre’s continued expansion over the next few years. “This organisation has helped thousands of businesses over the years and I look forward to building on the knowledge and experience that exists within the DBC team and working in partnership with all our stakeholders and the local business community.”

She added: “We have exceptional entrepreneurs and businesses across the mid-Down area and I look forward to supporting and advocating for them and to driving sustainability and economic growth for the future”

Down Business Centre Chairman Michael Morrissey welcomes Emma Bohill to her new position as CEO.

Emma joins the company as it embarks on an ambitious strategy aimed at increasing its support for new and existing businesses across the region and ensuring the voice of local entrepreneurs is at the forefront of local and central government policies.

The Centre’s range of business support advisory sessions and the delivery of programmes to assist business owners is extensive. As a member of Enterprise Northern Ireland, the company participates in nationally funded programmes, such as the Go Succeed Programme, which it delivers in the Newry Mourne & Down District Council region. It also runs a monthly e-zine magazine, which is delivered electronically to over 5,000 business owners and which is aimed at ensuring they are provided with the latest news and updates on issues affecting their businesses.

Future plans include extending the centre’s property portfolio for business lettings and undertaking a lead role on sustainability and social responsibility issues.