The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, 9 Market Street, Armagh, BT61 7BW
April 25, 2019
8:00 am
9 Market Street, Armagh, BT61 7BW
ABC Business Network
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre
Zoe Vennard at ABC Business Network

This month's meeting of ABC Business Network will take place on Thursday 25th April 2019. We are on the move exploring the ABC area and the meeting will take place at the Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, 9 Market Street, Armagh, BT61 7BW

Guest Speaker: Zoe Vennard, Procurement Officer from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

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Are you interested in finding out more about providing products and services to your local council, or getting started with tendering in general?  Procurement Officer, Zoe Vennard, will provide members and visitors with an insight into the procurement processes used within our local council. This will include:

  • An overview of the Council’s spend profile
  • Internal thresholds and other legal requirements
  • An introduction to the tendering portal
  • Selection criteria / minimum standards required
  • MEAT and Evaluation processes
  • Perceived barriers for SME’s
  • Tips for selling to Council

Member Speaker: Paul Vaughan, Managing Director of Spera Global

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Spera Global is a brand management company specialising in brand design, packaging design, print and reprographics. Spera employ over 60 members of staff across 3 locations in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England.

The team are experts in colour management and have worked with many well-known food and drink brands including Linwoods, Jameson, Magners, Tayto, McDonalds, Keogh’s and Guinness.

Paul will explain the role that Spera plays in introducing new brands and products to the market, brand consistency and how developments in technology are ‘re-packaging packaging’. Paul will also demonstrate the print capability that Spera have and the ability to provide innovative solutions across the print sector.

For more information visit https://www.spera.ie/about/

A light breakfast will be served. Please indicate any food intolerances when making your booking.

The meeting will start promptly at 8:00am and end at 09:30am. Please aim to arrive by 07:45am for registration.

As always, members and visitors will have the opportunity to briefly introduce themselves and their business and there will be some time for networking at the close of the meeting.

For parking in Armagh close to the Theatre please check out


For further information contact Denise Hamill, Chair of ABC Business Network

Email:  denise@digital-den.co.uk

Tel:      07736 067 608

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