June has been another busy month for Newry Chamber and we were delighted to see so many of our members at our NI Small Business Conference last week. In case you missed it, you can now view the slides and videos of our expert speaker’s presentations below.
Entries will also open for the Newry Chamber Employee & Team Awards 2022 on Tuesday 28th June with the Gala Awards Night taking place in the Canal Court Hotel on Thursday 8th September. If you are interested in sponsoring a category, please contact myself via email@example.com or call on 07493 192 918.
The second round of the Levelling Up Fund has been launched. Businesses, voluntary and community sector organisations and councils can benefit and you can find further information on this in our update below.
We are also delighted to support our member, Playr-fit who have organised a ‘Business 5’s Football Tournament’,taking place tomorrow in Newry City AFC with all proceeds going to PIPS Hope and Support Ltd.
Finally, if you haven’t listened to this month’s episode of our ‘Talk Better Business’ podcast with Lean Expert & Local Author, Tom Hughes, it is well worth a listen. I would also like to thank our new sponsor, SRC. We recorded this episode in their superb campus in Banbridge. Kieran Swail and Tracy Rice were so helpful.
The Chamber will continue connect our members with each other and a range of stakeholders through events. We will inspire you by sharing best practice amongst members and through hearing from world-class speakers. The ultimate aim is for individuals, businesses and the entire region to achieve its potential.
Chief Executive Officer
Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade
PRESENTATIONS: NI SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2022
We were pleased to see so many of our members at our annual NI Small Business Conference last week.
The feedback has been amazing and we would like to thank our 3 sponsors, 20 speakers, 25 exhibitors and 200+ delegates for making it such a successful event.
The stacked programme covered:
- Funding for Growth
- Sales & Digital Marketing
- Recruiting & Retaining Talent
- Future of the High Streets
- Sustainability in Action
In case you missed it, you can now view the slides and videos of our expert speaker’s presentations below.
VIEW PRESENTATION SLIDES & VIDEOS HERE
SAVE THE DATE: EMPLOYEE & TEAM AWARDS 2022
We are delighted to announce the details of our new Team & Employee Awards. The Awards Night takes place on 8th Sept 2022 at the Canal Court Hotel & Spa. We are now offering businesses the opportunity to become a category sponsor.
Our Employee Awards were first launched in 2018 and feedback from winners and local businesses was extremely positive. In 2020, we could not hold the event in person, so we made a series of awards under the title of ‘Covid Heroes’ to recognise individuals.
We now feel it is important to highlight the commitment and dedication of employees and teams, particularly over the last two years. There are so many inspiring stories to feature and we are committed to showcasing best practice across the region.
So we will be celebrating ‘Greater Newry’s Greatest’ with 25 awards. The range of sectors includes retail, hospitality, construction, professional services, social enterprise/charities etc.
The Awards will be officially launched a networking breakfast event on 28th June 2022 from 9am – 10:30am in the Canal Court Hotel & Spa.
Interested in sponsoring a category?
Contact Tony McKeown via firstname.lastname@example.org
or call on 07493 192 918.
CALL FOR BIDS: LEVELLING UP FUND ROUND 2 LAUNCHED
The second round of the Levelling Up Fund has been launched. Businesses, voluntary and community sector organisations and councils can benefit.
In addition to local authorities, the UK government will accept bids from a range of local applicants in NI, including but not limited to businesses, universities, voluntary and community sector organisations, district councils, NI Executive and other public sector bodies.
For guidance for potential applicants on areas such as eligibility criteria, assessment and the decision-making processes, you can find out more via the links below:
Round 2 Prospectus: https://bit.ly/39wWeMq
NI Specific Detail: https://bit.ly/3OhaAiO
Application Guidance: https://bit.ly/3b64gwb
Webinar Slides: https://bit.ly/3QoWUEd
Webinar Recording: https://bit.ly/3MSOfH3
There is also a Levelling Up Fund team which questions can be directed towards: email@example.com.
Eligible applications must submit their full bids, with all supporting documentation via the online portal, on the 6th July 2022 by 12 noon.
READ MORE HERE
CHAMBER MEMBERS COLLABORATE FOR FUNDRAISER
We are delighted to support our member, Playr-fit who have organised a ‘Business 5’s Football Tournament’ with all proceeds going to PIPS Hope and Support Ltd.
This event takes place at the home of Newry City AFC tomorrow and a brilliant response was received.
24 businesses from the local and surrounding area will be taking part wearing bespoke jerseys with their brand colours designed by Playr-fit.
Food-to-go specialists, DELI LITES Ireland will kindly be sponsoring food for participants.
You can donate to the event’s JustGiving page HERE which stands at over £2,000, a great effort by everyone and we are looking forward to the event tomorrow.
READ MORE HERE
TALK BETTER BUSINESS PODCAST: S1 E3 (TOM HUGHES)
Listen to the third episode of our new podcast series, ‘Talk Better Business’ with Lean Expert & Local Author,
The podcast series is hosted by Deborah Loughran, MD, King Communication who looks at the local business news of the week and chats to Tony McKeown, CEO, Newry Chamber about what we have been up to.
In this episode, Deborah talks to Tom, Lean Expert & Author of the practical guide to building an extraordinary culture, entitled “Improvement Starts With I”.
Thanks to our new sponsor, Southern Regional College. We recorded this episode in their superb campus in Banbridge. Kieran Swail and Tracy Rice were so helpful.
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE