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Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful in association with Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland has launched the Coast Care Awards for the sixth year in Northern Ireland.  These awards are designed to acknowledge the excellent work of individuals and groups working throughout the year in the Coast Care Programme, so if you work with or know of a group that deserves an award for the work carried out on a coastal or inland waterway project.

Speakers from Twitter, Google and Mobile World Congress coming to Belfast 

Northern Ireland’s most impactful digital technology conference has teamed up with NIIRTA to announce its programme of events for 2015.

Taking place in October & November, Digital DNA is a series of events that promotes the benefits of technology to businesses in Northern Ireland with the aim of helping them grow locally and internationally. 

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has strongly welcomed Belfast City Council's new City Centre Regeneration and Investment Strategy which was published this morning.

NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

"A strong and vibrant Belfast City Centre is of vital importance to the economy of Northern Ireland as a whole, sustaining thousands of retail and service sector jobs. The City Centre has a 20% vacancy rate which is nearly double the UK average and urgent action is needed to address this challenge"

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has warned MLAs that escalating business costs such as Rates, Living Wage and Red Tape is in danger of slowing Northern Ireland’s economic recovery. 

NIIRTA’s call comes as it launched its #CutTheBizCost campaign and published their Fifteen Point Plan to address high business cost at a roundtable meeting of retailers and MLAs and also at a meeting with Finance Minister and First Minister.

Property experts Osborne King supported the roundtable event.

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has welcomed progress toward the establishment of a Supply Chain Forum after a meeting with Agriculture Minister Michelle O’ Neill today. 

Aodhan Connolly, Director of the NI Retail Consortium, was also at the meeting.

NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

All parts of the supply chain must work together in a collaborative and co-ordinated way to address the current difficulties facing our industry, Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill told representatives from the retail sector today.

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) is to host a roundtable event for independent retailers who are struggling with Rates, Energy Costs, Red Tape and affording the National Living Wage.

Senior MLAs from the five main political parties will be present at the event, which will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 17th September at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast.

Speaking ahead of the event NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has welcomed the Assembly’s Enterprise, Trade & Investment Committee report Opportunity for Excellence, which was published today.

NIIRTA’s submission to the ETI Committee enquiry was its Eighty Point Plan for Local Economic Development, Local First.

NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has congratulated young people receiving their GCSE results today and urged them to consider alternative courses to A-Levels, which the six FE local FE Colleges offer. 

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has expressed concern at the latest Springboard survey which shows Northern Ireland's shop vacancy rate as the highest in the UK at 17.3% and footfall down by 4.5% compared to the same time last year. 

 NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

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