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Ards and North Down Borough Council

Offering many beautiful rural and urban locations, ease of access to Belfast, an established tourism infrastructure, a flourishing arts scene, and specialist business support services for all sectors, Ards and North Down...

Majority of local authorities record job increases

Published in September, The Northern Ireland Business Register and Employment Survey provides figures of performance from broad industries and local authorities.    Eight out of the 11 local authorities in Northern Ireland...

Connected locally, growing globally

agendaNi put questions to Alan Armstrong, CEO of Almac Group, one of the flagship companies of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and a key driver of local enterprise and economic development....

R&D investment at record level

A large increase in the level of investment on research and development (R&D) by businesses in Northern Ireland has contributed to the highest level on record. Published in November 2016, the Northern...

Growing in success

Social Enterprise NI is the voice for social enterprises in Northern Ireland, and manages the delivery of the Social Economy Work Programme on behalf of the Department for the Economy. The organisation...

Industry to innovation

Once one of Belfast’s largest employers, the site of the James Mackie & Sons textile machinery engineering plant and foundry, has been redeveloped to create up to 400 new jobs. In some...

All-island farming and food

Richard Halleron explores the increasingly integrated farming and food industry on the island of Ireland and considers the potential disruption of Brexit. Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) President Joe Healy is quick to...

Exchange rate volatility

An increasingly volatile euro/sterling exchange rate could be one of the most immediate impacts of the UK’s decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, according to Ibec Director of Policy...