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    Nov
    2011
    Display Your Logo On Our Website
    The MNI website generates a high volume of traffic averaging over 20,000 hits every month. We can now offer members the facility to display their company logo, backed by a link to your own website on the MNI site. If you like to take up this offer please e mail a copy of your logo together with details of your company website to info@manufacturingni.org...

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    Nov
    2011
    Introduce A New Member And We'll Send You A Case Of Superb Chateau de la Ligne
    Do you know other manufacturers who should be members of Manufacturing NI? Are there other manufacturers in your sector or your area of the Province who would like to join? Just send us details of your introductions by e mail to info@manufacturingni.org We’ll arrange to meet with them and for every new member who signs up we’ll send you a 6 bottle case of superb award winning Chateau de la Ligne Merlot-Cabernet from Belfast-born Terry Cross’s vineyard in the heart of Bordeaux. ...

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  • 26

    Oct
    2011
    New Pensions Regulations Explained
    Automatic enrolment will bring about huge changes to the pensions landscape which will affect every employer in the UK. Starting in 2012, employers will need to enrol most of their workers in a qualifying pension scheme and make minimum contributions.NEST (the National Employment Savings Trust) is one of the schemes they can choose and has been established by law to be available to any employer who wants to use it.NEST is working with trade associations, employers and organisations impacted by t...

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  • 28

    Sep
    2011
    Robinson Announces New Support For Business
    First Minister Rt. Hon Peter D. Robinson MLA has launched a new campaign today aimed at boosting and supporting local business.The Boosting Business campaign, run by Invest NI, will provide support measures covering all of the key issues facing businesses, large and small, throughout Northern Ireland.Mr Robinson said: “The scheme will focus on helping businesses to create and protect jobs, to build the skills of their workforce, to use new technology to improve their competitiveness, to cr...

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  • 26

    Sep
    2011
    Reducing Corporation Tax - A Price Worth Paying
    Reducing the rate of Corporation Tax in Northern Ireland will attract Foreign Investment. The EU rules require that the initial cost of reducing Corporation Tax must be paid by the NI Assembly. However this is not a sunk cost it is an investment in our economic future.The Treasury consultation process on rebalancing the Northern Ireland economy finally closed on 8 July 2011. It is very impressive that over 700 responses were received by HM Treasury to the consultation paper. It is clear that thi...

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  • 31

    Aug
    2011
    Are You Paying The Right Price For Your Fuel?
    With fuel price volatility a continuing headache for all companies, Portland Fuel is coming to the rescue by offering customers a range of services to help them control their fuel costs. Whether it’s diesel, gasoil, kerosene, LPG or fuel oil, Portland has got it covered.“With the current volatility in fuel prices we knew we had to do something to try and control the costs. The team at Portland did a fantastic job in helping us to understand the price we were currently paying for our ...

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  • 31

    Aug
    2011
    Sign The Fair Fuel Petition Today!
    Having to pay the highest fuel duty rate in Europe not only hurts us as motorists at the pump, but it also adds considerably to the costs of manufacturers in Northern Ireland and tightens the noose around the necks of our haulage industry.Even before VAT, the tax that government levies accounts for around 50 per cent on the price of a litre of fuel. Even if you don’t own a car, you could still end up paying this unfair tax indirectly as the price of goods in our shops inevitably rises in t...

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  • 30

    Aug
    2011
    Resource Efficiency Helps Keep Companies Competitive
    Reducing waste and making the most efficient use of resources are not just environmentally responsible but also commercially essential in today’s highly competitive market place. Taking stock of resource usage, operating costs and supply chain elements and making improvements that will deliver cost savings makes good business sense but can be time consuming and expensive.Invest Northern Ireland’s Sustainable Development Team offers advice and support to help companies ensure they are...

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  • 25

    Aug
    2011
    Energy Hikes 'A Disaster For Manufacturing Sector' - MNI
    Manufacturing Northern Ireland has said that rising electricity prices will have a massive impact on its members and will further slow any recovery from the recession. Speaking in response to today’s announcement of an 18.6% rise in electricity costs, MNI chief executive Bryan Gray said today’s news is a disaster for the manufacturing sector.“MNI have warned that these increases have the potential to cost jobs and hinder recovery as companies struggle to get out of recession. R...

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  • 22

    Aug
    2011
    Intertrade Ireland - Engineering Sector Masterclass
    InterTradeIreland All-Island Entrepreneur Network are running an...  Engineering Sector Masterclass        Thursday 20th October 9.30am-4.00pm        Buswells Hotel, DublinInterTradeIreland have developed a network of some of the island’s most successful entrepreneurs with the objective of using their skills and expertise to assist growth companies.  These entrepreneurs have agreed to dedicate some of their tim...

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