Business Must Be Bolder Than Ever

Following on from the launch of Vision 2030 in Westminster, Glyn Roberts has shared his thoughts on what needs to come next for Northern Ireland business. Just under two weeks ago, Trade NI (comprising of Retail NI, Hospitality Ulster and Manufacturing NI) led the largest ever business delegation to receptions at the House of Commons and 10 Downing Street. Local …

Largest ever NI Business Delegation To Visit Westminster

Trade NI, Northern Ireland’s largest business coalition, representing Manufacturing NI, Hospitality Ulster and Retail NI has confirmed it has secured a reception at Downing Street for its members just after its main event at the House of Commons on 11th September. Twenty-seven Embassies, representing countries from across the world are sending representatives, over 100 MPs and Peers and 100 local …

Trade NI meet with Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell

Trade NI, Northern Ireland’s largest business coalition, representing Manufacturing NI, Hospitality Ulster and Retail NI has today met with the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell who is visiting Belfast.  Trade NI representatives Colin Neill, Glyn Roberts and Mary Meehan said: “This was an excellent meeting with the Shadow Chancellor, covering Brexit, Business Rates, Infrastructure and other challenges facing our members. We …

Trade NI members co-sign statement to Secretary of State ahead of meeting

Today, the members of the Trade NI alliance, Hospitality Ulster, Manufacturing NI and Retail NI co-signed a statement, along with 18 other business groups to the new Secretary of State, Julian Smith calling for political representatives to redouble efforts to restore The Assembly and The Executive. “Two and a half years on from the collapse of the Executive, and now …

Trade NI react to new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Reacting to the news that Julian Smith has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Trade NI (the alliance of Retail NI, Manufacturing NI and Hospitality Ulster) in a joint statement commented: “We welcome the appointment of Julian Smith as the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and expect to meet with him in the coming …

“Do the Deal” –Trade NI Call To Stormont Talks

As the political talks to restore devolution reach a critical phase and three months since the tragic murder of Lyra McKee, Northern Irelands largest business coalition, Trade NI has urged the parties to ‘Do the Deal”. Trade NI is a coalition of Retail NI, Hospitality Ulster and Manufacturing NI, representing the majority of private sector employers in Northern Ireland. The …

Trade NI Sets Out Proposals for Business Rates Reform at Key Meeting

At the start of the two-day key Department of Finance Policy Lab at PRONI looking at reform of Business Rates in Northern Ireland, Trade NI has set out its proposals for change. Trade NI which is the alliance of Retail NI, Manufacturing NI and Hospitality Ulster is taking part in the two-day meeting of business organisations and senior Civil Servants. …

Launch of Trade NI

Trade NI launches in Belfast ahead of major Westminster event

Trade NI – the new alliance between Hospitality Ulster, Manufacturing NI and Retail NI – has laid out its priorities for the future of the Northern Ireland economy today at its launch in Belfast ahead of a major event in the House of Commons on 11th September. The group is extending an invitation to the wider business community at the launch event …