Frances Lundy Chamber Business Ambassador for Ulster University
Ulster University Coleraine Campus Turns 50!
2018 marks the 50 years since Ulster University's foundation in Coleraine in 1968. Fifty years is a significant landmark in history and during the course of the year, the anniversary will be marked with a programme of selected events and celebrations at Coleraine.
Riada Resourcing are delighted that our Frances Lundy has been asked to be the Chamber Business Ambassador for the #UlsterUniColeraine50 celebrations as a result of her long standing relationship with the university developing employment skills for their students.
"As a recruiter I am responsible for putting the best candidates forward for jobs and matching them to temporary or permanent position with client companies locally, nationally and internationally. Over the past 18 years, I have grown my company, Riada Resourcing, into an award-winning business which - along with many others in the area - is part of the backbone of the local economy.
I am passionate about people, especially our young people and how we can support and develop them to achieve their career ambitions here at home. We have a wealth of talent in Northern Ireland and I have a lot of respect for the highly talented graduates of the Ulster University (I employ 7 of them)! I want to continue to work and encourage these ambitious graduates, help them secure the perfect job and in turn be ambassadors for our indigenous businesses.
For me, the contribution of Ulster University to the local economy is significant. Through the education of skilled, career-ready graduates, through research and knowledge exchange, the theatre and leisure facilities, the University has made a real difference to this area over the past 50 years - improving opportunities for our young people, which has helped me and many other companies in the local area grow our businesses. Socially too, this region has changed, with many international students from all over the globe settling in the Triangle area and making this a beautiful cosmopolitan part of the world.
In my career, I've had the chance to travel and work in London and Sydney. I'e been back in Coleraine for over 25 years now and I just adore what I have on my doorstep - you really have to leave Northern Ireland to appreciate what we have here! During the coming 18 months of celebrations, I look forward to building my connections with the University, developing the local talent pool and engaging with business and industry to ensure that together we develop our local economy for future generations."
Founder & Managing Director of Riada Resourcing
Frances is a member of Causeway Chamber of Commerce, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business and Causeway Business Education Partnership. She is a Director of Causeway Enterprise Agency and a member of the Business Advisory Group at Ulster University. She actively supports local community clubs and businesses alongside corporate sponsorships.