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  • NI apprenticeship week 2020 – call for activity proposals
    22 August 2019


    Manufacturing NI, through its participation on the central working group, is pleased to be working alongside the Department of Economy to deliver NI apprenticeship week from 3rd – 7th February 2020. Participation on this working group allows MNI to optimise stakeholder and member engagement on apprenticeship activity during this week in a coordinated approach.  Manufacturing companies and stakeholders are requested to consider appropriate activities during this week.  ...

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  • 22

    Aug
    2019
    Social Impact Measurement Training
    CITB NI, 17 Dundrod Road, Crumlin28/08/19 10:00am-12:30pm Social Enterprise NI are delighted to deliver this training session open to all construction organiastions funded by CITB Ni.Do you currently apply for public tenders and need to show that you deliver more than "bricks and mortar?" Do you work with social enterprises in your supply chain? Do you have a positive social impact in those communities but are unsure of how you measure that impact? This introduction to impact measurement traini...

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  • 22

    Aug
    2019
    Learn how a switch to robots could help transform your productivity
    If you’ve ever considered adding robots to your production line but don’t know where to start, then ABB’s Switch to Robots Ireland seminar could be exactly what you need. Taking place at The Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown on Thursday 5th September 2019, the seminar will provide a simple step-by-step guide to introducing robotic automation to the factory floor. Starting with the question ‘how do you know if you need a robot?’, the event will cover the key aspects of deve...

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  • 22

    Aug
    2019
    Tender for Success Programme - Information
    Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have launched a new business support programme, Tender for Success that aims to provide support to businesses that are primed for growth and have the potential to create additional employment. The Tender for Success Programme will provide support to small businesses with little experience or unsuccessful experience of securing contracts through private and public sector tendering. The programme will also focus on e-tendering processes to build business capaci...

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  • 22

    Aug
    2019
    Advancing Business Growth - Information
    Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have launched a new business support programme, Advancing Business Growth which aims to provide support to businesses who are primed for growth and who have the potential to create additional employment which will result in creating more sustainable and competitive businesses, expand the private sector and create a world class business climate in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area. The programme will offer a range of business development workshops ...

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  • 22

    Aug
    2019
    Win More Business Procurement Programme
    Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has launched a new business support programme, Win More Business Procurement Programme which aims to support the growth of local businesses, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to expand by adopting or improving their tendering capabilities, helping them become more competitive. This programme aims to support 175 micro and small businesses in becoming more responsive to changing market conditions, to improve their ab...

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  • 22

    Aug
    2019
    Mid Ulster Businesses Encouraged To Get Tender Ready!
    Is your business ready to tender or do you need help to get started? This week sees the new Mid Ulster Tender Ready Programme open for applications.   Designed to provide expert support to 130 growth oriented micro and small businesses from Mid Ulster, it will help successful applicants to identify ‘live’ tender opportunities and provide ‘hands-on’ support in the preparation of tenders, helping them to compete more effectively for public and private sector cont...

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  • 22

    Aug
    2019
    EU citizens and freedom of movement
    From the Home Office:   There have been reports in media and on social media regarding the rights of EU citizens resident in the UK after we leave the European . Some inaccurate reporting has suggested that, once freedom of movement ends after Brexit, EU citizens resident in the UK will be left in “legal limbo”. However, EU citizens and their families are welcome to stay and there are no changes to the deadline to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. This scheme covers all ...

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  • 20

    Aug
    2019
    Trade Agreement Continuity
    Trade Agreement ContinuityThe EU currently has over 40 free trade agreements in place with third countries and trading blocs across the world.  As part of the EU exit process the UK Government is seeking to transition these into UK law to minimise disruption to business.  It is unlikely however that all these agreements will be transitioned and businesses may lose access to preferential tariffs and other benefits gained from these agreements.  The up-to-date status of this process...

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  • 10

    Aug
    2019
    Protect Your Credit Rating- with Willis Towers Watson
    Nigel Birney, Head of Trade Credit Northern Ireland for Willis Towers Watson, has advice for MNI Supporters: Dear Manufacturing NI member, I am writing to you today with a very important message. This message is relevant for almost every company based in Northern Ireland that relies on credit from their trade suppliers  WTW Trade Credit & Surety have tried to be reasonably circumspect about forecasting possible outcomes for our clients as a result of Brexit. It is far too hard t...

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