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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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  • 21

    Dec
    2011
    New Competence Centre For Sustainable Energy
    A new Competence Centre for Sustainable Energy opened its’ doors on 21st November. Part of the Invest NI Competence Centre programme, the centre provides a platform for industry-led research in the sustainable energy field. A collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, University of Ulster, AFBI and industry, the Centre will focus on four main themes – Energy from Biomass; Turbine development, manufacture and decommissioning; Integration and Storage and Energy Efficiency....

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  • 21

    Dec
    2011
    Raise Angel Investment Capital For Your Company
    Halo, the NI Business Angel Network, which is a joint initiative of Invest NI and InterTradeIreland is looking for companies who wish to pitch at their investor evening to be held at The Innovation Centre, Northern Ireland Science Park, on 9th February 2012. Halo is a network of over 100 business angels who since 2009 have invested over £3m in high growth start-up businesses (not exclusively, but typically those which can return 10 times or more on investment in an average 5 year time fram...

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  • 13

    Dec
    2011
    New Product Or Process Idea? Need Time To Plan, Experiment And Investigate..... Design, Make And Test A Prototype..... And Get Your Product Or Process To Market? Call Invest NI And Access Up TO £50,000 To Make It Happen
    Have you got an idea for a new product or process that will help you grow your business? Give Invest Northern Ireland a call. Whether or not you’ve ever thought about R&D, with our expert advice and consultancy support, we can make it happen. And we can give you up to £50,000 towards it. If you want to investigate or plan your idea, make and test a prototype, or experiment and refine your design, Invest NI can help you get your product or process to market. From 8 December 2011 t...

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  • 5

    Dec
    2011
    New Equal Treatment Rights For Agency Workers Introduced
    New legislation providing equal treatment for Northern Ireland’s 22,000 agency workers comes into operation today. The Agency Workers Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 puts in place new rights which will allow agency workers to have the same basic working and employment conditions that they would be entitled to if they had been employed directly by the hirer. The new rights apply after the agency worker has completed 12 weeks in the same job with the same hirer. In addition, agency worke...

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