Christmas Social & Competition Winners

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Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce & Industry held their last Business to Business Networking Event this week by announcing the winners of their Window Dressing Competition. Chamber President Alan Stewart and Mayor Audrey Wales MBE congratulate the winners of Ballymena Chamber of Commerce Christmas Window Display Competition. • Wyse Byse, Church St. • Fred Funk, Ballymoney Street. [...]

More Wrightbuses for London

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Wrightbus have announced that the Transport for London Board has given approval to order a further batch of 200 New Routemaster buses from Wrightbus.  The contract, which will now be finalised, is for buses to be delivered up to the second quarter of 2016, and secures employment on two of the production lines at Wrights Group’s EN-Drive chassis facility in Antrim, as [...]

Marcon builds new McDonald’s in Belfast

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Chamber member Marcon Fit-Out is putting the finishing touches to a major new McDonald’s restaurant in Belfast. The building at Boucher Road is the global restaurant chain’s first new build restaurant in Northern Ireland since 2001. Marcon is currently completing works to the new build project, at what will be the 27th McDonald’s restaurant in Northern Ireland. The 84-seater restaurant featuring a two-lane drive-thru is due to open on [...]

Wrightbus International Opens Middle East Office

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Wrightbus International – the International arm of Wrights Group – has strengthened its presence in the Middle East region with the opening of a permanent office at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. The office, which will be headed up by Wrightbus International Director – Middle East, Paul Brannigan, will provide a springboard for the company’s business [...]

Hotel Chain Expands into R.O.I.

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County Antrim-based McKeever Hotel Group has announced its expansion into the Republic of Ireland with the purchase of the Letterkenny Court Hotel in Donegal. A major renovation of the three star hotel has just started with the first two phases seeing a £400,000 investment (€500,000) to totally refurbish the ground floor, including building a new [...]

Ballymena Business Centre Scoops RBS Grant

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Ballymena Business Centre has been awarded £20k grant from The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as part of the Groups Inspiring Enterprise Initiative. Ellvena Graham, Head of Ulster Bank NI and MD of SME Banking, Terry Robb, Head of Business Centre, Ulster Bank Ballymena and Melanie Christie Boyle, Chief Executive, Ballymena Business Centre. RBS Inspiring [...]

Grants Electrical Services Host MLAs

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Ballymena based GES Group (Grants Electrical Services Ltd.) hosted MLAs at visit to £200k expansion project that will see the company’s Mallusk branch increase by 11,000 sq. ft. Mallusk, 10th March 2013 – GES Group (Grants Electrical Services Ltd.), established in Ballymena in 1972, are now a leading electrical and mechanical engineering company with three locations [...]

Congratulations to Galgorm Resort and Spa

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Chamber members Galgorm Resort and Spa have been awarded “WorldHost Business Recognition for WorldHost Customer Service Training”. Mayor Audrey Wales MBE with management and staff from Galgorm Resort and Spa This is a great achievement – why not call out to Galgorm Resort and Spa, experience great levels of customer service, great food and a [...]

N.I. Technology Helps Secure Order for Wrightbus

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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED IN NORTHERN IRELAND HELPS SECURE MASSIVE ORDER FOR WRIGHTBUS Ballymena bus manufacturer Wrightbus received a further boost today (17th January) with confirmation of a major order for 301 buses from the UK bus division of FirstGroup. FirstGroup has ordered 301 Wrightbus StreetLite buses – 274 of which are specified with innovative “Micro [...]

Christmas Social / Networking Event

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Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its annual Christmas social/networking event in the Adair Arms Hotel on 11th December. There was an excellent turnout of Chamber members and guests.  This is always an informal evening and Alan Stewart, Chamber Vice President welcomed everyone. He then went on to present the trophies for the 2013 [...]

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