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Apr 28
Free Online Support for Small Businesses

Visa and Google UK, have joined forces with a number of other organisations to offer free support to small businesses in relation to digital skills. Through Digital Boost formed in partnership between BCG Digital Ventures and Founders4Schools, they are offering a platform that allows small businesses to get free help from experts in the form of mentoring, online […]

Mar 04
Sticky Fingers Virtual Children’s Festival 2021

Sticky Fingers, a Newry City Centre based Art company are hosting their Annual Children’s Festival from 17th – 21st March. This year the festival will take place virtually and will be suitable for Children from 2 years of age and over. Click the link below to see their festival line up. https://www.stickyfingersarts.co.uk/festival-2021 While the festival […]

Mar 03
International Women’s Day

Dear Newry BID members, International Women’s Day takes place this year on Monday 8th March. We are delighted to highlight two key initiatives being hosted by ourselves at Newry BID, and The Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade. Newry BID Social Media Profile Campaign We want to profile some of the fantastic business women in […]

Feb 17
#VoteYES Newry BID 2021-26 video.

VoteYES!!! We are so excited to premiere our #VoteYES Newry BID 2021-26 video. Have a look and see what you think. Thank you to all the businesses who took part. Please share and remember to #VoteYES before 25th March 2021.   Help us to #Belong #Invest #Deliver for another five years in Newry City Centre.

Feb 12
National Apprenticeship week

As it is National Apprenticeship week, we wanted to have a chat to our Higher Level Apprenticeship  Marketing and Communications Executive, Aaron Bradley about his experience working with Newry BID and the benefits of taking on an apprenticeship. Aaron talked to us about how he found the apprenticeship, “I  went to university in Liverpool and […]

Feb 03
Retail E-commerce Grant

A new £3 million fund to help retail micro-businesses in Northern Ireland looking to grow their business online has been announced. The COVID-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant (MBEG) is open to any micro-sized retailer that wants to prepare for growth, develop their customer base and find new markets by enhancing their digital offering, building e-commerce capability […]

Jan 25
Phase 2 Covid 19 Shop Enhancement Grant Programme Now Open

Phase 2 of the Covid 19 Shop Enhancement Grants programme opened late last week for grants up to a maximum of £2,000 per individual business. All applicants who registered an expression of interest in the programme back in August 2020 are eligible to apply. You will not be eligible if you did not apply for […]

Jan 12
Business Support Update 12th January 2021

We have been dealing with many enquiries over recent days in relation to business support. There are so many schemes, it can be difficult the know what exactly applies to your business. We are here to assist all our BID members at the current time with help getting access to grants, HR advice and general […]

Jan 11
Roll out of ‘Wet Pubs’ Support Scheme Starts Today

The Department of Economy has announced today that it will begin the roll out of the £10.6m fund to cover closures of ‘wet pubs’- (pubs not serving food) which were closed between July and September last year. You do not currently need to do anything. Department of the Economy has worked with LPS – Land […]

Dec 23
How Brexit impacts the transfer of Personal Data to and from the UK

If your business receives personal data transfers from the EU, including the Republic of Ireland then you will be impacted once the transition period ends. If your businesses sends personal data transfers to the EU, including the Republic of Ireland the UK Government has confirmed that it will continue to recognize the protection offered in […]