Category archives for: Business

Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2019 now open for applications

The Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2019 is now open for applications. The awards will recognise and reward excellence right across many sectors of the local business community throughout the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area.     Why enter? Organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, some of the benefits of applying […]

Local teacher Daniel Guiney opens tuition centre in Newry for Primary School children

A new tuition centre specialising in primary school level Maths, English and the transfer exams has opened on Monaghan Street. Education Support Hub provides children of all primary ages and abilities an opportunity to bridge their learning gaps, while also catering for gifted and talented learners.     It was founded by Newry man Daniel […]

Regeneration project marks start of £4m investment programme at Warrenpoint Port

Work has commenced on the redevelopment of the landmark Town Dock House at Warrenpoint Port, the flagship project in the harbour’s £4 million capital investment programme. The building, which fronts onto Warrenpoint Town Square, will be returned to its former use as the main harbour office, re-establishing a direct interface between the port and the […]

Norbrook gets top spot in Top 100 Locally Controlled NI Businesses

Local Newry based firm Norbrook Holdings has been named number one in a list of the Top 100 Locally Controlled NI Businesses sponsored by BDO Northern Ireland. Businesses owned and operated by families make up 79% of the list with 9 out of the Top 10 all family-owned firms.     Norbrook Holdings is one […]

Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2019 now open for applications

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are delighted to be a principal sponsor for the 2019 Greater Newry Area Business Awards.   The awards ceremony will be held in the Canal Court Hotel on Thursday 27 June.     Speaking to Newry Times about the 2019 Business Awards Chamber President, Paul Convery said, “The Greater Newry […]

Warrenpoint business steps up investment

Local Business First Steps Nursery is set to take up residence in a new 6,500 square facilities later this month on the Burren Road, Warrenpoint, following investment in developing a dedicated new nursery facility by local business owners and First Steps Directors Barry Gray and Colin Dalton. The new larger facility, managed by Karen Fegan, […]

Employers urged to sign up to Active Travel Challenge

Employers across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to sign-up to the Active Travel Challenge for a healthier and more environmentally-friendly commute. The Department for Infrastructure, Public Health Agency, Sustrans and Translink have joined forces to launch the new initiative.     Throughout June, employers are asked to encourage staff to leave the car at home […]

Advice for consumers following Debenhams administration announcement

Debenhams announced on Tuesday 9 April that it has officially gone into administration, appointing FTI Consulting as the administrator. If you have Debenhams gift cards or vouchers you may be wondering what to do now.     John French, Chief Executive of The Consumer Council said, “The Consumer Council encourages consumers to use their Debenhams […]

Newry Early Years Centre awarded funding under £500k food scheme

Newry Early Years Children and Family Centre is one of five Northern Ireland community projects to be awarded a share of over £500k worth of funding over the next three years aimed at improving health through food in low-income communities.  The investment has been made by safefood as part of its Community Food Initiatives (CFI) […]

Surge in businesses backing breastfeeding

A year on from the successful #NotSorryMums breastfeeding campaign, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has seen a huge rise in the numbers joining its Breastfeeding Welcome Here scheme. More than 740 popular family venues, council facilities, cafes, tourist attractions and a host of other businesses are members of the scheme – an increase of more […]


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