Category archives for: Business

Currys to improve sales process for extended warranties

The Consumer Council has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) announcement that Currys is to adopt a range of measures to improve the sales process for extended warranties following feedback from mystery shops at 100 of its stores. The mystery shop found that around a quarter of staff tested could not provide accurate information […]

Open Evenings for new business start-ups to take place in Newry

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council in partnership with Down Business Centre Ltd and Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency will host a ‘Start a Business Information Evenings’ on Thursday 21 November from 5.30 pm – 7 pm. The Open Evening is for anyone thinking about starting their own business.  Article continues below This is a […]

Excitement builds for Winter Gala Ball in Newry

On Friday 18 October, local Newry woman Sacha Donnelly and PIPS Hope and Support launched the upcoming Winter Gala Ball.   It will take place on Saturday 30 November in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry. Article continues below The event will see guests arrive to a champagne reception, followed by a 3-course meal, raffle and entertainment […]

Newry Property Agents agree 5,000 Sq Ft office to Greenview Group

Local Property Agents Bradley NI have agreed a 5,000 Sq Ft office letting to Greenview Group on a ten-year term, in what is believed to be the largest office letting south of Belfast this year. The stand-alone office building located at Carrickbrackan Business Park in Newry will host up to 30 staff delivering support for […]

Get your ducks in a row, with less than 100 days to go to complete tax returns

With less than 100 days to go before the 31 January deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding customers to complete their tax returns early to beat the Christmas and New Year rush. Last year more than 2,000 people sent their tax returns on Christmas Day. Article continues below Customers should consider submitting their […]

Customer-focused workshops for small businesses

Are you a small to medium-sized enterprise? Would you like to attend a two-day workshop to help improve your customer’s experience, grow your business faster and enhance your profitability? Article continues below On 4 and 5 November, the Department of Finance’s Innovation Lab is running a two-day workshop for small businesses to test new ideas […]

Newry man Johnny Hanna appointed Partner in Charge at KPMG

Newry native Johnny Hanna has been appointed as the new Partner in Charge of KPMG in Northern Ireland, taking over the role from John Hansen who retires from the partnership at the end of October. The appointment comes as the firm experiences a period of considerable growth across its Audit, Tax and Deal Advisory divisions. […]

New Accreditation Programme set to drive innovation across Northern Ireland

The Department for the Economy has launched a new Innovation Accreditation Programme for local businesses. The programme aims to highlight the importance of innovation for business growth and create more awareness of the value of innovation, as well as demonstrating how to innovate. Article continues below The ultimate goal is to increase the number of […]

Newry business expands to 3,500 sq ft premises after £500,000 investment

The owner of a Newry day spa who started her business in a rented room just three years ago has expanded into 3,500 sq ft premises at River Street in the city, where she employs 11 staff. Lisa McCrink, who trained in health, beauty and wellness treatments alongside a 15-year career in the corporate sector, […]

Buttercrane Newry recognised by Autism NI with Impact Award

Newry’s Buttercrane Shopping Centre has been presented with Autism Impact award from Autism NI. The award is in recognition of staff training and recent improvements made to the centre environment to enhance the experience of visitors with Autism. Article continues below Staff have undergone training to improve awareness of issues that may be experienced by […]


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