Assidua sponsors Sales Institute of Ireland breakfast seminar

Bob McClean, Business Development Director, Asidua, Sharon Smyth, Divisional Director, Central Procurement Directorate, DFP and Noel Brady, Regional Chairman, Sales Institute of Ireland are pictured at a recent Sales Institute of Ireland breakfast seminar at Belfast’s Hilton Hotel, sponsored by Asidua. Attendees heard from Sharon Smyth, who spoke on the ‘Selling to the Public Sector’. […]

2014 Knowledge Economy Index released: NI 2nd fastest growing region

The 2014 Knowledge Economy Index, commissioned by NISP CONNECT and sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK, has revealed that the North East of England and Northern Ireland are the fastest growing regions in the UK, while London and the South East continue to be the largest overall. Produced by the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic […]

Smarts Communicate is Consultancy of the Year at CIPR Pride Awards

Smarts Communicate was named Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy for the second year in a row at the CIPR Northern Ireland PRide awards on Friday night, confirming its place as one of the UK’s leading PR and marketing agencies. It is the fourth time in five years that the agency has won the award. Smarts Communicate […]

RLA celebrates once, twice….three times a winner!

Great start to the week. RLA is chuffed to announce we picked up three PANI awards on Friday night. In addition to this, our recently retired MD Ian Erwin was also honoured with a very special accolade – a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ – for his contribution and creative input to the advertising industry for over 30 […]

A Night of Celebration at the PANI Awards 2014

The red carpet rolled out at Belfast City Hall as The Publicity Association of Northern Ireland (PANI) hosted its thirteenth awards. The eagerly anticipated awards celebrated the advertising and media industries’ amazing campaigns that local agencies have designed, produced and executed over the last two years. Hosting the event was BBC Presenter Colin Murray, who […]

We must be ready to accept Corporation Tax powers: IoD Northern Ireland

More than 200 local business leaders attended the IoD Northern Ireland Annual Lunch sponsored by Rainbow Communications where Chairman of the IoD NI, Paul Terrington (right), stated it seemed increasingly likely the Northern Ireland Executive will be granted the power to set and vary the rate of Corporation tax. He did however warn that having the power […]

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  • Northern Ireland directors in IoD Awards final

    Northern Ireland directors in IoD Awards final

    Eight of Northern Ireland’s most respected business leaders will be joining over sixty others from across the UK in London today o compete in the prestigious Institute of Directors’ annual Director of the Year Awards. The coveted awards will recognise and celebrate some of the nation’s most impressive business leaders, with nominees coming from a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sales Institute of Ireland

    Assidua sponsors Sales Institute of Ireland breakfast seminar

    Bob McClean, Business Development Director, Asidua, Sharon Smyth, Divisional Director, Central Procurement Directorate, DFP and Noel Brady, Regional Chairman, Sales Institute of Ireland are pictured at a recent Sales Institute of Ireland breakfast seminar at Belfast’s Hilton Hotel, sponsored by Asidua. Attendees heard from Sharon Smyth, who spoke on the ‘Selling to the Public Sector’. […]

  • 2014 Knowledge Economy Index

    2014 Knowledge Economy Index released: NI 2nd fastest growing region

    The 2014 Knowledge Economy Index, commissioned by NISP CONNECT and sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK, has revealed that the North East of England and Northern Ireland are the fastest growing regions in the UK, while London and the South East continue to be the largest overall. Produced by the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic […]

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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

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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

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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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