Category archives for: Business

Newry business Around Noon continues investment and expansion

Newry-based ‘food to go’ manufacturer, Around Noon, is investing more than £500,000 in improving its facilities, enhancing its IT systems, and increasing automation, with support from Barclays. The innovative company has switched its banking to Barclays to assist it in making the important investments as it continues to grow the products and services it offers […]

Bob & Berts invests in five new stores including Newry

Independent food and coffee shop chain Bob & Berts is investing in five new stores in Northern Ireland, including Newry. With new funding facilities from Ulster Bank, and the continued support of its existing investor BGF, Bob & Berts is investing in the opening of eight new stores in Northern Ireland and Scotland creating over […]

‘Hot’ Summer offers for all the family at The Lodge Hotel

If you fancy a little break away this summer with family, why not go to the Lodge Hotel and enjoy some family time. Renowned for its award winning food and accommodation, The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine is the ideal base for touring the North Coast. No need to jet off around the world to get that […]

£2m announced for Small Business Research Initiative Challenge Fund

£2 million is to be made available for 10 projects under the latest round of the Small Business Research Initiative Challenge Fund (SBRI). SBRI provides companies with the opportunity to develop new, innovative solutions and products to address challenges in the public sector.     Northern Ireland departments are seeking help from businesses to address […]

Norbrook staff raise over £120,000 for Southern Area Hospice

Norbrook and its team have raised over £120,000 for the Southern Area Hospice Services as part of the company’s 50th-year celebrations. Employees of the Newry-based business raised over £60,000 through nine events; smashing their target of £50,000.     The company then matched the employee total, bringing the amount going to support the Hospice’s important […]

Newry natural gas installers awarded firmus energy Installer Charter

Local installers servicing Newry, Warrenpoint and surrounding areas have been awarded the firmus energy installer charter, offering further reassurance to local customers switching to natural gas.  With ambitious plans already underway in the Newry and Warrenpoint areas by firmus energy, with an approximate investment value of more than £1.5million to make natural gas available to […]

Call for Newry entries for Women in Business Awards

The achievements of Northern Ireland’s top businesswomen will be celebrated at the 2019 Women in Business Awards, an initiative now in its ninth year. The Awards are an annual celebration of the outstanding achievements of female business leaders.      The gala evening will be hosted at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Belfast on Thursday […]

Newry beauty businesses are winners at inaugural Beauty Excellence Awards

Two of Newry’s salons and clinics have been rewarded at the inaugural NI Beauty Excellence Awards. Scissor Sisters Camlough took home the award for Hair Salon of the Year, while Zen Orthodontics were Highly Commended in the Cosmetics Dental Practice of the Year.     Hosted by Pamela Ballantine at the Crowne Plaza, Belfast, the […]

‘Chef of the Future’ set to be revealed at Newry Business Awards

A group of hopeful chefs are one step closer to discovering who will be named Chef of the Future; a new initiative for the hospitality industry organised by Henderson Foodservice with support from Newry Chamber of Commerce. Following an intensive day of cookery challenges and hot competition, four rising stars from across the borough were […]

Newry businesswoman Sheila Chambers receives MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

She founded one of Newry’s leading businesses, creating much-needed employment and leading the way for other female entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland, and now Sheila Chambers has been recognised with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Awarded each year during the month of June as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday celebrations, the Birthday […]


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