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One Week Left To Go To Apply For This Year’s Boardroom Apprentice

Founder of Boardroom Apprentice, Eileen Mullan There’s only one week left to apply for this year’s Boardroom Apprentice programme online via the official Boardroom Apprentice website. All applications are to be submitted by 3:00pm on Tuesday, May 24. Now in its sixth  year, the Boardroom Apprentice is a UK first 12-month unique board learning, development and placement...

Time To Tackle Energy Crisis Says Leading UK Engineering Firm PAC Group

PAC Group urges new Northern Ireland MLAs to get to grips with green agenda Northern Ireland’s leading engineering company, PAC Group, has called on newly elected MLAs to tackle the energy crisis by reducing barriers to renewable sources, such as solar. PAC Group Business Development Director Darren Leslie was one of PAC Group’s team at the...

UK Wide Industry Standard ‘We’re Good To Go’ Restored Faith In NI’s Hospitality Sector

CEO of Tourism NI, John McGrillen The UK wide industry-standard, We’re Good to Go, which has supported businesses throughout the pandemic has been phased out following a successful campaign. The standard which was introduced in July 2020 when organisations were struggling to adjust to new regulations allowed businesses to demonstrate the Covid-19 protocols they had put...

Deadline Is Approaching To Apply For This Year’s Boardroom Apprentice

There’s just over a week left to apply for this year’s Boardroom Apprentice programme online via the official Boardroom Apprentice website. All applications are to be submitted by 3:00pm on Tuesday May 24. Now in its fifth year, the Boardroom Apprentice is a UK first 12-month unique board learning, development and placement programme which enables those...

The Social Enterprise Saving Lives Lost Through Suicide

From left, Aine Wallace, Lord Lieutenant David McCorkell, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Cllr Billy Webb, Liz Brown, Danny Kinahan, John Conaghan Ahead of mental health awareness week next week, Northern Irish social enterprise Fresh Minds Education celebrated the launch of Connections: Operation Link Life, a training session that aims to raise awareness of mental...

Boardroom Apprentice Programme Demystified The Boardroom Experience Says Belfast Man

For Belfast’s Nikita Brijpaul a conversation with his line manager led here to the Boardroom Apprentice programme, and the challenges now see him hold three boardroom roles. “The programme is designed to support those aspiring develop corporate responsibility by offering placements and training days so that applicants can increase their chances of sitting on boards...

Five Minutes With Eileen Mullan

Boardroom Apprentice founder, Eileen Mullan “When I was serving fish and chips in my parents’ chip shop in Portrush I never thought someone one like me would get to serve on a board in the public and third sectors.” Reflecting back on when she was just starting out on her first Board, Eileen Mullan admitted that...

Belfast Woman Set To Star In RTE’s Super Garden Show Tonight

Belfast woman Mary Anne Farenden, 29, is set to appear in episode three of RTE’s popular horticulture show ‘Super Garden’ tonight Thursday May 5. The architect graduate, artist and singer joins four other budding designers from across Ireland who are battling it out to secure a coveted garden spot at Ireland's leading garden festival, Bord...

Applications For Boardroom Apprentice 2022 Are Open

Applications for this year’s Boardroom Apprentice programme are now open and available on the official Boardroom Apprentice website. Open to those aged 16 or over from all backgrounds and all abilities, this unique board learning and development programme is looking for a diverse range of Boardroom Apprentices to take a seat at one of 58...

Basic Services Need To “Keep Up” With Current & Projected Developments In Cathedral Quarter Says BID Manager

The manager of the Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District has called statutory agencies in the city to re-consider the impact of a thriving and growing Cathedral Quarter on baseline service provision. Damien Corr, CQ BID manager, said: “There is a growing feeling among businesses in the cathedral quarter that we may be overlooking the basics...