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    Jun
    2019
    Manufacturing: is NI bucking the global slowdown?
    Global manufacturing and industry stalwarts such as Germany are feeling the slowdown. So, why are Northern Ireland’s makers and engineers bucking the trend? John Mulgrew takes a look at our top performers and what may be skewing the figures If there’s been an industry yet to be tainted by the ill-effects of the run-up to Brexit that I, or other journalists haven’t written about, I’d be very surprised.The latest economic metrics and predictors have been tarred by the thre...

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  • 5

    Jun
    2019
    Manufacturing NI CEO Stephen Kelly Appointed to Board of Trade
    Last month Manufacturing NI CEO Stephen Kelly was appointed to the Board of Trade by Secretary of State for International Trade by Liam Fox MP.The Board of Trade brings together prominent figures from business and politics from each part of the UK, including representatives from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Joining Stephen on the Board at this time are Greg Hands MP and Karen Betts of the Scottish Whiskey Association. Other advisors are  Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP – Secre...

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  • 4

    Jun
    2019
    IT Apprentices available to start now!
    Career Encode is an innovative Higher Level Apprenticeship in Computing, launched this year by nine companies, many of whom are Manufacturing NI members.  It’s a collaboration between employers and education partners to ‘grow your own IT talent’.  Career Encode was developed to address the chronic shortage of skilled IT talent, and the problem of retaining skilled people when demand in the market is so high.   Business Eye wrote up a piece recently explainin...

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  • 4

    Jun
    2019
    Creagh Apprenticeships
    Creagh are recruiting young people with a keen interest in joinery to work at their Toomebridge facility whilst completing a level 2/3 NVQ joinery qualification.The NVQ programme will include training in all aspects of bench joinery and will take place in both a college workshop and a busy factory environment.Applications are open from June-October 2019.Click here for more info...

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  • 24

    May
    2019
    The State of Manufacturing Survey
    We've teamed up with Tughans Solictors and Jcomms to conduct another survey of the industry.Over the past 12 months, we've surveyed the industry in Northern Ireland in a larger scale than ever to find out how we can improve and take a barometer of the needs and opportunities.You can see what we've learned here.   To complete the survey please go here...

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  • 23

    May
    2019
    Family Friendly Employer Awards
    Last year, the Family Friendly Employer Awards received a record number of entries across all categories and the strength of applications far exceeded our expectations.  We anticipate this trend to continue as the awards grow in status and we invite you to join with us in celebrating the very best family friendly organisations in 2019 by submitting your application.  Why Apply? Winners, in addition to receiving their accolade will gain a winners’ logo for their websit...

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  • 22

    May
    2019
    Release your company's potential for growth
    Ulster University Business School has created a new and exciting course aimed at business owners who are ready to  grow their businesses to reach their full potential.We are delighted to invite you to an event on 5th June which will introduce this innovative new course to the business community.This course is designed for company owners and  the key decision-makers who are ambitious about the future growth potential of their company. You will have the opportunity to work with like-mind...

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  • 13

    May
    2019
    Manufacturing Companies Celebrated at Made in NI Awards
    A diverse range of companies including a sauce producer and a guitar maker have been recognised at the 2019 Made in Northern Ireland Awards at the Titanic Hotel Belfast. Sponsors for the event were ABL Group, Deloitte, HSBC UK, MCS Group and Queen's University Belfast Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The winners will now go on to compete at Made in the UK, Insider's celebration of all things manufacturing, which takes place in Coventry next month (June). Manufacturing App...

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  • 10

    May
    2019
    Belfast City Regional Deal
    This week representatives from Manufacturing NI attended the Belfast City Deal Innovation strategysession facilitated by Ernst and Young.  Below are the slides from the session, which will have implications and opportunities for manufacturers across the region....

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  • 9

    May
    2019
    Armatile Wins National Industry Award for Excellence
    Armatile, based in Armagh City, has received a prestigious award at the recent national Tile Association Awards, held in the Hilton Hotel, Birmingham, for “Excellence in Supply and Services;” fending off stiff competition, from their industry peers throughout the UK and Ireland. The Tile Association Award was presented to Armatile in recognition of the company’s unique, specialist skills for manufacturing customised tile and mosaic surfaces; supplied to exclusive interior, com...

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