Category archives for: Business

Making Tax Digital – is your business ready?

Only one per cent of businesses in Northern Ireland have so far signed up to a new and easier way of keeping business records and submitting digital VAT returns – before its introduction from April. Nearly 400 businesses in Northern Ireland have signed up early to the new service – Making Tax Digital – which […]

Local companies in Top 50 of NI’s ‘bread and butter’ businesses

Government support for clusters of traditional Northern Ireland industries is needed to power the local economy on the world stage says HM Homegrown, a new campaign for local SMEs which launched recently. HM Homegrown celebrated the success of Northern Ireland’s small businesses, which make up over 99% of the local business sector, by recognising the […]

Newry-based business announced as Best Managed Company

Around Noon has been named as one of Ireland’s best-managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme, in association with Bank of Ireland. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance, was recognised at a gala awards dinner in Dublin on 1 March 2019. It is the second consecutive year that it has received […]

Newry student celebrates success

Colette Heaney, a former pupil at St Mary’s High School, Newry, is celebrating success after winning a top award at Ulster University Business School. Colette, who recently graduated with a BSc Hons degree in Marketing, won the Belfast Telegraph Digital Award for Excellence for being the best digital marketing student.     The award was […]

Warrenpoint Port records highest tonnage in its history

Warrenpoint Port handled 3.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, the highest annual level recorded in the harbour’s history. The total value of goods moving through the port also reached record levels, surpassing £6.5 billion for the first time.     The trading figures confirmed Warrenpoint’s position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland […]

Newry businesses named amongst NI Top 100 Hospitality Businesses

Seventeen County Down businesses have been named amongst the Top 100 Hospitality Businesses in Northern Ireland for 2019. A total of nine newcomers made it on to this year’s coveted list, including Balloo House, Killinchy; Bull & Claw, Donaghadee; Goat’s Toe, Bangor; Number Seven Duke Street, Warrenpoint; Portaferry Hotel, Portaferry; Rostrevor Inn, Rostrevor, The Stillhouse, […]

One month to go before VAT goes digital for 1 million

Businesses are being urged to get ready as over 2,000 businesses a day sign up for Making Tax Digital for VAT. Almost 1.2 million businesses have one month to go before the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) – a new way of keeping business records and submitting digital VAT returns. HMRC is urging businesses […]

Ditch paper receipts as VAT goes digital

Senior Decision Makers in finance and accounting admit to not being the best at keeping receipts, as 65% confess to having lost them, according to a new YouGov poll. The poll run by YouGov for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) also found that 92 per cent of  senior decision makers personally bank online, almost two […]

South Armagh native returns to open new hotel, creating 85 jobs

Killeavy Castle, nestled in the woodland at the foot of Slieve Gullion, is set to unveil its newly refurbished premises following a £12 million investment with support from First Trust Bank. The Grade 1 listed building, derelict for over a decade, has been given a new lease of life after being bought by Armagh native […]

Brexit Conference set for Carrickdale

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has welcomed Newry Mourne and Down District Council’s plans for a cross border conference on Brexit to be held at the Carrickdale Hotel on 13 March. Brexit: The Future for Border Businesses organised in partnership with Louth County Council will address the future shape of economic co-operation as well […]


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