Key Contacts and business support
|Newry Mourne and Down District Council|
|With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice from Government can change quickly.
Newry Mourne and Down District Council understand this is an incredibly challenging and difficult time for local businesses. We will provide regular updates on information, advice and support for businesses as it becomes available. We encourage all businesses to visit our social media platforms for further updates.
If you have queries please contact the Economic Development Unit. We are working with our partners and stakeholders to raise the needs of business and to bring you the information that you need. If any businesses have any queries, contact the Unit by e-mail – email@example.com
|Business Support – More Important than Ever|
|The disruption caused by the Coronavirus makes it more important than ever to provide support to the local business community.
All business support programmes provided by the Council will continue, with technology being used to ensure that all elements of the programmes are delivered safely and in line
with Public Health Agency advice. The programmes offered are part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for
Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014 -2020) programme.
- We also have the flexibility built into our programmes which allow us to focus on how SMEs can adapt by moving their offering online, facilitating home working for staff and by employing technology.
We are accepting new registrations for support, offering support for businesses to advice and guidance to react to Covid-19 and survive and thrive.
Businesses can register for business support via the website http://nmdbusiness.org/growing-your-business/
The Economic Development team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
|NI Business Info and Invest NI|
|As the uncertainly of coronavirus situation continues to evolve, the following website will be a useful information resource for businesses to access the latest information from. You can also register for the NI Business newsletter and receive updates as they happen
Invest NI Business Support team on 0800 181 4422 is also available to answer queries.
|UK Government Covid-19 Guidance
• www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid- 19/covid-19-support-for-businesses
|Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade|
|A Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade continue to serve their members and bring information on support available to address challenges arising from Covid-19. Newry Chamber of Commence and Trade continue to promote updates through their social media channels
The Chamber can be contacted at email@example.com
|All campuses are now closed. The College’s Business Support Staff continue to engage with existing clients and determine how they can continue to support them through online and digital channels. The College will also continue to advise and support employers with planned Apprenticeships and Higher Level Apprenticeships for September 2020.
Please contact SRC Business Support Team on: T: 028 3025 9664
Please contact SERC Business Support Team on:
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0345 600 7555
|Employers that urgently need to recruit more staff to meet high demand as a result of the COVID-19 impact can advertise job vacancies on JobCentre Online NI. JobCentre Online (JCOL) is a website that will assist employers who are looking to recruit new staff.
Employers can notify and manage their job vacancies online in a quick, easy and convenient way, with the ability to manage your account online 24/7. JCOL reaches a wide audience, advertising current job vacancies throughout Northern Ireland, as well as vacancies in the Republic of Ireland.
Employers can register with Employers Online NI and have their job vacancies posted on JCOL the same day. This is a free service to all employers.
Recruitment opportunities are clearly highlighted to jobseekers who can also register with JobCentre Online NI to apply for job vacancies directly to employers
Further information available at: https://www.employersonlineni.com
Tourism NI have set up an online enquiry facility with info on finance, contracts and employment law.
Helpline telephone: 028 95 925313 lines open Mon-Sun 9-5pm. Outside of these hours please submit an online query via the ‘contact us’ form at the bottom of the page.
Further information available at – https://tourismni.com/Grow-Your-Business/covid-19-new- coronavirus/
Business that can remain open
|The Executive has today (25 March) published a list of essential businesses that are permitted to remain open to members of the public during the Coronavirus emergency
The list provides clarity on what retail services and other venues may remain open in Northern Ireland and which should close immediately.
Business that can remain open:
The following non-essential retail services should close immediately: