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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 […]

Dec 22
Car Repairers launch unprecedented TV advertising campaign

The Northern Ireland Bodyshop Alliance, (NIBA) an organisation comprised mainly of local vehicle repairers has this month stepped up their efforts to promote the independent sector of the industry with what is believed to be the first of its kind television adverts. Two 30-second advertisements have been created which set out a simple message for […]

Dec 11
Brexit Update

Thank you to Colm Shannon in Newry Chamber for preparing this update on Brexit for Chamber members and for permitting us to share it with BID members. Following the announcement on the NI Protocol and the lack of progress on negotiations between the EU-UK, here is an update for businesses on what they need to […]

Nov 24
Business Support Package Worth £213 million.

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has just announced a business support package worth £213 million. This includes a £95m million High Street Voucher Scheme utilizing a pre-paid Card. We welcome this scheme while we await the actual details of how it will be implemented. There is a further £55 million to extend the Localised Restrictions Support […]

Nov 13
BID Manager Update

Dear Members, You will have heard by now that last night the Executive finally reached agreement on the way forward for the local restrictions. They have agreed the following: Close contact services including driving instructors will reopen by appointment on Friday 20 November;   Hospitality will reopen on a graduated basis, with unlicensed premises such […]

Oct 27
Newry’s Best Halloween Window Display Awarded

This Halloween many of the city centre businesses got into the spooky season with some spooktacular window displays! Newry BID organised its annual Halloween Window Dressing Competition among our BID members. The competition was very tough with many local businesses creating spooky scenes to attract customers into their premises. Newry BID had an independent judge […]

Oct 09
Smart City Project

Newry BID and Newry 2020 were delighted to welcome the Minister for Finance to Newry to show off their new “smart city” project. The Smart Newry initiative will use low-cost internet-enabled sensors to collect real-time environmental data from across the city centre, and will make that data freely available to the public via the project […]