Category archives for: Business

Camlough student wins place on leading graduate programme

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A Newry student has won a place on a leading graduate programme delivered by Willis Insurance & Risk Management and South Eastern Regional College (SERC). Owen Finnegan, a law graduate from Camlough is taking part in the worked-based learning programme which aims to build the management skills of students and open a pathway to employment […]

Local venue awarded ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’

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Tí Chulainn and Slieve Gullion Lodge were awarded the prestigious award of Wedding Venue of the Year in the County Armagh Region at the Annual Northern Ireland Wedding Awards 2017. At a glitzy ceremony held in the Europa Hotel Belfast, the venue was in a strong a category with Armagh City Hotel, Portadown Golf Club, […]

Newry Chamber unites with NIIRTA to oppose Newry car park charges hike

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The Chambers of Commerce in Newry, Belfast and Lisburn, the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) and Hospitality Ulster have issued a joint call to the Infrastructure Minister to reverse his decision to hike on-street car parking charges in Belfast, Newry and Lisburn. Charges in Belfast City Centre will increase by 20p per hour to […]

Cross-border Business Support Expo a huge success

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Over 150 business delegates attended a Cross Border Business Support Expo hosted by Newry and Dundalk Chambers of Commerce and supported by InterTradeIreland and Louth Local Enterprise Office recently in the Carrickdale Hotel. President Michael McKeown of Newry Chamber commented, “As joint organisers of this annual event, Newry Chamber was delighted with its success in […]

Draft Industrial Strategy sets out ambitious plan to transform Northern Ireland

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Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has published a draft Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland. Economy 2030 is an ambitious, long term vision to transform Northern Ireland into a globally competitive economy that works for everyone. Speaking as the consultation period begins, Simon Hamilton set out the context. He said, “Northern Ireland has emerged from the […]

The Rug House rebrands as Kukoon as local family business undergoes significant expansion

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Leading Northern Ireland retailer The Rug House has successfully rebranded and will now operate under the name of Kukoon.com. The Newry-based firm has undergone a significant expansion with the aim to boost their presence in new markets and maximise their success as the largest retailer in the UK and Ireland for stylish and affordable rugs. […]

On-street parking tariffs for Newry to increase

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On-street parking tariffs in Newry will increase from Monday 20th February. Charges in Newry will increase from 40p to 60p per hour. Belfast and Lisburn will also see an increase. Commenting on the change in tariffs, Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said, “On-street parking tariffs in Belfast have not increased since 2011 and have therefore not […]

Local small businesses to benefit from all party Enterprise Champions

Pictured at the launch of Enterprise NI’s Enterprise Champions are Gordon Gough, Chief Executive of Enterprise NI and Conor Murphy MLA

Enterprise Northern Ireland has launched a new initiative called Enterprise Champions that will see them work with local MLAs from each main political party to champion the enterprise, microenterprise and small business sectors. The new initiative reflects Enterprise Northern Ireland’s commitment to supporting sectors which make up the backbone of the Northern Ireland economy, which […]

Newry student celebrates success

Niamh Downey is presented with the CIM Award for Excellence by sponsor representative Kathryn Pyper (right) watched by Course Director Dr Mary Boyd (left)

Niamh Downey from Newry, a former pupil of St Paul’s High School, who recently graduated with a BSc Hons degree in Marketing, is celebrating success. Niamh won the Chartered Institute of Marketing Award for achieving the Best Student Performance in Global Marketing award at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards organised by the […]

Newry business community raises £100k for local causes

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Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade recently hosted more than 700 patrons at the 17th Annual Christmas Charity Dinner in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry. After breaking the £1 million fundraising target for local charities two years ago, people were equally generous this year with just under £100,000 raised for local causes. This brings […]
























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