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  • 31

    Jan
    2020
    ANALYSIS: 'Access to both markets doesn't mean the best of both worlds - yet '
    At 11pm tonight, the UK’s membership EU formally expires.  But what changes?  Well, not a lot, for now, as the UK and EU have agreed a period of transition, so things remain the same until 1 January 2021.From then, Britain moves on and here have a new, unique trading position which has us kind of in the UK’s and kind of in the EU’s economic regime and orbits.Ahead of the UK’s exit, the EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier was in Queen’s Univ...

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  • 28

    Jan
    2020
    Manufacturing Month launched to celebrate Northern Ireland manufacturing excellence
    A major new initiative has been launched which will showcase the strength and excellence of Northern Ireland’s manufacturing and engineering sector. Manufacturing Month NI, led by Manufacturing NI, will run for the entire month of March. A series of events, business breakfasts, seminars, workplace tours, and the flagship annual Anchor High leadership summit will be held across Northern Ireland to highlight local manufacturing success stories, address major challenges as we enter the new d...

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  • 23

    Jan
    2020
    Manufacturing NI Visit to Manchester and Sheffield-25th/26th March
    As part of our inaugural Manufacturing Month which will be launched next week, we have finalised details for a 2 day visit to Manchester & Sheffield on 25th-26th March.   This will include a visit to Siemens’ award winning plant at Congleton and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield and is open to all of our members.     The Siemens tour will give an insight into how Siemens use virtual reality to reconfigure production lines, ho...

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  • 23

    Jan
    2020
    Mid Ulster Apprenticeship Employer Event
    As part of the inaugural NI Apprenticeship Week 2020, Mid Ulster Skills Forum, in partnership with Mid Ulster District Council, is hosting an employer event to be held as part of the first NI Apprenticeship Week. Date: Friday 7 February 2020 Time: 11am Location: Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown Admission: FREE - Book your place online   The ‘Mid Ulster Apprenticeship Employer Event’ is aimed at improving employer knowledge and awareness of apprenticeships and the po...

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  • 16

    Jan
    2020
    What can your business do to reduce plastic waste? – challenges and solutions
    Plastic is an incredibly versatile material that brings many benefits to society. It has a range of unique properties that enable our modern lifestyle. However, recent discoveries, research and media coverage has left no doubt about the increasing volume of plastic waste in our environment and the damage that irresponsibly discarded plastic can do. Independent studies have estimated that ca.3.7 million tonnes of plastic waste are produced in the UK each year of which ca.60% have been attributed...

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  • 8

    Jan
    2020
    SERC - appointment of Governing Body members
    The Department for the Economy is seeking to appointment six members to the Governing Body of South Eastern Regional College (SERC). Details These appointments are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, Northern Ireland (CPANI). The links below provide background to public appointments: Public Appointments Guide(external link opens in a new window / tab) CPANI Guidance on Conflict of Interest, Integrity/How to raise a complaint(external link opens in a ne...

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  • 7

    Jan
    2020
    Plant & Civil Engineers Golf Masters 2020
    The Plant & Civil Engineer Golf Masters returns on May 27th 2020 at the Faldo Course at the Lough Erne Resort.Register your team, sponsor a hole and find out more on the attachment....

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  • 6

    Jan
    2020
    NORTHERN IRELAND BUSINESSES SECURE POLITICAL COMMITMENT TO SEEK WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT SAFEGUARDS
    Northern Ireland’s leading business groups and trade bodies have secured an historic cross-party political commitment to seek amendments to the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill which they say will “guarantee equitable and unfettered access to the Great Britain market” following Brexit.In an unprecedented gathering, 12 business organisations secured support from  a cross-party delegation including representatives from DUP, Sinn Fein, SDLP, UUP and Alliance.Among the propose...

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  • 16

    Dec
    2019
    Trade NI adds voice to call for the introduction of a Forum for Social Dialogue
    As the local political parties gather today for discussions to try to restore the NI Executive and Assembly, Trade NI, an alliance of three of the largest sectors of industry, manufacturing, hospitality and retail, which represents the majority of businesses in Northern Ireland, has joined the call from Trade s to introduce a Forum for Social Dialogue to ensure space is created to allow parties to build confidence and work through issues.   In a Joint Statement, Trade NI said: ...

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  • 13

    Dec
    2019
    UK General Election Result- Sector Specific Analysis and withdrawal agreement briefing
    Attached is sector specific information pertaining to the UK General Election and its impacts, compiled by Pinsent Masons.  This has been prepared by Pinsent Mason's Public Policy and Strategic Communications team, who would be very pleased to answer any questions you may have in relation to the election result and its business impact. Should you wish to speak with the team, please let me know, or feel free to contact our Director of Public Policy, Andrew Henderson, directly at andrew...

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