BREAKING NEWS..........

Terex to take 10

Terex to take 10

L-R New graduate recruit Gerard Watters, Cheryl Magookin Terex; Kevin Gormley CIMA Ireland & Clare O’Hanlon who also joins the Graduate CIMA Accounting Programme with Terex The global manufacturer, Terex, has commenced a recruitment drive for an additional 10 new graduates to join its rapidly expanding Global Business Services (GBS) team based in Lurgan. The […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

ASG and Origin Digital Form New Partnership

ASG and Origin Digital Form New Partnership

Belfast-based advertising and marketing agency, ASG & Partners, has announced a new partnership with Origin Digital, a local creative digital agency. This is part of ASG’s strategy to create a unique set of partnerships which offer clients of both companies an enhanced and comprehensive service with best-of-breed specialists – all from one source.  ASG, a […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Share Capital for Companies Limited By Shares – An Overview

Share Capital for Companies Limited By Shares – An Overview

In the UK, a company limited by shares must adhere to Parts 17 to 22 of the Companies Act 2006 which provides statutory provisions in respect of a company’s share capital. The information relating to the company’s share capital must be stated in its memorandum of association, which will also include the following information: Total […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Gatwick expansion to boost Northern Ireland connectivity

Gatwick expansion to boost Northern Ireland connectivity

The Chairman of Gatwick Airport, Sir Roy McNulty, has made the case for a new runway to Northern Irish business leaders and politicians in Belfast, as Belfast International Airport declares its support for expansion at Gatwick. A week after making Gatwick’s case to the Prime Minister, Sir Roy has written to the leaders of Northern […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Mid-Ulster debates Brexit with ASM Chartered Accountants

Mid-Ulster debates Brexit with ASM Chartered Accountants

ASM Chartered Accountants held the final in a series of Brexit seminars which saw the audience once-again vote overwhelmingly in favour of staying in the EU. The seminar, which forms part of ASM’s ongoing ‘Cross Border Bureau’ series, took place last week in the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown with over 80 guests in attendance. […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Managing Northern Ireland No Longer a Fantasy for GAWA Fans

Managing Northern Ireland No Longer a Fantasy for GAWA Fans

Steven McComb, founder of online social gaming platform Unique 11, has partnered with the Irish Football Association to create the official IFA Fantasy Football game for Euro 2016. GAWA Fantasy Football allows Northern Ireland football fans to get closer to the action, creating and managing their dream teams, whilst pitting their chosen squad against friends […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

FEATURE ARTICLES..........

Is Northern Ireland’s entrepreneurial spirit inhibited by a culture of negativity?

Is Northern Ireland’s entrepreneurial spirit inhibited by a culture of negativity?

Part of the fragile political and economic situation in Ireland is a business culture that does not encourage entrepreneurs. The educational system, family tradition, and particularly commercial peers seem to discourage rather than promote the idea of achieving success and self-employment through launching a new business. Though this traditionally service-based economy of 1.8 million people […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

What’s in Store for the Disposable Glove Market?

What’s in Store for the Disposable Glove Market?

Disposable gloves are used to protect the hands of workers and employees across a variety of industries; from healthcare and food to industrial environments. They are primarily used to protect hands from being damaged by heat, exposure to chemicals or corrosive materials and to avoid infection or cross-contamination. They have applications in medical examination, patient […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

How to Effectively Engage your prospects at an Exhibition

How to Effectively Engage your prospects at an Exhibition

If you or your organization are planning on attending an exhibition, you’ll want to ensure that the time and effort that you put into the event is going to pay off.  In other words, you want to make sure that your time and effort provides a positive return on investment! Reserving space at an exhibition […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

3 Business Tasks that you should consider outsourcing

3 Business Tasks that you should consider outsourcing

While outsourcing between the government and the private sector has once again become a major talking point in the UK, the practice itself is less prevalent than it was in the immediate aftermath of the great recession. Instead, British business have strived to keep business operations in house as the economy has grown, investing more […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

BDO Northern Ireland rallies together with Friends of the Cancer Centre

BDO Northern Ireland rallies together with Friends of the Cancer Centre

Carol Malcolmson, Partner BDONI, Colleen Shaw; CEO Friends of Cancer and Maybeth Shaw Business advisory firm, BDO Northern Ireland has confirmed details of a two-year partnership with Friends of the Cancer Centre. The tie-up came about after the charity’s life-saving and life-changing services supported a number of staff members directly affected by cancer. Now more […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Digital video enthusiasts unite to make Power of Video a success

Digital video enthusiasts unite to make Power of Video a success

Aspiring video bloggers of all ages and local businesses hoping to harness the power of video packed the newly-refurbished Belfast Waterfront this month to celebrate the inaugural Power of Video Conference.  With over a thousand content creators attending the event on Monday 6th June, the conference was declared a roaring success by event organisers. Featuring […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

THOUGHT LEADERS..........

Brexit Turmoil: 4 tips for business when living with uncertainty

Brexit Turmoil: 4 tips for business when living with uncertainty

When the news of the referendum result broke many business people felt shock. Among them successful entrepreneur and author  John Reynard. John was one of the first Brits to go work in Europe in 1973 without the rigmarole of a work permit. Later he set up a business serving clients in Germany, France, Scandinavia and […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Start to Grow (5): Develop a culture of creativity and innovation

Start to Grow (5): Develop a culture of creativity and innovation

This is the fifth in an exclusive series of business growth articles from ‘Start to Grow’ – a start-up business growth book authored by Philip Bain; co-founder of ShredBank and Visiting Professor of the Ulster University Business School  If you ‘think different’ once… you have the potential to start a successful business, if you then keep […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Using biometrics to improve your risk profile

Using biometrics to improve your risk profile

With digital identity and security becoming a prominent issue for organisations and consumers all over the world, use of biometrics technology is growing across a range of industries. According to Transparency Market Research, the biometrics market is predicted to reach $23.3 billion in revenues by 2019. With its ability to identify people by physical or behavioural […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

How spirituality can help you build your business: John Reynard

How spirituality can help you build your business: John Reynard

The state of our business reflects the state of our mind, says John Reynard, author of ‘The Spiritual Route to Entrepreneurial Success – From Harassed Sole Trader to Visionary CEO’. When we feel positive and our head and heart are aligned, we attract positive results. Every time we pursue negative thoughts, they get reflected back, […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Why lower salaries are good for employees

Why lower salaries are good for employees

Recruitment can be a tricky process for any business – and trying to decide what salary bracket should be offered can make the process even more delicate. Shweta Jhajharia, from The London Coaching Group, has helped many small business owners recruit new staff and in her experience, when they have used identical job descriptions but […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

The art of effective communication

The art of effective communication

by Paul Grant, Creating Collaborative Organisations (CCO). The Brexit debate is starting to command significant headlines. This is, of course, understandable given the decision has potentially massive impact on business. As the heat intensifies, both camps have been increasingly accusing the other of stoking up fear amongst the electorate. I make no judgement on those involved in […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

HR ADVICE..........

How indirect communication leads to misunderstandings in the workplace

How indirect communication leads to misunderstandings in the workplace

Whenever we interact with people we make assumptions based on what we believe is or isn’t true.  We tend to believe that if you and I speak the same language we will both attach the same meaning to the words we use. However according to Carmel Wynne of Toastmasters International – this simply isn’t true. […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

5 ways technology can enhance HR opportunities

5 ways technology can enhance HR opportunities

When it comes to HR, technology is opening doors to improvement as well as enhancing efficiency and providing further opportunity in the department. Technology frees up HR personnel time so that we can focus on the important things – such as providing a human service. New software allows professionals to enhance the way they work […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

What are you doing to ensure your organisation is conflict-proof?

What are you doing to ensure your organisation is conflict-proof?

  by Dorcas Crawford, Edwards & Co Companies and their boards spend huge resources on strategic planning, financial decisions and governance but few, if any, have a plan for dealing with conflict and yet disputes, particularly at board level, have the capacity to render the entire organisation dysfunctional. Imagine if the board of a large […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Why hiring isn’t a one-way process

Why hiring isn’t a one-way process

In today’s competitive jobs market, employers can receive hundreds of applications for a single position. This means that even getting to the interview stage can often seem like an impossible task. However, when it comes to the recruitment process, employers also need to be pulling out all the stops. If companies want to attract the […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Three out of four employees overestimate value of Statutory Sick Pay, Legal & General research finds

Three out of four employees overestimate value of Statutory Sick Pay, Legal & General research finds

The FTSE 100 insurer’s new Working Lives research shows that 76% of employees surveyed thought that SSP was £100 per week or more, with nearly 15% believing it to be £150.01-£200 per week, around double its actual value of £88.45 per week, and another 15% expecting it to be more than £200 per week. When […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

The Shackleton Sprit – how to lead teams through change

The Shackleton Sprit – how to lead teams through change

One hundred years ago, in early 1916, Ernest Shackleton’s plans lay in tatters.  Having set off two years earlier to be the first to journey across the Antarctic, this Anglo-Irish explorer and his men had lost their ship to crushing ice.  They were stranded on an ice floe in the Weddell Sea facing a bleak […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

HOW TO ADVICE..........

Start to Grow: The 5 Ms of getting ready for growth

Start to Grow: The 5 Ms of getting ready for growth

This is the third in an exclusive series of business growth articles from ‘Start to Grow’ – a start-up business growth book authored by Philip Bain; co-founder of ShredBank and Visiting Professor of the Ulster University Business School  MOTIVATION You can’t become bigger and get double-digit growth unless you have the desire to do it. This […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Start to Grow:  Changing the Mindset

Start to Grow: Changing the Mindset

This is the second in an exclusive series of business growth articles from ‘Start to Grow’ – a start-up business growth book authored by Philip Bain; co-founder of ShredBank and Visiting Professor of the Ulster University Business School  Growing your business and being successful starts with a change of mind-set. During the middle of the recession, […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

Start to Grow: To grow your business your business must provide a solution to a problem

Start to Grow: To grow your business your business must provide a solution to a problem

This is the first in an exclusive series of business growth articles from ‘Start to Grow’ – a start-up business growth book authored by Philip Bain; co-founder of ShredBank and Visiting Professor of the Ulster University Business School  No matter how interesting or innovative your product is, how nice your beautifully decorated retail outlet is, […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

What do you Need to Start and Run your own Business?

What do you Need to Start and Run your own Business?

If you’re a hopeful entrepreneur ambitious to start up your own business then why not do it today? So many people make the leap and go on to make huge profits from setting up a successful business venture, but for every person that achieves their dream there’s someone who doesn’t ever get started. It’s easier […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

How to Fund Your New Business Venture

How to Fund Your New Business Venture

Taking the plunge and starting your own business is always a nerve-racking time. No matter how much experience you have in a chosen field, or how many connections and contacts you have, it’s only right that you’ll feel a little scared about whether or not it will work. Although it’s impossible to properly alleviate the […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

How to Start a Business with No Money

How to Start a Business with No Money

Starting a new business is a really big step, and it’s one that requires a lot of faith, dedication and commitment. Although quite a few start-ups get loans from banks or use savings to get the business off the ground, this isn’t always possible. However, although it’s easier to start a business with a loan […]

If you love it, share itEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPrint this page

Continue Reading

 
March-cover-300-WITH-CLICK-HERE-2

Thanks for visiting. You can register here for your complimentary Business First Digital Magazine

Interactive - iPad & tablet ready

You'll never miss another issue

You have Successfully Subscribed! An email is sent to you with a link. Kindly click on the link to confirm your email address. Thanks, Gavin Walker, Publisher