Go Fly Your Kite had the great honour of being invited to attend the reception for U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, Joseph Kennedy III, hosted by Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor, Ryan Murphy.
The evening saw a wide range of city and regional partners and business representatives coming together with the common purpose and shared vision to improve the quality of life for all living in Northern Ireland. The reception was part of a wider programme led by The Executive Office, Department for the Economy and Invest Northern Ireland.
Lord Mayor Councillor Ryan Murphy said: “We’ve been looking forward to supporting this delegation since President Biden announced it during his visit to Belfast in April. It’s a welcome opportunity to celebrate the many very special connections we have with the U.S. from diplomatic relations to investment, knowledge sharing, tourism, education, and cultural exchange.
“It’s given us a platform to proudly showcase our city’s transformation, our investment proposition, our strengths in tech, innovation, talent, education, the creative and screen industries, and more. We’ve also shared our exciting plans for our year of culture, Belfast 2024, hosting EURO 2028 and creating the landmark city centre visitor attraction, Belfast Stories.
“Our strength sectors are set for continued growth, thanks to the £1bn Belfast Region City Deal programme of investment over the next decade – and we’re supporting that with skills programmes to connect people to new and better jobs and services.
During the evening, Glenn and George had the opportunity to spend time speaking with Joseph Kennedy III and Jane Brady (Head of Civil Service) about the impact of work of Go Fly Your Kite as well as the ambitions for the business, taking it outside of Northern Ireland and establishing the brand throughout the UK.