Category archives for: Business

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 […]

Newry company signs deal with Brazil Football Confederation in time for World Cup

Newry company STATSports have signed a deal to provide its player monitoring devices to the elite teams of one of the world’s greatest footballing nations, Brazil. The Northern Ireland firm have tied up a long-term partnership with the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) which will see it provide its pioneering APEX Team Series GPS device to […]

Celebration of Social Enterprise in Newry, Mourne and Down

Over 50 social enterprises and their supporters attended a celebration of the work of the sector at WIN Business Centre. The event was part of the Social Enterprise Newry Mourne Down programme, which is an innovative programme of support helping individuals and groups explore new social enterprise ideas to help them find sustainable socially innovative […]

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme now available in Newry

Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain. As part of this commitment in March 2018 the government announced a £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.     Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local […]

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