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Sarah is top Fyffe photographer

LOCAL photographer Sarah Fyffe has just been voted one of the top five wedding photographers in Northern Ireland for the third year in a row. The photographer, who has featured among the North’s top five wedding photographers in 2009, 2010 and 2011 said she was very proud to be listed once again. The annual competition, […]

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New £4m investment keeps firm at cutting edge of waste industry

A Co Tyrone recycling firm has announced a £4m investment in equipment. ReCyco, which now employs 40 full-time staff, built a 40,000 sq ft operation on a 20-acre site near Omagh to manage a variety of material and waste from local authorities and commercial clients. The company is licensed to handle 150,000 tonnes of municipal […]

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Seminar: How to set up a Business Facebook Page?

Speaker: Ciara MacNeice, MacNeice Consulting Date: Wednesday 23rd November 2011 Venue: Omagh Enterprise Company Time: 9:30 – 11:30am Who should attend?  Anyone who wants to learn more about the opportunities to be gained from Digital Marketing  Those who want to add Facebook to their Digital Marketing activity About MacNeice Consulting MacNeice consulting is a solutions […]

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Seminar: Designing a Facebook Landing Page

Speaker: Des McCrystal, Push Advertising & Design Date: Wednesday 23rd November 2011 Venue: Omagh Enterprise Company Time: 11:30 – 12:30pm (12:30 – 1:30pm – Lunch & Networking) About Des Des McCrystall alongside his partner Billy Mawhinney started Push Advertising & Design in October 2007 and have quickly established themselves as serious contenders in the Northern Ireland […]

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Seminar: Why Marketing?

Speaker: Joanne Sweeney-Burke, Media Box Date: Wednesday 7th December 2011 Venue: Omagh Enterprise Company Time: 9:30 – 11:30am   (11:30 – 12:30om – Lunch & Networking) Why Attend?  Marketing your business is an essential aspect of creating and maintaining a successful environment for your business to prosper.  While good marketing can have a positive effect on your company, […]

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Seminar: Twitter for Business

Speaker: Joanne Sweeney-Burke, Media Box Date: Wednesday 7th December 2011 Venue: Omagh Enterprise Company Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm Who should attend? Anyone who wants to learn more about the opportunities to be gained from Digital Marketing  Those who want to add Twitter to their Digital Marketing activity Why Twitter for Business?  It is free and […]

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Boosting Northern Ireland business during economic uncertainty

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has launched the latest edition of the ‘DETI Economic Commentary’, which assesses key economic trends in Northern Ireland. The Minister commented: “These are challenging times for many economies around the world, with heightened economic uncertainty and reduced growth as a result of commodity price shocks and ongoing troubles in the Eurozone. […]

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Jim Eastwood – Learn the Sales Techniques from the Master

Jim Eastwood – Learn the Sales Techniques from the Master ShedBank have announced that Jim Eastwood aka “Jedi Jim” from the Apprentice will be delivering a Sales Seminar on the 1st December 2011 at University of Ulster Belfast. This is a unique opportunity to learn some of the special sales powers of “The world’s greatest […]

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Become an energy-efficient business and save money

UK small businesses could save £7.7 billion by becoming more energy efficient Just one in five small UK businesses has energy-efficient equipment in the workplace, according to recent research commissioned by a leading energy supplier. The research claims that UK small businesses could collectively save £7.7 billion by becoming more energy efficient. Research findings This […]

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Businesses Not Making The Most of Digital Opportunities

Small and medium businesses need to embrace digital opportunities in order to compete globally, an influential accounting body has warned. A Europe-wide report from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has said that many business measures including e-commerce, e-invoicing and cloud computing are not being embraced by SMEs in Northern Ireland. The survey ‘A […]

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Samuel Irwin speaks to Omagh Enterprise about his journey: Relief Milking and breeding Pigs to successfully opening his own business

Samuel Irwin, Proprietor of Clear Reflection’s and participant of the “Exploring Enterprise Programme” is a prime example of an individual who successfully took the step into self-employment despite the obstacles he faced.  Samuel spoke to Omagh Enterprise Company about this journey: “Previous to completing the Exploring Enterprise Programme I worked in a Family owned Farm […]

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Corporation tax working group to meet this month

The first meeting of the joint Westminster and Stormont ministerial group on corporation tax will take place this month. Devolving the power to cut corporation tax is the Northern Ireland Executive’s key idea to boost the economy. It has been strongly supported by the Secretary of State for NI Owen Paterson. The first meeting of the […]

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SMEs ‘owed £33.6bn in late payments’

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are owed a record £33.6bn in late payments, according to new research by payment company Bacs. Bacs said the figure – a rise of 10% over the last year – is the highest since records began in 2007. SMEs are owed an average of £39,000, and are waiting up to […]

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Free workshops to help local businesses understand tax issues will be held throughout November 2011

Today’s businesses are facing tough times and the most successful know when to make use of the available help. That help is at hand for businesses during November when HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) continues to bring its programme of free workshops to Ballymena, Belfast and Craigavon. The workshops are aimed at employers, sole traders […]

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Foster launches ‘Focus on Finance’ workshops for local businesses

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, MLA, today launched a series of seminars which Invest Northern Ireland is providing for local businesses as part of its Boosting Business initiative. The “Focus on Finance” series will be held in six locations across Northern Ireland and will provide advice and guidance on cashflow planning and management, business planning and […]

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RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den Seeks Entrepreneurs

RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den Seeks Entrepreneurs  ‘One idea, one pitch, one deal away from the dream’    Do you have a killer idea, an amazing invention or a new ‘must have’ product ready for investment? Do you have the powers of persuasion needed to part the Dragons from their cash?   If so then apply online now at: www.rte.ie/dragonsden […]

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Enterprise NI rewarded for Excelllent Management

The management excellence of Enterprise Northern Ireland (ENI) has been rewarded as the organisation was named the ‘Outstanding Training Provider’ at the prestigious Chartered Management Institute (CMI) awards in central London. ENI was the only organisation from Northern Ireland to scoop such an award, fending off strong competition from 41 shortlisted candidates across a range […]

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Stay on Benefits & test starting up your own Business

Are you currently unemployed and interested in starting your own business? Is it something you’ve always thought about doing but think the risk is too great? What if we told you, you could start up your own business, while still retaining your entitlement to benefit and also receive an additional £15 weekly top-up fee? How? All […]

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Marketing masterclass helps businesses beat the recession.

Fourty-seven local small businesses keen to find out how to beat the recession attended an evening seminar on ‘effective marketing’ in Omagh last Thursday. (October 20). Held at Omagh Enterprise Company, the event was co-hosted by Business in the Community along with DARD Rural Enterprise. Sponsored bt ESB Independent Energy and delivered in partnership with […]

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Deadline for paper tax returns approaching

The 31 October 2011 deadline for filing paper tax returns is only a few days away Anyone filing a paper tax return will need to ensure it is filed with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) by Monday 31 October 2011 or a face late-filing penalty. You will now be hit with a £100 penalty even […]

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