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 […]

University of Ulster appoints new directors

The University of Ulster’s Business School has announced two senior appointments.  Kirsty McManus becomes Director of the Centre for SME Development whilst Michael McQuillan takes on the role of Director of the Ulster Business School’s Business Institute. Welcoming Kirsty and Michael, Professor Marie McHugh, Dean of the Ulster Business School said, “The Ulster Business School […]

Business Leaders to Shape up at Institute of Directors (NI) Boot Camp

The Institute of Directors (NI) and Northern Ireland Science Park are calling for new executive and non-executive directors to sign up to the inaugural Directors’ Boot Camp, sponsored by leading Northern Ireland law firm, Arthur Cox. By addressing key issues such as legal compliance, effective governance and the responsibilities surrounding company directorship, the Directors’ Boot […]

New ASM Chartered Accountants App tackles tax head-on

A leading local firm of accountants, ASM Chartered Accountants has today launched a new App designed to simplify, inform and improve all tax matters for business people on the move. The App, which is completely free of charge, has numerous user-friendly features, including the latest UK & Irish tax tables, tax calculators allowing net salaries […]

CIM Northern Ireland brings Marketing Game Changers to Belfast

CIM Northern Ireland is bringing some of the United Kingdom and Ireland’s top marketing professionals to Belfast on October 1. They will reveal how they deliver maximum impact for their companies at this  major CIM Northern Ireland conference. The all-Ireland conference, Game Changers: Marketing with Impact, will be held on October 1 at Crumlin Road […]

Laura Jackson goes from Trainee to Partner at BDO

Business advisory firm BDO have announced the appointment of Laura Jackson as their newest Partner. Laura who takes up the role within the firm’s Audit and Assurance practice, is the 10th Partner and her appointment follows a series of promotions within BDO in the last month. Laura joined BDO in 2002 as a Trainee and […]

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  • 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 […]

  • Modern Tyres revs up with biggest-ever promotion

    Modern Tyres revs up with biggest-ever promotion

    Northern Ireland’s largest independent tyre retailer, Modern Tyres, launched its biggest-ever car giveaway promotion – Move On Up with Modern Tyres – with the help ofMiss Northern Ireland, Rebekah Shirley. Running until the 30th of September, Modern Tyres has teamed up with Bridgestone to offer customers the chance to win a Volkswagen Up worth over […]

  • University of Ulster appoints new directors

    University of Ulster appoints new directors

    The University of Ulster’s Business School has announced two senior appointments.  Kirsty McManus becomes Director of the Centre for SME Development whilst Michael McQuillan takes on the role of Director of the Ulster Business School’s Business Institute. Welcoming Kirsty and Michael, Professor Marie McHugh, Dean of the Ulster Business School said, “The Ulster Business School […]

  • New ASM Chartered Accountants App tackles tax head-on

    New ASM Chartered Accountants App tackles tax head-on

    A leading local firm of accountants, ASM Chartered Accountants has today launched a new App designed to simplify, inform and improve all tax matters for business people on the move. The App, which is completely free of charge, has numerous user-friendly features, including the latest UK & Irish tax tables, tax calculators allowing net salaries […]

  • CIM Northern Ireland brings Marketing Game Changers to Belfast

    CIM Northern Ireland brings Marketing Game Changers to Belfast

    CIM Northern Ireland is bringing some of the United Kingdom and Ireland’s top marketing professionals to Belfast on October 1. They will reveal how they deliver maximum impact for their companies at this  major CIM Northern Ireland conference. The all-Ireland conference, Game Changers: Marketing with Impact, will be held on October 1 at Crumlin Road […]

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    Are you giving off subtle signals that are putting off your potential customers? Are your subtle signals building confidence or wariness? William Buist, CEO of Abelard and Founder of xTEN Club believes we need to pay careful attention to the subtle signals asthey are often more powerful than the overt ones. How do you avoid […]

  • Can Local Government And Business Work Together?

    Can Local Government And Business Work Together?

    asks Nick O’Shiel, Omagh Enterprise Following the recent local government elections, people will be getting to know their new councillors. In all areas, elected representative and members of the public will have to embrace new geographic boundaries, form new partnerships and manage new responsibilities. One of the joys of democracy is that the people of […]

  • Ready for take-off, Vickerstock Recruitment

    Ready for take-off, Vickerstock Recruitment

    Before the Wright brothers developed the first airplane, inventors across the globe made numerous attempts to fly like birds. Whether it was the first hot air balloon launching in France in the 18th century or the development of jet engines to propel aircraft at higher altitudes – engineers and inventors have been inspired to reach […]

  • Why bother with Blog Posts?

    Why bother with Blog Posts?

    asks Valerie Ludlow, Client Marketing Director at ASG Coming up with fabulous blog posts full of engaging content is not easy and can be pretty time consuming. So in a world where many marketers don’t have the luxury of time to address the more pressing points on their ‘To Do’ list, this can seem like one […]

  • 6 tips to prevent important tasks falling through the cracks: by Shweta Jhajharia

    6 tips to prevent important tasks falling through the cracks: by Shweta Jhajharia

    by Shweta Jhajharia, Principal Coach and founder of The London Coaching Group Whether you’re a sole trader or manage a team of dozens, you need to ensure that the work that needs doing gets done – correctly and on time. So how do you prevent the important (and even the not-so-important) tasks falling through the […]

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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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  • 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 […]

  • Barriers to the Growth of Small Businesses in Northern Ireland

    Barriers to the Growth of Small Businesses in Northern Ireland

    This week is Local Business Week and new research has revealed that more than 1 in 3 (36%) people would like to start their own business because they want to earn money for themselves and not for their boss and a third (35%) would like to choose their own working hours. The research into why […]

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