Chamber member invests £300k in equipment

Ballymena-based printing firm Ballyprint is the first company in Northern Ireland to invest in the new Iridesse Production Press by Xerox, which can print impressive gold, silver, and coloured metallic effects. Every company is trying to get eyes on its promotional material, and the printing industry in Northern Ireland has exploded in recent years as […]

NRC football ace heads to the States

Northern Regional College student, 18-year old Eamon McLaughlin, credits the support he has received at the College for helping him secure an exciting four-year soccer scholarship with Division 1 college, California State University. Local football ace Eamon McLoughlin is pictured signing his contract with California State University, which secures him a four-year all-expenses-paid scholarship playing […]

Ballymena Company Provides Employment for 75

Chamber member Provides Employment for 75 Healthcare Professionals. Ballymena based Knockdene Healthcare Ltd was established in 2017 specialising in the supply of Nursing and Care Assistants within the Healthcare Sector.  Having completed the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council funded Go For It Programme and Micro Business Programme with Ballymena Business Centre and locating their offices in […]

Impressive Festive Period for Fairhill

Positive Outlook for the Year Ahead after Good 2018 BALLYMENA’s premier retail destination, Fairhill Shopping Centre, home to Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, New Look and Next among others, got everything they wished for this Christmas with an impressive 10% increase in footfall figures compared to 2017 over the Christmas and New Year period. Following the […]

RiverRidge Celebrates a Hat Trick

RiverRidge Celebrates a Hat Trick with Sustainable Ireland’s Waste Management and Environmental Excellence Award RiverRidge has been praised at the annual Sustainable Ireland Awards for its commitment to waste management and environmental excellence for a third year in succession. The award, sponsored by Ulster Shedders, recognises excellence within the resource and waste management industry, through […]

Fairhill Set for Productive 2019

Fairhill Shopping Centre is Set for a Productive 2019 Good tenants and engaging with the community key to success BALLYMENA’s premier shopping destination, Fairhill Shopping Centre, in the heart of the town centre will end 2018 on a high, with Next just having re-committed to the centre until 2024 as one of their anchor tenants. […]

Proposal for St Patrick’s Barracks Site

Proposed digital innovation hub at St Patrick’s Barracks site ‘would create next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs’ Ambitious plans to create a multimillion pound next generation science park on the former St Patrick’s Barracks site in Ballymena are designed to arm local people with the skills to compete on a global stage as digital innovators […]

Chamber and Danske Bank Host Business Breakfast

As part of Enterprise Fortnight, Ballymena Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Danske Bank jointly hosted a Business Breakfast at Galgorm Resort and Spa. The event which focused on economic factors impacting on businesses attracted a large audience with over 90 members of the local business community attending.    Photo L – R: Brian […]

2018 Business Excellence Awards

Ballymena businesses were out in force on 18th October at the Gala evening in Tullyglass House Hotel to celebrate the 16th Ballymena Business Excellence Awards. The awards are organised annually by Ballymena Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the principal sponsor this year was Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.   Mayor of Mid & […]

Finalists named for 2018 Awards

The names of the finalists for the 2018 Ballymena Business Excellence Awards have been revealed. The awards are organised annually by Ballymena Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry and this year the principal sponsor is Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. You can view this year’s finalists by clicking here. L-R: Tom Wiggins (Ballymena Chamber […]

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