Posted on Monday 19 October 2009 by Ulster Business

Success NI

"So often we are told to look elsewhere to see business success and to understand how things should be done. As these profiles and interviews show, success flourishes right here in Northern Ireland."

That was the message delivered by BDO Managing Partner Francis Martin at the launch of a document featuring six major Northern Ireland companies who continue to trade successfully through the recession. 'The Future of Business looks like this' contains six interviews with well-known and highly respected companies across Northern Ireland who continue to trade successfully through the recession. The interviews, carried out by News Letter Business Editor, Adrienne McGill, feature Haldane Fisher, Henderson Group, Titantic Quarter, Williams Industrial Services, Grafton and Moy Park. "As one of Northern Ireland's leading business advisory firms we saw at first hand the difficulties experienced by many companies in the region over the last eighteen months. It was also true that other clients continued to trade successfully, and in some cases even increased their order book. We sought to profile these companies and explore what traits lay behind their success during these difficult times. "What emerged was a pattern whereby businesses across a wide range of sectors and industries had undertaken similar processes, internally and externally, and were focused on adapting, changing and preparing for the future. By acting quickly and strategically, these businesses have secured their future. So often we are told to look elsewhere to see business success and to understand how things should be done. These profiles and interviews show that success flourishes right here in Northern Ireland," he added. Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster addressed the business audience to welcome the publication of the document and to encourage businesses across Northern Ireland regardless of size or sector, to seek out how they can work better and smarter. The Minister said: "As I and my Executive colleagues continue to focus on providing much needed support for business during the economic downturn, I am always encouraged to learn about those companies that are facing the recession head-on, and winning."

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