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£100m available for joint North-South projects though the Horizon 2020 programme

£100m available for joint North-South projects though the Horizon 2020 programme

| July 16, 2018

Henry Ford said; “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success,” and that is one of the principles of Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s seven-year, €80 billion Research and Innovation programme. Designed to boost job creation and economic growth across Europe between 2014 and 2020, the target is that […]

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Bulletproof your organisation’s security with Cyber Threat Intelligence

Bulletproof your organisation’s security with Cyber Threat Intelligence

| July 11, 2018

As seen in recent years, all organisations in the public or private sector, no matter what shape or size, are vulnerable to a cyberattack. Hence the need for Cyber Threat Intelligence, says Dave Markham of Fujitsu. Companies need not only be concerned with protecting their data but the entire operation of a company itself. If data is […]

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Busting the 5 most common AdWords myths

Busting the 5 most common AdWords myths

| July 4, 2018

Andrew McParland, Ecommerce specialist from Flint Studios, exposes the misconceptions surrounding Google AdWords For some, advertising online using methods such as pay-per-click (PPC) ads can seem rather daunting. The thought of bidding for keywords can be a scary process for many, particularly when the internet is rife with incorrect information. Misconceptions surrounding Google AdWords are widespread […]

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5 Ways to implement learning at work

5 Ways to implement learning at work

| June 27, 2018

To show up every day being the best version of yourself is a journey of ongoing improvement, marginal gains which you achieve every day, says Royston Guest. Asking the questions; what have I learnt new today? Or more specifically, what have I learnt new today which is going to help me to be even better […]

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What are the barriers to female entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland

What are the barriers to female entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland

| June 25, 2018

In the third event of a series addressing issues around female entrepreneurship, Ulster University Professors Joan Ballantine and Pauric McGowan organized a full day conference at the MAC in Belfast to present five pieces of research and an expert panel discussion on the issue. Policymakers in developed economies are keen to accelerate growth by stimulating […]

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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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MAKING TAX DIGITAL:  Business owners, are you ready to move online?

MAKING TAX DIGITAL: Business owners, are you ready to move online?

| June 4, 2018

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the most fundamental change to the administration of the tax system for a generation. When implemented, most businesses will be required to maintain their accounting records digitally – improving efficiency, effectiveness and ease of compliance. Coming into effect from April 2019 and impacting all VAT-registered businesses with a turnover above […]

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Spring Clean your Mind – how to make goals and boost your focus

Spring Clean your Mind – how to make goals and boost your focus

| May 23, 2018

Where do you want to be by the end of this year, both personally and professionally? What about in five or ten years? Or perhaps by the time of your next milestone birthday?, asks Royston Guest, CEO of Pti-Worldwide Wherever that is; whatever you want to achieve; your success is inherently based on actively working […]

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Feargal McCormack, the new Chartered Accountants President says current political uncertainty  puts jobs at stake

Feargal McCormack, the new Chartered Accountants President says current political uncertainty puts jobs at stake

| May 21, 2018

Feargal McCormack has been elected President of Chartered Accountants Ireland at its 130th Annual General Meeting in Belfast. Addressing the Chartered Accountants Ireland AGM in Belfast, Feargal McCormack highlighted the current political and economic uncertainty on the island of Ireland and expressed his view that delivering political stability is the vital factor in securing a […]

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Derry tourism reaching a ‘whole new level’, says Londonderry Chamber of Commerce President

Derry tourism reaching a ‘whole new level’, says Londonderry Chamber of Commerce President

| May 21, 2018

Derry is embarking on journey to take its tourism offering to a whole new level, says Jennifer McKeever President of Londonderry Chamber of Commerce. We’ve made some great strides in the last five years. A lot of hard work and investment, not least by the local business community, has gone into achieving that success. There is […]

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