Buses Leave for London

The production line manufacturing Boris Johnson’s new buses for London, hailed as the ‘greenest of its type anywhere in the world’… has delivered its first vehicles to the capital. The first two buses have left the Wrightbus factory in Ballymena, and will be followed by another four next week with a further 594 over the next three […]

N.I. Firm Named Best in UK

Marcon Fit-Out crowned McDonald’s UK Contractor of the Year. Antrim-based Marcon Fit-Out has been named as McDonald’s UK Contractor of the Year at an awards ceremony in Birmingham. The local company, which employs 30 people at its Kilbegs headquarters in Antrim, was awarded the top prize for its work in reimaging McDonald’s restaurants across the […]

More & More Businesses Connecting to firmus

Why more and more businesses are connecting to firmus energy natural gas… From its inception in 2005, local natural gas provider, firmus energy, has come a long way. The company started with just four employees, no customers and the momentous task of building an underground pipe network to allow thousands of homes and businesses outside […]

Wrightbus Lands £28M Vehicle Order

Ballymena-based company Wrightbus announced today that it is set to benefit from an order worth over £28m from FirstGroup plc., as the FTSE 250 listed company announced vehicle investment plans for the forthcoming financial year for its UK Bus operations. Wrightbus faced significant competition from a number of manufacturers throughout the world and had to […]

Carnview Farm Shooting Complex to host WPFG Events

The World Police and Fire Games are being held in Northern Ireland from 1st to 10th August and are expected to attract 10000 competitors and 15000 family and supporters. The games are held every two years and are one of the largest sporting events in the world. There are 42 host venues across Northern Ireland […]

Neeson receives Freedom of the Borough

On Monday 28th January the Freedom of the Borough of Ballymena was conferred on Liam Neeson OBE in a spectacular ceremony in the Braid. Hundreds of well wishers braved a wet and windy day to greet Liam as he arrived. The wait was well worth while as he spent several minutes outside waving and acknowledging […]

OBE for Michelin Ballymena Employee

Paul Kinkead, Head of Environment and Protection at Michelin’s truck tyre plant in Ballymena, has been awarded an OBE in The New Year’s Honours List for services to environmental protection in Northern Ireland.  A past pupil of Royal School Dungannon and a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, Paul Kinkead is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and […]

Success for The Front Page Bar

FRONT PAGE BAR CROWNED NORTHERN IRELAND’S BEST NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB The Front Page Bar in Ballymena is celebrating after being crowned Northern Ireland’s Best Neighbourhood Pub at this year’s Pubs of Ulster’s Pub of the Year Awards, which were held in the majestic surroundings of Belfast City Hall last week. Mark Stewart, Chairman of Pubs of […]

Business Achievers Scheme

Ballymena and Antrim companies called on to embrace popular business achievers scheme Leading figures in the business community are encouraging Ballymena and Antrim companies to enter a prestigious business awards scheme. Launching the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards and calling for entries from businesses in the Ballymena and Antrim area are from left, Dr John […]

Christmas Window Dressing Competition

Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched its annual Christmas Window Dressing competition. Thomas McKillen, Chamber President said “Chamber has run this competition now for several years. The idea is to encourage businesses in the Borough to make that special effort to brighten up their premises for the festive period. This helps add […]

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Email: office@ballymenachamber.co.uk

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