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  • 24

    Apr
    2018
    Manufacturing sector comes together in Mid & East Antrim to plan buoyant future
    One of the first major steps in rejuvenating the manufacturing sector in the Mid and East Antrim Borough has been taken at a workshop held in the ECOS Centre, Ballymena. The council’s Manufacturing Taskforce brought together over 50 representatives from the borough’s manufacturing companies for a brainstorming session to exchange ideas around how to grow the sector in the years ahead. Led by the Chair of the Taskforce Rose Mary Stalker, it encouraged the company representatives to ...

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  • 24

    Apr
    2018
    Ratepayers urged to submit evidence now for business rates revaluation, Reval2020
    Land & Property Services (LPS), part of the Department of Finance, is contacting business ratepayers week commencing 23rd April to collect rental data for the non-domestic rates revaluation - Reval2020. Business ratepayers and their advisors in Northern Ireland are obliged to provide rental evidence to LPS with a view to preparing a new Valuation List for use from April 2020. Letters explaining how ratepayers can submit information are being sent to occupiers of commercial premises. LPS wi...

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  • 22

    Mar
    2018
    NI Water announces non domestic water and sewerage charges for 2018/19
    NI Water has announced that from 1st April 2018, non-domestic water and sewerage charges will rise by 3.35% on average. This increase is below current inflation (3.6%, RPI February 2018) and less than the maximum allowed increase. NI Water Director of Finance & Regulation, Ronan Larkin said: “The amount by which NI Water can increase customer tariffs is determined by the Utility Regulator, and we had the option to increase tariffs by up to 4.6%, on average, in 2018/19. The decision t...

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  • 26

    Feb
    2018
    When Disaster Strikes – How to secure your company’s future when the unexpected happens
    Four out of five businesses that suffer a major, unplanned event never reopen or close with 18 months. This doesn’t have to be your firm, however, and to explain how, Manufacturing Northern Ireland is joining with Willis Insurance and Risk Management for a special event next month. The breakfast seminar, to be held at Seagoe Hotel, Portadown on Thursday 22nd March will focus on the key steps business owners, Finance Directors and Health and Safety Managers can take to protect the future o...

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  • 26

    Jan
    2018
    MNI Response to Briefing on Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020
    Manufacturing NI have published our response to the Briefing on the NI Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020.It is our view is that there needs to be a focus on creating the environment in which private sector jobs are protected and created.  Business is being asked to provide increased employment, both in actual headcount terms and also as a percentage of the overall employment mix to counter the decline in headcount within the Public Sector. In order to do this, business needs a competitive enviro...

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  • 26

    Jan
    2018
    Made in NI Awards 2018
    Manufacturing NI is delighted to be partnering with Insider Media on the Made in Northern Ireland Awards 2018. The awards recognise and reward manufacturing companies based in Northern Ireland that have demonstrated success in innovation, product development and growth in either domestic or overseas markets. The Made in Northern Ireland Awards showcase many of the high-quality manufacturing businesses in the region that are behind the success of the sector. There are eight categories you coul...

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  • 18

    Jan
    2018
    NI Needs Rapid Economic Reboot to Safeguard Nearly 500,000 jobs from Automation
    Today sees the publication of the Connect Knowledge Economy Report 2017   Highlights include:       NI is the 2nd fastest growing UK Knowledge Economy (KE) region for 4th consecutive year       KE export sales reach new high – 1/3 of total NI output       KE new business creation is at all time high       Continued increase in Venture Capital Investment in NI companies BUT ...

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  • 17

    Jan
    2018
    December Performance of the Manufacturing Sector in NI
    Annual external and export sales figures have shown that despite wider uncertainty, our firms are proving that when the opportunity presents itself, the sector is more than able to grasp it.The annual Broad Economy Sales and Exports Statistics report for the 2016-17 recorded a total sales increase of £1.8 billion. This was largely driven by increasing sales within NI, up some £829 million with GB sales up £281 million and exports up £686 million, some 7.3%.Sales to Republ...

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  • 17

    Jan
    2018
    Manufacturing NI Announce Partnership with Mills Selig
    Mills Selig is delighted to partner with Manufacturing NI, an organisation which works with its member companies, workforce representatives, policymakers and regulators to challenge and encourage change in areas which impact on the cost of doing manufacturing business, specifically rates, energy and labour.  The partnership is the perfect fit as Mills Selig, a leading commercial law firm in Northern Ireland, offers specialist legal advice in all areas relevant to manufacturing in Northern ...

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  • 9

    Jan
    2018
    New Year, New You- Exclusive Health Offer from Randox Health
    Randox Health has a mission, that is to keep people healthier for longer. We do this by taking a small blood sample, checking hundreds of biomarkers that test the status of your health. The results of this are provided through a comprehensive report that includes a twelve month preventive health programme and mid-year repeat testing.  In addition to establishing clinics, we have introduced a complimentary service called Randox Health On The Move. This service enables you to book an appoint...

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