November 8 In the Press Newsfeed PR Northern Ireland

Suzanne Garuda of Garuda Design, Susan Hughes and Sarah Bucahanan of Killeavy Castle Estate at the 2019 NI Hotel Awards at Titanic Belfast. XT3N7276

MBE picks up Special Recognition Award at NI Hotel Awards

The Northern Ireland Hotel Awards took place at the Titanic Belfast and the hospitality sector stepped out in style to celebrate performance in the industry.

The headline sponsor of the event was Ulster Carpets with category sponsors, The Ivory, Belfast Artisan Distillery, Quirky Weddings and Art on A Tin. Read the full story:

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December 4 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

From left, Gavin Emerson, Marissa Quinn and Alessie Magowan from The Emerson's Foundation with Richard Thompson from the Armagh Foodbank launching the Christmas Trolley Appeal P1030943A

Emerson’s Supermarket ‘Trolley Appeal’ to aid foodbank

THE Emerson’s Foundation is collaborating with Armagh Foodbank to help with a surge in demand from families living in the community who are facing financial struggles this Christmas.

The foundation, launched last year by Emerson’s Supermarket staff with the aim of helping transform the local community, has announced its support for the foodbank in its fight against hunger this Christmas.

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November 22 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Markethill High School to become regional hub of excellence for educational research

Markethill High School to become regional hub of excellence

Markethill High School is to become the first school in Northern Ireland to join forces with the Teacher Development Trust – a UK-wide organisation which raises the awareness of effective professional development in schools and colleges across the UK.

Principal James Maxwell announced the partnership at this week’s prize giving where he told a packed hall that the aim for Markethill High School is to become a regional hub of excellence for professional development and educational research.

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October 23 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Bluegrass Horse Feeds will travel to Kentucky for a Kentucky Equine Research conference

Bluegrass Horse Feeds team are all set for Kentucky for equine health conference

A team from Co Tyrone based Bluegrass Horse Feeds will travel to Kentucky this week to attend a global conference which focuses on 30 years of progress in equine health and nutrition.

KER President and Founder, Dr Joe Pagan, will welcome guests from around the globe on day one, where conference will focus on Medicine, while day two of the conference will focus on nutrition with Dr Pagan exploring 30 years of trends and changes in the global feed industry.

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September 21 Brand Journalism PR Northern Ireland The Richhill Apple Fayre

Chefs John White, Mervyn Steenson and Mark Winter

Thousands prepare for the fantastic Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre 2018

The Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre is a popular country village fayre which attracts thousands of people every year to celebrate the PGI protected Armagh Bramley Apple. This is a fantastic FREE fun day out for all of the family.

Go along to Richhill on Saturday, October 27 where there will be over 30 artisan food and drink producers, a tugo’war, a tasting theatre, hot and cold drinks and food, a scarecrow competition and much more. The event runs from 9am to 5pm. See you there!

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September 7 Brand Journalism PR Northern Ireland The Richhill Apple Fayre

The launch of the 2018 Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre encourages young people to enter catering industry

The Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre is an annual celebration of the Armagh Bramley Apple and this year it will welcome award winning chefs who will use their tasting theatre to encourage young people to enter the catering industry.

The Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre, which will take place on Saturday, October 27, has launched with the announcement that it will use its prime position in The Food Heartland to encourage young people to embark on a career in the kitchen. Here’s the full story;

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September 4 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Trevor Knipe of Ballymartrim Woods in Co Armagh will run the Dublin Marathon in October 2018

Grandfather inspired by woodland is in training to run Dublin Marathon

A 67-YEAR-old landowner from Co Armagh is preparing to run his first ever marathon this year after being inspired by a woodland which was planted on his land three years ago. Trevor Knipe, of Ballymartrim Wood, planted over five hectares of native Irish trees, which he has since opened up to the public for walking and fundraising events.

The Forest Expansion Scheme grant is up to 100 per cent funded and attracts an annual income of up to £425 for 10 years and can be in addition to Single Farm Payments.

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September 3 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Carolyn Trimble of Indiwoods, a woodland consultancy in Northern Ireland

DAERA say Forest Expansion Scheme plans to go-ahead ‘irrespective’ of Brexit

A WOODLAND consultant who celebrated planting her one millionth tree in Northern Ireland last year is welcoming news from DAERA that the Forest Expansion Scheme is expected to go ahead next year in spite of the looming uncertainty of Brexit.

Woodland consultant Carolyn Trimble says she is delighted the Department  confirmed it fully plans to open the scheme again next year, irrespective of Brexit, and is encouraging landowners to avail of the grants to plant woodlands.

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June 2 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Cappa Dianthus - Cappa Stud where all stallions are fed with Bluegrass Horse Feeds. Copyright www.esphotography.co.uk

Bluegrass – powering sports horses, race horses and leisure horses for 20 years

When brands reach a milestone it’s important to mark that milestone as a celebration of what has been achieved and it allows allows teams to focus for the future.

Bluegrass Horse Feeds, one of Ireland’s leading horse feed manufacturers, is celebrating 20 years in business this year and what a year it has been so far. As part of the celebrations the team is giving away a tonne of Competition Mix in this week’s The Irish Field. Here’s the editorial we submitted as part of this anniversary giveaway.

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May 21 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Ricky Martin, left, and his brother Chris Martin, right - JJ-5416

Over 400 investors raising over £500,000 – Skunkworks rides the wave for growth

TWO brothers who are manufacturing what are believed to be the most robust and eco friendly surfboards in the world have raised over £500,000 from investors from across the globe in the next stage in the Skunkworks Surf Co journey.

The Crowdcube campaign, which was launched by the Coleraine based manufacturer, has now officially closed with 426 investors joining the Skunkworks Surfboard Co team and raising a total of £504,890. Click to share:

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April 19 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

James Barclay, left, Simon Funge, centre, with chairman of Worldwide Financial Planning Peter McGahan, right. wwfp47

Worldwide Financial Planning Appoints New Managing Director

WORLDWIDE Financial Planning has appointed a new Managing Director and new Compliance and Head of Risk in a drive to take the firm to the next step in becoming a market leader in independent financial advice.

The firm of independent financial advisers, which has offices in Truro, Southampton and Northern Ireland, will be headed by Simon Funge, previous Head of Financial Planning at Wesleyan where he managed a team of 300 specialist financial advisers. READ MORE:

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April 11 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Sunjay working at the Skunkworks Surf Co factory in Colerains. The company are embarking on a Crowdcube campaign.

Skunkworks set waste free targets and launch Crowdcube campaign

Two brothers who are manufacturing ‘next generation’ surfboards have announced their plans to become waste free by 2020 and are inviting people all over the world to join them on their journey to the next stage through a Crowdcube campaign.

Ricky and Chris Martin say it is their mission to become waste free by 2020. To get involved in the Skunkworks journey by investing in eco friendly surfboards, which are revolutionising the surf industry, click crowdcube.com/skunkworks

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April 6 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Ricky Martin of the Skunkworks Surf Co, left with Darren McDowell of Harbison Mullholland, centre, and Chris Martin, right

Siblings and surfboards – Skunkworks brothers to speak at Family Business Forum

THERE are lots of projects happening at Skunkworks Surf Co right now but Ricky and Chris Martin will be taking time out of the factory to join a panel of business people to speak at the next NI Family Business Forum.

On April 24, the two surfing brothers who are revolutionising the surfboard industry, will speak to an audience at ‘Meet The Family – The Chairmen of the Board’ at the Europa Hotel. Next week however, these guys are announcing something pretty spectacular.

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March 17 In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Bluegrass Horse Feeds – Feeding Cheltenham’s Irish Champions

IT’S the calm after the storm as Irish trainers leave the Cotswolds  after what has been one of the most exciting festivals in recent years. The 2018 Cheltenham Festival  has put Irish trainers in the spotlight yet again with Bluegrass Horse Feeds’ customer Gordon Elliott making huge impact on the turf.

At the County Tyrone mill, the Bluegrass team were glued to the finish line all week as Irish champions cleaned up. Here’s a piece we submitted to the Irish Field on behalf of Bluegrass Horse Feeds.

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February 1 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

An Evening of Celebration with St Patrick's Academy Dungannon - Phoeo by Richard Trainor Photography

The end of an era brings a new day for St Patrick’s Academy

The countdown is now well and truly on for a gala night which will mark the end of an era and the beginning of a new one for one of County Tyrone’s biggest schools.

St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon has been preparing for An Evening of Celebration for months, and, this Saturday, hundreds of people will gather for An Evening of Celebration – an event which will also see the launch of the Academy Alumni Association and hear from Chief Reporter from The Times, Sean O’Neill.

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