Portia Woods joined Carrickfergus Enterprise as Business Development Executive with a range of sector skills in Field Sales, Marketing & Promotion, Sales Information Management and Operations Control where she previously worked in the SME sector, with brands such as Spar, Dale Farm, Stella Artois and Autotrader for over 20 years.
As a Self-Employed Business Adviser for 5 years, her skills are mentoring in sales, marketing, digital marketing, business development, strategy planning, Meet The Buyer preparation, workshop delivery and business plans where she has worked with over 40 start up and early growth companies.
In the last 2 years Portia has extended her experience in the Hospitality sector with corporate, wedding and tourism product sales. In 2019 Portia was awarded Food Entrepreneur of the Year at the Northern Ireland's Women's Awards, recognised as active owner and product designer for a food tourism product which sells B2B (international tour operators & destination management companies) and direct to consumer (domestic and corporate market).
Experienced in workshop delivery in topics such as brand marketing and social media (especially for beginners) she also has lived the gruelling scenario of sales pitch preparation, delivering a 2minute pitch in the Yes You Can Competition reaching the final 6 out of over 250 applications in Northern Ireland.