Callout For Future Leaders On Arts Boards 2024

Aspiring board members are being invited to apply for Arts & Business NI’s Leaders on Arts Boards programme, a pioneering professional development and Board placement initiative, which is open to individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds who are interested in developing their leadership skills and taking up a new position on the board of […]

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Lidl Northern Ireland Gives A £2m ‘kickstart’ To Local Producers As Fresh Batch Of Suppliers Are Picked For Development Programme

Lidl Northern Ireland is set to give a ‘Kickstart’ to a new batch of 13 local producers from across the region who successfully earned a place on the retailer’s coveted Kickstart Supplier Development Programme – an initiative that the retailer has invested more than £2 million in to support 29 local agri-food producers and facilitate

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Young Stars Set To Light Up The Stage In Sunset Boulevard

The Grand Opera House Trust’s Summer Youth Production returns on Thursday 18 July with an unmissable production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard. One of the most powerful and memorable musicals, Sunset Boulevard marks the thirteenth Summer Youth Production by the Grand Opera House, and there’s just one month to go until a cast of seventy

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Belfast Giants To Play Canadian Universities In Pre-Season Friendlies

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce two upcoming fixtures against Carleton University and the University of Alberta as part of the club’s pre-season preparations. Having already been announced to be facing off against the Cardiff Devils and Team GB in pre-season action, the Giants will welcome the duo of Canadian universities to

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SuperCupNI Partners With Magherafelt-Based BuyTicketApp For 2024 Tournament

SuperCupNI, one of the world’s most renowned youth football tournaments, has announced the renewal of its partnership with BuyTicketApp, a Magherafelt-based ticketing platform, for the 2024 tournament. The deal marks the third consecutive year that the prestigious youth football tournament has collaborated with BuyTicketApp to streamline the ticketing process for over 50,000 spectators from around the world expected to

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New Campaign Launched To Tackle Northern Ireland’s Food Environment That Bombards Children With Unhealthy Foods

Children in Northern Ireland can identify unhealthy food brands before they can say their ABCs, says Safefood, as they launch a new public health campaign to tackle overweight and obesity and protect children’s health.  Safefood – the public body responsible for the promotion of food safety and healthy eating – is spearheading a five-year campaign

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Advice NI Calls On Tax Credit Claimants To Act ‘Before It’s Too Late’

Speaking about this issue, Kevin Higgins, Head of Policy, Advice NI said: “We understand that there were about 30,000 households in receipt of Tax Credits and none of the other legacy benefits, and so in scope to receive a Migration Notice letter between October 2023 and April 2024. These claimants then had 3 months from

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Belfast Giants Secure Signing Of Grant Mismash For 2024/25 Season

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of 25-year-old forward Grant Mismash for the 2024/25 season. From Minnesota, Mismash arrives in Belfast having spent the 2023/24 season with Swedish side Österunds IK and Stjernen Hockey in Norway, recording a combined 46 total points in 45 games in all competitions. Adam Keefe,

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Coleraine Beauty Businesses Celebrate Success At Prestigious Award Ceremony

Two beauty businesses in Coleraine have walked away with trophies from the prestigious NI Beauty Excellence Awards 2024.  The two businesses in Coleraine to scoop up prizes were Romaya Hair Makeup and Brows for Hair Salon of the Year (Small) and A Aesthetics North Coast who picked up the Highly Commended Award for New Business

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Philanthropic Beauty Entrepreneur Wins Top Award At Prestigious Ceremony

Christine Mackin, the founder of Radiance Beauty and Day Spa in south Belfast has been recognised for her contribution to the beauty industry at the 2024 NI Beauty Excellence Awards. The salon on Upper Lisburn Road has been operating since 2002 and currently employs 24 staff, all of whom have been trained and mentored by

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Danske Bank Extends Ulster Rugby Schools’ Sponsorship

Danske Bank has today announced the renewal of its Ulster Rugby Schools’ sponsorship for another three years, reaffirming its commitment to helping young people to thrive through sport. The new sponsorship deal will see Danske Bank continue its partnership and investment in the Boys Schools’ Cup, Girls Schools’ Cup, High Schools’ Cup, Medallion Shield, U16

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Eco-Schools Programme Celebrates 30 Years In Northern Ireland

The Eco-Schools programme, a renowned global initiative led by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that aims to create environmental awareness and action, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Northern Ireland. The milestone is being marked by a celebration event taking place today and tomorrow at Stranmillis University College with over 500 people attending including

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Reversing The £1billion Cost Of Workplace Conflict

A research report commissioned by the Labour Relations Agency (LRA) reveals that ‘good jobs’ could help reverse the cost of workplace conflict within Northern Ireland, which burdens employers and the local economy with a staggering £1billion in costs per year. Over 100 delegates attended the ‘Building a Business Case for Good Jobs’ research report launch

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Ulster Bank Backs Andras House With North Coast Expansion

Ulster Bank has announced over £7 million in support for one of Northern Ireland’s leading hospitality and property development companies as it makes its largest investment in its hotel portfolio outside of Belfast. The new 83-bedroom Marcus Hotel Portrush is being developed as part of an £11 million investment by Andras House, Belfast’s largest hotel

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Mark Garside Announces Retirement From Professional Ice Hockey

The Stena Line Belfast Giants can confirm the retirement of longstanding defenceman, Mark Garside. From East Kilbride, 35-year-old Garside first arrived in Belfast for the 2010/11 season and has since recorded over 670 appearances for the Giants across 13 seasons, making him to the most capped player in club history. Prior to joining Giants, Garside

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Co Down Small Business Owner Wins National Young Leader Award

An independent business owner from County Down has been named as the NI Young Leader of the Year 2024 at the annual Leaders NI conference in Belfast.  Laura King, co-founder at independent marketing agency COVE Collective in Mourne, won the award at the Riddel Hall ceremony for a programme she has created to support parents

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Add To Cart: Local E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Gather At ICC Belfast

Over 100 local eBay sellers came together at ICC Belfast in June for the global e-commerce platform’s ‘Business Roadshow’. Now in its third year, the roadshow aims to connect the local eBay community and support sellers to boost their businesses with expert-led sessions on selling taking place throughout the day and tailored one-to-one advice from

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Boost Sport Named Antrim Coast Half Marathon’s Official Hydration Partner

As part of its There’s a BOOST for That campaign, BOOST Sport has joined forces with the Antrim Coast Half Marathon to become the official hydration partner for the 2024 race.  The race, which takes place on August 25th, will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer and via the Red button, and attract running stars from

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Purpose First Retailer OutsideIn Returns To The Boulevard For The Summer

Following the major success of their last pop-up outlet store, purpose-driven fashion retailer, OutsideIn (Oi) is returning to Northern Ireland’s only premier designer outlet, The Boulevard, on 15th July 2024. Operating for 4-weeks OutsideIn’s outlet store will  sell its hugely popular current clothing and accessory range including t-shirts and beanie hats at discounted prices. Established

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Remarkable Marketing Award Winners Revealed At Industry Event

The inaugural Remarkable Marketing Awards recognised 20 experts across the industry recently at a glittering awards ceremony at the Europa Hotel. Sponsored by Card Group Research, the awards were created by the team behind the hugely popular annual Big Marketing Meet Up conference. Hosted by communicator and presenter, Emer Maguire, the RMA’s gave marketers and

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How Your Business Can Positively Impact the Environment

Is your business still partying like it’s 1999 when it comes to environmental responsibility? Well, the clock has struck midnight, and it’s time to clean up! Not only is being environmentally conscious good for the planet, but it’s also fab for your brand’s street cred, so let’s take a look at some simple things you

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UK’s Biggest Immersive VR Experience Set For Belfast XR Festival 2025

An internationally acclaimed, award-winning interactive VR adventure that transports you into the heart of the Acid House movement is heading for Belfast early next year. In Pursuit Of Repetitive Beats, produced by East City Films and created by Darren Emerson, has added Belfast to its eight-city UK tour. In partnership with Belfast XR Festival the

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Get Ready For A Summer Of Vibe As Vibe By Jet2holidays Couples Up With Love Island Again

Ahead of Love Island returning to screens on 3rd June on ITV1, ITV2, ITVX, STV and STV Player, VIBE by Jet2holidays announced that it will once again be coupling up with the show as brand partner. Following the incredible success of last year, VIBE by Jet2holidays will be the designated official travel partner of Love

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STEM Celebration Success For NI Primary Schools

Over 1,000 primary school pupils along with their teachers from across Northern Ireland celebrated the 6th year of ESB Science Blast at the ICC in Belfast.    ESB Science Blast, delivered by the RDS, is a free, all-Island non-competitive educational programme for primary schools, which involves the whole class investigating the science behind a range of

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Enjoy A Getaway With Jet2holidays, Jet2CityBreaks And Jet2Villas

Spectacular villa stays from £489 per person with Jet2Villas: Jet2Villas is Jet2holidays’ dedicated villa holiday offering launched in May 2017. Jet2Villas offers the freedom of a villa holiday with the full package – a £60pp booking deposit, as well as 22kg baggage, 10kg hand luggage and great flight times with Jet2.com, as well as car hire included as standard. European city breaks from £649 per person with Jet2CityBreaks:

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Bloc Blinds Opens Window Of Opportunity In USA

Bloc Blinds, the industry-leading blinds manufacturer, which is headquartered in Magherafelt, is expanding its international operations, through investment in a new production facility in Texas, USA. The company has also formed a strategic partnership with Rollease Acmeda, the largest independent engineered component and systems manufacturer and distributor in the window blinds industry, following the agreement

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Northern Ireland Hospice Supported By Amazon In Dublin

The team from Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Dublin has made a £1,200 donation to Northern Ireland Hospice. Northern Ireland Hospice offers specialist palliative care for adults and children who are facing life-limiting conditions. Its team of healthcare professionals work to ensure that every patient receives safe, effective and high-quality care. The donation from Amazon in

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Jet2.Com The Most Punctual Short-Haul UK Airline According To CAA Data

Leading leisure airline Jet2.com has been ranked the best short-haul UK airline for punctuality, according to analysis of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data by the PA news agency. The analysis took into account all scheduled and chartered departures from UK airports by airlines that operated more than 2,500 flights in 2023. The average delay for

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Sharpest Rise In New Orders Since February 2022

June 10 saw the release of May data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®. The latest report signalled that the Northern Ireland private sector continued to record strong growth, with output, new orders and employment all increasing at sharper rates. Meanwhile, higher wages pushed up input costs, feeding through to a marked rise in selling

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Search Is On For Ireland’s Next Top Chef

Aspiring chefs from across the island of Ireland are encouraged to test their culinary skills as the entry deadline fast approaches for this year’s search for Ireland’s Next Top Chef. Coordinated by the Balmoral Hotel, Ireland’s Next Top Chef was established in 2023 to identify and nurture culinary talent to safeguard the future of the

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Belfast Giants Sign Duo From Western Michigan University

The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signings of Joe Cassetti and Zak Galambos for the 2024/25 season. 25-year-old Cassetti and 27-year-old Galambos both spent the 2023/24 season with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) side, Western Michigan University, making a combined 76 appearances for the Broncos. Both Cassetti and Galambos are no

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NI Homebuyer Enquiries Rise At Fastest Rate In Over Two Years

Homebuyer demand in Northern Ireland rose last month at the fastest rate since the end of 2021 according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey.  A net balance of 48% of Northern Ireland respondents reported that new buyer enquiries had risen through the month of May. This

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New Name A ‘Dough’ Brainer For Pizza Crew Owner

Belfast entrepreneur and pizza maker, Ciaran Kelly, has revealed that all three of his stores are to be renamed Pizza Crew following ‘significant investment’ which has secured over 40 jobs.  Previously named Pizza Guyz, Ciaran feels that the decision to change the name was more like fate. Ciaran said: “The name change was taken out

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GeoEnergy NI Gets Mayoral Seal Of Approval In Randalstown Schools Visit

The Department for the Economy’s GeoEnergy NI interactive mobile discovery centre that is designed to help visitors ‘discover the heat beneath their feet’ arrived in Randalstown on Wednesday, June 5 for a school’s information day hosted by Mount St Michael’s Primary School. In total four schools in the area got to find out more about the

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London’s First Ever Euro2024 Screenings With Latest ‘Smell-O-Vision’ Technology Pumping Smell Of Cut Grass Into Crowds

A major London music venue has taken Euros screenings to the next level with state of the art freshly cut grass fragrances pumped into the crowds. The Fanzone 4D is the latest technology to showcase this summer’s European Championship finals to those who can’t make the journey to Germany. The untold thrills, spills and chills

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