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NI Firm To Deliver Government’s Help To Grow Digital Programme

Northern Ireland company, Zymplify, has been appointed as a preferred supplier to deliver Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s digital growth plan for small and medium sized businesses, helping them to learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits. The Portstewart-based company has been approved to provide three innovative digital solutions to empower users to enhance their...

Remote Working Here To Stay So Employees Need To Learn New Skills

Top recruiter warns businesses they need to invest in the right systems & processes  When it comes to remote working one Northern Ireland recruitment firm says employees need to learn and display new skills to secure work from home roles. A Global Workplace Analytics report said that since 2009, the number of people who work from...

4C UR Future Announce LIVE Events To Return For 2022

4C UR Future, the social enterprise that aims to empower young people to make more informed education and career choices, has announced its 4C UR Future LIVE events are returning in 2022. In 2019, the organisation delivered a successful ‘proof of concept’ pilot event, which was supported by over 120 volunteers from over 30 cross-sectoral...

Weekly Roundup: Seamus Heaney Centre Appoints Children’s Writing Fellow, NI Chamber Calls For Certainty For Businesses & Murder Investigation Launched In Downpatrick

Award-winning author and illustrator Paul Howard has accepted the post as the new Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast. Paul Howard is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator, best known for illustrating Jill Tomlinson’s classic The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark and The Burpee Bears,...

Training Webinar To Help Businesses Boost Their Blogging And Content Marketing For 2022

According to Google 59% of shoppers say they’ll research a product before making an in-store or online purchase. One of the ways they will conduct research is to check out a company’s website and, in particular, the blog section. A DemandMetric study revealed 68% of consumers spend time reading about the brands that interest them and...

Weekly Roundup: Renowned Activist To Speak At Conference, Public Consultation For Armagh Place Plan & £440k Funding Boost For Strathfoyle Greenway project

World renowned ethologist and activist Dr Jane Goodall DBE has been announced as a keynote speaker for the 2022 Institute of Directors Women’s Leadership Conference. Dr Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace, will address the annual summit sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills. Hundreds of delegates, women and men,...

CQ BID Pledge A Greener, Cleaner Cathedral Quarter By 2026 With Help From Streetdock Initiative

The Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) has shown commitment to its cleaner, greener goals by facilitating key conversations between sustainable businesses and the wider community. One such business the BID is facilitating conversations with is streetdock, a newly launched infrastructure system of micro-hubs that supports and scales the use of low impact vehicles like...

Training Webinar To Help Businesses Create A Social Media Strategy & Plan For 2022

As many business owners work on their 2022 marketing and communications strategies and plans many will struggle to figure out what to do with their social media in the year ahead. A new training session by Belfast company Excalibur Press is set to help business owners, social media managers and staff responsible for looking after...

CQ BID CELEBRATES SPONSORSHIP OF WINTER CIRCUS IN WRITERS’ SQUARE

Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District have announced their second year of sponsorship of the award winning circus company Tumble Circus returning to Belfast’s Writers’ Square this Christmas. This year’s sponsorship of the ​​spectacular Winter Circus comes after 2020’s event cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic which undoubtedly had a detrimental effect on the Cathedral Quarter. Cathedral Quarter...

Taste Causeway Producers Win Half Of Prestigious Slow Food Northern Ireland Awards

Slow Food Causeway and Taste Causeway Members scooped five out of 10 prestigious Slow Food Northern Ireland Awards last week. The awards were held on Friday December 10 in a night of celebration as local businesses across Northern Ireland were recognised for their dedication to deliver quality and sustainable food products and fulfilling the movement’s...