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  • Pinsent Mason Manufacturing Masterclass Series
    24 May 2018


    Following our involvement in the Made in NI Awards, Pinsent Masons Belfast office is hosting a Masterclass Series in partnership with Manufacturing NI. Advanced Manufacturing & Technology is one of Pinsent Masons five key global sectors, so our depth of resource and expertise in this area is market-leading.  In this six part series, we will examine a range of high profile legal topics, but more importantly how they have a real commercial impact on your business. Pinsent Masons...

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    May
    2018
    Innovation Centre drives decade of growth at Willowbrook
    Ireland’s largest bagged salad producer and specialist in prepared vegetables, Willowbrook Foods, has marked the tenth anniversary of its Innovation Centre in County Down, describing it as instrumental in helping the business grow by on average 18% year on year over the past decade. The centre, at Willowbrook’s Killinchy headquarters, was designed in 2008 to be a hub for new product development, led by consumer trends and advances in technology so the company could meet bespoke ...

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  • 14

    May
    2018
    Manufacturing Innovation Celebrated at Insider Made in Northern Ireland Awards
    A diverse array of manufacturers have been honoured at Insider's Made in Northern Ireland Awards, which rewarded the most ambitious and innovative companies in the sector. Material handling and recycling equipment maker EDGE Innovate and wet processing product specialist CDE Global were among the big winners with each crowned Manufacturer of the Year in their respective categories. The awards, which took place today (11 May 2018) at Titanic Hotel in Belfast, featured a keynote address from ...

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    May
    2018
    NISEP Schemes 2018-2019
    The Utility Regulator has published the list of schemes in the Northern Ireland Sustainable Energy Programme from April 2018-March 2019.You can see the list of schemes here...

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    May
    2018
    Retentions – like blood from a stone, but maybe not for long
    “Let it go, let it go Can’t hold it back anymore” – Elsa, Frozen In the Disney film “Frozen”, Elsa sings the above lines in celebration of the fact that she can finally, without hindrance, use her superpowers and move on from the past. Elsa takes the gloves off and moves on. It would seem that the UK government is edging closer to deciding that the gloves are off in relation to the use of retentions in contracts, and the theme is very much that you “ca...

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  • 10

    May
    2018
    Family Friendly Employer Awards Open for Entries
    This year’s Family Friendly Employer Awards are now open for entries.  The prestigious Awards, organised by Employers For Childcare and now in their 8th year, are FREE to enter and the perfect opportunity for organisations to showcase their commitment to their employees with caring responsibilities. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be an award winning Family Friendly Employer!  Benefits of applying: FREE and open to all organisations across the UK. Quick and easy...

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  • 10

    May
    2018
    Carbon Champion Course: Carbon Footprinting and Management
    Location- Inspire Business Park, NewtonardsDate: 23/05/18Price: £225Hosted by Green Connect NI, the course will cover calculating and reporting the organisation’s carbon footprint and will show an on-going commitment to reducing the company’s impact and continual improvement of environmental performance. It will enable the organisation to establish a base line and set improvement goals. It will help to support ISO 14001.The training might be of interested to anyone involved in ...

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    May
    2018
    Specialist Joinery Group creates 52 new jobs and celebrates 30th year in business by opening £5million factory extension
    Happy Birthday Specialist Joinery Group Specialist HQ now boasts staff wellness centre, gym and 150 seater restaurant. 3 May 18, Mandatory Credit ©Press Eye/Darren KiddCiaran O’Hagan Managing Director and John O’Hagan, Founder and Chairman with Bill Montgomery Invest NI   As it marks 30 years of business, Specialist Joinery Group is creating 52 additional jobs as part of a multi-million investment. The investment included a major extension to its factory space in Ma...

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  • 1

    May
    2018
    Engineering an Exciting Future for Girls
    School Employer Connections have praised the approach taken by E+I Engineering on their initiative to attract more females into the industry.  They have outlined that although schools have been forward thinking in their approaches to encouraging females into engineering, there still remains a stereotypical image that portrays engineering as a job for boys. The Women’s Engineering Society states that women in the UK account for 9% of the engineering workforce.  It has also been w...

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    Apr
    2018
    Manufacturing, Retail and Hospitality Business Groups Meet Michel Barnier
    The Chief Executives of Manufacturing NI, Retail NI and Hospitality Ulster, met the EU Brexit Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier in Newry this afternoon.In a joint statement Stephen Kelly, Glyn Roberts and Colin Neill said:"We greatly welcome this opportunity to meet with Michel Barnier to discuss the concerns of our three sectors""We've met with politicians from the UK and across the EU and with NI and UK Officials involved in the negotiations but today was the first chance for Michel Barnier and ...

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