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UK Small Business Commissioner to address major NI ‘Access To Finance’ seminar

The UK Small Business Commissioner will be among the guests of a major Northern Ireland business webinar this week. Hosted by the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI), Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and business advisory firm EY, hundreds of participants are expected for the Access to Finance webinar taking place this…

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Let’s work together to get through this

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It seems with every passing day currently, there is yet another ‘unprecedented’ development as our world keeps changing in a bid to cope with all that the coronavirus pandemic can throw at us. The most important message is that we will get through this…

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IoD NI: Government’s salary commitment could save hundreds of thousands of jobs

The Government’s commitment to subsidise the salaries of workers at risk of redundancy by up to 80 per cent is a “huge measure that could save hundreds of thousands of jobs across Northern Ireland,” the Institute of Directors has said. The leading business organisation’s National Director in Northern Ireland Kirsty McManus said: “The Chancellor described…

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Creative solutions required to plug post-Brexit skills gap

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland What a difference just a few months can make. Before Christmas, Brexit was still very much up in the air while there appeared very little prospect of the Northern Ireland Executive retuning. Fast forward to today and we have a new group of ministers…

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IoD NI welcomes ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal

Responding to the publication of the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal, Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) said: “The ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal is to be welcomed, filled with ambition that, if fulfilled, can deliver real improvements for the people and businesses of Northern Ireland. “We would therefore urge…

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Why reserving a seat for HR at boardroom table could prove vital

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Ask any businessperson what their biggest challenge is, and skills will undoubtedly be close to the top of their agenda. In fact, restricted access to skills and labour shortages, are consistently among the most common concerns raised to us by our members. It could…

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No use wishing away ‘no deal’ Brexit

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It is said that a week is a long time in politics – but judging by the relentless daily developments in Brexit, it seems that each day has enough activity to fill even the longest week. In one of several breaking developments yesterday, the…

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Institute of Directors NI responds to appointment of new Secretary of State

IOD NI Director

Responding to the appointment of Julian Smith as new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors Northern Ireland, said:  “We welcome the appointment of Julian Smith as the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and look forward to engaging with him over the course of the coming months…

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