Becoming an Employer

October 5th, 2015

If you have recently taken on staff or you’re planning to do so and you’re not sure where to start, the Becoming an Employer tutorial is for you. The tutorial explains the basic information you need to get started as an employer. Including: getting started – what you need to know before you take on your first […]

Supporting Local Entrepreneurs – Flawless Beauty Salon

September 17th, 2015

When Nicole, a trained Beauty Therapist, was presented with the opportunity of acquiring Flawless, a beauty salon in her local town, we worked with her to develop a business plan which considered all aspects of her taking over the business.  Through the Steps2Success programme we were also able to offer Nicole advice and guidance from one […]

BA Components celebrate 25 years in business

September 15th, 2015

We want to congratulate BA Components as they celebrate 25 years in business.  BA Components were the first tenant in our Magherafelt site on Rainey Street, initially manufacturing bespoke resurfaced kitchen doors.  They are now one of Northern Ireland’s most successful manufacturing businesses exporting to 23 countries globally, with a staff of 250 employees and an annual turnover of […]

Business Support Clinic

September 14th, 2015

There is a lot of support out there to help you shape and grow your business – and it is free. This event will tell you about it and who can offer it. Business Support Clinic OCT 15, 2015 8AM – 11:30AM Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square South, Belfast, Antrim, BT1 5GS The Business Support Clinic is designed to […]

The Market Inn win The Workspace Cup 2015

September 11th, 2015

The Market Inn were victorious in this year’s Workspace Cup, a five-aside-soccer competition organised by the Workspace Group in partnership with Draperstown Celtic Football Club. 16 teams from businesses in the Draperstown and surrounding areas participated in the competition which took place at the Workspace Recreation Centre, Draperstown. Adele McIvor, Corporate Services Manager for the […]

RCDS NI winners of the UK Tekla Awards

September 8th, 2015

Our tenant RCDS (NI) Limited announced that they have secured 1st place in the Tekla BIM 2015 National Model Competition with their entry at “St Pancras Square’ RCDS modelled the architectural concrete facade and units were supplied by Techrete”. Congratulations!

Local business networking at the #DraperstownHour in Twitter

August 18th, 2015

#DraperstownHour Twitter-based forum, on which businesses and individuals are free to discuss whatever they want for an hour every Thursday between 8-9 pm. This could be anything from pitching for business or sharing good news stories, to promoting other businesses or general networking. Social media is a very important method to get the message across to […]

How VAT works?

August 18th, 2015

You may have a lot of questions about how and when to charge VAT, how you claim it back, and how VAT works? HM Revenue & Customs published a guide that will solve all your doubts about VAT. VAT How it works This e-learning course is a complete guide that covers: Charging VAT Reclaiming VAT Vat […]

Tell us your business stories

August 7th, 2015

We love to hear business stories from small business owners and entrepreneurs like you. If you’re an NI business owner with an interesting story to tell, send us an email with your business story to and get the chance to be featured on the site and in our newsletter. Share your business story!  

VAT e-learning guide

August 6th, 2015

So you started your own business and you are not sure if you need to register for VAT. The HMRC created an e-learning guide to help entrepreneurs through everything they need to know to get started. There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help […]

5 ways to improve your retail business

August 4th, 2015

We found a very interesting article in NI Business Info about 5 ways to improve your retail business. Retail is a fast-moving sector with great rewards for innovative businesses, whether focused on the local market in Northern Ireland or beyond. Spotting market trends is important to stay ahead of the competition and provide products which customers want […]

Mid Ulster Business Awards 2015

August 4th, 2015

Mid Ulster Business Awards 2015 The Mid-Ulster Mail & Tyrone Times have launched their 5th annual Mid-Ulster Business Awards.  The awards aim to recognise the talent, en­trepreneurship and excellence that exists across the full range of business and commerce in the area.  There are 14 award categories which cover all aspects of business and industry […]

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