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Local school visits Fujitsu to develop IT skills

Pupils from Harding Memorial School in Belfast recently took part in a series of interactive ICT workshops with leading information technology company, Fujitsu, as part of Business in the Community NI’s ‘Time To’ series. Read more . . .

 

Biodiversity action at Henry Brothers

On 22 May, International Day for Biological Diversity was marked by a visit to Henry Brothers’ impressive 26 acre Nature Park just outside Magherafelt. Read more . . .

 

Bank of Ireland UK Fund development of Macklin Group Care Home 

Belfast-based care home providers Macklin Care Homes has made a significant investment in the development of a new cutting-edge lifestyle care home Milesian Manor in Magherafelt. It has created 15 new jobs with support from the Bank of Ireland UK. Read more . . .
 

GrowBus launches at Yorkgate Station Community Garden

Translink is working with Groundwork NI on a GrowBus community gardening project. This innovative project aims to teach children living in temporary accommodation about the benefits of growing fruit and vegetables. Read more . . .

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Celebrations as Heron Bros. crowned NI Responsible Company of the Year

Draperstown construction firm Heron Bros. named NI Responsible Company of the Year at Business in the Community’s 2018 Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland. Read more . . .
 

NI businesses raise over £52,000 for charity

Volunteers from ten organisations raised an incredible £52,000 for local charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland by taking part in a one-day charity shop takeover challenge, ‘The Big Shops’ Showdown’.  Read more . . .
 

Employment East Mini Jobs Fair

On 7 June, more than 90 job seekers attended a mini jobs fair at the Skainos Centre in East Belfast. Attendees visited stands from nine local employers, all of whom had entry level vacancies on offer. Read more . . .
 

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Deadline approaching for the NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey

There is still time to submit your entries for the 2018 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey – closing date for entries is Friday 29 June. The Survey is open to businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors from across Northern Ireland.
 

Join us on 4 July to help celebrate Independence Day

We’re working in partnership with National Museums NI and Qualitrol on a new employer supported volunteering initiative – ‘Stars & Stripes Day’. Join us at the Ulster American Folk Park on Wednesday 4 July to celebrate Independence Day by lending your skills to help with pioneer cooking and wood craft; participating in 18th century re-enactments as well as gardening and collecting crops. Get a team together and sign up here, or contact Andy Nisbet.
 

New Link & Learn series

Throughout the year, Business in the Community runs a series of one-hour, bite-sized, topical learning sessions for your employees, delivered in your workplace by experts in areas of particular interest to your workforce. This series will feature cancer awareness sessions taking place in September and stress awareness sessions in November. Find out more . . .
 

Together we can #WorkItOut

#WorkItOut is a unique employability project in the North West. We are currently looking for business mentors who can give just a few hours to help support disadvantaged young people (aged 16 – 25 years old) start their journey into employment, training or education. To get involved, contact John O'Connell, or call (028) 7186 1550.