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  • NI Manufacturers Remain Positive
    10 January 2019


    The latest Manufacturing NI and Tughans “The State of Northern Ireland Manufacturing 2018” manufacturing survey reveals a sector demonstrating positive growth, sustained profits and increased staffing levels. The survey, which was conducted in December 2018 for Manufacturing NI and Tughans, shows that 67% of respondents (up from 56% in May 2018) consider the uncertainty of Brexit to be the biggest issue currently affecting business, out polling other issues such as the cost of doing...

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  • 9

    Jan
    2019
    THE DANI AWARDS 2019 LAUNCH
    In partnership with Grafton Recruitment, The DANI Awards launched it’s ninth year at Ten Square Hotel Belfast this week. For the best part of a decade, The DANI Awards have been dedicated to celebrating digital excellence and innovation within Northern Ireland and 2019 is no different.   Partnering with Grafton Recruitment, this year we have expanded our award categories to include even more excellent industries and to recognise how the digital innovation and technology categories ...

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  • 3

    Jan
    2019
    Information Session on EU Citizen's Rights
    In collaboration with Law Centre NI, the Institute for Conflict Research is organising an interactive, information session on EU citizens' rights in relation to Brexit. Julia Walsh, Law Centre NI's Immigration and Asylum Legal Officer, will deliver the session, which will take place at Room 02/011 Peter Frogatt Centre, QUB, on January 24th, from 5pm-7pm.   The session is free; it is supported by the European Commission which aims to make solicitors available...

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  • 3

    Jan
    2019
    Insider Media Made in NI Awards 2019
    The Made in Northern Ireland Awards recognise and reward manufacturing companies based in the region that have demonstrated success in innovation, product development and growth in either domestic or overseas markets. Annual sales generated by the sector reach approximately £20bn and there are over 80,000 people employ in it. As such, the NI manufacturing sector is the third largest employer and the second largest sector in terms of economic output.   The Made in Northern Ireland A...

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  • 21

    Dec
    2018
    The UK’s future skills-based Immigration System
    The UK Government have published the Immigration White Paper. It sets out the Government’s proposals for the design of a new immigration system. The key elements of this are: *   a skilled workers route open to all nationalities; *   lowering of the skills threshold on the skilled workers route to include medium-skilled workers (to RQF 3-5, equivalent to A-Levels), with a retention of the £30K salary threshold, but businesses will be consulted on this &n...

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  • 21

    Dec
    2018
    Manufacturing NI’s Year of Success with The Momentum Group
    In August of this year, Manufacturing Northern Ireland announced its partnership with The Momentum Group, the multi-award-winning R&D Tax Credit advisory firm based in Bangor. With reports indicating that manufacturing represents 14% of the total economic output, this partnership marks a significant opportunity for the manufacturing industry. Statistics published in 2018 revealed that the UK manufacturing industry benefitted by £990m from UK Government’s R&D Tax Credit Fund....

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  • 17

    Dec
    2018
    We regret to announce the passing of MNI Treasurer Niall Irwin
    It is with deepest regret that we learnt on Sunday morning about the passing of Niall Irwin, Director at W. D. Irwin & Sons Ltd. and Treasurer of Manufacturing Northern Ireland.Niall had been ill for some time but throughout he maintained a passion for ensuring our local manufacturing across sector was valued, celebrated and supported.  He understood the value of work and how that created strong families and communities.Niall revelled in a self-penned, playful reputation of &l...

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  • 11

    Dec
    2018
    IoD begins search for leading manufacturing business directors
    The Institute of Directors (IoD) is inviting business leader from across the manufacturing sector to enter the prestigious IoD NI Director of the Year Awards 2019.   The awards seek to honour the best performing directors in the private, public and third sectors across the region, but also afford business leaders the opportunity to be recognised on the national stage.   Entries and nominations for the awards, which are sponsored by First Trust Bank, are now open.   Gordon Mi...

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  • 6

    Dec
    2018
    We need your help- Manufacturing NI & Tughans Survey
    We are conducting a survey of businesses in the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland, the aim of which is to provide a deeper understanding of the needs, experiences and issues facing businesses. We would be very grateful if you could spare a few minutes to answer some questions.  Responses will be held securely and confidentially in aggregate form so that no individual will be identifiable.Perceptive Insight has been commissioned by Manufacturing NI and Tughans Solicitors to under...

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  • 5

    Dec
    2018
    Nuprint's Lauren Crowned Apprentice of the Year
    A young print technician from Derry who’s just been crowned Apprentice of the Year at the 2018 Irish Print Awards says more women should apply for STEM apprenticeship roles. Lauren Harkin, who works as a pre-press technician at Nuprint Technologies in Derry, joined the company as an apprentice in 2017 after completing A-Levels in Engineering and Double Award Applied Science. Also a student at Belfast Met, she beat off stiff competition from 74 of her peers to win the Irish Print Awar...

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