Niall O’Somachain qualified with a BA Honours in European Business Studies from the University of Ulster in 1992 and later completed a Masters in Business Administration. He is Prince 2 Project Management trained and is a SFEDI Approved Small Business Advisor and Trainer. (SFEDI is the Government recognised UK Standards Setting Body for Business Support and Business Enterprise.)
Niall has worked in various marketing, finance, business and economic development roles for Northern Ireland based organisations and has extensive experience of devising, delivering and administering cross border European Innovation Programmes with SMEs since 1998. He established his own business in 2003 as a self-employed business/management consultant for five years. He then took up a position with a Business and Innovation Centre as a Senior Business Consultant until March 2011.
Niall joined Helix Innovation Partnerships Ltd as the North West Regional Consultant in April 2011 and is based in Derry.