Arthur Cox Fashion Showcase

Leading corporate law firm, Arthur Cox in Belfast, will host its second annual Fashion Showcase in Titanic Belfast on Thursday 25 September. It is part of a wider series of exclusive fashion events organised by Arthur Cox in Dublin, London and New York, which were devised to support Irish designers by connecting them with the business […]

ASM Chartered Accountants Demystifies FRS 102

Are you up to speed on the new FRS 102 accountancy rules and how they will affect you as a small to medium sized business owner? Do you know when the changes will come into play, what they are and what is expected of you? If the answer is no, you could be among the […]

The search is on for Belfast’s Brainiest Business

Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce is looking for the brightest and best business in Belfast. It’s not about sales, turnover or popularity, it’s about being the smartest. It’s the fifth year of the quiz where city centre businesses get to flex their mental muscles, all in aid of charity for ‘Belfast’s Brainiest Business’. Over […]

Win tickets to the Lyric Theatre this Christmas

WIN TICKETS TO THE LYRIC The Lyric Theatre has teamed up with Business First to offer two pairs of tickets to be won for the  Christmas show and date of your choice. Question: What does Sleeping Beauty prick her finger on? Email your answer by October 5 to gavin@businessfirstni.co.uk Subject ‘Lyric Competition’ Treat yourself to […]

Smarts Communicate to oversee Lidl brand communication

Lidl has announced the appointment of Smarts Communicate to oversee the brand’s communications strategy in Northern Ireland. Recently marking 15 years in business, Lidl continues to strengthen its presence in Northern Ireland with plans to expand further and has joined forces with Smarts Communicate to deliver an extensive communications programme that comprises PR, marketing and […]

White’s Oats tastes success with 9 Gold Stars at 2014 Great Taste Awards

Local oat miller and cereal brand White’s Oats has once again enjoyed the sweet taste of success at this year’s Great Taste Awards taking home nine Gold Stars for its range of quality oat based cereal products. The White’s ‘Great Taste’ Hall of Fame now boasts a grand total 41 Gold Stars – an incredible […]

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  • P&O Ferries’ late offers for the Irish Sea including £5 each way saving

    P&O Ferries’ late offers for the Irish Sea including £5 each way saving

    If you’re planning a trip to Scotland to see friends and family or to enjoy the myriad of great events happening soon like Ayr Races, and the highly acclaimed Wigtown Book Festival, then why not bag a bargain on the P&O Ferries Express to Troon? From just £109 each way for a car plus driver, […]

  • Business First supports Education Works initiative

    Business First supports Education Works initiative

    Business First, Northern Ireland’s business magazine, has expressed its solid support for Education Minister, John O’Dowd’s, new phase of the Education Works advertising campaign aimed at the parents of teenagers. The multimedia campaign shifts focus this year to encourage parents of teenagers to actively support their child in planning for their future education and career.

  • Arthur Cox Fashion Showcase

    Arthur Cox Fashion Showcase

    Leading corporate law firm, Arthur Cox in Belfast, will host its second annual Fashion Showcase in Titanic Belfast on Thursday 25 September. It is part of a wider series of exclusive fashion events organised by Arthur Cox in Dublin, London and New York, which were devised to support Irish designers by connecting them with the business […]

  • NR Awards 2014: Finalists announced!

    NR Awards 2014: Finalists announced!

    Congratulations to all  Neighbourhood Retailer Awards finalists. There were more than 400 entries and following a rigorous judging process, Spotcheck have whittled them down to the shortlist below. Business First, official media partner, wishes all companies on the shortlist all the best of luck and look forward to seeing you all on Friday, October 17 at the Ramada Plaza, Belfast […]

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  • Welcome for Labour Party Commission on the Northern Ireland Economy

    Welcome for Labour Party Commission on the Northern Ireland Economy

    The Londonderry Chamber of Commerce has strongly welcomed the announcement by Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Ivan Lewis that he is to set up a Commission on the Northern Ireland Economy, to be co-chaired by Professor Deirdre Heenan. Sinead McLaughlin, chief executive of the Chamber, said: “The Londonderry Chamber of Commerce congratulates the […]

  • Take stock of your ERP software – it could save you thousands!

    Take stock of your ERP software – it could save you thousands!

    Written by Fiona McGuinness, Intact Software Many companies naively believe that once their ERP system is implemented it will continue to operate at maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Unfortunately, nothing stands still – staff leave, new employees start and lack adequate training, bad habits develop and software updates fail to be installed etc. Even additional modules […]

  • Are Women Taking Charge?

    Are Women Taking Charge?

    asks Nick O’Shiel, Omagh Enterprise. The economy is changing and present within the change is even greater change for women. The economic change has happened over decades but is now at a tipping point. Women outperform men in university entry and in entry to a variety of professions and careers. Similarly, the portrayal of women […]

  • Marketing – it’s about Sales and Service. Isn’t it?

    Marketing – it’s about Sales and Service. Isn’t it?

    by Seamas McKenna, Deputy CEO, ASG Ireland I’ve been involved in the marketing business for more years than I sometimes care to remember. I recall that what first struck me when I tried to get my head around the subject was that, a) it was much misunderstood (and often still is) and that, b) marketing and […]

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  • Business First supports Education Works initiative

    Business First supports Education Works initiative

    Business First, Northern Ireland’s business magazine, has expressed its solid support for Education Minister, John O’Dowd’s, new phase of the Education Works advertising campaign aimed at the parents of teenagers. The multimedia campaign shifts focus this year to encourage parents of teenagers to actively support their child in planning for their future education and career.

  • When Arts & Business come together amazing things happen

    When Arts & Business come together amazing things happen

    When arts & business come together amazing things happen. Discover what the pink squiggly bit can do for you! Watch short animated film and let’s create something amazing together. For inspiration press play……

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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 […]

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