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Innovative product design is essential to improve customer satisfaction
Helen Moore
Feb 13, 2017
In many ways product design is where engineering and art intersect – combining vision and creativity to develop a product that is functional, easily usable, aesthetically pleasing and cost effective.
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Ten reasons to invest in Northern Ireland
Invest NI
Feb 07, 2017
Read our ten reasons why Northern Ireland is a good place to invest.
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Customer satisfaction survey results
Peter Harbinson
Jan 24, 2017
We surveyed over 300 business customers in quarter two, (July to October 2016), who had received support, advice or guidance from us. Customer surveying activity is used to continue to improve service across the business and this quarter’s overall satisfaction remained high.
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CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 – a show not to be missed
Shelley Pinkerton
Dec 13, 2016
The chance to visit or exhibit at CONEXPO-CON/AGG only comes around every three years, and for a number of reasons the 2017 show is not to be missed.
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Have Northern Ireland businesses left it too late to start selling online?
Nick Martin
Nov 25, 2016
This is a common question regularly asked by local businesses and the answer, in most cases, is a resounding ‘no’.
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The importance of good packaging design
Dr Vicky Kell
Nov 24, 2016
No matter how good a product is, poorly designed packaging can keep it from selling.
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Knowledge Transfer Partnership – generating business growth
Karen Hastings
Nov 23, 2016
The KTP scheme is a cost-effective way to grow your business by tapping into the wealth of expertise and know-how available in local academic institutions. It also gives you a highly qualified person to spearhead the new project.
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Continued improvements to customer service
Paddy Robb
Nov 22, 2016
As part of our Transform programme we have recently introduced a number of initiatives to improve the service we provide to our customers.
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Why you should be investing in Research and Development
Kevin McCann
Nov 18, 2016
Investing in R&D is crucial not just to business growth but to survival.
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Space – a new frontier
Helen Smyth
Oct 25, 2016
The Space Sector is a significant emerging market encompassing industry, academia and government. It is an enabler of communication, entertainment and drives innovation and academic research.
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UPDATED | What is Lean Thinking?
John McClune
Oct 21, 2016
Lean Thinking helps businesses to eliminate anything they are doing that isn’t adding value to the end product.
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Successful projects at local Competence Centres
Karen Hastings
Oct 19, 2016
The local Competence centres offer companies an opportunity to develop new products, processes and services and bring them more quickly to global markets, as well as giving local businesses access to leading edge solutions and skills.
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Further certainty on EU funding for hundreds of projects
Olive Hill
Oct 12, 2016
On 03 October the Chancellor followed his August announcement with an update on the status of projects which are currently reliant on EU funding stating that he has extended his guarantee to the point where the UK departs the EU.
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UPDATED | Technical Textiles in Northern Ireland
Joanne Coyle
Oct 12, 2016
Technical Textiles is a growing variety of products and manufacturing techniques being developed primarily for their technical properties and performance rather than their appearance or other aesthetic characteristics.
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Northern Ireland showcases legal excellence to a global audience
Helen Smyth
Sep 20, 2016
Northern Ireland has a vibrant Legal Services sector, now employing almost 7000 people. The region has increased it's profile among the international legal industry and highlighted, as a result, the expertise and capabilities of NI lawyers and our legal tech community.
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What is trade finance and how can it help you export?
Elizabeth McCrory
Sep 09, 2016
Want to grow your business by exporting, but have questions about how to fund the extra work, or manage the risk? Liz McCory the government’s export finance advisor for businesses in Northern Ireland, demystifies trade finance.
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£15 million of funding for R&D projects
Joanne Coyle
Sep 05, 2016
There is a significant opportunity right now for local companies to access up to £15m for R&D projects from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.
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Export Opportunities in Africa
Elaine Curran
Sep 01, 2016
When planning which areas of the world to target for exporting, the continent of Africa may not always come top of the list. Part of the reason could be down to preconceived ideas about the continent.
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Property solutions to help businesses grow
William McCulla, Director of Property Solutions
Aug 31, 2016
Are you considering building your own office/factory or moving to a new location? Here’s how Invest NI can help.
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The Farnborough Airshow Experience
Helen Smyth
Jul 15, 2016
A small town in Hampshire transforms for one week every other year into an Aerospace mecca to host Farnborough International Air Show.
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Ten reasons to invest in Northern Ireland
Invest NI
Feb 07, 2017
Customer satisfaction survey results
Peter Harbinson
Jan 24, 2017
CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 – a show not to be missed
Shelley Pinkerton
Dec 13, 2016
The importance of good packaging design
Dr Vicky Kell
Nov 24, 2016