That’s it from Business First for 2014!

So that’s it from us at Business First for this year. I’m not sure where the last 12 months went – but thanks for coming along with us for the ride. From our family at Business First to yours wherever you are around the world, have a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. We’ll […]

How a typo can make or break your business

How do you react when you see a typo? Are you irritated? Do you laugh? We all react differently to mistakes, errors or defects. According to Kieran Hearty, author of ‘How to Eat the Elephant in the Room’ this difference is important to understand if you run a business, especially one whose future depends on […]

Steps 2 Success launches in the Northern region

Steps 2 Success, the Department for Employment and Learning’s new employment programme, has been officially launched across the northern region of Northern Ireland. It is being delivered by EOS NI and is designed to support jobseekers to find and sustain employment. The programme also supports the needs of employers by giving them access to suitable, […]

Step Change: CBI report on education in Northern Ireland

The CBI releases Step Change and urges political leaders to grasp the opportunity of education reform to enable economic growth and enhance the futures of the country’s young people.  There is much to be proud of in the education system, and reforms are heading in the right direction, but a lack of focus on outcomes […]

NI Business raises £35,000 of gifts for Action for Children

Employees from across Northern Ireland’s most responsible businesses have put an extra gift in their basket this Christmas and donated them to Action for Children through Business in the Community’s Cares @ Christmas campaign. Every gift counts and the employees from 25 companies have gathered together £35,000 worth of toys for this year’s appeal. Santa, […]

easyJet launches direct flight to Iceland

easyJet, Northern Ireland’s largest airline, has today launched the first direct service between Belfast and Reykjavik. The flight operates twice per week on Mondays and Fridays on a 156 seater Airbus A319 and is the only direct service between the two destinations. Over 30,000 passengers are expected to use the new service during the first […]

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    That’s it from Business First for 2014!

    So that’s it from us at Business First for this year. I’m not sure where the last 12 months went – but thanks for coming along with us for the ride. From our family at Business First to yours wherever you are around the world, have a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. We’ll […]

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    CBI Northern Ireland calls for sustainable public finances

    CBI Northern Ireland is today (Friday) submitting and publishing its response to the Northern Ireland Executive’s draft Budget for 2015-16 with a clear call – it’s time for greater sustainability in our public finances. Reflecting on November’s agreement, Nigel Smyth, CBI Northern Ireland Director, said: “The business community recognises that very difficult choices have had to […]

  • Wanted: Northern Ireland’s Young Innovators

    Wanted: Northern Ireland’s Young Innovators

    With thousands of new people needed in Northern Ireland’s science and technology sector over the next twenty years, the Northern Ireland Science Park has launched its annual showcase event for young people. NISP CONNECT, the Science Park’s innovation and entrepreneurship engine, is calling on 16-17 year olds with a talent and interest in the tech […]

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    Sixteen South finalist in TV Award

    Belfast based Sixteen South is in the running for a major television industry award for its mixed-media animation series Lily’s Driftwood Bay whose cast includes stars Stephen Fry, Ardal O’Hanlon and Peter Mullan.   Lily’s Driftwood Bay, already a hit show in the UK, US and Australia where it is currently entertaining viewers with new winter episodes, is a […]

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    Steps 2 Success launches in the Northern region

    Steps 2 Success, the Department for Employment and Learning’s new employment programme, has been officially launched across the northern region of Northern Ireland. It is being delivered by EOS NI and is designed to support jobseekers to find and sustain employment. The programme also supports the needs of employers by giving them access to suitable, […]

  • Marcon helps launch Spoon Street in Belfast

    Marcon helps launch Spoon Street in Belfast

    Spoon Street is a new concept froyo bar inspired by the frozen yogurt craze that is sweeping America. The new brand is the brainchild of Harry Wang and Katie Waddell who have chosen Ballyhackamore in Belfast as the location for their first outlet. The couple are planning to introduce several more Spoon Street shops in various […]

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    That’s it from Business First for 2014!

    So that’s it from us at Business First for this year. I’m not sure where the last 12 months went – but thanks for coming along with us for the ride. From our family at Business First to yours wherever you are around the world, have a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. We’ll […]

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    How a typo can make or break your business

    How do you react when you see a typo? Are you irritated? Do you laugh? We all react differently to mistakes, errors or defects. According to Kieran Hearty, author of ‘How to Eat the Elephant in the Room’ this difference is important to understand if you run a business, especially one whose future depends on […]

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    Steps 2 Success launches in the Northern region

    Steps 2 Success, the Department for Employment and Learning’s new employment programme, has been officially launched across the northern region of Northern Ireland. It is being delivered by EOS NI and is designed to support jobseekers to find and sustain employment. The programme also supports the needs of employers by giving them access to suitable, […]

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    Step Change: CBI report on education in Northern Ireland

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    NI Business raises £35,000 of gifts for Action for Children

    Employees from across Northern Ireland’s most responsible businesses have put an extra gift in their basket this Christmas and donated them to Action for Children through Business in the Community’s Cares @ Christmas campaign. Every gift counts and the employees from 25 companies have gathered together £35,000 worth of toys for this year’s appeal. Santa, […]

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    easyJet launches direct flight to Iceland

    easyJet, Northern Ireland’s largest airline, has today launched the first direct service between Belfast and Reykjavik. The flight operates twice per week on Mondays and Fridays on a 156 seater Airbus A319 and is the only direct service between the two destinations. Over 30,000 passengers are expected to use the new service during the first […]

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