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Apr 10
Top 10 security tips for closed business premises

This information offers advice to businesses which have had to close, and persons working online at home, due to the Covid-19 disruption.

Apr 06
COVID-19 – Updates & Advice

A discussion about the virus itself & the latest government updates for jobs and businesses from business leaders Eamonn Connolly - M.D (Newry BID), Feargal McCormick (PKF-FPM), Liz Kimmins MLA (Member of legislative assembly) and PHD virologist Professor Ultan Power.

Mar 26
£10K & £25K Grant Update

We are pleased to confirm that Land & Property Services will be making automatic payments to those eligible businesses whose bank account details are held for the purposes of paying rates by Direct Debit. The first payment in the Small Business Support Grant Scheme will be made on 31 March if not before. BID are […]

Mar 23
“We Must Social Distance”

“We Must Social Distance” – Joint Statement from Newry BID, Newry Chamber & NMDDC Newry BID Managing Director and the President & CEO of Newry Chamber, held discussions on Friday afternoon with NMDDC on the impact of COVID-19 in the area. In an hour-long teleconference, they discussed support arrangements for businesses and local communities, the need for […]

Mar 19
LPS – Rate Free Period

Below is a summary of current local rate relief proposals for all businesses. Newry BID are currently lobbying for 12 month rates holiday for all retail and hospitality business, as has been made available in England, as these are the most vulnerable sectors. Further information will be provided as it comes available.

Mar 16
Important Information from BIDs on COVID-19 and your business

Newry BID is engaging with members directly to support them with the unprecedented challenges and uncertainties arising from Covid-19. The constant stream of news makes it more difficult to operate all our businesses. We are asking Government both for clear advice and support and are engaging directly with Council seeking help for our members on […]

Feb 24
Another successful Litter pick

Another successful Litter pick in areas around Monaghan Street, Catherine Street, Railway Avenue and Cecil Street as well as McClelland Park. Dozens of bags of litter were collected and removed. Everything from coats, jumpers and socks to unused foodstuffs to bottles and cans and much much more was taken out of circulation. Newry BID members […]

Jan 16
Carnbane Out of Town Development Withdrawn

Carnbane Out of Town Development Withdrawn The BID is delighted to confirm that further to the recommendation to refuse the proposed new out of town development at Damolly on 11/12/2019, after BIDs objection, the applicants have elected to withdraw the application, prior to the refusal notice being issued. This is some much needed good news […]

Dec 19
Newry’s Best Christmas Windows Awarded

The excitement of Christmas is in the air, and some of Newry’s City Centre businesses have gone all out this festive season with some magical window displays! Newry BID decided to create some friendly competition and organise a Window Dressing Competition with their members. The competition was very tough with many local businesses creating magical […]

Nov 19
Newry BID AGM 2019

A UNIFIED approach is how Newry businesses will steer through the difficulties that lie ahead for the city’s high street. Newry Business Improvement District Manager Eamonn Connolly, at the organisation’s AGM, said that the challenges presented by Brexit, out-of-town retail, online shopping trends and crippling business rates are best tackled as a group speaking with […]