Category archives for: Business

Major free advice service launched to get Newry businesses ‘Brexit Ready’

Business leaders in Newry are being encouraged to avail of a free major new Brexit advice service – Brexit Ready NI – delivered by leading business body Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) in partnership with KPMG. Brexit Ready NI is open to members and non-members and will run throughout October, featuring webinars and […]

Family-owned vehicle retailer officially launches state-of-the-art Newry facility

Shelbourne Motors has officially opened its new multi-brand complex in Newry with an exclusive launch event following the family-owned vehicle retailer’s £5m investment. Over 300 special guests got the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art facility that features Renault, Dacia and Kia showrooms, and a purpose-built Autoselect Used Car Supermarket. Article continues below The 50,000 sq […]

Investing in innovation and skills “gives businesses competitive edge”

The Department for the Economy is encouraging local businesses to invest in the skills development of their workforce. Delivered by the six Further Education Colleges, InnovateUs and Skills Focus are just two of the Department’s skills programmes on offer to support business development.   Article continues below InnovateUs, fully funded by the Department, is a […]

Aspiring Newry tech founders urged to make 2020 the year their start-up takes off

IgniteNI is searching for innovative early-stage start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs from Newry to join Northern Ireland’s most successful pre-accelerator programme. IgniteNI is now inviting applications for Propel 2020, an intensive six-month pre-accelerator programme, supported by Invest Northern Ireland. Article continues below Propel takes up to 20 aspiring founders with early-stage ventures and fledgeling business ideas […]

Local accountancy firm scoops two sought-after awards

Leading accountancy practice, PKF-FPM, with offices north and south of the Irish border, proved again to be leading their sector when awarded two of the most sought-after honours at the British Accountancy Awards Gala, which took place on 25 September 2019 in Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The magnitude of taking home these awards, namely Mid-Tier […]

Newry man shortlisted for Student Director of the Year Award

Brendan Digney of Machine Eye Technology, Newry, has been shortlisted for the Student Director of the Year Award at the finals of the 2019 IoD Director of the Year Awards. Machine Eye is an award-winning innovative new safety device for use on tractors, plant, and heavy machinery. Article continues below Machine Eye provides protection against […]

Make the change to natural gas in Newry with firmus energy

firmus energy has been delivering natural gas into the heart of Newry and the city’s surrounding areas for more than 10 years. To date more than 3,500 customers have made the switch from other energy sources to natural gas and are enjoying the huge benefits that natural gas brings. The advantages of natural gas are […]

Business rates public consultation launched

The Department of Finance has launched a public consultation on business rates in Northern Ireland. Launching the consultation at the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation conference in Belfast, Permanent Secretary Sue Gray said, “Back in May I announced the Department’s intention to undertake a full and comprehensive review of business rates. Article continues below […]

Mulkerns’ Newry scoop multiple top retail awards

Henderson retailers from across Northern Ireland have racked up over 20 awards in just three nights at prestigious retail awards ceremonies across the UK and Ireland. Mulkerns’ EUROSPAR, Newry, were amongst the winners and picked up three gongs between the Retail Industry Awards and Ireland’s Forecourt and Convenience Retailer Awards. Article continues below Often regarded […]

Newry business Zen Day Spa recognised as a ‘Best-in-Class All Ireland business’

Newry based business Zen Day Spa was recognised recently in Croke Park as one of the Best-in-Class Irish business, “All-Star Business” award, which was presented to local entrepreneur Lisa McCrink by Dr Briga Hynes and Senator Aodhan O’Riodain. Business All-Stars award and accreditation quality mark signified Zen Day Spa as ‘progressive indigenous all-Ireland business’, that […]


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