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Local small businesses to benefit from all party Enterprise Champions

Pictured at the launch of Enterprise NI’s Enterprise Champions are Gordon Gough, Chief Executive of Enterprise NI and Conor Murphy MLA

Enterprise Northern Ireland has launched a new initiative called Enterprise Champions that will see them work with local MLAs from each main political party to champion the enterprise, microenterprise and small business sectors. The new initiative reflects Enterprise Northern Ireland’s commitment to supporting sectors which make up the backbone of the Northern Ireland economy, which […]

Newry student celebrates success

Niamh Downey is presented with the CIM Award for Excellence by sponsor representative Kathryn Pyper (right) watched by Course Director Dr Mary Boyd (left)

Niamh Downey from Newry, a former pupil of St Paul’s High School, who recently graduated with a BSc Hons degree in Marketing, is celebrating success. Niamh won the Chartered Institute of Marketing Award for achieving the Best Student Performance in Global Marketing award at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards organised by the […]

Newry business community raises £100k for local causes

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Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade recently hosted more than 700 patrons at the 17th Annual Christmas Charity Dinner in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry. After breaking the £1 million fundraising target for local charities two years ago, people were equally generous this year with just under £100,000 raised for local causes. This brings […]

Newry architect wins inaugural architecture event

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The Royal Society of Ulster Architects [RSUA] along with JP Corry, announced the winner of a competition for young architects to design an architectural pavilion for Belfast around the theme of ‘comfort’. The RSUA and JP Corry Multi-Comfort Pavilion Design Competition 2016 was established to provide local architects under the age of 40 with an […]

Seven County Down businesses shortlisted for 2016 Pub of the Year Awards

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The search to find Northern Ireland’s best hospitality venues steps up a notch this week, as the shortlist for Hospitality Ulster’s prestigious Pub of the Year Awards 2016 is revealed. Seven Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels and Individuals across County Down have been named amongst the 46 shortlisted premises from right across Northern Ireland that will go […]

198 million reasons for Newry businesses to talk to NI Water

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NI Water has launched a summary of its goods, services and construction contracts, with an estimated value of approximately £198 million, required by the company over the next 12 months. Companies supplying such services are encouraged to attend NI Water’s Supplier Day on 27th October. Along with a full programme of tenders, NI Water is […]

Rostrevor-born businessman honoured with first Spirit of the Diaspora award

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One of Northern Ireland’s most successful overseas businessmen has been honoured with a special diaspora award by Northern Irish Connections. Rostrevor-born Jim Clerkin, President and CEO of Moët Hennessy North America, was presented with the award at Stormont Castle by deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and NI Connections CEO Andrew Cowan, in recognition of his […]

Exciting opportunity for Newry businesses to work with NI Water

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In a great opportunity for Newry businesses, NI Water has launched a summary of its goods, services and construction contracts, with an estimated value of approximately £198 million, required by the company over the next 12 months. This is an exciting opportunity for new and existing companies across a diverse range of sectors, including the […]

Local woman Grainne McCoy hoping to impress in The Apprentice

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The Apprentice returns to screens on Thursday 6th October for the twelfth series and local woman Grainne McCoy will be hoping to impress Lord Sugar. Lord Sugar is once again joined by advisors Baroness Karren Brady and Claude Littner as they put 18 brand new candidates through their paces to secure his £250k investment in […]

Secretary of State meets with Newry Chamber business leaders

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In a meeting organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce recently, the Secretary of State underlined his desire to listen intently to the issues and concerns of Newry businesses and reiterated his commitment to ensure Northern Ireland’s voice is heard and interests protected in the Brexit negotiations. James Brokenshire said, I have taken a careful deliberate […]



























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