Category archives for: Business

DkIT Signs MOU with Newry company STATSports

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has announced a new strategic alliance with leading sports technology firm, Newry company STATSports. The announcement will see a strengthening of ties between both organisations with increased collaboration across research and course provision in the areas of Sports Performance and Sports Data Analytics.     The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […]

Newry’s Around Noon wins place on Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100

Food-to-go manufacturer, Around Noon, has won a place in the prestigious Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table for the second year in a row. The Newry-headquartered business is one of a small number of companies to make the prestigious ranking twice in succession, and it is believed the first food manufacturer in […]

Retail NI launches radical plan to regenerate high streets

Retail NI has launched a 47 point plan to revamp Northern Ireland’s high streets at the Regeneration NI conference held at Queen’s University Belfast. Among the keynote speakers at the conference were the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Local Growth and High Streets, Jake Berry MP; Andrew Carter, Chief Executive of the influential think tank, […]

Johnson’s Coffee, Lisburn: Perfect Blends. Expertly Roasted

Less than 9 miles from Belfast and around 30 miles from Newry is Lisburn.  Both Newry and Lisburn were granted city status in 2002 as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden jubilee celebrations. Both cities are popular shopping destinations and both enjoy a great coffee culture.     Lisburn’s coffee culture is personified by one […]

Newry Businesses Triumph at BEFTA 18 Business Awards

Two Newry businesses have been recognised at the prestigious BEFTA 18 Business Awards in Belfast.   The awards, now in their 13th year and re-branded from the former UTV Business Eye Awards, were presented at a glittering ceremony attended by a 600-strong business audience at ICC Belfast.     Sponsored by First Trust Bank, the […]

Double success for Newry woman at the Women in Meat Industry Awards

Newry woman Lisa Hand, Dunbia’s Head of Supply Chain, has scooped not one, but two awards at the inaugural Women in Meat industry awards.   Running against strong competition, Lisa won her category award for ‘Meat Businesswoman: Manufacturing & Processing’ – a fantastic achievement in its own right. She then went on to win the […]

Newry’s Around Noon launches new food-to-go range in 100 stores

Around Noon and Henderson Wholesale have launched an innovative new food-to-go range as part of a multi-million-pound per annum partnership. Newry-based Around Noon led the project to completely revamp the convenience retailer’s offering of pre-packed sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Set to be available in over 100 SPAR and EUROSPAR stores across Northern Ireland, the new […]

New crane enters service at Warrenpoint Port following £3m investment

Warrenpoint Port has commissioned a new crane and has commenced the refurbishment of two other cranes following a major £3 million capital investment. The new crane, built and supplied by Finnish manufacturer Konecranes, will significantly improve efficiency at the Port by reducing loading and unloading times, with the ability to lift 100 tonnes up to […]

Joint venture sees Newry firm secure major £30m infrastructure project

A specialist Newry-based civil engineering contractor has secured a new contract to deliver Southern Water’s Victorian sewer rehabilitation project in Thanet, south-east England – a major infrastructure project valued at over £30 million. Terra Solutions Limited, which has been trading since 2008, has entered into a new joint venture – TPMD. Made up of Terra […]

Businesses in Newry warned to watch out for cartels

The CMA is calling for more whistle-blowers to expose business cartels with the launch of a national awareness campaign. It comes as new research shows many firms in Newry don’t know enough about how to comply with competition law.   The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) latest cartel awareness campaign aims to educate businesses about […]


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