The first meeting of Gay Business Network NI was held on Tuesday 19th February 2013.

Lisa Walker, the founder of the network, said;

“Until now, Northern Ireland had no established forum for gay professionals to develop their businesses together. Once I realised this and started discussing the idea with other gay business owners and professionals, the potential benefits that come with developing a gay business network became clear. The network will allow us to promote businesses, advertise and generate business for each other all over Northern Ireland and at the same time provide a social outlet that will provide a forum for informal networking among group members”.

“Our goals are;

To primarily support and promote businesses in NI that are run by people within the Network.

To create opportunities to work together, share experiences and become more profitable.

To work alongside well established groups like GNI, the Rainbow Project and Here NI to further improve the image of Gay people in Northern Ireland.

To develop a supportive social scene for gay people who want an opportunity to get involved in business in NI”.

“We will be running monthly meetings as well as formal networking dinners and other social events. If you own or manage a business, are self employed, meet people as part of your job or if you simply feel that you have something to offer the group we would love to hear from you”.

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If you would like more information about The Gay Business network NI contact Lisa at

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