We are looking forward to our annual President’s Banquet taking place tomorrow which will celebrate 200 years of Newry Chamber. To mark the occasion, the Newry Democrat have produced a 20-page supplement featuring history of the Chamber which can be viewed HERE.
We have also announced details of our upcoming AGM which takes place on Thursday 9th December 2021 (5:30pm) at Custom House, Newry. It would be great to see you there and you can register in advance HERE.
We added a webinar to our December programme which will be hosted by Rosemary Connolly Solicitors, Warrenpoint on the Practical Implications for Returning to Office/Working from Home. This is very timely with uncertainty remaining around the spread of Covid-19.
HMRC Trader Support Service (TSS) Webinar
Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 10am – 11:30am – BOOK HERE
NI Workplace Health & Wellbeing Conference 2021
Tuesday 30th November 2021, 8am – 12:30pm – BOOK HERE
Whiskey Tasting Experience at The Bridge Bar, Newry
Thursday 2nd December 2021, 8pm – 9:30pm – BOOK HERE
Newry Chamber AGM 2021
Thursday 9th December 2021, 5:30pm – 7pm – BOOK HERE
The Practical Implications for Returning to Office/Working from Home Webinar
Friday 10th December 2021, 1pm – 2pm – BOOK HERE
Chief Executive Officer
Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade
NI WORKPLACE HEALTH & WELLBEING CONFERENCE
DATE: Tuesday 30th November 2021
TIME: 8am – 12:30pm
VENUE: Canal Court Hotel & Spa
COST: FREE (Breakfast Included)
Newry Chamber is delighted to officially launch our first NI Workplace Health & Wellbeing Conference.
The FREE conference will include keynote speakers, case studies and an exhibition space.
Thank you to our principal sponsors:
• Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
• Action Mental Health
It is open to organisations of any size from across Northern Ireland, not just the Greater Newry Area.
The conference will include expert speakers from many specialist organisations and local employers who are leading the way with their programmes.
We are looking forward to keynote addresses from:
Nicola Connolly Byrne, Empowerment Specialist
John Ryan, Founder & CEO, Healthy Place to Work
There will also be contributions from:
• Action Mental Health
• Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke
• Money and Pensions Service
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE.
WEBINAR: HMRC TRADER SUPPORT SERVICE (TSS)
DATE: Tuesday 23rd November 2021
TIME: 10am – 11:30am
ZOOM: Online Webinar
As HMRC’s Trader Support Service (TSS) continues to improve and develop its service, there has been lots of new functionality released in the past few months.
This includes customs special procedures and reliefs, inventory linked port declarations for Air & Maritime freight being flown and shipped into NI from outside of the UK/EU, support for Agents & Intermediaries to make declarations on behalf of clients and a host of useful service enhancements.
The HMRC Trader Support Service (TSS) would like to update the Chamber and its members on all the above, taking a holistic look at TSS over the past year and what could occur in the future as policy negotiations continue.
The TSS team would be keen to hear feedback from members and answer any queries in a Q&A section.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
WEBINAR: LEGAL IMPLICATIONS FOR RETURNING
TO THE OFFICE/WORKING FROM HOME
DATE: Friday 10th December 2021
TIME: 1pm – 2pm
ZOOM: Online Webinar
We are hosting a webinar with Rosemary Connolly and Leanne Murphy from Rosemary Connolly Solicitors, Warrenpoint.
They will discuss the legal implications for returning to the office/working from home.
In this webinar, we will discuss the following:
- Returning to work in the hybrid ‘new normal’.
- Possible amendments to employees contracts of employment/employers policies.
- Employers continuing obligations towards employees regarding health and safety at work.
- Assistance available for employers.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
FREE COURSE: CHINESE FOR BUSINESS COURSE
PROGRAMME DATES: 9th Dec 2021 – 27th Jan 2022
(No lessons during Christmas Break, 20th – 31st Dec)
DURATION: 6-week Online Programme
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
PLACES: 30 Places Available
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3rd December 2021
Ulster University hosts the only Confucius Institute in NI and their Chinese colleagues are offering a 6-week Taster Course (via Zoom) on Chinese for Business which is FREE to the general public.
Lessons will be held weekly and will be two hours per week with a qualified Mandarin tutor.
The course focuses on learning about specific business related topics such as greetings, the correct business etiquette, business trip and exchanging gifts and business cards.
CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
HMRC WARNS ABOUT SELF-ASSESSMENT FRAUDSTERS
As HMRC prepares to issue emails and SMS to Self Assessment customers, the Department is reminding them to be on their guard after nearly 800,000 tax-related scams were reported in the last year.
Fraudsters use Self Assessment to try and steal money or personal information from unsuspecting individuals. In the last year alone, HMRC has received nearly 360,000 bogus tax rebate referrals.
The Self Assessment deadline is 31st January 2022 and customers may expect to hear from HMRC at this time of year. More than 4 million emails and SMS will be issued this week to Self Assessment customers pointing them to guidance and support, prompting them to think about how they intend to pay their tax bill, and to seek support if they are unable to pay by 31st January 2022.
However, the Department is also warning customers to not be taken in by malicious emails, phone calls or texts, thinking that these are genuine HMRC communications referring to their Self Assessment tax return.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
BOLSTER COMMUNITY: CORPORATE CHRISTMAS RANGE
Is your business still searching for the ultimate Corporate Christmas Gifting solution?
Look no further than the Acorn Home Scents Collection from our colleagues in Bolster Community.
They have a range of options to choose from whether it’s a Luxury Hamper or a 3 Wick Candle.
Purchasing from Bolster Community allows you to do good while doing good business!
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SOUTHERN AREA HOSPICE: CORPORATE SANTA COLLECTION
DATE: Thursday 25th November 2021
TIME: 9am – 4pm
COST: £50.00 per Santa
Southern Area Hospice Corporate Santa Collection is happening in on Thursday 25th November 2021, between 9am and 4pm in Newry.
It is not too late to book your slot so why not get your colleagues together, get your Santa Suits on and join in?
Businesses are encouraged to enter one or more ‘Santa’ with a donation of £50.00 per Santa. Each corporate Santa will receive a Suit and a Sash, which will have your company name printed on it.
Over the past number of years, the event has proved to be a fun experience for all, in addition to that, it gives great exposure to your business.