Today marks the last day in the two-year presidency of Emma Mullen-Marmion and I would like to thank Emma for her leadership, commitment and achievements over the last two years.
Emma has also kindly done an interview for us detailing her time as President of Newry Chamber over the past two years which you can view HERE.
In this update, I have also included information on:
- Webinar: Returning to Office/Working from Home
- Event: Meet The New Chamber President & Board
- Public Consultation On All Island Rail Review Opens
- Spend Local Deadline Extended Until 19th December 2021
- NMD Business: New Strategise For Success Programme
- Survey: Help Shape The Future Delivery of Careers Guidance
Finally, I would like to highlight our upcoming events which you can register for below.
Webinar: Returning to Office/Working from Home Webinar
Friday 10th December, 1pm – 2pm – REGISTER HERE
Meet The New Chamber President & Board
Thursday 16th December, 7:30am – 9am – REGISTER HERE
LAST CHANCE TO BOOK: THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF
RETURNING TO THE OFFICE/WORKING FROM HOME WEBINAR
DATE: Friday 10th December 2021
TIME: 1pm – 2pm
ZOOM: Online Webinar
We are delighted to host an important upcoming 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 FREE webinar, we will discuss the following:
- Returning to office/workplace in the ‘new normal’, Hybrid Working.
- Possible amendments to employees contracts of employment/employers policies.
- Employers continuing obligations towards employees’ health and safety at work.
- Assistance available for employers.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE.
MEET THE NEW CHAMBER PRESIDENT & BOARD
DATE: Thursday 16th December 2021
TIME: 7:30am – 9am
VENUE: Canal Court Hotel & Spa, Newry
COST: FREE (Breakfast Included)
As we approach the end of the year, our new Chamber President who will be announced at our AGM next week will host a breakfast briefing for members.
This is an opportunity to connect with fellow Chamber members and hear from our new members who have joined the Chamber throughout 2021.
You will also have the chance to meet with our new Chamber President & Chamber Board as well as hearing about the Chamber’s plans for 2022.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
CONSULTATION ON ALL ISLAND STRATEGIC RAIL REVIEW
Newry Chamber of Commerce & Tradehas welcomed the announcement of a public consultation on the All Island Strategic Rail Review. We encourage our members to take part and give their submission to the review.
The public consultation was announced this week by Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon MLA and Irish Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD.
The consultation has now opened and seeks to gain insights from the public and all organisations who will have important inputs to make on the best way to shape and develop the rail network across Ireland.
As we know improving connectivity is a key economic driver and rail links are important to both businesses and employees in the Greater Newry Area. Our strategic location on the Eastern Corridor and rail link between Belfast and Dublin, stopping in Newry, is a key asset.
SPEND LOCAL DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 19TH DEC 2021
Economy Minister Gordon Lyons MLA today announced that the High Street Scheme will be extended by five days to 19th December 2021.
The Minister also urged anyone with any balance left on their £100 Spend Local Cards to use it now.
There were 1.4 million successful applications to the scheme. Cards have been delivered to 99% of applicants and 10,000 cards are out for delivery.
The delay in dispatching some cards is due to a number of reasons including: applicants submitting evidence late, errors in applications, late submissions and some applications identified as duplicates.
The Department has contacted all verified applicants who should have received a card but have not activated it as yet. It is urging all applicants who have not received a card to check their email accounts today and respond before 12 noon tomorrow.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
NMD BUSINESS: STRATEGISE FOR SUCCESS PROGRAMME
Kickstart the New Year with a clear plan, robust strategy and blueprint for success.
The NMD Business Growth Programme have opened a new support programme, ‘Strategise For Success’ which provides participants with FREE advice and support.
Access two half-day workshops on how to implement a strong business strategy, as well as tailored mentoring for your business.
Participants will be provided with access to:
What is business strategy and how is it useful?
Planning your strategy for the future.
TAILORED 1-2-1 MENTORING:
To help put theory into practice.
DEADLINE TO APPLY:
Friday 14th January 2022 at 1pm
RESERVE YOUR FREE PLACE:
HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE DELIVERY OF CAREERS GUIDANCE
Economy Minister, Gordon Lyons MLA has encouraged everyone to have their say on the future delivery of careers guidance provided by the Dept for the Economy.
The Minister was speaking after he launched an independent research review of careers guidance, to be carried out by world-renowned expert in careers and skills, Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE.
The research review aims to examine current provision, international best practice and investigate innovative approaches to improve the delivery of careers guidance to young people and adults.