Newry Chamber are delighted to organise the Greater Newry Business Awards once again. Entries are now open and will close on Friday 5th May at midnight and we encourage our members to embrace this unique opportunity to be recognised, celebrated and rewarded by entering the awards.
We are gearing up for another busy month of events in April which you can register for by clicking on the links below. We hope to see you at a number of them.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN APRIL:
Members’ Exchange Networking Event
Friday 14th April, 8:15am – 12 noon – REGISTER HERE
Managing The Media Masterclass with Sarah Travers
Wednesday 19th April, 11am – 12 noon – REGISTER HERE
Financial Wellbeing For Employees Information Event
Friday 21st April, 8:30am – 10am – REGISTER HERE
Kukoon Rugs Business Tour
Friday 28th April, 12:30pm – 2pm – REGISTER HERE
If you would like to discuss any issue, please get in touch with the Chamber team:
Tony McKeown – email@example.com
Ursula Savage – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jarlath Meehan – email@example.com
If any of your colleagues would like to sign up for our monthly newsletter and receive information on our upcoming events, they can do so by clicking HERE.
Chief Executive Officer
Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade
GREATER NEWRY BUSINESS AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRIES
Entries for the Greater Newry Business Awards are NOW OPEN. The awards are kindly supported by Main Sponsor, Newry, Mourne & Down District Council, Supporting Sponsor, nijobfinder.
The awards have become the district’s premier celebration of business excellence since their inception in 2004. These prestigious awards will recognise, celebrate and reward the success of local businesses and individuals at the top of their game.
We encourage members, businesses and organisations of all sizes from across all sectors to embrace this unique opportunity to be recognised, celebrated and rewarded by entering the awards.
- FREE to enter
- 25 categories to choose from
- You can enter up to 4 categories
- You must be based in NMD District Council Area
Entries Close on Friday 5th May 2023 at midnight
Shortlist Announced on Thursday 18th May 2023
Ticket Sales Close on Thursday 1st June 2023
Gala Awards Night on Thursday 15th June 2023
The Chamber is delighted to organise these awards once again and showcase the very best of local entrepreneurship, innovation, excellent service, product quality and customer care across the district.
ENTER THE AWARDS HERE
SHELBOURNE MOTORS RENTAL – CAR, VAN & MINI BUS
15% DISCOUNT FOR CHAMBER MEMBERS UNTIL END OF JUNE
Our Gold Corporate Patron, Shelbourne Motors are delighted to offer Newry Chamber members with direct access to their car, van and mini-bus rental service.
As a Newry Chamber member, you and your clients can avail of up to 15% discount until the end of June.
Offering an unrivalled service including vehicle delivery to your premises, pick-up and drop-off points at Dublin Airport and personalised quotes for your personal or business rental needs, Shelbourne Vehicle Rental is your ideal partner for short and long-term vehicle rental.
Get in touch with the team at Shelbourne Vehicle Rental via their website, www.shelbournemotors.com/rental.
Quote ‘Newry Chamber’ when requesting quotation.
MEMBERS’ EXCHANGE NETWORKING EVENT
MEET 1-2-1 WITH YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS
DATE: Friday 14th April 2023
TIME: 8:15am – 12 noon
VENUE: Canal Court Hotel & Spa
COST: FREE (Members Only Event)
Newry Chamber has experienced significant growth in membership since 2021, from around 180 to over 350 members at present, including everything from start-ups, social enterprises, family businesses, multinationals and home-grown global players.
‘Shop Local’ has been a strong and consistent message for consumers for many years. The benefits are obvious from keeping money circulating in the local economy and creating a sense of civic pride.
The Chamber would very much like to encourage this in the business to business environment. Therefore, we’ve created a new event called, ‘Members’ Exchange’.
We are offering members the opportunity to take a table at the event, showcase your products and/or services and hold 1-2-1 discussions with your fellow members.
There has been a great response from members so far and we encourage as many members as possible to take a table and create new links with one another.
BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE HERE
RATES BILLS BEING SENT TO BUSINESSES NEXT WEEK
Rate bills are being sent to businesses across NI from the start of next week, Monday 3rd April. The bill shows the amount owed for the billing period 2023/2024, as well as any unpaid arrears from previous years and any rate relief where applicable.
For further information about how your bill is calculated, methods of payment and how to get help with paying your rates, please click HERE. You should contact LPS if you think the information on the bill is incorrect or if you have not received a bill.
A range of reliefs and entitlements are available to help ratepayers. To find out more about rate reliefs available, please click HERE.
LPS offer a number of payment methods you can use to pay the bill for your business rates. You can select the most convenient payment method that suits you and your business. For more information, please click HERE.
READ MORE HERE
CROSS-BORDER WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME
Newry & Dundalk Chambers’ are delighted to launch a new Cross-Border Women’s Leadership Collaboration Programme, ‘Empower Together’ designed to share leadership skills in a safe and trusted environment.
Working together in small cross-company, cross-sector, cross-functional groups of senior leaders, North & South, participants will explore best practices, share insights, compare experiences, gather new perspectives and try out ideas with an exceptional group of peers.
The programme will operate virtually and in-person and is aimed at senior female leaders, business owners with a minimum of 10+ years’ experience. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on this new programme.
PRESENTATIONS: CROSS-BORDER ECONOMY CONFERENCE
There was a great turnout for our Annual Cross-Border Trade Conference with Dundalk Chamber with over 300 delegates in attendance in the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa on Wednesday 8th March.
We would like to thank all our speakers who delivered a range of insightful presentations on themes which included Business Supports, Skills, Sustainability and the All-Ireland Economy.
A massive thank you to all of our sponsors who do so much incredible work in supporting local businesses on both sides of the border and without your support, this conference would not be possible to put on.
All presentations from the conference are available for you to view by clicking on the link below.
VIEW PRESENTATIONS HERE
EMPLOYERS: REGISTER YOUR INTEREST – NEWRY JOB FAIR
DATE: Thursday 25th May 2023
TIME: 10pm – 3pm
VENUE: Canal Court Hotel & Spa
Department for Communities and NMDDC are inviting employers from Newry, Mourne & Down District Council and the surrounding areas to register their interest in taking a exhibition stand if you will have job vacancies available on or around the time of the job fair.
To be considered for a stand at the event, employers need to complete and return the registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 21st April 2023.
As stands are limited at this event, a further email will be issued to inform employers who have been successful in securing a stand.