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Remarkable Marketing Award Winners To Be Recognised This Week At Industry Event

The inaugural Remarkable Marketing Awards is set to recognise 20 experts across the industry this Friday night at a glittering awards ceremony at the Europa Hotel. The awards, sponsored by Card Group Research have been created by the team behind the hugely popular annual Big Marketing Meet Up conference, and will be held on Friday […]

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Award-Winning Irish Beauty Brand Ayu Cosmetics Launch Into Kilkenny Design In-Store And Online, Furthering Their Venture Into Expansion

Ayu Cosmetics are thrilled to announce that their award-winning range of boundless beauty products is now available at Kilkenny Design. Prepare to indulge your senses as they unveil their hand-picked collection and introduce the highly anticipated Irish-made AyuGlo tanning range at their debut showcase with the store in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, gracing their prestigious

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Northern Ireland Manufacturers And Experts Set To Gather In Dublin For Premier Industry Event

Hundreds of manufacturing companies and supply chain experts from Northern Ireland are set to travel to Dublin this week for the 2024 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. Following this major event, the same organisation will bring the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition to the

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NIHF Member Breakfast with Economy Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA

The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) was honoured to host Department for the Economy Minister, Deirdre Hargey MLA, at a special member breakfast held on the 16th of May 2024 at the Crowne Plaza Belfast. This event brought together prominent figures from the hotel, accommodation, supplier, tourism, and hospitality sectors. Eddie McKeever, President of Northern

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Translink Increases Frequency To Encourage More People Onboard

Translink is enhancing frequency at Sprucefield and Cairnshill Park and Ride sites to encourage more people to choose the convenient and easy way to get to Belfast. From Monday 13th May, passengers using the dedicated 651 bus service from Sprucefield Park and Ride and the 652 service from Cairnshill Park and Ride will enjoy a

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DELI LITES Team Scores National Accolade At Sandwich Oscars

Two DELI LITES New Product Development Technologists are celebrating after being named among the UK’s top sandwich and food to go creators by an industry-leading awards body. Kirsty Fitzpatrick and Kirsty Beck from DELI LITES represented the company at the Sammies – the sandwich and food to go awards – in London after triumphing in

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Northern Ireland Automotive Industry Supports Its Own As Part Of Upcoming Awards

Iconic City Car Fiat 500 worth over £5k to be auctioned in aid of automotive charity Ben thanks to support from City Auction Group The local automotive industry will rally round to support professionals across the sector at the 2024 Northern Ireland Motor Industry Awards. The awards ceremony, being held on Thursday 7 November 2024

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Volunteer Now Gets A Boost From Soft Drinks Company Boost

As part of its new brand campaign, There’s a BOOST for That, Boost Drinks has joined forces with Volunteer Now to help encourage people to volunteer for community projects, sporting and music events, taking place across Northern Ireland this year. Volunteer Now is the voice of volunteering in Northern Ireland and helps make it easy,

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Annual Awards Launched To Recognise Social Enterprise Excellence In Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Social Enterprise Awards, in partnership with Go Succeed are back for 2024. The annual awards led by Social Enterprise Northern Ireland recognise and celebrate the remarkable achievements and positive contributions of social enterprises across the region. Applications are now open, and organisations are encouraged to enter before the deadline of midnight, Sunday

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Should Your Company Move or Renovate When Expanding?

Business expansion is an ambitious goal for any enterprise, but with growth comes an inevitable question: should we relocate to a slick new space or remodel the existing one? This decision affects not only operations but also brand image, budget, and team morale. The Perks of Moving Fresh Beginnings Establishing new roots offers many benefits.

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M&S Belfast Launches Iconic Heritage Brand Jaeger In-Store

From the 15th May, customers will be able to browse and shop JAEGER across the 600 sq ft space on the ground floor of M&S Belfast located on Donegall Place. The store is the second M&S in Northern Ireland to offer the brand – currently only available in M&S Lisburn. One of 12 new stores

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Denny Launches New Premium Sliced Cooked Meats With Taste Masters

Iconic brand Denny is inviting Northern Ireland consumers to ‘elevate your lunch’ as it launches across the island of Ireland, Denny Taste Masters, a new range of premium sliced cooked meats.   The new range from Denny – Northern Ireland’s second most chosen food brand* – has five delicious flavours including Oven Baked, Hand Crumbed,

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Bank of Ireland, EY and AVEVA named as headline partners for Catalyst’s Generation Innovation

Northern Ireland’s independent, non-profit science and technology hub, Catalyst has announced Bank of Ireland, EY and AVEVA as the three headline partners for its Generation Innovation Work Experience Programme 2024. Focused on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, Catalyst’s Generation Innovation is a free work experience programme for 17-18-year-olds who have an interest in becoming innovators. The

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Discover the Benefits of Active Travel in Belfast

Translink has partnered with Belfast City Council and Sustrans to promote cycling and walking alongside the use of public transport as work intensifies on the new world class Grand Central Station opening this autumn.  With the recent closure of Great Victoria Street rail station and work on the new public realm area around the station

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Stena Line Reinforces Its Irish Sea Management To Drive Growth In The Region

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has announced strategic changes to its management team aimed at further enhancing its position as a market leader and driving continued growth in the region. Over recent years, Stena Line’s Irish Sea operation has experienced significant expansion solidifying its status as a cornerstone of the company’s network. With 13 ships

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House Prices Remain Stable As Consumer Confidence Continues To Rise Says Ulster University’s House Price Index

Northern Ireland’s housing market continues to remain stable entering into the first quarter of the year with evidence beginning to show consumer confidence increasing, according to the latest research from Ulster University. Findings from the latest Northern Ireland Quarterly House Price Index Report (NIQHPIR) published today [13 May] shows that pricing levels for Q1 2024

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Local Hospitality Leader Makes Renewed Call For Government Support As Stix & Stones Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A Prominent local hospitality leader, John Trainor, has made a renewed call for local government support to secure the future of Northern Ireland’s hospitality sector as the renowned Stix & Stones restaurant in Belfast celebrates its 10th Anniversary.  Mr Trainor, the visionary behind the hugely successful Stix & Stones restaurants and the Balmoral Hotel in

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M&S Food Teams Up With Panini To Launch Northern Ireland Football Sticker Collection

 M&S Food has kicked off a summer of football by teaming up with sticker giant Panini to launch an exclusive sticker collection featuring the stars of Northern Ireland’s senior men’s and women’s international football teams. This summer the food retailer is giving local football fans the chance to start collecting limited edition stickers of their

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Bertie’s Bakery Rolls Out Innovative New Product Line In Over 80 Henderson Group Stores

Bertie’s Bakery, the award-winning family firm with 50 years of baking heritage, is expanding its relationship with Henderson Group through the rollout of an innovative new product line in over 80 Henderson Group stores across Northern Ireland. The Magherafelt-headquartered bakery has experienced strong growth in sales since it began listing with Henderson Group, just over

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Gold Standard Convention Centre: ICC Belfast Is The Only Convention Centre Awarded In The Uk And Ireland

ICC Belfast, Northern Ireland’s only purpose-built international convention centre, has been awarded ‘gold’ in the Convention Centre category at this year’s Eventex Awards. The awards are the world’s leading honours for events and experience marketing. This year received 1207 entries from 62 countries and six continents. ICC Belfast was the only convention centre from across

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AIB Announced as Title Sponsor of All-Island Female Entrepreneurs Conference

AIB has been announced as title sponsor of the prestigious 2024 Women in Business All-Island Female Entrepreneurs Conference taking place on 6th June in Belfast’s Europa Hotel. This year’s conference will focus on the theme of ‘Grit and Growth’ with Gráinne Mullins, Head Chocolatier and Founder of Grá Chocolates recently added to the line-up of

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Supervalu And Centra On Track To Plant 50,000 Trees By 2032

SuperValu and Centra, part of Musgrave NI, have been laying down roots in 19 communities across Northern Ireland in the next stage of their native tree planting initiative, bringing them a step closer to their pledge of planting 50,000 native trees by 2032. In partnership with Trees on the Land, a charity and not-for-profit project

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Bar Acquisition Is Central To Oakleaf Plans In Mid-Ulster

The Magherafelt-based Oakleaf Group has acquired The Central Inn in Cookstown as part of an overall investment of £3 MILLION in the Mid-Ulster region over a two-year period. Established in 1969, the three-storey Central has been a mainstay in the heart of Cookstown for more than half a century and work is already under way

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Ursula Lavery appointed Chair of Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has appointed Professor Ursula Lavery MBE as the new Chair of its board. Ursula is Technical and R&D Director at Pilgrim’s Europe, including Moy Park, and she takes over from immediate past Chair George Mullan. She will hold the position for two years. Simon Fitzpatrick, Group Commercial

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Jet2holidays kicks off biggest ever summer programme with prices slashed across ALL Summer 24 holidays

Jet2holidays is celebrating the start of its biggest ever summer with customers, by slashing prices across ALL Summer 24 holidays.  In addition to this red-hot price drop, the UK’s largest tour operator is giving customers an additional £50 off PER PERSON on all holidays departing between May 8th and June 30th 2024, with customers who

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Lidl Northern Ireland Raises £1m For NSPCC

Lidl Northern Ireland and NSPCC Northern Ireland have celebrated a successful seven-year partnership in which the region’s fastest-growing retailer has helped to raise a record £1M, to help keep children safe across Northern Ireland. NSPCC was chosen by Lidl NI as its preferred charity partner in 2017 for an initial three-year period but this was

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In The Spirit Of Sustainability The Salthouse Partners With Basalt Distillery To Launch Its Own Drinks Range

The Salthouse Hotel in Ballycastle, one of Europe’s most sustainable accommodation providers, has launched its latest venture in collaboration with Basalt Distillery, The Salthouse Spirits Range.  This bespoke collection of spirits, including Gin, Rum, Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, and Mezcal, embodies the venue’s commitment to sustainability, craftsmanship, and innovation in what is another investment at the

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How High Quality Sports Facilities Create a Healthier Local Community

Local leisure centres are supposed to be inspiring, active and supportive spaces for everyone in the community to enjoy in their free time. From swimming clubs to racquet sport facilities, there are endless possibilities to create a sense of togetherness in your local town or city. Investing in appealing amenities and state of the art

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NI Food To Go Association Announces Inaugural Awards To Enhance Local Industry

New awards launched by the Northern Ireland Food to Go Association will celebrate and help grow the local businesses that make up the vibrant take away and food to go sector here. The inaugural NI Food to Go Awards launched this week (Tuesday 30 April) at Belfast’s Malmaison Hotel, with NI Food to Go Association

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Jet2.com Celebrates 15 years Of Operating To Dubrovnik From Belfast International Airport

2nd May 2024: On 2nd May 2009, the first Jet2.com flight landed in Dubrovnik from Belfast International Airport and a decade and a half later, the leading leisure airline is celebrating 15 years of operating award-winning flights to the popular destination. Since that first flight, the company has enjoyed tremendous growth, both through Jet2.com and the UK’s largest tour operator Jet2holidays, with thousands of customers having travelled to Dubrovnik from Belfast

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Social Care Council Secures Prestigious Platinum Recognition

The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (the Social Care Council) has been recognised by Investors in People (IIP) as a Platinum employer for excellence in values-driven leadership, workplace culture and learning and organisation-wide commitment to its staff. Platinum is the highest-level award in the IIP We invest in people accreditation. It means policies and practices that support

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O’Reilly Stewart Appoints Two New Solicitors Within The Firm

O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors has appointed Paige Clements as Solicitor within the Healthcare & Litigation department and Thomas Greenaway has been appointed as Associate Solicitor in the Property Department. Paige Clements Paige Clements has been appointed as Solicitor within the Healthcare & Litigation department at O’Reilly Stewart. Paige graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2019 and recently

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Translink And North Belfast Community Groups Pack A Punch At The New York Street Train Station

Following the official operational opening of the new Translink York Street Station earlier this week (29 April) it was the turn of local boxing clubs and charities to bring a touch of community spirit to North Belfast’s modern transport hub. Themed ‘We’re in this together’ the evening event, held 1 May, played host to two Amateur

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GM Marketing And Tilda Celebrate 20 Year Partnership

Belfast based company, GM Marketing, is celebrating a landmark 20 years of exclusively distributing Tilda products on the island of Ireland. Distribution partnerships that span two decades are a testament to hard work and collaborative thinking, explained Ruth Jenkinson, Principal Controller, GM Marketing. Ruth said: “Since 2004 we have been bringing Tilda products to stores

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