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  • 19

    Jun
    2019
    Trade NI launches in Belfast ahead of major Westminster event
    Trade NI – the new alliance between Hospitality Ulster, Manufacturing NI and Retail NI - has laid out its priorities for the future of the Northern Ireland economy today at its launch in Belfast, ahead of a major event in the House of Commons on 11th September. The group is extending an invitation to the wider business community at the launch event to the ‘Northern Ireland day’ in Westminster.The grouping, made up of the three largest sectors of industry and the majority of bus...

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  • 18

    Jun
    2019
    Made in Northern Ireland Round Table
    Changing Perceptions Northern Ireland's manufacturing sector is bracing itself for some turbulence in the coming months and years. The threats posed by Brexit are put most sharply into focus in Northern Ireland which is of course on the physical and metaphorical fault line between Europe and the UK. But, despite this, the sector has grown strongly in the first half of 2019, displaying growth of almost 3 per cent in the first quarter, matching most other regions in the UK – and even outpe...

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  • 10

    Jun
    2019
    Bombardier announced as finalist for MacRobert Award
    Transforming aviation, transplant operations, quantum technology and cybersecurity: MacRobert Award announces 2019 finalists -  Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award marks its 50th anniversary this year. -  2019 Finalists span healthcare, cybersecurity, aviation and quantum technology. -  The MacRobert Award is the premier award for UK innovation in engineering, past winners include the CT scanner, Raspberry Pi and the Millennium Dome. The Royal Academ...

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  • 6

    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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