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Embrace complexity and lead your business to greater success
Grainne McCurry
Apr 12, 2017
At the recent Invest NI Leadership event in Belfast world renowned leadership speaker Ben Bryant from IMD, Geneva delivered a masterclass on embracing the complexity in business.
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Routes Europe 2017 is in Belfast
Helen Smyth
Apr 04, 2017
More than a conference, Routes Europe is a game changer for Team Northern Ireland.
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Why Invest NI HQ was built using PFI
Mel Chittock
Apr 03, 2017
There has been some interest of late in government’s use of private companies to complete construction of large public sector projects via Private Finance Initiative. Mel Chittock, Executive Director of Finance & Operations explains the Invest NI project.
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Northern Ireland Children's Hospice - Our final fundraising total
Joanne Stewart
Mar 31, 2017
Over the last two years, we have been in partnership with the Northern Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, our corporate charity.
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CHIC Competence Centre Success at Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards
Lisa Braniff
Mar 24, 2017
Northern Ireland’s 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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Tide brings ocean energy opportunities to Northern Ireland shores
Gina Lyttle
Mar 16, 2017
Collaborative efforts to maximise opportunities in ocean energy development are bearing fruit for Northern Ireland’s manufacturing base.
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Preparation is key to growing your exports
Alison Gowdy
Mar 16, 2017
The UK’s decision to leave the EU has raised many questions, including what the impact will be on those businesses that export to EU countries.
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Collaboration brings business success and how the EU Clusters 3 will help
Linda Jamison
Feb 21, 2017
At the recent launch of the Collaborative Growth programme worth £5.7million over five years the audience heard from Christian Ketels, a leading economist and world renowned expert in clusters and competitiveness from Harvard Business School.
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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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