Category archives for: Business

£50,000 up for grabs at Newry tech and innovation competition

Early-stage start-ups could walk away with £50,000-worth of cash and business support at the Innovation Nation 2018 Ascend Start-up Competition this month. The inaugural tech and innovation conference – taking place in Newry on 27 September – has teamed up with leading start-up platform Startacus to deliver the all-island pitch competition where up to 12 […]

Buttercrane Newry embraces colourful new recycling initiative

Buttercrane Shopping Centre is the first commercial premises in Northern Ireland to launch an innovative Gum Recycling initiative. Discarded chewing gum leaves ugly white splodges on pavements and costs hundreds of thousands every year to clean.     In an effort to tackle the sticky mess and encourage customers to recycle their gum, Buttercrane Shopping […]

‘Council contracts must be accessible to local businesses’ – Councillor Byrne

SDLP Councillor Pete Byrne has called for increased support for small local businesses after Councillors completed a Procurement training session.     This was following complaints from several small businesses about the lack of access to Council contracts at a local level.     Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “I initially called for Procurement […]

New crane arrives at Warrenpoint Port following £3m investment

Work has started on the construction of a new crane at Warrenpoint Port following a £3 million investment. The investment forms part of a bid to facilitate further growth ahead of Brexit and beyond at Northern Ireland’s second largest port.     The crane, which is supplied by Finnish manufacturer Konecranes, will significantly improve efficiency […]

Newry gym managers shortlisted for awards

Two gym managers from Newry have been shortlisted for Northern Ireland’s first ever Health and Fitness Awards. Declan Trainor from The GYM Newry and Derrick Harris from Newry Leisure Centre are both in the running for Gym Manager of the Year.     Over 200 entries were received and independently judged by a highly experienced […]

Newry businesses urged to open their doors to school pupils

The Department for the Economy and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) are encouraging local businesses to consider the benefits of opening their doors to school pupils via work experience.  Frances O’Hara, head of the Department for the Economy’s Careers Service said, “It is vital we all continue to work towards developing a strong local […]

Excitement builds for inaugural innovation conference in Newry

Some of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs are lining up to take part in the first-ever innovation and technology conference in the city of Newry this September. Innovation Nation 2018, which is being run by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and a number of supporting partners from the public and private sectors, will show […]

Newry company launches pioneering on-field performance monitoring wearable

Newry company STATSports, the global leader in the elite sports performance wearable market, has launched its pioneering new device – the APEX Athlete Series. APEX Athlete allows competitive soccer players and other field sport athletes to reach their peak performance using the same technology as the company’s illustrious client base, which includes Brazil Football Federation, […]

Brexit expert to address IoD Chairman’s Roadshow in Newry

One of the UK’s best-known and most influential voices on Brexit will address the Institute of Directors (IoD) Chairman’s Roadshow when it arrives in Newry. Allie Renison, the IoD’s Head of Europe and Trade Policy will be guest speaker at the event taking place at Flexi Work Space at Monaghan Street in the city on […]

Shelbourne Motors announces Kia dealership for £5m complex in Newry

Shelbourne Motors has announced a partnership with Kia Motors (UK) to bring the global car manufacturer to its new £5m Newry complex. Kia is the first manufacturer to be confirmed for the family-owned vehicle retailer’s new state-of-the-art multi-franchise facility that’s scheduled to open in early 2019.     The Kia partnership will see Shelbourne Motors […]


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