All posts by Eoin Curran

NIABT Focuses on DEL Apprenticeship Scheme

On Tues 14th April, the NIABT briefing focused on the DEL Apprenticeship Scheme.

Minister Dr Stephen Farry MLA, Brian Doran, CEO of Southern Regional College and Michael O’Neill, Engineering Manager at Terex Dungannon presented at the event.

l-r Minister Dr Stephen Farry MLA, Brian Doran, Judith Cochrane MLA, NIABT Chair, Stephen Kelly, NIABT Board, Michael O’Neill
l-r Minister Dr Stephen Farry MLA, Brian Doran, Judith Cochrane MLA, NIABT Chair, Stephen Kelly, NIABT Board, Michael O’Neill

NIABT Christmas reception held at Kingspan Rugby Stadium

Shane Logan, CEO of Ulster Rugby delivered a presentation to the NIABT on the development of Ulster Rugby over the past number of years. Shane talked about how Ulster Rugby took a business approach to the development of the new stadium, ensuring they created an excellent venue which would appeal to and be accessible to a diverse audience.

Shane then gave the NIABT delegation a behind the scenes tour of the stadium. The tour gave an excellent opportunity to hear about the technologies that have been embraced during this process.

Basil McCrea MLA, Sammy Douglas MLA, Stephen Kelly, Manufacturing NI
Basil McCrea MLA, Sammy Douglas MLA, Stephen Kelly, Manufacturing NI
Stephen Kelly, Manufacturing NI with Sandra Overend MLA
Stephen Kelly, Manufacturing NI with Sandra Overend MLA

Importance of Sales and Marketing to the Growth of the Local Economy

On 11th November 2014 the Northern Ireland Assembly Business Trust hosted a briefing, exploring the importance of sales and marketing to the growth of the local economy.

Pictured at the event left to right Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry MLA, Patrick Hurst MBE, Managing Director, Munster Simms Engineering (Whale Pumps) and Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster MLA.
Pictured at the event left to right Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry MLA, Patrick Hurst MBE, Managing Director, Munster Simms Engineering (Whale Pumps) and Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster MLA.

NIABT debate what Europe can do for the business sector

The NIABT hosted a European debate on 13th May.

Mike Nesbitt MLA, OFMDFM Committee Chair, Professor David Phinnemore, Professor of European Politics, QUB, Jane Morrice, Vice President European Economic and Social Committee and Colette Fitzgerald, Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Belfast all addressed the delegation.

David, Jane and Colette then took questions from the audience.

Colette Fitzgerald, Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Belfast
Colette Fitzgerald, Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Belfast

 

Mike Nesbitt MLA, OFMDFM Committee Chair
Mike Nesbitt MLA, OFMDFM Committee Chair

Philip McDonagh briefing on ‘Winners and losers from the 2014 Budget statement’

Economist Phil McDonagh delivered a presentation on how the recent Budget statement impacts on Northern Ireland.

View the presentation (pdf).

Watch the video below as Mr McDonagh, John Simpson (Business Analysis) and Leslie Cree MLA discuss the day’s events:

Stephen Dunlop, Bangor and Holywood Town Centre Management, Judith Cochrane MLA, NIABT Board, Leslie Cree MBE MLA, NIABT Board, Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, NIABT Vice Chair, Philip McDonagh.
Stephen Dunlop, Bangor and Holywood Town Centre Management, Judith Cochrane MLA, NIABT Board, Leslie Cree MBE MLA, NIABT Board, Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, NIABT Vice Chair, Philip McDonagh.