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  • 21

    Mar
    2012
    More Support For Exporters From Invest NI
    Northern Ireland exports to Saudi Arabia, the most dynamic market in the Middle East, grew by 30 per cent in 2011 compared to 2010. Other markets producing business for local companies last year included China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Romania, Turkey, Finland and even Mongolia and the Antarctic. These successes show that Northern Ireland companies, both large and small, are increasingly pursuing business leads beyond longer established markets in Europe, particularly the Republic of...

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  • 13

    Mar
    2012
    Call For Evidence On ETS Trading Scheme/Carbon Floor Pricing
    The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (Vince Cable) has issued call for evidence in relation to implementation of measures to reduce the impact of policy on the costs of electricity for the most electricity intensive industries. This would begin in 2013 and be worth around £250m over the current spending review period. It is extremely important that NI manufacturing companies make every effort to provide full responses to the questions asked and back this with rob...

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  • 12

    Mar
    2012
    Energy Renewals Are Due Soon! M&C Energy Can Help
    M&C Energy Group has been working with MNI clients over the past year and has successfully cut the cost of renewals for over 60% of the companies we have worked with. If you spend £30,000 + per annum on either your Electricity or Gas, M & C Energy Group should be able to drive down your costs. M&C Energy Group is the world leader in energy procurement and compliance services, with over 35 years' experience of helping clients save money and improve energy efficiency. M&C Ene...

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  • 12

    Mar
    2012
    Power NI 'Back In The Game'
    Power NI is celebrating several prestigious contract wins that have really stirred up the local electricity market. A recent easing of restraints by the Energy Regulator has, for the first time in many years, enabled the local electricity supplier to compete head on with other suppliers in competitive tenders to supply ‘large users’ across many sectors, including the burgeoning manufacturing industry. These restrictions had effectively ruled Power NI out of tendering for higher value...

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  • 9

    Mar
    2012
    Survive & Thrive In Fermanagh & Omagh
    Fermanagh District Council in partnership with Omagh District Council received funding in 2010 from the LED Competitiveness Programme under the European Regional Development Fund to implement a Business Survival And Growth project in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council areas. To date the programme has assisted over 123 businesses with signposting, action plans and expert mentoring. The Survive & Thrive Programme works throughout the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council areas seeking bus...

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  • 23

    Feb
    2012
    Natural Gas Prices Set To Fall
    Phoenix Supply has today confirmed an 8.5% reduction in its prices for households and small businesses with the new lower rates applying from 1st April 2012. The price cut is due to a recent fall in the wholesale cost of gas. The average Phoenix Supply domestic gas bill will fall by £51 annually to give an average annual domestic gas bill of £550, or just £10.58 per week1. After taking this decrease into account, natural gas prices in Northern Ireland will be around 6% lower th...

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  • 22

    Feb
    2012
    Diversity Programme For COmpanies In G'Gormley, Newtownabbey & Antrim
    Are you a manufacturing business in the Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey or Antrim area? Would you like to see your business benefit from the cultural and economic benefits of a truly diverse workforce? Business in the Community is offering up to 18 manufacturing businesses in the CAN area the chance to participate in a training and support programme to help you better manage your diverse workforces, which is fully funded by Peace III. The programme will include • A company diversity scopin...

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  • 7

    Feb
    2012
    Renewing Your Electricity Contract? - Use Our Interactive Tool
    Manufacturing NI’s “Supply Offer Comparison” form simplifies the process of comparing quotes from electricity suppliers at contract renewal, by ensuring that they all quote you in the same format. Many members have found that quotes from energy companies come in different formats and they end up trying to compare “apples with pears”! Download our interactive tool from our website today and simplify the process. The form is designed for industrial and commercial user...

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  • 3

    Feb
    2012
    Action Renewables Offer Commercial Services
    Developing a renewable energy project can be a confusing process but the Action Renewables team can help guide you through this with independent, impartial advice to ensure you are prepared and fully informed. Action Renewables is the leading authority on renewable energy in Northern Ireland and offers a number of services that will be of interest to new business ventures into renewable energy. These services can be necessary for applying for financial assistance as well as allowing you to effec...

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  • 11

    Jan
    2012
    New Online Tool Makes Employees The 'Secret Weapon' Against Rising Energy Bills
    Employees could save UK businesses and public bodies £500m and two million tonnes of CO2 – equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of all the households in Birmingham – thanks to a new, online office tool called ‘Carbon Trust Empower™' launched today by the Carbon Trust. By engaging employees in cutting energy use, paper waste and travel, Carbon Trust Empower has the potential to save a typical small business over 15% of their energy bill or more than £6K pe...

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