Category archives for: Business

Shelbourne Motors announces Kia dealership for £5m complex in Newry

Shelbourne Motors has announced a partnership with Kia Motors (UK) to bring the global car manufacturer to its new £5m Newry complex. Kia is the first manufacturer to be confirmed for the family-owned vehicle retailer’s new state-of-the-art multi-franchise facility that’s scheduled to open in early 2019.     The Kia partnership will see Shelbourne Motors […]

£1m investment brings innovative office development to Newry

A new shared serviced office development has opened in the heart of Newry City Centre.   Following a million pound redevelopment project to the former sporting goods shop, Smyth’s, Granite Exchange will offer both serviced offices and meeting rooms from its Kildare Street base. Jonathan McKeown, Owner of Granite Exchange, commented, “We wanted to create a […]

Newry firm mac-group on target for €185m turnover

Newry-headquartered construction and fit out firm mac-group has secured contracts worth more than €90m (£78m) across the UK and Ireland in the last six months. mac-group is a privately-owned Main Contractor specialising in the construction, refurbishment and fit-out of commercial real estate. It has offices in Newry, Dublin, London and Birmingham and employs a direct […]

Newry BID creates welcome packs for new First Derivatives staff

Newry Business Improvement District (BID) were delighted to present one of Newry’s biggest employers First Derivatives plc with welcome packs for their graduate intake beginning June 2018. First Derivatives plc, the award-winning FinTech company, recruits across the globe talented graduates to begin their training in their Newry HQ. With an average of 50 new starts […]

Newry restaurant scoops prestigious ‘Best Buffet Restaurant’ award

Newry’s Bravo Live Cuisine has been awarded the Best Buffet Restaurant award at the glamorous 3rd Annual Northern Ireland Food Awards ceremony. The popular local restaurant beat off stiff competition from Cosmo (Belfast), China China (Belfast) and Moghul Restaurant (Belfast) at the Crowne Plaza, Belfast recently. A delighted Ivan Lin, the owner of the local […]

Newry Solicitors achieves Legal Quality Mark

JMK Solicitors are celebrating after being awarded the prestigious Lexcel Quality Mark for the legal profession. The Belfast and Newry-based legal firm, who are Northern Ireland’s leading road traffic and personal injury firm, were awarded the Quality Mark following a rigorous assessment process.      The scheme is administered by the Law Society of Northern […]

Warrenpoint Port to make £3m capital investment

Warrenpoint Port is to invest £3 million in the purchase of a new crane and the refurbishment of two further cranes at the harbour. The investment, which will significantly improve efficiency and increase capacity, forms part of a major drive to facilitate continued growth in trade at Northern Ireland’s second largest port.     Speaking […]

Local businesses triumph at BEFTAs Awards

It was a successful evening for Newry businesses at the fourth annual Business Eye First Trust Bank Small Business Awards, known as the BEFTAs, which recently took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, hosted by television personality Marc Mallett.  The awards, which are organised by Business Eye magazine and supported by First Trust Bank, shine […]

Newry chocolate business shortlisted in prestigious awards

Newry chocolate company NearyNógs, Northern Ireland’s first and only chocolate manufacturer, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Northern Ireland heats of the Delicious Magazine Produce Awards, to be held at The Irish Game Fair at Shanes Fair on Saturday 23 June. The prestigious awards will be judged by an adjudication team led by […]

£19m Newry Leisure Centre wins prestigious RICS award

Newry Leisure Centre has been named as the winner in the Regeneration category of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2018. The £19m leisure centre project funded mainly by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, was a two-phase design concept combining numerous facilities that were previously spread across the city.     The […]


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