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Devolution within Northern Ireland is good for Northern Ireland, new report states

Devolution within Northern Ireland is good for Northern Ireland, new report states

| June 21, 2018

Devolution within Northern Ireland, a new report commissioned by the Northern Ireland Local Government Association, has said that the time is now right to extend the responsibilities of local government in Northern Ireland through greater devolution from Stormont. Devolution within Northern Ireland, authored by the independent New Policy Institute, states that the opportunity now exists […]

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JComms makes key appointments as business expands in UK and Ireland

JComms makes key appointments as business expands in UK and Ireland

| June 21, 2018

JComms’s new managing director, Chris Harrison, centre, with Joris Minne, left, who has been appointed Chairman, Jane Wells, Events & PR Director, and Jane Williams, right,  Brand Communications Director. PR, content and events agency JComms has made key appointments as it continues to expand its business in the UK and Ireland markets. Chris Harrison becomes […]

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Treasury Committee reiterates call for Childcare Vouchers to be kept open

Treasury Committee reiterates call for Childcare Vouchers to be kept open

| June 21, 2018

The Committee responsible for scrutinising the work of HM Treasury has come out, once again, in favour of keeping Childcare Vouchers open until the full impact of the scheme’s closure is known and understood.  This is the latest development in the campaign to keep Childcare Vouchers open to new entrants beyond October, which Employers For […]

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Lough Erne Resort appointes Justin McGreevy as Resort Operations Manager

Lough Erne Resort appointes Justin McGreevy as Resort Operations Manager

| June 20, 2018

Lough Erne Resort has added to its experienced team of senior management with the strategic appointment of Justin McGreevy as Resort Operations Manager. The new role has been created to enable the leading hospitality business to further commit to its five-star guest experience and cement its ambitions to be renowned as Northern Ireland’s most luxurious […]

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Rachael McGuickin is Visit Belfast’s new Director of Business Development

Rachael McGuickin is Visit Belfast’s new Director of Business Development

| June 20, 2018

Visit Belfast, the city’s destination marketing and management organisation has appointed Rachael McGuickin as Director of Business Development. This appointment will see Rachael play an integral role in the delivery of Visit Belfast’s ambitious plans to generate £130m to the local economy through increased visitor growth and spend in 2018/19. Visit Belfast’s Chief Executive, Gerry […]

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Northern Ireland on course with growth of golf tourism to £40M 

Northern Ireland on course with growth of golf tourism to £40M 

| June 20, 2018

Golf tourism in Northern Ireland is swinging its way to success with the latest monitor results from Tourism NI revealing that the value of golf tourism in 2017 reached almost £40m per year. This represented a growth of 12% on 2016 and demonstrated that golf tourism in Northern Ireland is holding strong at a time […]

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SHU launches Chef Apprenticeship Programme and scoops top employer award: VIDEO REPORT

SHU launches Chef Apprenticeship Programme and scoops top employer award: VIDEO REPORT

| June 20, 2018

SHU has been one of Belfast’s best restaurants for over 18 years, creating delectable dishes and nurturing world-class chefs able to work anywhere in the world. And this week sees them launch their hugely successful and award-winning ‘SHU Chef Apprentice Programme’ in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College. Now in its second year, the Programme, which […]

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Small Businesses – Uncertain times ahead but get the support you need now with Elevate and Trade Accelerator Vouchers

Small Businesses – Uncertain times ahead but get the support you need now with Elevate and Trade Accelerator Vouchers

| June 13, 2018

As the American politician Kevin McCarthy said, ‘As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work’, but it can be tremendously rewarding! This is why InterTradeIreland currently has funding up to €5,000 available through its sales and marketing programme, Elevate and Trade Accelerator Vouchers, which are specifically aimed at micro businesses […]

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European Politics give Markets Cause for Consternation, Cunningham Coates

European Politics give Markets Cause for Consternation, Cunningham Coates

| June 13, 2018

Business First took the opportunity to speak to Jonathan Cunningham, Partner at Cunningham Coates about how issues around Brexit and European politics are giving the financial markets a serious cause for concern. “These are unprecedented times.” Advises Jonathan:  “And the global focus could well be on Northern Ireland – now a potential border frontier within […]

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Willowbrook Foods MD, John McCann MBE, calls on action from local politicians to save agrifood sector

Willowbrook Foods MD, John McCann MBE, calls on action from local politicians to save agrifood sector

| June 13, 2018

John McCann MBE, Managing Director of one of Ireland’s largest salad and vegetable producers Willowbrook Foods, has called out the need for political stability in Northern Ireland, describing the local agri food sector as being ‘in grave peril’ should the current impasse continue. Willowbrook Foods has been experiencing a steady period of growth, increasing its […]

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