Shu launches apprenticeship programmes

Multi-award winning Belfast restaurant, Shu, is opening its kitchen doors for the very first time, to four of the best young cooks in Northern Ireland, as they launch the Shu Chef Apprentice Programme in partnership with Belfast Metropolitan College.

Paul Hill, director of software engineering at Bazaarvoice with Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton and Gary Allison, executive vice president of engineering with the Texan company setting up in Belfast

US investor Bazaarvoice to create 170 new jobs in Belfast

Up to 170 jobs are to be created in Belfast with the arrival of a new investor, Texan based digital marketing firm Bazaarvoice which is setting up a new European base in the city.

Pictured at Hillsborough Castle are Phoenix Natural Gas Chief Executive Michael McKinstry, Chairman Peter Ritson, Utility Regulator Chairman Bill Emery and board member Teresa Perchard.

Hillsborough switches on to natural gas

Phoenix Natural Gas today announced that Hillsborough has become the second area to officially connect to the natural gas network as part of the company’s project to extend the natural gas pipeline in Co Down.

Enjoying their day out at Saintfield Show 2017: l to r Mark Highlands, Warringstown; Hannah Robinson, Donaghadee in the company of Daniel, Gillian and Katie Doyle, from Ballyward

Fantastic day-out had by all at Saintfield Show 2017

There was a tremendous entry of livestock for this year’s Saintfield Show. Sheep numbers were particularly high at the event.

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and sport stars Rory Best, Steven Davis and Jonathan Rea have been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list

IN FULL: Queen's Birthday Honours list 2017 - Northern Ireland recipients

Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford and sport stars Rory Best, Steven Davis and Jonathan Rea lead a list of 102 people from Northern Ireland named in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Pictured announcing the Translink transport plans are l-r Laura McCaw, Juvenile Captain Portstewart GC, Translink's Sam Todd; Mayor of Causeway Coast & Glens BC,  Joan Baird OBE; Darrell O'Hora European Tour; Aine Kearney TNI; Ian Magee Chief Inspector of Causeway Coast & Glens, and Josh Moffitt from Portstewart GC. Picture by Brian Morrison

Par-fect way to shuttle to the golf!

Special transport arrangements will be in place for golf fans heading to the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Portstewart Golf Club (July 4–9)

Award winners at the event included the team from Moira's Wine and Brine. Chef proprietor Chris Magowan picked up the award.

Wine and Brine named in top 100 restaurants in UK

Wine & Brine, Chris McGowan’s innovative, generous restaurant in Moira, has just been voted one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK in the National Restaurant Awards 2017, and won Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland at the same awards.

Comic Con

Comic Con superheroes urged to take the bus

Heading to Comic Con next weekend? Translink have urged you to hop on public transport.

Opening of the 'Made in Lisburn Castlereagh' event on June 13 are, from left to right, Chairman of the council's Development Committee, Councillor Uel Mackin; Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Brian Bloomfield MBE and Chief Executive of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Dr Theresa Donaldson. Pic by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye

Unique event showcases city’s ‘fantastic and inspiring business base’

Hundreds of people of all ages flocked to Lagan Valley Island on June 13 for a unique event showcasing the Lisburn and Castlereagh area’s leading businesses.

Stephen Houston and Garry MacDonald from Lisburn Chamber of Commerce with James Leckey and David Mehaffey.

Local firm opens its doors to Chamber members

Members of Lisburn Chamber of Commerce and guests recently undertook a study visit to one of Lisburn’s leading companies, Leckey.

Dr Theresa Donaldson (right) with other local council leaders promoting the collaborative working of all 11 councils on the new NI Business Start Up Programme.

Council taking lead on business start-up support programme

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is taking the lead on a support programme for new businesses that offers help to fledgling companies across Northern Ireland.

(L-R) Darren McDowell, Partner, Harbinson Mulholland, and Mary McKeown, Financial Controller, Creagh Concrete.

IN FULL: NI's top 100 owner managed and family businesses 2017

Northern Ireland’s top 100 local and family firms for 2017 have been revealed.
Flying out of Belfast International airport

Belfast International Airport ready for 2.3 million summer rush passengers

Belfast International Airport is expected to deal with a record 2.3 million passengers between now and the end of September.
Pictured with Councillor Uel Mackin, Chairman of the council's Development Committee, are (l-r) Conor Harvey; Ryan Quinn; Lisa Condron, Programme Executive, Enterprise, The Prince's Trust; and Joshua Murray.

Council joins forces with Prince’s Trust to support young entrepreneurs

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has joined forces with The Prince’s Trust to help local young people aged between 18 and 30 develop their entrepreneurial skills through the Exploring Enterprise and Development Awards programmes.

An aerial view of the new business park site at Glenavy Road, Moira. The red line marks the perimeter of the land that's been earmarked for the new development.

Green light for new £3m business park development

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Planning Committee has given the green light for a new business park development near Moira, which could facilitate up to 200 local jobs when fully occupied.

Stephen McCann, CEO of P2V Systems, and Graeme Waring, Partner and Alliances Manager, P2V Systems.

Lisburn IT firm wins Microsoft Global Partner Award

Lisburn-based IT company P2V Systems is celebrating after winning the 2017 Microsoft Cloud Packaged Solution Global Partner of the Year Award.

The Creative Composites team responsible for manufacturing the Lotus parts pose for a picture with the Lotus Exige Sport 350.

Lisburn firm playing key role in success of Lotus Cars

Staff at Lisburn firm Creative Composites recently had the opportunity to see the fruits of their labour in the flesh, or, more correctly, in its predominantly composite form.

Adam Bolton receives his diploma from Fiona Grant, RICS UK & Ireland Chair and Andy Tough FRICS, Chair of RICS Northern Ireland.

Lisburn man earns Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualification

Lisburn man Adam Bolton, a newly qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), recently received his diploma from Fiona Grant, RICS UK & Ireland Chair and Andy Tough FRICS, Chair of RICS Northern Ireland.

Pictured at the Health & Wellbeing Session at Lisburn Enterprise Organisation with Councillor Uel Mackin, Chairman of the council's Development Committee, are (l-r)  Barbara Porter, Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Senior Officer from the Public Health Agencys Belfast and South Eastern Team; Helen Allen, House of Colour Consultant; Colleen McAreavey, LEO; and Dympna Hannon, Dympna Hannon Clinic.

Local events promote importance of employee health and wellbeing

The council and the Public Health Agency (PHA) supported two Health and Wellbeing sessions recently at local enterprise centres, Lisburn Enterprise Organisation and Inspire Business Centre, Dundonald.

Promoting the opportunity to trade in the Atlanta market as part of the upcoming Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Trade Development Programme to Atlanta are: Lester Manley (right), Managing Director of Trailblazer BBQ, and Councillor Uel Mackin, Chairman of the council's Development Committee.

Local companies invited to explore new business opportunities in USA

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is offering local companies the opportunity to take part in a five-day trade mission to Atlanta, Georgia this October.

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