TIME PLEASE: LAST CHANCE BE TOAST OF THE TRADE

TIME PLEASE: LAST CHANCE BE TOAST OF THE TRADE

The clock is ticking for pubs to be in with a chance of being crowned the best bar in Northern Ireland, as the closing date for Pubs of Ulster’s Pub of the Year Awards fast approaches. Pubs of Ulster, the representative body for the licensed trade in Northern Ireland, is... View Article

Raising the bar in customer service

Raising the bar in customer service

  One of Belfast’s oldest pubs, the Errigle Inn, has embraced WorldHost training to keep its ever-increasing numbers of customers satisfied. The Errigle’s commitment to meeting the needs of its patrons has been honoured after it received the prestigious WorldHost Business Recognition Award for having trained more than 50% of... View Article

TOP 100 COMPANIES BREAK THROUGH £20BN SALES MARK

TOP 100 COMPANIES BREAK THROUGH £20BN SALES MARK

The sales performance of Northern Ireland’s Top 100 companies has defied the economic gloom over the past year, according to figures published today in leading business magazine Ulster Business. The magazine’s annual survey, now in its 25th year, provides a snapshot of the Northern Ireland economy from the latest available... View Article

New Finance Minister Pledges Support for Hospitality Sector

New Finance Minister Pledges Support for Hospitality Sector

Pubs of Ulster, the representative body of the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland, has welcomed the support of the new Finance Minister, Simon Hamilton as he embarks on his new role as head of the Department of Finance and Personnel. Pubs of Ulster, the representative body of the hospitality sector... View Article

Arthur’s Day 2013 will showcase the best of Ireland’s Talent

Arthur’s Day 2013 will showcase the best of Ireland’s Talent

32 Counties, 500+ Free Music Events, 1,000+ Music Acts, Creative Showcase Events.  GUINNESS & Co is excited to announce details of Arthur’s Day 2013, which will take place on Thursday 26th September. Arthur’s Day will showcase the best of Ireland’s creativity and talent from the world of music and culture at... View Article

Foster commends Corick House Hotel on four-star grading

Foster commends Corick House Hotel on four-star grading

    Tourism Minister Arlene Foster has congratulated Tyrone’s Corick House Hotel and Spa on achieving four-star status under the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Quality Grading Scheme. The award for the Clogher hotel follows a major investment of £1.4million including £230,000 support from Invest Northern Ireland. A new extension has... View Article

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival Launches its 21st Birthday Celebrations

Hillsborough International Oyster Festival Launches its 21st Birthday Celebrations

    The world-renowned Hillsborough International Oyster Festival, which runs from the 3rd – 8th September 2013, has launched its biggest ever programmes of events to mark its coming of age. Plans for this milestone anniversary are well underway with the picturesque town in County Down gearing up to host... View Article

Lord Mayor opens HARTE ‘pop up’ restaurant in Titanic Quarter

Lord Mayor opens HARTE ‘pop up’ restaurant in Titanic Quarter

  The Lord Mayor of Belfast officially opened a ‘pop up’ restaurant in the Titanic Quarter today staffed by participants of the council’s HARTE programme which will run for the next two weeks to coincide with the World Police and Fire Games. Participants of the Hospitality and Retail Training for... View Article

Giant’s Causeway 5 Star Experience

Giant’s Causeway 5 Star Experience

    The National Trust’s Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre has been rated as a five-star experience for tourists. The five-star accreditation was awarded under a new NITB scheme designed to provide visitors with quality grading information on Northern Ireland’s tourist attractions.  Congratulating the National Trust on their 5 star Visitor... View Article

Foster: Northern Ireland geared up for mountain biking

Foster: Northern Ireland geared up for mountain biking

    Northern Ireland is building a reputation as the new go-to place for mountain bike adventure, Tourism Minister Arlene Foster has said. The Minister was speaking at the official opening of Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trail, which brings the network of purpose-built mountain bike trails in Northern Ireland to over... View Article