Category archives for: Business

Newry business leader celebrated in Director of the Year awards

The founder of one of Newry’s and Northern Ireland’s most successful firms was among 11 business leaders to be honoured at the annual Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Director of the Year Awards sponsored by First Trust Bank. Brian Conlon, who established software firm First Derivatives more than 20 years ago, building it […]

Choice awards £560,000 construction contracts to Newry contractor

Choice Housing has appointed Newry-based firm Peter O’Hare Limited to complete two major south Belfast renovation schemes totalling more than £560,000. The first of the projects will deliver three apartments at a Stranmillis Road property and includes the construction of a new three-storey extension, replacing an existing two-storey return, and significant upgrades to the main […]

Newry company scoops Deal of the Year award for £1 billion deal

Newry company STATSports lifted the title of Deal of the Year at The Irish Times Business Awards held in Dublin recently. The sports tech firm’s deal with US Soccer – the governing body of the sport in the US – struck earlier this year fought off stiff competition from a number of other hefty transactions, […]

Newry bakery hits sweet spot as sales treble and keep on rising

A Newry-based bakery has trebled its sales in the past twelve months to exceed the £1.5million mark, and it expects to double its sales again this year. Sweet Things bakery, which was acquired by leading ‘food-to-go’ manufacturer, Newry-based Around Noon in 2016, has grown its workforce from two to 13 people in the past year […]

Newry sandwich designer in the running for high-profile award

A chef from one of Northern Ireland’s leading food-to-go businesses is the only local chef shortlisted for the UK food industry’s coveted title of Sandwich Designer of the year. Dean Skinner, part of Newry-based Deli-Lites’ product development team, has qualified for the final of the much-anticipated British Sandwich Association’s annual awards – thanks to two […]

Newry businesses urged to review security after recent incidents

Police are advising businesses to review their security following reports of burglaries across Northern Ireland involving the thefts from internal ATMs within local retail businesses.  A recent incident in the Co. Down area, where a sum of cash was taken when thieves entered the premises and smashed open the ATM, highlights the importance of regularly […]

EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier to visit border

The European Commission has announced that the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator for Article 50 Negotiations with the United Kingdom, Michel Barnier, will visit Northern Ireland on Monday 30 April 2018 and Tuesday 1 May 2018. This will follow his visit to the south, where he will speak at an all-island civic dialogue on Brexit in […]

Newry companies urged to enter competition for chance to win €100,000

Entrepreneurs from the Newry Mourne and Down council area could get a huge cash boost for their business, thanks to a total prize fund of €280,000 on offer from InterTrade Ireland’s 16th Seedcorn Business Competition 2018. Local firms are being encouraged to enter the competition, which is the largest on the island in terms of […]

Free digital retail programme launched to help local businesses

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has launched a free programme which has been designed to help the growth of local businesses by helping them learn new skills and develop confidence to make the most of the vast digital retail opportunities available. The Digital Retail Therapy Programme is the first of its kind in […]

25-year growth plan for Warrenpoint Port revealed

Warrenpoint Port has unveiled a major 25-year growth plan as it aims to boost its position as a major economic driver for south Down and the surrounding region. Objectives in the Masterplan document, which covers 2018-2043, include plans to improve links to Warrenpoint town as well as upgrading transport routes to the Port, improving Port […]


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