Category archives for: Business

Cross-border Business Support Expo a huge success

Cross Border Expo 2017 - Main Pic

Over 150 business delegates attended a Cross Border Business Support Expo hosted by Newry and Dundalk Chambers of Commerce and supported by InterTradeIreland and Louth Local Enterprise Office recently in the Carrickdale Hotel. President Michael McKeown of Newry Chamber commented, “As joint organisers of this annual event, Newry Chamber was delighted with its success in […]

Draft Industrial Strategy sets out ambitious plan to transform Northern Ireland


Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has published a draft Industrial Strategy for Northern Ireland. Economy 2030 is an ambitious, long term vision to transform Northern Ireland into a globally competitive economy that works for everyone. Speaking as the consultation period begins, Simon Hamilton set out the context. He said, “Northern Ireland has emerged from the […]

The Rug House rebrands as Kukoon as local family business undergoes significant expansion

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Leading Northern Ireland retailer The Rug House has successfully rebranded and will now operate under the name of The Newry-based firm has undergone a significant expansion with the aim to boost their presence in new markets and maximise their success as the largest retailer in the UK and Ireland for stylish and affordable rugs. […]

On-street parking tariffs for Newry to increase

Parking Meter

On-street parking tariffs in Newry will increase from Monday 20th February. Charges in Newry will increase from 40p to 60p per hour. Belfast and Lisburn will also see an increase. Commenting on the change in tariffs, Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said, “On-street parking tariffs in Belfast have not increased since 2011 and have therefore not […]

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


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


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


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


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 […]

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