2017Cohabiting â€“ Get Protected or Face Your Worst Nightmare!
Newry Junior Chamber member Damien McCrink from Luke Curran & Co Solicitors offers advice and guidance on cohabiting. The Office for National Statistics reported in November 2016 that cohabiting couple families have been the fastest growing family type in the UK over the last decade from 1996 to 2016. During this time, the number of cohabiting couple families has more than doubled from 1.5 million to 3.3 million. But how does such a relationship impact upon the legal rights and responsibilit...
2017NJC Digital Marketer Advises Us to Pause Before Publishing
NJC Member, Denise Cowan of Digital Den Marketing discusses the impact of the content we publish on our online reputation management, and challenges us to think about how professional we appear to our viewers and readers. Denise warns us to be particularly careful when publishing content from our smartphones, highlighting poor spelling and grammar as a common pitfall for smartphone publishers. In the age of digital media we’ve all become content creators and online publishers, both in our...
2017New President for Newry Junior Chamber
Newry Junior Chamber held their AGM on Saturday 21st January in The Bank Bar Newry where the new committee for 2017 were elected. Ryan Sheppard takes on the role as incoming President taking over from Nicole Curran of PKF-FPM. Other committee members include Suzanna Hall, Vice-President, Grainne Mulgrew, Public Relations Officer, Caroline Courtney, Secretary and Stephen O’Hare, Treasurer. Nicole Curran thanked the Newry Junior Chamber and the committee for their support throughout the ye...
2017PKF-FPM to create 10 jobs across Northern Ireland, Dublin North and Co. Louth
Do you want to work for the UK and Ireland’s top accountancy employer? PKF-FPM Accountants Limited have launched a New Year recruitment campaign aimed at recently qualified accountants and experienced accounting technicians. PKF-FPM is a member of PKF International, one of the top 12 global networks of accounting firms. Developing our people Managing Director, Feargal McCormack says the new recruits will have an opportunity not just to develop their professional car...
2016NJC Secret Santa Collection
The NJC Secret Santa Appeal is now in its 12th year and to date has distributed over £250k of toys to local charities, community groups and families in need every Christmas. Each child receives approx. 4 – 5 toys each. Unlike other appeals we also cater for teenage children, and have in recent years through peoples generosity provided food hampers and clothing to several families in need also. This years Secret Santa Collection is off to a flying start wi...
2016NJC's Denise Cowan receives All Ireland Marketing Recognition
NJC member and marketing co-ordinator, Denise Cowan from Digital Den Marketing attended last night’s all Ireland marketing awards by CIM - Ireland Region where she received a Highly Commended Award (2nd place) for her work on a public health and event marketing campaign for Belfast Orangefest. The campaign, called ‘It’s About The Battle, Not The Bottle’ aimed to tackle the issue of excessive alcohol consumption and anti-social behaviour which...
2016Newry Junior Chamber hosts Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D
The Newry Junior Chamber welcomed Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D to their lunch event ‘Bordering on Brexit’ on Thursday 3rd October in the Canal Court Hotel. Newry Junior Chamber organised the event for members and the surrounding businesses in light of the current talks on Brexit and to inform the Taoiseach of issues surrounding the members and the impact it will have to businesses on the border. At the meeting, the Taoiseach said "I am delighted to be in Newry today to have the opportu...
2016Newry Chamber Launch of NI Small Business Conference
Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade is excited to launch its biennial Northern Ireland Small Business Conference - 'Empowering Your Business' which will take place on Thursday 10th November in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry. This half day event will provide delegates with all they need to know about empowering and scaling up your business for sustainable growth. It is hosted by Newry Chamber of Commerce; sponsored by Invest NorthernIrelandand Newry, Mourne &a...
201610 Tips to Avoid Failing at Networking
Last night I had the opportunity to attend a training seminar on networking skills with fellow members of Newry Junior Chamber. Now, as a large and vibrant network of business people from around the Newry area, you may wonder why we need networking skills training, but we’re always keen to scoop up a few new gems of wisdom on how to seal a deal, or get a reality check to make us think about what we’ve been doing wrong. Our host for the evening was Derek Reilly of Indeed.com, the wel...
2016Getting a TV Licence
You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer. This could be on any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder. If you do any of the above without a valid licence, you risk prosecution and a maximum penalty of up to £1,000, plus any legal costs and/or compensation you may be ordered to pay. You will also still have to buy...