Category archives for: Business

Newry social enterprise set to expand following funding

A Newry social enterprise is hoping to expand its workforce following the award of £50,000 investment by the Housing Executive. The funding will help set up a training workshop and retail workspace at Market Street to facilitate 15 young adults with learning difficulties, whilst providing extensive volunteering opportunities to those returning to work from ill […]

Newry Chamber invites interested companies to join international visit to Poland

Expressions of interest are being sought from companies interested in joining a Business Visit to Szczecin in Poland on 15th – 18th May 2017. The visit is being organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Honorary Consul of Poland and The Marshal’s Office of the West Pomeranian Region who will […]

Retail NI comment on triggering of Article 50

Retail NI has given its reaction to the triggering of Article 50 and called upon the on-going talks on restoring devolution, to include the establishment of an NI Assembly Brexit Committee to scrutinise the Brexit process and to take evidence from key sectors of civic society.   Speaking to Newry Times, Retail NI Chief Executive […]

Is your business ready for the new £1 coin?

With the new £1 coin being introduced tomorrow (28th March), Retail NI has urged retailers and the wider business sector to be aware of the changes. Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said, “This is a very significant change and we would urge retailers and the wider business community to make sure they are ready.” […]

‘Licenced premises must get their house in order ahead of renewal deadline’, legal expert warns

Owners of all types of licenced premises in Newry and the surrounding area must take action now if they don’t want to run out of time to renew their liquor licences ahead of the September 2017 deadline, a leading legal expert on liquor licensing has warned.   Cathy Colton, partner at Carson McDowell, said most […]

Local business Fearon Bros scoops prestigious award

Local kitchen firm Fearon Bros from Jonesborough, Newry has recently been awarded ‘Best of Design 2017’ on Houzz, the leading online platform for home renovation and design. The 38-year old kitchen design firm was chosen by more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise of more than one million active home building, home improvement […]

‘Brexit represents a ‘clear and present danger’ to NI economy’ – Newry Business Breakfast hears

The impending Brexit negotiations and the potential implications of changes in current trade structures were the topics of discussion by local businesses in the Newry area at a special business breakfast, hosted by First Trust Bank in association with the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade. John Fahey, a Senior Economist at AIB provided an […]

Free Newry Business Growth Workshops

You can now register for the following Business Growth Workshops. Build your Brand Workshops for existing businesses An engaging brand is one of the most powerful tools you can have to win new customers and build loyalty. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is running two half-day workshops to help new business starts in the […]

BID Ambassador for Newry City Centre announced

Newry Business Improvement District has announced that they have recently commenced a partnership with The Welcome People to appoint a BID Ambassador for Newry City Centre. The Welcome People who already operate in 22 other cities and towns across the UK including providing 4 ambassadors for the Belfast One BID.   Eamonn Connolly, BID Manager […]

Brexit to take centre stage at Newry Business Breakfast

Amidst political flux, impending Brexit negotiations and changes to trade structures, local businesses are being invited to come together and discuss the implications and challenges that lie ahead at a special business breakfast.   Hosted by First Trust Bank and in association with the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, the event will take place […]


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