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Lisburn firm wins major new contract in Australia

Lisburn-based medical devices company Cirdan has won a major contract in Australia estimated to be worth nearly £1m.

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How many parking fines were issued where you live?

IN FULL: Parking fines issued in Northern Ireland

The Department for Infrastructure has published statistics on the total number of Penalty Charge Notices (parking fines) issued in Northern Ireland from January to September 2017.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP. Pic by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

MP to meet with Ulster Bank officials over branch closures

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has requested a meeting with senior management of Ulster Bank to discuss its plans to close its branches in Moira and Dromore.

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Ulster Bank, Main Street, Moira. Pic by Google

Ulster Bank to shut local branches

Ulster Bank has announced plans to close 11 branches, including those in Moira, Dromore and Rathfriland.

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Figures reveal drop in local jobless total

Figures reveal drop in local jobless total

The number of local people out of work and claiming unemployment benefits fell by more than three per cent last month, according to the government’s latest figures.

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Julie and David Gray from Grays Clip are pictured with Connor Sweeney (left), Seedcorn Project Manager.  
Picture Conor McCabe

Lisburn company win special award

Local company, Gray’s Clip picked up a special award of £10,000 at the Northern Ireland final of the 2017 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition.

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Stephen McCann, CEO of P2V Systems.

Lisburn IT firm hoping to take bigger ‘byte’ of GB market

Lisburn-based IT solutions company P2V Systems is rolling out an ambitious growth strategy with the aim of generating £1m turnover from within the Great Britain market over the next 12 months.

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Rachel McCully (centre) from BTY Cosmetics receives the Ulster Bank-sponsored Young Business Women of the Year award from Briege Bradley, Chair of RBS Women's Network in Northern Ireland and Head of Private Banking Northern Ireland, and Imelda McMillan, Women In Business Chairperson. Pic by Jim Corr

Lisburn women pick up business awards

Two inspirational women from Lisburn were among the winners at this year’s Women in Business Awards.

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The countdown to Christmas is on

12 ways to manage your money and make savings for Christmas

Christmas is a brilliant time of year, but it can also be financially stressful.

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Ground Espresso Bars has opened a new outlet at the old Pump House, Portadown.

Ground to open new outlet in Lisburn

Northern Ireland’s largest independently-owned artisan coffee chain Ground Espresso Bars has announced a multi-million pound expansion plan, which includes the opening of a new outlet in Lisburn.

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Pictured at the council's business engagement visit to local manufacturer Smiley Monroe are Tim Monroe, Marketing Director; Jayne Peters, HR and People Development Specialist; Wesley McAvory, Head of Operations and Ald. Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee.

Lisburn manufacturing firm increases sales and creates new jobs

One of Lisburn’s top manufacturers, Smiley Monroe, is experiencing its biggest period of growth since the business was formed over 38 years ago.

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The P2V Systems team pictured at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, which took place in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin. Pic by Jason Clarke

Lisburn IT firm P2V Systems secures top 10 entry in Deloitte Fast 50

Lisburn-based P2V Systems is enjoying a double celebration after making the Deloitte Ireland Fast 50 for the second year in a row, and making it into the top 10.

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Chris Wall, Sales and Marketing Director, Develop Training Ltd.

Lisburn training centre responds to skills crisis in construction sector

A recently-opened construction training centre in Lisburn has responded to the industry’s growing skills shortage with a programme of more than 100 courses for 2018.

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Highlighting GEW 2017 are Karyn McNiece, Enterprise Programme Manager, Princes Trust; Ald Allan Ewart MBE, Chair of Development Committee, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council; Dympna Hannon of the Dympna Hannon Clinic and Jan Donaldson, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Young Enterprise Northern Ireland.

Council launches programme of free events for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, through its Business Solutions Team, will mark Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with a week-long programme of free events from Monday 13 to Friday 17 November.

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Heathrow Airport.

Disappointment as Maze site ruled out as Heathrow Logistics Hub

The Maze Long Kesh site will not be used as a logistics hub as part of the Heathrow Airport expansion project, it’s been revealed.

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Pictured (l-r) are Joe Redmond, Mercury Security Management Operations Manager; James Williams, Security Supervisor; Mark Leech, Scotch Hall Operations Manager; Peter Dolan, Scotch Hall Centre Manager; Caroline Farrelly, Customer Service Advisor; Liam Cullen, Mercury Security Management Director; Ronnie Heaney, Mercury Security Management Contracts Manager; Frank Stafford, Security Officer; and Al Clooney, Security Officer.

Mercury secures new business in Drogheda

Lisburn-based Mercury Security Management has expanded its growing portfolio of shopping centre clients after being awarded the security contract for Scotch Hall Shopping Centre in Drogheda.

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Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Amazon announce epic ten-day Black Friday 2017 sale

Shoppers hoping to bag a pre-Christmas bargain should set their alarm clocks now - details of the Amazon Black Friday sale have been revealed.

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Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks

Lidl recall Drinking Chocolate Sticks due to allergy risk

Lidl is recalling four varieties of its Deluxe Drinking Chocolate Sticks as they contain various allergens such as nut, wheat, gluten soya and dairy products.

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Lisa McCaul (left) and Cara Taylor, both Growth Enablers at Ulster Bank, kick off the major new series of events across Northern Ireland intended to support entrepreneurs.

Lisburn entrepreneurs to share insight at Ulster Bank event

Ulster Bank is bringing its Boost Bites roadshow of events to Lisburn to help support entrepreneurship in the local area.

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Pictured (l-r) are Jason Abraham (Resurgam Trust Social Enterprise Manager), Cllr Luke Poots, Philip Dean (Resurgam Trust Chairman), Joanne Casey (LaganView Enterprise Manager), Cllr Hazel Legge (Deputy Mayor of LCCC), Adrian Bird (Trust Director of Resurgam Trust), Cllr Uel Mackin and Alderman Paul Porter.

Resurgam Trust marks Social Saturday

The Lisburn-based Resurgam Trust marked this year’s ‘Social Saturday’ by holding a recruitment fair at its social enterprise pub, The Highway Inn.

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