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  • Eastside Awards now Open for Entry
    18 September 2018


    Three cheers for the best of East Belfast as the third annual Eastside Awards launches in association with George Best Belfast City Airport, celebrating the achievements of the businesses and people of East Belfast. Open for entry until 19 October, new categories have been added to this year’s accolades recognising the thriving beauty and foodie industries within East Belfast and members of the public are being encouraged to vote for their Favourite Hair Salon, Fav...

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    Sep
    2018
    Manufacturing NI Meet the Governor of Bank of England
    Last week Manufacturing NI joined with other representatives from the business and community sector in Northern Ireland to meet with Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England. With thanks to the Community Foundation, the discussion centred on business, interaction with the communtiy sector as well as sharing perspectives and ideas.Community Foundation Director of Philanthropy Siofra Healy said: “Given our vision of a peaceful, shared and socially just society, we were delighte...

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    Sep
    2018
    NI Business Groups Host Largest Ever Economy Event At Westminster
    Retail NI, Hospitality Ulster and Manufacturing NI have joined forces to co-host a Northern Ireland economy reception at the House of Commons. Over 200 MPs, Peers, Diplomats and local business owners attended the reception, which is said to be one of the largest ever Northern Ireland events at Westminster. Karen Bradley, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Tony Lloyd MP, Shadow Secretary of State, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP and Paul Maskey MP all addressed the event. At the event, Hospitali...

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  • 28

    Aug
    2018
    £7m Modernisation Investment Creates 50 New Jobs for the UK and Ireland’s Leading Trailer Manufacturer
    SDC Trailers, the UK and Ireland’s market leading trailer manufacturer have completed a £7m expansion to their manufacturing headquarters in Toomebridge creating 50 new skilled jobs, improving production capability and output. Officially opened in August, the project has created employment opportunities for Trainee and Experienced Painters, Welders, Engineers and Material Handlers and will bring the team at SDC to over 900 people making SDC one of Northern Ireland’s largest pr...

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  • 28

    Aug
    2018
    Carbon Management & GHG Footprinting Course
    Green Connect NI are hosting a Carbon Management & GHG Footprinting course at the Belvoir Hotel on Thursday 11th October. The Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Directors’ Reports) Regulations 2013, require certain organisations* to state their annual quantity of emissions in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.  Regardless of the legal drivers, an increasing number of organisations, of all sizes and sectors, are placing more focus on Carbon Accounting. There are increasing reasons to as...

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  • 24

    Aug
    2018
    Another Day of Brexit Madness
    Another long day of Brexit madness- Manufacturing NI Chief Executive comments on the publication of the "No Deal" papers. We’ve only seen around a third of the ‘no deal’ papers but what is now clear is the Brexit means bureaucracy and means costs which must be passed on to customers and consumers or firms will go out of business. A quarter of jobs in Northern Ireland are directly and indirectly provided by our manufacturing firms and they work every day to reduce cost and comp...

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  • 22

    Aug
    2018
    Northern Irish energy start-up LUMENSTREAM secures £4.8m contract to roll out LED lighting as a service.
    Belfast based energy start-up LUMENSTREAM has secured a £4.8m contract with ARGUS ENERGY MANAGEMENT, a company specialising in providing energy efficiency measures across the UK and backed by INGENIOUS GROUP.   LUMENSTREAM and ARGUS ENERGY MANAGEMENT are providing “LED lighting as a service”, where LED lighting solutions are installed and maintained at commercial properties (such as manufacturing plants, warehouses, car parks or large offices) as well as public sector bu...

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  • 21

    Aug
    2018
    Manufacturing NI & Momentum Group Announce Partnership
    Manufacturing Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive Stephen Kelly has announced a partnership with multi-award-winning R&D Tax Credit Advisory firm The Momentum Group, making the Bangor-based company the organisation’s exclusive R&D Tax Credit partner. Manufacturing NI works on behalf of its members, in the heart of the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland to encourage active legislative changes. With reports indicating that manufacturing represents 14 per cent of the tota...

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  • 9

    Aug
    2018
    The State of Northern Ireland Manufacturing 2018
    Manufacturing NI and Tughans Solicitors have come together to conduct the most comprehensive survey of the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland in 2018.What we've found is a sector that is growing, in job creation, in pay rises, in exports and standing resilient in the face of powere political headwinds. We've collected our findings in this handy series of infographics, which you can download from below.The Manufacturing NI and Tughans NI Manufacturing Survey was carried out in May 2018...

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  • 9

    Aug
    2018
    South West Firms Launch Welding Academy
    South West firms launch Welding Academy  Four local companies have joined forces to offer 12 trainees the opportunity to become skilled in welding.  The seven week pre-employment Skills Academy supported by the Department for the Economy’s Assured Skill programme will be delivered by South West College at their Dungannon Campus. After five weeks of college training, participants will then undertake a two week placement at one of the following companies: Nugent Engineer...

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