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Latest News - April 2021

Coronavirus: Guide to providing contactless click-and-collect

Guidance for retailers providing contactless click-and-collect services in Northern Ireland

Design Bites: Use your brand voice to say stuff that matters

Free webinar to help you explore how brand tone of voice can help you better connect with your purpose and your customers

Coronavirus: Hospitality opening and closing times

Hospitality sector restrictions to help to limit the spread of coronavirus

Coronavirus: Culture and heritage destinations venues guidance for a phased return

Guidance to ensure safety during the phased reopening of cultural and heritage sites

Coronavirus: Working safely in different business settings

Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic

Public health information for retail businesses

Guidance for reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 in reopening retail businesses

HMRC statutory payment webinars for employers

Webinars from HM Revenue & Customs to help employers understand Statutory Sick Pay and Statutory Maternity and Paternity Payments

Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2021

Apply for a chance to win your share of €300,000 Seedcorn cash prize fund

World IP Day 2021 - tools to help you take your idea to market

World IP Day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of SMEs in the economy and how they can use intellectual property rights to build stronger, more competitive and resilient businesses

SBRI: Simulation Technology for Healthcare Training

Up to £400,000 funding for innovations that could deliver 'future fit' training for medical procedures, taking advantage of new technologies

SBRI: Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence Phase 2

Up to £3.6 million is available to develop technologies to permit the coexistence of future offshore windfarms alongside UK air defence surveillance systems

Coronavirus: Advice for food businesses

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issues updated guidance to food businesses ahead of relaxations to the Coronavirus Health Regulations

Coronavirus: Workplace COVID-19 testing

Asymptomatic Testing Programme for workplaces in Northern Ireland

Lisburn and Castlereagh Mayor’s Innovation Awards

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council launch the first Mayor’s Innovation Awards

New rules for exporting or moving composite food products now apply

Changes to rules for exporting or moving composite food products from Great Britain to Northern Ireland or the EU

COVID Aware Scheme for Belfast businesses

Scheme to highlight how retail businesses are keeping staff and customers safe when shops reopen

Webinar: Creating healthier bakery products

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will host a webinar focusing on reformulation and creating healthier bakery products on 13 May 2021

Coastal Flavours Cluster for Newry, Mourne and Down

Expressions of interest sought from artisan food and drink businesses to become members of the Coastal Flavours Cluster

Public procurement in Ireland webinar: expert insights and getting involved

Webinar for UK companies to hear about best practice in bidding for public sector contracts in Ireland

Brokerage event: Aerospace applications & technologies

Inspiring conference by European aerospace stakeholders and B2B-meetings promise market insights and new business contacts

Fully funded short courses

Short course places for those whose employment has been affected by COVID-19 to build a new skill set or for continued professional development

Applications now open for Scale Up Accelerator

Apply to the Scale Up Accelerator for a chance to receive a £10,000 training grant, six months of leadership training and more