First Minister Pays Visit To Omagh Enterprise Centre

First Minister Peter Robinson saw for himself the great work being undertaken at Omagh Enterprise Centre to support start-up growth and innovative businesses, during a visit to the town last Thursday.

Having last visited the Gortrush based centre over a year ago, Mr Robinson was given a tour of the new expansion that
includes an Innovative Growth Centre.

Chief executive of Omagh Enterprise, Nick O’Shiel commented how they then had a meeting discussing the development of the ‘Smart Region project’ in relation to Omagh and Fermanagh.

The aim of which is to capture, analyse and manage data to increase competitiveness and improve economic, social and environmental impact in this area by attracting businesses to set up in the region, including the Omagh Enterprise Centre.

Mr O’Shiel said, “The First Minister was here a year or so ago before the work on the new building started and I had invited him back to see it now that it has now been completed a couple of months ago. He met some of the companies that are based in the building.

“We then had a discussion about how the project was finished both in time and in budget. He was joined by MEP Diane Dodds who was  particularly interested in the project also as we had some European support.

“The First Minister was very complimentary about what we do here as a ‘leading edge’ enterprise centre and progressive in what we have done and are planning to do.

“The Innovation Growth Centre help fledging hi-tech businesses grow and prosper. It offers affordable and flexible high-tech office space to businesses with onsite expert advice and support services.

“Within the building is Project Kelvin that offers super-fast broadband. Businesses here then have the same speed or even faster broadband than they do in Belfast so is perfect for innovative businesses and start up for the new Smart Region project for Omagh and Fermanagh.”