October 10 In the Press

Fifth generation apple grower Greg MacNeice of Mac Ivors Cider Co with journalist Eleanor McGillie with Polish apple pickers in MacNeice's orchards in Co Armagh. MGMPR_01

Apple picking in County Armagh – a county bursting with crates of the crop

Journalist Eleanor McGillie travels to Armagh’s famous orchards to learn the art of apple picking under the watchful eye of a fifth generation apple grower.

Greg MacNeice, of Mac Ivors Cider Co, takes Eleanor under his wing for the day to teach her the art of his craft. This feature was published in Saturday, October 7’s Belfast Telegraph. We hope you enjoy the read as it was such a fantastic experience to get onto this land which is cared for and nurtured by the MacNeice family.

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April 11 Brand Journalism

MGMPR Ltd will help you write submissions for business awards in Northern Ireland

Submissions, submissions and more submissions as awards season is upon us!

There are so many people in Northern Ireland doing fantastic things and our hats go off to anyone who owns their own business – it’s hard work and we know it only too well.

Now is your chance to celebrate your achievements by entering awards because behind every good business there are great people. Entering awards presents many opportunities and we have seen this at first hand with our clients. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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January 3 In the Press

The Uluru team strikes while the oven is hot for #OneMoreMonth

Uluru Bar & Grill will be relocating to the new Emersons building in a move which will enhance the dining experience for all.

The team however will continue to serve food until February 1 at its current premises in Market Street for #OneMoreMonth. The date of the new opening will be announced in due course. Uluru has been mentioned in The Michelin Guide 2014/15 and is the only restaurant to be listed in The Good Food Guide 2015 for Co Armagh.

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December 25 The MGMPR Blogger

Nothing gets in the way of a good birthday bash at Uluru – #OneMoreMonth

Dean Coppard, chef at Uluru Bar&Grill used today to make a very special announcement to customers.

The restaurant, which was due to shut its doors at its current location, will now be staying open for one more month before it moves to its new location at Emersons. Dean has written a blog here which he would like to share with customers which explains why the Uluru will remain open for #OneMoreMonth

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December 15 In the Press

Food parcels and toys show ‘iCare At Christmas’ for struggling families

Christmas is a time of year where community spirit comes alive and this is definitely the case at iCare and Homecare Independent living.

The support services team will be donating food parcels and toys to families who are struggling this Christmas with food and presents for children. Mairead Mackle, chief executive of Homecare Independent Living said this is “the right thing to do” for the community.

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November 3 In the Press

Hats off to businesses who join ranks to support charitable catwalk fundraiser

Budgets are being slashed and organisations and events are being turned down for funding.

But there are some shining examples of businesses which are stepping up to the plate and funding events which would previously have been eligible for public funding. Socially minded companies, like Homecare Independent Living, are leading by example by supporting ‘Falling For Fashion’.

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October 30 In the Press

Minister for the Environment digs the sod on Northern Ireland’s first zero carbon housing development

Mark H Durkhan, the Minister for the Environment, has dug the first sod to mark the beginning of the construction on Northern Ireland’s first zero carbon housing development.

The Minister said It is fantastic to see how green technology can operate in a way which keeps a family home well insulated and supplied with electricity while also providing the potential to earn money.

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September 30 In the Press

Markethill High School praised by Education Minister as school of ‘very good practice’

Markethill High School is one of 11 schools in Northern Ireland which has successfully broken the link between social disadvantage and educational attainment.

The school’s principal, James Maxwell, joined the Education Minister John O’Dowd at a special reception in Newry for the 11 schools highlighted as examples of good practice in an Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI). The recognition by the Minister reflects the hard work carried out.

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August 12 In the Press

Markethill High School is named best non-selective Controlled school in Northern Ireland

Statistics published by the Department of Education show Markethill High School has officially topped the new Annual Area Profiles as the best non-selective Controlled school in Northern Ireland.

Markethill High School is campaigning for a new build school and sixth form provision. The school is one where pupils ‘Believe To Achieve’. The figures show the strength of rural, sustainable schools.

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August 9 In the Press

AmberGreen Energy announce acquisition of solar pv installer Global Solar Renewables

At a time when acquisitions are unheard of, AmberGreen Energy announce it is buying Global Solar Renewables – the company’s preferred solar pv installer.

AmberGreen is one of the most trusted green energy solutions companies in Northern Ireland and offers homeowners and businesses solar pv and biomass boiler solutions which will reduce energy costs and save people money.

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June 24 In the Press

Smart ECO Hub say sustainable building technologies is ‘key driver’ of green economy

Smart ECO Hub, the cross border cluster organisation for the sustainable energy sector, hosted a seminar in Co Armagh to encourage green energy businesses to work together.

Speakers at the event, which took place at Northern Ireland’s first zero carbon home to be accredited by the Government, delivered the message that sustainable building technologies is a key driver for the green economy in Northern Ireland.

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June 24 In the Press

Poultry farmer turns to solar PV solutions to avoid impact of ever rising ‘energy crisis’

Poultry farmers use a lot of electricity in their poultry houses – perhaps a lot more than other types of farmers.

George Knipe is a parent stock rearer for Moy Park. He decided to make the switch because he wanted to invest in the future of his business. George expects his system will be paid off within five or six years and will cut his bill by a third.

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June 4 In the Press

Educational Village a good solution for Armagh city based schools, says Governor’s chairman

The Royal School Armagh, St Patrick’s Grammar, City of Armagh School and St Brigid’s High School have been praised by Markethill HIgh School for working together to reach a solution for their pupils.

Chairman of the Board of Governors, Willie Johnston, says he applauds their efforts to find a solution to the problem in Armagh city. He said he anticipates they will come up with a solution.

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May 14 In the Press

Northern Ireland’s Young Entrepreneur of the Future 2012 gives food for thought at gala event

Northern Ireland’s Young Entrepreneur of the Future 2012, Laura Marshall, joined a star studded panel as a guest speaker at the prestigious Young Enterprise NI Awards 2013.

The awards, which were supported by Ulster Business School, the University of Ulster and Ernst & Young, prepare young people in Northern Ireland for the world of business and recognise their achievements.

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April 5 In the Press

Happy clients is what makes Noel Conn & Company happy, says Gemma Coulter!

Noel Conn & Company is a well known and reputable Chartered Accountancy practice operating from a beautiful Georgian Townhouse in the historic city of Armagh.

The practice has over 500 clients – clients which work in a wide range of sectors including farming, renewable energy, construction, retail, legal, pubs, hotels, restaurants and much more. Gemma Coulter, a key member of the team, tells MGMPR why clients keep coming back.

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