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    Aug
    2019
    Opportunity to participate in research on Mobility for Short-Term Business Travelers - Belfast - 16th August 2019
    the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) ) is currently gathering evidence from businesses on their short-term travel to the European and wished to conduct interviews with businesses in Northern Ireland to ensure regional perspectives are captured. This is taking place in Belfast on August 16th.From BEIS: We are writing to you to advise that the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently gathering evidence from businesses on their...

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  • 9

    Aug
    2019
    Important Energia Group announcement
    Following the recent rebranding of Energia Group (previously known as Viridian Group), and as part of a corporate restructuring, all Energia commercial customers with a supply address in Northern Ireland will be transferring to Power NI, Energia’s sister company, on 1 October 2019.   Why is this change happening? Following privatisation in the 1990s, the regulatory framework encouraged the development of two competing supply companies in the local marketplace, despite being part of...

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  • 8

    Aug
    2019
    Small Business Research Initiative funding competition – applications open
    The Department for the Economy’s Careers Service has launched a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition aimed at supporting businesses develop solutions to help provide careers advice for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).Up to £117,000 funding is available and the department welcomes applications from organisations developing the use of interactive technology to help young people, between the ages of 11–19 with additional educational needs, make de...

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  • 6

    Aug
    2019
    Career Encode- Reimagining the talent dynamic
    Re-imagining the talent dynamic - developing an inclusive culture to successfully integrate young people into your teams Tuesday August 13th 2019, ECOS Centre, Ballymena. 10am to 2pm.   You're invited! Attend this event to hear from a range of speakers to inspire you to think differently about your workplace productivity and how others have succeeded in building an inclusive working environment where everyone thrives! Lunch will be served. Speakers include: Fiona Rooney, Managin...

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  • 5

    Aug
    2019
    Trade NI Meets With Shadow Chancellor
    Trade NI, Northern Ireland’s largest business coalition, representing Manufacturing NI, Hospitality Ulster and Retail NI has today met with the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell who is visiting Belfast.  Trade NI representatives Colin Neill, Glyn Roberts and Mary Meehan said: “This was an excellent meeting with the Shadow Chancellor, covering Brexit, Business Rates, Infrastructure and other challenges facing our members. We outlined our ideas to reboot economic policy in Northe...

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  • 1

    Aug
    2019
    Tightening rules mean R&D Tax Credit specialists are invaluable
    R&D Tax Credits are a hugely valuable asset for companies, helping fund innovation and give Northern Ireland a world-class edge in manufacturing and many other industries. Proof of that statement’s worth comes from HMRC’s own research which found that for every £1 of tax forgone, between £1.53 and £2.35 of research and development is stimulated. That’s quite a return in anyone’s book and is the main reason why the government is putting considerable...

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  • 31

    Jul
    2019
    NI Skills Barometer Update
    The NI Skills Barometer Eeport provides a detailed understanding of the skill requirements for the Northern Ireland economy up to 2028 with the aim of ensuring that any skills gaps are identified and addressed. The research analyses where the skills gaps are currently, where they are emerging and where they are likely to emerge over the longer term. The Skills Barometer will continue to be relevant in shaping policy across all areas of skills provision as it will allow Government to allocate it...

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  • 30

    Jul
    2019
    Political representatives must redouble efforts to restore Assembly and Executive: Joint Statement from NI business
    In a Joint Statement demanding that political representatives redouble efforts to restore Assembly and Executive, 21 of Northern Ireland’s business organisations and trade groups have today expressed their frustration at the continued political impasse.  “Two and a half years on from the collapse of the Executive, and now approaching the likely conclusion of the Brexit process, the Northern Ireland business community is deeply concerned at the continued absence of a functioning...

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  • 29

    Jul
    2019
    Lisburn based Creative Composites invests £11m in state of the art manufacturing facility
    Creative Composites Ltd is investing £11million in new machinery and expansion of its facilities to capitalise on growth opportunities for composite components. 132 new jobs are also being created as part of the expansion, half of which are already in place. The company is the UK’s most advanced composites manufacturer supplying a wide range of innovative products for demanding applications. It provides world leading products through a unique combination of better design, bette...

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  • 24

    Jul
    2019
    Statement from Trade NI on Julian Smith's appointment as new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
    Reacting to the news that Julian Smith has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Trade NI (the alliance of Retail NI, Manufacturing NI and Hospitality Ulster) in a joint statement commented:  “We welcome the appointment of Julian Smith as the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and expect to meet with him in the coming weeks.” “Our three organisations represent most of the businesses that make up private sector jobs in Northern Ireland an...

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