ASM release Northern Ireland Annual Hotel Industry Survey

ASM Chartered Accountants, have joined forces with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and The Merchant Hotel to officially launch the Northern Ireland Annual Hotel Industry Survey, which shows continued upward momentum in the hotel sector in 2013. Large-scale events such as Derry/Londonderry’s year as UK City of Culture, the World Police and Fire Games and the […]

Down Royal starts £250,000 renovation

A major, multi-million pound investment programme at Down Royal Racecourse will be completed next month after it officially unveils a brand new bar and social space, it was announced today. Down Royal, which has already invested over £5 million in its racing and hospitality facilities, said it is spending a further £250,000 as part of […]

Action MS launches urges fun runners to join ‘Team May McFettridge’

If you thought Belfast was big enough for just one May McFettridge, think again – as one local charity is planning to enter a team into the Belfast Half Marathon this September styled up as Northern Ireland’s favourite gap-toothed housewife. For further information about ‘Team May’ visit www.actionms.co.uk or donate via the justgiving page at […]

BIFM Ireland Awards launched

The search is on for extraordinary organisations and individuals operating within the facilities management (FM) industry in Ireland as the BIFM Ireland Region Facilities Management Recognition Awards, sponsored by VickerStock Engineering Recruitment, are officially launched. Now in their 4th year, the awards have become the most esteemed recognition for FM industry professionals in Ireland. Deadline […]

Northern Ireland signs up to stronger business links with Isle of Man

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster was on the Isle of Man today to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at maximising trade and investment opportunities between the island and Northern Ireland. The MOU is a result of a visit by the Hon. John Shimmin MHK, former Minister for Economic Development, to Northern Ireland in 2012. […]

Super Connected Belfast helps Google and Disney

Thirty Belfast businesses, including a provider of interactive advertising to Google and Disney, are set to benefit from access to some of the fastest internet connection speeds in the world through a new deal with Novosco. Speeds of one-gigabyte-per-second are available to Ormeau Business Park tenants such as rehabstudio, which also has offices in London and […]

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  • ASM release Northern Ireland Annual Hotel Industry Survey

    ASM release Northern Ireland Annual Hotel Industry Survey

    ASM Chartered Accountants, have joined forces with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and The Merchant Hotel to officially launch the Northern Ireland Annual Hotel Industry Survey, which shows continued upward momentum in the hotel sector in 2013. Large-scale events such as Derry/Londonderry’s year as UK City of Culture, the World Police and Fire Games and the […]

  • Software Patenting Workshop, Belfast in October

    Software Patenting Workshop, Belfast in October

    Cleaver Fulton Rankin has teamed up with Patent Attorney firm, Ansons, to offer a Software Patenting Workshop for companies interested in the latest developments on UK software patents. This free breakfast seminar will take place on 29th October, 8am – 9.30am, at Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s offices at 50 Bedford Street, Belfast. Breakfast will be provided. […]

  • Down Royal starts £250,000 renovation

    Down Royal starts £250,000 renovation

    A major, multi-million pound investment programme at Down Royal Racecourse will be completed next month after it officially unveils a brand new bar and social space, it was announced today. Down Royal, which has already invested over £5 million in its racing and hospitality facilities, said it is spending a further £250,000 as part of […]

  • Action MS launches urges fun runners to join 'Team May McFettridge'

    Action MS launches urges fun runners to join ‘Team May McFettridge’

    If you thought Belfast was big enough for just one May McFettridge, think again – as one local charity is planning to enter a team into the Belfast Half Marathon this September styled up as Northern Ireland’s favourite gap-toothed housewife. For further information about ‘Team May’ visit www.actionms.co.uk or donate via the justgiving page at […]

  • BIFM Ireland Awards launched

    BIFM Ireland Awards launched

    The search is on for extraordinary organisations and individuals operating within the facilities management (FM) industry in Ireland as the BIFM Ireland Region Facilities Management Recognition Awards, sponsored by VickerStock Engineering Recruitment, are officially launched. Now in their 4th year, the awards have become the most esteemed recognition for FM industry professionals in Ireland. Deadline […]

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    An Ethical Supply Chain: You Have a Role in It

    by Glenn Bradley Being the most westerly part of the European Archipelago we here in Ireland (both jurisdictions) have developed our own way of doing business that is largely driven by cost that holds scant regard for ethics or sustainability of the product or material. Hold that thought and then consider how much there has […]

  • How to choose the right trade show for your business

    How to choose the right trade show for your business

    Exhibiting at an industry trade show can be an excellent way of launching a new product or service, helping you gain sales and forge new strategic connections. In fact, research by Exhibit Surveys found that 84% of exhibition attendees have the ability to influence buying decisions, and more than 50% make a purchase as a […]

  • Is Learning About To Replace Education?

    Is Learning About To Replace Education?

    asks Nick O’Shiel, Omagh Enterprise  The origins of education lie to a large extent inside the military, as it trained people to follow orders and be compliant. The industrial revolution required similar people for the smooth operation of the assembly line. Even consumers were encouraged to behave in predictable ways and buy the same products […]

  • 7 steps to create an unlimited marketing budget

    7 steps to create an unlimited marketing budget

    According to Shweta Jhajharia, founder of The London Coaching Group, many business owners have three flawed beliefs that keep them from successful marketing: Marketing is a big cost. We should market to as many people as we possibly can. We should ‘get our name out there’. However these beliefs are false and prevent businesses from […]

  • Can Recruitment Technology assist with Northern Ireland's ‘Brain Drain’?

    Can Recruitment Technology assist with Northern Ireland’s ‘Brain Drain’?

    asks Richard Elliott, Webrecruit Ireland The recruitment market has certainly been a rollercoaster ride over the last number of years. Webrecruit Ireland, a sister company of ASG, was launched right in the middle of the recession, when people were plentiful but jobs were scarce. Now, in 2014, we find ourselves in something of a Catch 22:- […]

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  • Belfast Connection Vouchers Scheme advice clinic in August

    Belfast Connection Vouchers Scheme advice clinic in August

    A drop-in clinic will be held in City Hall this August offering help on applying to the Belfast Connection Vouchers Scheme (BCVS). The BCVS is part of the council’s Super Connected Belfast programme which is providing grants of up to £3,000 for small businesses, charities and social enterprises to get high-speed broadband installed in their […]

  • Northern Ireland marketers should become Chartered

    Northern Ireland marketers should become Chartered

    Northern Ireland Marketers must be at the top of their game to keep pace with the ever-changing business environment, the Ireland Chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in said today. Christine Watson, a Chartered Marketer since 2006, called on marketing professionals to register for Chartered Marketer status to support professionalism across the trade as […]

  • Northern Ireland open data challenge launched

    Northern Ireland open data challenge launched

    The ‘Northern Ireland Open Data Challenge’ launched with a £5,000 prize fund is all about finding new and innovative ways to use open data including that from the Department of Finance and Personnel’s Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). Open data is the term given to information and statistics which are accessible to the […]

  • How effective is your Social Media: 6 ways to measure

    How effective is your Social Media: 6 ways to measure

    To sharpen your approach around creating effective social content, and up the odds of high engagement, here are six things you should be measuring: 1. Campaign Visits Campaign visits are the number of times a lead lands on the page containing your social profiles. Take a look at the screenshot below, which shows a page […]

  • The Future of Customer Relations - Professor Steven Van Belleghem

    The Future of Customer Relations – Professor Steven Van Belleghem

    Adoption of new technologies ‘on speed’ I’m a big fan of Rogers’ adoption curve. His book ‘The diffusion of Innovations’ has a played a crucial role in my life so far. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the classic adoption curve consisting of innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority and laggards. Every manager, marketeer […]

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    New film will highlight Fermanagh Lakelands to potential visitors

    Tourism Ireland has launched a new online film, specially created to highlight Enniskillen, the Fermanagh Lakelands and the recent, hugely successful Happy Days International Beckett Festival. The short film was produced by Tourism Ireland to highlight Beckett’s special connection with Fermanagh and to showcase Enniskillen and Fermanagh to potential visitors around the world.  It features […]

  • Fraser Doherty to headline NI Enterprise Awards

    Fraser Doherty to headline NI Enterprise Awards

    Fraser Doherty is the guest speaker at the 2014 Northern Ireland Enterprise Awards. He started his incredible business career at the age of just fourteen. Please click here to reserve your place(s) After being taught how to make jam in his Grandmother’s kitchen in Scotland, Fraser Doherty came up with a way of making jam […]

  • David Meade takes Nick O'Shiels 60 second video challenge

    David Meade takes Nick O’Shiels 60 second video challenge

    David Meade takes the 60 second challenge with Nick O’Shiel,  Omagh Enterprise Company at Strule Arts Centre and tries to answers 6 questions in 60 seconds. David has a passion for innovation, marketing and people as can be seen from his 60 second challenge.

  • PPL and PRS video on music for your business

    PPL and PRS video on music for your business

    PPL and PRS for Music launched a new video to help businesses understand the benefits of music and how to obtain a licence. The film, which is narrated by BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne is now available to watch below and aims to help make the licensing process more transparent. It helps explain the […]

  • The Future of Customer Relations - Professor Steven Van Belleghem

    The Future of Customer Relations – Professor Steven Van Belleghem

    Adoption of new technologies ‘on speed’ I’m a big fan of Rogers’ adoption curve. His book ‘The diffusion of Innovations’ has a played a crucial role in my life so far. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the classic adoption curve consisting of innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority and laggards. Every manager, marketeer […]

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