The NIABT hosted a briefing on the creative industries on the 9th April.

The NIABT hosted a briefing on the creative industries
Michelle McIlveen MLA, Chair of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure provided an overview of the findings of a recent Committee Inquiry into maximising the potential of the creative industries and Stephen McGowan from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure delivered a briefing on the positive impact the creative industries are having on Northern Ireland.
Pic, l-r, Basil McCrea MLA, Stephen McGowan, DCAL, Michelle McIlveen MLA, Chris Lyttle MLA, Mary Trainor-Nagele, Arts & Business NI

 

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NIABT Briefing on Fairtrade and Corporate Social Responsibility

Dr Christopher Stange, Chairman of Fairtrade Belfast, and Jacqueline Gibson, Sustainability Coordinator at Graham Construction, led a discussion on the importance of Fairtrade to the local business community.

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Michael Bell, NIABT Board member, Chris Lyttle MLA, NIABT Chairperson, Jacqueline Gibson, Graham Construction, Minister David Ford MLA and Dr Christopher Stange, Chairman of Fairtrade Belfast.

 

NIABT President’s Dinner

On Thursday 7 March 2013 the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Right Honourable Theresa Villiers MP was keynote speaker at the annual dinner.

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NIABT President William Hay MLA, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Right Honourable Theresa Villiers MP, NIABT Chairperson Chris Lyttle MLA and NIABT Vice Chairperson John Rooney.

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NIABT Board meets with Secretary of State

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Secretary of State with NIABT Board members

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Secretary of State addresses the NIABT at the annual President’s Dinner

Judith Cochrane MLA visits MCE PR

 

MCE Public Relations arranged a full day of events for the fellowship visit by Judith Cochrane MLA. During her day with the company, Judith met with Chris Brown and the rest of the team and received a brief overview of MCE PR. Following this, Judith had the opportunity to part take in a round table discussion with representatives from the Northern Ireland Leukaemia Research Fund and received a presentation from the Head of Computer Science from the University of Ulster.

Chris Brown MCE PR welcomes Judith Cochrane MLA to company fellowship

Chris Brown MCE PR welcomes Judith Cochrane MLA to company fellowship

L-R Chris Brown ( Public Affairs Director), Jonathan Ireland ( Corporate PR Director), Judith Cochrane MLA and Sinead Doyle ( Consumer PR Manager
L-R Chris Brown ( Public Affairs Director), Jonathan Ireland ( Corporate PR Director), Judith Cochrane MLA and Sinead Doyle ( Consumer PR Manager)

 

 

Lucinda Creighton TD Briefs the NIABT

The Committee of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minster in partnership with the NIABT invited the Minister of State for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton TD to deliver a mid-term review of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

L-R Mike Nesbitt MLA, Lucinda Creighton TD, Minister of State for European Affairs and Chris Lyttle MLA.
L-R Mike Nesbitt MLA, Lucinda Creighton TD, Minister of State for European Affairs and Chris Lyttle MLA.

Educational visit to Belfast Distillery

An NIABT delegation visited the Crumlin Road Gaol to receive a presentation and tour of their new premises from Peter Lavery and Michael Morris of Belfast Distillery.

L-R Gerry Kelly MLA with Peter Lavery, Belfast Distillery
L-R Gerry Kelly MLA with Peter Lavery, Belfast Distillery
L-R Alex Maskey MLA, Alban Maginness MLA, Michael Morris, Belfast Distillery, Gerry Kelly MLA and Michael Bell, NIFDA
L-R Alex Maskey MLA, Alban Maginness MLA, Michael Morris, Belfast Distillery, Gerry Kelly MLA and Michael Bell, NIFDA
L-R: Gerry Kelly MLA, Alex Maskey MLA and Michael Bell, NIFDA
L-R: Gerry Kelly MLA, Alex Maskey MLA and Michael Bell, NIFDA
L-R Alban Maginness MLA with Peter Lavery, Belfast Distillery
L-R Alban Maginness MLA with Peter Lavery, Belfast Distillery
L-R Alex Maskey MLA, Michael Bell, NIFDA and Peter Lavery, Belfast Distillery
L-R Alex Maskey MLA, Michael Bell, NIFDA and Peter Lavery, Belfast Distillery