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  • 25

    Oct
    2018
    Invitation- Family Business- Right Up Your Street
    A road trip to visit three family businesses on Main St, Moira, Co. Down Wednesday 7th November Event Programme In the heart of the Georgian village of Moira are several family businesses, all on one street. The NI Family Business Forum are going to visit some of these businesses on our first ever road trip, giving our guests the opportunity to meet the owners and hear their stories first hand and network with guests. And the stories will begin before we even get to Moira, co...

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  • 25

    Oct
    2018
    How Digitalisation will affect the Manufacturing Workforce
    Manufacturing NI had the great pleasure of attending SMART Construct last week in Cookstown and took part in a panel discussion on ‘Skills and workforce problems and also presented on the Manufacturing sector . Throughout the day we were struck at the very obvious turn of tide across the industry and how technology and digitalisation is continuously improving performance, productivity across manufacturing. Impressive case studies were presented from companies such as The McAvoy G...

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  • 25

    Oct
    2018
    Challenges to Digitisation - Skills & Labour Shortage
    A highly skilled workforce is crucial to digitisation and the future of manufacturing and heightened investment in people is essential. That said however, skills and labour shortages are a real threat to the industry aggravated by the uncertainty of Brexit which has seena fall by 26% in the number of EEA workers adding further pressure to an already tight labour market. This migrant labour is crucial to the success of the local economy as it fills gaps in both low-level and high-level jobs and i...

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  • 25

    Oct
    2018
    Mary Meehan appointed Deputy Chief Executive of Manufacturing NI.
    Manufacturing Northern Ireland is delighted to announce that Mary Meehan has been appointed as Deputy Chief Executive.   As Deputy Chief Executive, Mary will be responsible for focussing on the people side of our work, coordinating Manufacturing NI’s work on skills and leadership investment and identifying key skills development areas with bodies such as Invest NI, Department for the Economy, the Councils and representatives of the education system.   Stephen Kelly, Chief Exe...

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  • 24

    Oct
    2018
    Manufacturing NI Address DEXEU Committee
    Representatives from manufacturing, retail, agri-food and logistics gave evidence to the DEXEU Committee this morning on Brexit and the backstop.The representatives made it clear that Brexit does not come cost free.  In every scenario, NI firms and jobs are most impacted due to added costs and complexity.  The potential of NI being outside the EU’s Customs and Single Market greatly expands the amount and types of goods which would have a significant price differential (because of...

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  • 22

    Oct
    2018
    Businesses in Northern Ireland warned to watch out for cartels
    The CMA is calling for more whistle-blowers to expose business cartels with the launch of a national awareness campaign.It comes as new research shows many firms in Northern Ireland don’t know enough about how to comply with competition law.The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) latest cartel awareness campaign aims to educate businesses about which practices are illegal and urges people to come forward if they suspect a business has taken part in cartel behaviour, such a...

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  • 16

    Oct
    2018
    Employer Solutions for People Matters
    Think People are hosting a series of HR Events across Northern Ireland. Topics for the Event: Essential employment documentation Managing probation Practical steps for dealing with disciplinary and grievance issues Managing underperformance The importance of equality and diversity in the workplace. Why should you attend? Receive employment documentation Special introductory rates Networking opportunity Refreshments These complimentary breakfast or lunch Employer Events take ...

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  • 16

    Oct
    2018
    Mid Ulster Skills Forum
    Established in 2017 by Mid Ulster District Council, the 30-strong Mid Ulster Skills Forum is the first industry-led, area-based body of its kind in Northern Ireland and draws its membership from local businesses, colleges, universities, enterprise agencies, key sectoral business organisations, government departments and the Council. One of the Forum's first key pieces of work was to commission an in-depth scoping study to map the current skills base across businesses in 6 specific sectors skill...

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  • 11

    Oct
    2018
    Manufacturing NI Announce TR Logisitcs as Logistics Partner
    Manufacturing NI is delighted to announce a tie up with TR Logistics, who will be on hand to offer logistcal support and their exerptise on Brexit to our supporters. The TR Logistics Group's influence, whether it be by land, sea or air, extends throughout Ireland and the UK, across mainland Europe, into the Far East and on towards the United States of America and all the way back. This customer driven company, founded in Northern Ireland 1967 and built under the drive and determination of Tomm...

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  • 11

    Oct
    2018
    Brexit deal vital to secure the labour needed to keep Northern Ireland working
    Manufacturing NI have added their voice to 20 other Northern Irish business organisations to send a letter to the Prime Minister, Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland regarding serious concerns we have over the current availablity of labour in Northern Ireland and associated migrant policies in a post Brexit era.To read the letter, please see below. This is a serious issue which has seen local business organisations and representative bodies joining forces on an unprecented...

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