Work on multi-million pound city centre retail and housing scheme to begin in early June

Work on a major redevelopment project at Smyth Patterson Ltd in Lisburn city centre is due to get under way in early June, it has been confirmed.

Pictured with Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP (left) at the Palace of Westminster are Mayor Tim Morrow; Chairman of Invest NI, Mark Ennis; Chief Executive of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Dr Theresa Donaldson and Chairman of the council's Development Committee, Alderman Allan Ewart MBE. Pic by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye

Tasty trade mission aims to boost local business

Two hundred business people joined Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and a Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council delegation at the Palace of Westminster on April 18 for the local authority’s first ever food and drink trade mission in London.

Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Sam Nicholson welcomes Chris McNabb from GM Designs to the Dromore Town Centre public realm scheme along with Lissa O'Malley, Regeneration Officer and Nigel McIlrath, Corporate Project Officer from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. Pic by Edward Byrne Photography

Town centre to get £1.1m facelift

A major facelift planned for Dromore town centre has moved a step closer with the appointment of a contractor to carry out a new public realm scheme.

Inside the huge expansion of the Eikon Exhibition Centre. Pictured from the venue are Theresa Morrissey, Commercial & Financial Director and Colm Graham, Sales & Events Manager

Huge expansion at Eikon Centre unveiled

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society has unveiled details of their expansion of the Eikon Exhibition Centre.

Sofie Owens, Barista at Ground Espresso Bars, officially launches the company's pioneering initiative 'Reuse at Ground'.

Local coffee outlets to offer special deal in bid to reduce waste

Coffee chain Ground Espresso Bars has doubled-down on its ethical duties by launching a pioneering initiative - ‘Reuse at Ground’ – which aims to encourage members of the public across Northern Ireland to change their habits and reduce waste by offering an unprecedented 50p off all hot drinks when a reusable cup is used.

Pictured with the 'Beefeaters' at the iconic Tower of London are the Chairman of the council's Development Committee, Alderman Allan Ewart MBE; Chief Executive, Dr Theresa Donaldson; Head of Hillsborough Castle, Patricia Corbett and the Mayor, Councillor Tim Morrow. Pic by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye

Surge in visitors could bring £30m a year into local economy

Plans to develop the Lisburn and Castlereagh area’s tourism potential could boost the local economy by up to £30 million per year, the council has said.

Jim O'Hagan Chief Executive of Libraries NI: Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the Council's Development Committee; Graham Bailie, Head of Branch Network, Barclays Northern Ireland and Leslie Smyth, Digital Inclusion Communications Manager, Department of Finance promote the upcoming Google Digital Garage event.

‘Digital Garage’ parks up in Lisburn

A free ‘Google Digital Garage’ workshop for individuals, organisations and businesses will run at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn on April 26.

Alderman Allan Ewart MBE (right), Chairman of the council's Development Committee, with Thomas Taylor at his family's new store on Bow Street, Lisburn.

Ice cream business expands offering in city centre

The Chairman of the council’s Development Committee has wished Taylors Ice Cream well with the expansion of their business in Lisburn city centre.

Pictured (l-r) are Kieran Beazley, architect; Fiona Morgan, Ebony Developments Ltd; Councillor Luke Poots, Chairman of the council's Planning Committee; Joe Tumelty, Ebony Developments Ltd and Edwin Poots MLA.

Green light for new hotel development in city centre

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Planning Committee has given the go-ahead for a new 70-bedroom aparthotel development in Lisburn city centre.

What might have been - an artist's impression showing the proposed John Lewis store as part of the earlier Westfield development at Sprucefield

£50m investment plan for Sprucefield

A £50 million investment at Sprucefield Park including an 80-room hotel could create up to 200 construction jobs and a further 300 on completion the owners have claimed.

Alderman Allan Ewart MBE (right), Chairman of the council's Development Committee, and Dave McClements, Programme Manager at Core Consulting, promote the new Sales Development Programme which is open for registrations.

Programme to help local businesses increase sales

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Sales Development Programme for SMEs in the local area is now open for registrations.

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NI Railways to increase crackdown on anti-social behaviour

NI Railways will be increasing security on its services and at stations across the network in the run up to and over Easter 2018, it has emerged.
Hillsborough Castle manager Patricia Corbett with Chamber President, Evan Morton.

Chamber members get insight into plans for Hillsborough Castle

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce members and guests were delighted to receive a presentation from Historic Royal Palaces on the £20m development plans for Hillsborough Castle.


In pictures: Celebrating the best of local business

The winners of the 2018 Lisburn & Castlereagh City Business Awards in association with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Plastec were announced at a glittering gala awards ceremony at the La Mon Hotel & Country Club on Friday, March 23.

A computer-generated image of how the new Moundview Eurospar development will look when complete.

£2m retail development to bring 40 new jobs

Work is progressing on a £2 million retail development in Dromore that will create around 40 new full and part-time jobs in the area.

Launching Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's most ambitious Investment Programme to date are Chief Executive, Dr Theresa Donaldson; The Mayor, Councillor Tim Morrow; Owen Scullion, Hilden Brewery; Lagan Valley MP, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and the Chairman of the council's Development Committee, Alderman Allan Ewart, MBE.

‘We want investors and developers to be part of our growth and share in our success’

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council will send a delegation to London next month to undertake an ambitious programme of activities aimed at promoting the area to key decision makers and developers.

Pictured at the 'Transformational Leadership' event hosted by the council in partnership with MLN are: (l-r) Bill Manson, MLN; Oonagh O'Hagan, Managing Director of Meagher Pharmacy Group; the Mayor, Councillor Tim Morrow; Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the Council's Development Committee; Kevin Kelly, co-owner of MLN and Stephen O'Leary, Founder of Olytico.

Digital media experts inspire local entrepreneurs

The council’s Entrepreneurs Network came together recently with the Management & Leadership Network (MLN) to host an event at Lagan Valley Island to mark the start of Management Month.

Lisburn Square. (Archive pic)

Lisburn Square could be site for hotel development

Disused units at Lisburn Square could become part of a hotel development under ambitious plans being considered by the owners of the site.

Closing down: Toys R Us.

Toys R Us Sprucefield commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale

Toys R Us at Sprucefield has confirmed that an extensive closing down sale is now under way, featuring discounts of up to 25 per cent throughout the store, including the Babies R Us range.

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