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May 13
Newry BID- Focus on Business Rates Campaign

Background: Newry BID has led the call locally for Business Rates reform. The continuing rising cost of doing business in Newry (and other town and city centres) is set against a backdrop of lower footfall, changing shopping habits and the increase of online/out of town retail. Many businesses in the city centre have faced a […]

Jan 26
We welcome our newest BID member, Boots Opticians!

The brand-new Boots Opticians, located in Buttercrane Newry, offers a wide range of frames, from stylish own brand ranges to designer brands and sustainable ranges. The new store also offers NHS and private eye tests, free contact lens fitting, trials and aftercare, as well as Boots Optometrists on hand to provide expert advice and support […]

Dec 21
A Free, Family Christmas Adventure comes to Newry

This festive season, families in Newry will be able to have a great day out with this augmented reality story trail. As part of local Christmas celebrations, this Friday and Saturday, Newry BID has teamed up with High Street Safari to run a free family, trail in Newry. This innovative experience lets each family choose […]

Nov 10
Newry BID partners with Retailers Against Crime

City center safety is a BID priority and particularly so with increased instances of a crime arising from the cost of living crisis. Our latest initiative sees Newry BID delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Retailers Against Crime (RAC) to give traders access to the SentrySIS system to log incidents, gather intelligence, […]

Nov 10
Business Rates

Dear Members and Stakeholders, In the autumn of 2019, the Department of Finance undertook a full and comprehensive review of business rates in Northern Ireland. An eight-week public consultation process began on 18 September 2019 and continued to 11 November 2019 and Newry BID engaged in seeking a fairer Business Rates system including a review […]

Aug 11
Draft images of potential Newry Greenway connectivity route between the Towpath and Albert Basin / Greenway.

‘Council are working with McAdam Design to prepare a feasibility study for a funding application. The BID has engaged positively and welcomes the proposed development. We would like to see early progress on a quality Newry Greenway.’ If you have any queries, please contact Download PDF

Mar 23
‘Back in Business’ Scheme

Newry BID Manager Eamonn Connolly was delighted to join other stakeholders (Newry Chamber of Commerce and Retail NI) today in Newry to welcome Finance Minister Conor Murphy’s announcement of a revamped ‘Back in Business’ Scheme. This will see businesses offered a 50% rates discount for up to two years if they occupy a vacant shop […]

Mar 16
SRC in partnership with McGuinness Plumbing crowned winners at the NI Apprenticeship Awards 2022

SRC in partnership with McGuinness Plumbing (MGP), were delighted to recently be awarded the ‘Small/Medium Enterprise Employer Award’ at the NI Apprenticeship Awards. This award acknowledges excellence and originality by employers, working with training providers, in the delivery of apprenticeship training. MGP delivers apprenticeship training in conjunction with Southern Regional College and are firm advocates […]

Nov 04
Christmas Magic is Coming to The Quays

Join us at The Quays Shopping Centre on Thursday 11th November from 6-8pm where we are kick-starting the Christmas season in style.  Santa will be joined by some special guests at the Centre to switch on our Christmas Lights and officially open our Magical Christmas Trail. There will be Christmas Cookie decorating, balloon modelling, face […]

May 26
Business Help to Grow Programme

Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits. You could get: an Executive Development programme that could help you improve business performance and growth potential through Help to Grow: Management […]