Chartered Accountants issue clear message to politicians

by Paul Henry, chair, Chartered Accountants of Ireland, Ulster Society We’re all very familiar with the difficulties being faced on the hill. Budgets are being cut. Jobs potentially being shed. The books aren’t balancing. There is a breakdown in relations. None of this bodes well for our devolved institutions. And all the time, the standing […]

Business First supports Make it Work Campaign

Business First is supporting the Make it Work campaign and we’re calling on all Business First readers to visit the Make it Work website and show your support. Article by Peter McBride, CEO, NIAMH, who chairs the Make it Work Committee Here in Northern Ireland we know the benefits of political stability, but we have also […]

#GivingTuesday comes to Northern Ireland

The global phenomenon #GivingTuesday is set to hit Northern Ireland for the first time on December 2. #GivingTuesday has been supported by The White House, Bill Gates, Hugh Jackman, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Ringo Starr, Kevin Bacon, Heidi Klum, Lily Cole, Facebook and Google to name a few. And while it started in the US, this […]

More SMEs should bid on public tenders says InterTradeIreland

Following the InterTradeIreland Meet the Buyer event in Belfast , the cross-border business development body has urged more SMEs to take advantage of the lucrative public procurement market worth £2.6bn in Northern Ireland alone and €8.5bn in Ireland and consider forming consortia to access larger contracts. According to InterTradeIreland’s most recent Business Monitor, only 14 […]

Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards winners

Nine high achieving Ulster companies have been awarded in this year’s Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards, which saw a record year for entries. The category winners were selected from almost 200 entries from across Ulster and were presented with prizes in the provincial stage of the awards, which are run in association with Invest Northern […]

Digital DNA Belfast summit inspires Northern Ireland business

Digital DNA in Belfast will welcome leading figures from digital media giants – BT, Google, Twitter and Paddy Power – to Titanic Belfast to share their insights at a major BT-sponsored summit dedicated to boosting the productivity and profitability of Northern Ireland businesses through innovation and inspiration. Registration and event updates are available at www.digitaldna-ni.com […]

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  • Chartered Accountants issue clear message to politicians

    Chartered Accountants issue clear message to politicians

    by Paul Henry, chair, Chartered Accountants of Ireland, Ulster Society We’re all very familiar with the difficulties being faced on the hill. Budgets are being cut. Jobs potentially being shed. The books aren’t balancing. There is a breakdown in relations. None of this bodes well for our devolved institutions. And all the time, the standing […]

  • i3 and CIM Marketing Event, December 4, Belfast

    i3 and CIM Marketing Event, December 4, Belfast

    Belfast Technology and Design company i3 Digital has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) to deliver a one-off marketing event for businesses and organisations. The event is sponsored by Kentico, one of the world’s most reputable integrated marketing providers, which makes web content management, online marketing, and e-commerce solutions for business. The […]

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    Business First supports Make it Work Campaign

    Business First is supporting the Make it Work campaign and we’re calling on all Business First readers to visit the Make it Work website and show your support. Article by Peter McBride, CEO, NIAMH, who chairs the Make it Work Committee Here in Northern Ireland we know the benefits of political stability, but we have also […]

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    Glyn Roberts to chair Colleges Northern Ireland

    Glyn Roberts, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has been appointed as the new independent, non-executive, Chair of Colleges Northern Ireland. The appointment will take effect as of 1st November 2014 and is for an initial period of two years. You can congratulate Glyn from here @NIIRTA Referring to the […]

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  • Is Technology Changing Your Life?

    Is Technology Changing Your Life?

    asks Nick O’Shiel, Omagh Enterprise Technology follows us everywhere we go and tracks everything we do. User-friendly devices like the smartphone and less friendly ones like electronic tags record us during the day and watch over us at night. Many devices are designed to be harmless but the data they collect is not, as it […]

  • Mastering a CV cover letter

    Mastering a CV cover letter

    Roger Gilpin of Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH) in Northern Ireland offers advice on how to sell yourself through your CV cover letter. If you have recently been made redundant, a stellar CV covering letter is a fantastic opportunity to stand out from the crowd with potential employers. Particularly if your previous company experienced mass redundancies; […]

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    How do you value good creativity?

    asks Kirk Moffatt, Executive Creative Director at ASG It’s an age-old question, but one that’s increasingly relevant – and contentious – these days. In an era where the tools to ‘create’ have never been cheaper, or more accessible, where sophisticated solutions can be shot, edited and pushed out to the global audience on a phone, you’d […]

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    University degree less important to employers in Northern Ireland

    The majority (78%) of SME owners in Northern Ireland believe that a university degree is becoming increasingly devalued, according to a recent poll. Of that number, 36% believe that university degrees are now so commonplace that they have lost some of their meaning, while a further 36% say there is no substitute for practical experience. […]

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  • TESCO opens 55th store in Northern Ireland

    TESCO opens 55th store in Northern Ireland

    Tesco has unveiled its 55th store in Northern Ireland at Bridgewater Park, Banbridge, bringing 252 new jobs to the area and potentially boosting cross-border trade.The 63,500 sq ft store, which is the first in Northern Ireland to have a Community Room manned by a Community Space Champion, represents a capital investment of £38m by Tesco. Bridgewater Park’s Tesco Extra, which has 648 free car […]

  • 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 […]

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