Autoline Academy Celebrates ‘Class of 2016’

Half of Employees Awarded Professional Qualifications. Almost half of the employees at Northern Ireland-based Autoline Insurance have secured professional qualifications thanks to the company’s commitment to professional development. The numbers were revealed at the inaugural ‘graduation ceremony’ of the Autoline Academy, a new initiative to encourage further staff participation and recognise their achievements. To date […]

NIIRTA Launches ‘The Plan’ in Ballymena

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) today launched their Alternative Programme for Government in Ballymena with the local Chamber of Commerce. The Programme outlines 97 recommendations, setting out policy priorities for the each of the nine new Executive departments, which will be established after the Assembly election.  NIIRTA is the first business organisation […]

Chamber AGM

Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 13th April in the Adair Arms Hotel.  A large number of members were present to hear outgoing President Alan Stewart give an upbeat speech on the past year, highlighting the number of successful events which the Chamber had run. Members of the […]

Mid & East Antrim Borough Council Sponsorship

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has agreed to be the principal sponsor for the 2016 Ballymena Business Excellence Awards. The awards are organised annually by Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Announcing the sponsorship deal, Alan Stewart, Chamber President said: “I am delighted to announce that Mid and East Antrim Borough Council willbe the principal sponsor for the 2016 Business Awards.  Photo […]

Partnership Helps Ballymena Start Ups

Ballymena Business Centre and Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry have joined forces in a partnership which aims to support entrepreneurs inthe Ballymena area. The partnership features a 1 year free membership of the Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry to businesses who havesuccessfully completed the Go For It Programme. The free membership will offer access to vital event and activities such as networking and business training workshops. L-R: Daniel McCarry (Counter Digital), Melanie Christie Boyle (Ballymena Business Centre) and Alan Stewart ( President Ballymena Borough […]

N.I. First in Energy from Waste

Northern Ireland’s first large scale Energy from Waste facility has commenced construction in Belfast’s Harbour Estate. The Full Circle Generation facility will see the waste industry change immensely as it gains a critical piece of infrastructure which is capable of recovering energy. Creating up to 250 jobs during construction with an additional 20 employees during […]

McDonald’s Serves up Top Award for Marcon

Northern Ireland based fit-out specialist and Chamber member Marcon has won UK Supplier of the Year Award from global restaurant chain McDonald’s.  Presented at the McDonald’s Annual Conference in Portugal, this prestigious accolade recognises an outstanding contribution to the McDonald’s supply chain.  (l-r) Mark McElroy, Director, Marcon and Mark O’Connor, Director, Marcon The “Three Legged Stool Awards”, which acknowledge the partnership between the three legs of the stool – franchisees, suppliers and corporate staff, […]

Beating the January Self-Assessment Blues

Ballymena Tax Expert advises as 31st January deadline looms. As the online self-assessment deadline approaches, it can strike fear into the self-employed, landlords, contractors and company directors alike but all that is required is simple planning and practical advice according to Ballymena businessman Ian Aiken of TaxAssist Accountants. TaxAssist Accountants in Ballymena, a local business […]

McKeever Hotels Spills the Beans on Coffee Blend

McKeever Hotels spills the beans on £60,000 annual investment as it launches newly ‘crafted coffee’ blend. Something magnificent is brewing on the menu at McKeever Hotels, with the business announcing the creation of a brand new specialised craft coffee blend.  The family hotel business, which already invests over £60,000 annually in locally crafted coffee for its four hotels, is about to launch its own brand of bespoke coffee. The coffee, which has South and Central American influences, as well as a host of secret profiles has […]

Christmas Social/Networking Event

Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its annual Christmassocial/networking event in the Adair Arms Hotel on 8th December. There was an excellent turnout of Chamber members and guests. This is always an informal evening and Alan Stewart, Chamber President welcomed everyone. He welcomed Grace Carmichael from Ballymena BID and Stephen Reid fromGrafters Design Studio accompanied by a very special guest, […]

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Email: office@ballymenachamber.co.uk

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