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October 25 In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Ann Henderson is the owner of Back of Beyond - a casual dining restaurant in Caledon, Co Tyrone.

A crafty cook turns old potato shed into the Back of Beyond in Caledon

A crafty cook has turned an old potato shed into a casual dining restaurant in the Georgian village of Caledon in Co Tyrone.

Ann Henderson saw an opportunity to make an impact on the rural community by turning something very old into something really new. Ann decided to get creative and turn the potato shed into a 24-seater casual dining restaurant which serves food which is produced locally, has created a few new jobs and is a place where local people can congregate.

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June 30 Brand Journalism In the Press

Final call for Northern Ireland’s 20 Most Inspiring Women 2016 nominations

MGMPR Ltd, a multi-media PR agency which uses brand journalism as a powerful communication tool, is the sponsor of Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Most Inspiring Women feature.

The deadline to receive nominations is July 22 so if you haven’t voted yet please do before the deadline. This feature is an opportunity to celebrate women who are doing great things in the world of business and who are deemed inspirational by their colleagues, customers and peers.

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June 27 Brand Journalism In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Fifth generation apple grower takes the taste of Armagh’s orchards to Europe

Greg MacNeice is a fifth generation apple grower who has a vision to expand the Mac Ivors Cider Co brand across Europe and America.

Mac Ivors Cider Co, in the last four years, has bottled just short of one million bottles of its Mac Ivors Traditional Dry and Medium Ciders. Now introducing its new Plum and Ginger flavour, the cider-maker has announced a new distributor deal in Rome and will target the American market later this year. Here’s the full story:

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April 12 Brand Journalism In the Press

Housing crisis is looming as ICTU warns against privatisation of NIHE portfolio

Northern Ireland is on the verge of a housing crisis if plans continue to transfer more and more Housing Executive stock to the voluntary sector.

Brian Campfield, President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), told delegates at the biennial conference that if the Housing Executive sells its portfolio of houses, then people would no longer be able to afford private rents, and, as a result, education and health would also suffer and jobs would be lost.

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April 12 Brand Journalism In the Press

Farm groups support motion to stay in EU as ICTU lobby for workers’ interests

Farmers and businesses are being urged to work together – that’s a key message during a debate on Brexit at the ICTU conference today.

Peter Bunting, assistant General Secretary of the ICTU, said if Northern Ireland has a chance of growing its economy its members must vote ‘Yes’ in the EU referendum. Mr Bunting added that It is critical that farmers and the business community work in tandem to ensure members maximise the ‘Yes’ vote. Here’s the full story:

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December 5 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

IFEX exhibitor sees huge growth thanks to increased uptake in E-Learning training

The Training and Recruitment House Ltd in Portadown will be exhibiting at IFEX 2016 where the training and recruitment team will showcase the secrets to their success over the past year.

Business has multiplied massively for this consultancy practice as a result of its introduction to E-Learning for its clients who operate in a variety of sectors including food producers, companies in the leisure and tourism sector, engineering companies, charitable and social enterprises.

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June 23 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Online platform to guide NI businesses through auto enrolement challenge

Thousands of small businesses in Northern Ireland received letters this week alerting them to their legal requirements for Auto Enrolment – the Government’s pensions initiative.

An online platform to guide NI businesses through auto enrolment challenge has been created by the team of independent financial advisers at Watson French. takes the pressure off small regional businesses who are most likely to feel the strain. Here’s the full story:

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June 15 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

International success as Armagh Cider Company scoops up a host of medals

Armagh Cider Company, Northern Ireland’s longest established cider producer, has been awarded six medals in the 2015 International Cider Challenge.

Armagh Cider Company produce a range of artisan ciders, juices and vinegars which are all hand crafted at Ballinteggart House. The products are completely natural with genuine provenance and heritage behind them. The company prides itself in delivering artisan and handcrafted products which do not contain artificial ingredients.

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June 2 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

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Surfing brothers are through to the semi finals in #Voom: Pitch To Rich

Surfing brothers Ricky Martin and Chris Martin are through to the semi finals of the #Voom: Pitch to Rich competition.

The next stage of the competition, being run by Virgin Media Business, is a voting process which means the guys need your votes. If they win this voting round the guys will win the chance to pitch The Skunkworks Surfboard Company directly to a prestigious judging panel headed by billionaire Richard Branson. Here’s the full story with the link you need. Go on – click!

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May 27 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Emerson's Supermarket in Armagh has been serving the district for over 125 years. Now it's the UK's Most Sustainable Independent Retailer of the year

City centre boosted with Emerson’s Supermarket refurbishment complete

The new look Emerson’s, Uluru Bar & Grill, The Wine Store and the Post Office have added life and a new buzz to Armagh’s historic city centre.

For two years, the planning and implementation of a £2million refurbishment programme has been strategically rolled out. But with the programme of works well and truly completed, owner Gavin Emerson reflects back on what has been achieved for the local community, and how the city centre has been given a huge boost.

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May 7 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Chris Martin, left, and Ricky Martin, right, are campaigning to Pitch to Rich

Surfing brothers step it up a gear as they top the table in Pitch to Rich bid

Two brothers who started a campaign to secure votes to get them through to the next stage of Pitch To Rich have come out on top at the first hurdle.

Ricky Martin and his brother Chris, two well known surfing brothers from the North Coast, are competing to pitch The Skunkworks Surfboard Company to billionaire Richard Branson in the Pitch to Rich initiative which, if they win, could secure their company £50,000. Good luck to Ricky and Chris. Here’s the full story:

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April 20 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

HMRC pays out £20million to innovative NI companies in R&D Tax Credit claims

Businesses in Northern Ireland have claimed over £20million in R&D Tax Credits according to the latest figures revealed by HMRC.

The scheme was introduced in 2000 for SMEs, with a separate scheme for larger companies launched in 2002, to increase the R&D base by helping to reduce the cost of corporate research and development. Tom Verner helps identify R&D activities and submits claims on behalf of companies.

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April 13 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Major coup for Goal Line as Asda Foundation funds multi sensory discovery room

The Asda Foundation is all about transforming communities and changing lives and so far this year has donated £2,475,342 to different causes across the UK.

Here in Northern Ireland, the Asda Foundation has funded a new multi sensory discovery room so children of all abilities can now benefit from a state of the art equipment at the Goal Line Youth Centre based in the grounds of Portadown Rugby Club. Here’s the story of the launch.

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