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Business Information Pack

  1. 1. Introduction Welcome to the Business Information Pack produced by The Belfast Business Centre.This information has been compiled to assist companies setting up in business, or entering the Northern Ireland market for the first time.The content, while never designed to be exhaustive, contains information from businesses and organisations covering the various areas essential to creating a network of recommended service partners and is based on the excellent service/relationship experienced by the Belfast Business Centre. Experience has shown that finding service partners you can rely on is crucial and we hope that you will find our Business Information Pack of assistance.
  2. 2. ContentsAccountants Fiscal Accounts page 4Architects and Architectural Design Perrem Design Hardware page 5Banking HSBC page 6Business Networks FSB page 7 Chamber of Commerce page 8 Women In Business page 9Cleaning C & M Cleaning Service page 10 Mac Cleaning page 11 Maid2clean page 12Commercial Debt Collection EC Credit Control page 13Company Formation Rok Formation page 14Design Agencies 360 Degrees Creative page 15 Paperjam page 16 Willow page 17 Think Studio page 18Ecommerce Export Technologies page 19Financial Services Towry Services page 20Fire Safety Engineering Michael Slattery Associates page 21IT Support and Security IT Guarded page 22Legal Brady Solicitors page 23 McCorkell Legal and Commercial page 24
  3. 3. Contents continued….Management Consultants Business Engineered Solutions page 25 Momentum Business Development page 26 McGarry Consulting page 27 LPC Consultancy page 28 Harlequin Ltd page 29On Line Directories Local ni page 30Personal and Professional Development Sensei page 31 Universal Coaching Services page 32Photography Vestra Photography page 33PR Love PR page 34 Pagoda PR page 35Promotional Gifts Impress Business Gifts page 36Recruitment and HR Right Management page 37Signs The Sign Company page 38Translation Services Central Translations page 39Training Courses Belfast Metropolitan College page 40-41Web Design and Development Atto Partners page 42Government Departments and Links page 43Business Start Ups and Links page 44Social Media Networks and Links page 45
  4. 4. ACCOUNTANTSFiscal Accounts is an established accountancy firm based in Belfast. It provides a wide range of services whichare not limited to a closed list. You will receive a professional and reliable service which is important and relevantto you and your business. Our clients are individuals and companies interested in growing their businesses withthe support of a professional firm and in being tax efficient by maximising their tax benefits and reliefs. In othercases the services required are within the area of forensic accounting and fraud investigations.Our main services:Accountancy:Statutory accounts Accounting for Strategy ImplementationBusiness Plan ForecastingCostingTaxation:Personal tax Business taxCorporate tax VATPAYE International taxationSpanish taxesForensic Accounting:Loss of earnings Matrimonial disputesCommercial disputes Business valuationsFraud Prevention, Detection and Deterrence and Fraud InvestigationsTax Enquiries and Tax InvestigationsTraining in FinanceTranslations: English/Spanish and Spanish/EnglishCONTACT: Juan Carlos Venegas ICPA CFC ICFS IPFMAccountant, Forensic Consultant, Counter Fraud Specialist and Fraud ExaminerFiscal Accounts, 23-31 Cathedral House, Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2DXTel: +44 (0) 28 90201998
  5. 5. ARCHITECTS AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNPerrem Design Hardware, now in the hands of the second generation, is built on a tradition of representing and specifying world leadingbrands with a proven reputation in high performance results, reflecting the pride we take in our work.ProjectsWe are proud to have been involved in some of the most prestigious projects throughout Ireland in recent years spanning all sectorsincluding, Educational, Healthcare, Commercial, Manufacturing, Tourism, Leisure and Residential.ProductsWith an impressive product portfolio ranging from door and window fittings to access control, automated door systems and washroomfittings, our methodology is to supply a balanced package to each project which delivers the best performance solutions at the mostcompetitive cost, guaranteeing value for money to our clients. This, in tandem with the “no obligation” scheduling service we provide,ensures that this result is achieved every time by our award-winning technical team.ServiceWe also emphasise the importance of follow-through on all our projects to ensure the best end result. Not only until handover, but alsothrough the after sales service delivered to the end user through our master keying department, which is second to none.TechnicalInvestment in our company and our staff means we are constantly evolving and developing better systems and organisational skills to allowus to service you better. In-house training combined with the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) 3 Year Diploma ensures all membersof our staff are trained to the highest standard and are fully updated in the constantly changing European standards and regulations.ContactPhilip PerremPerrem GroupCathedral House, 23-31 Waring StreetBelfast , BT1 2DXt: 028 9043 6982 m: 0777 8465347e:
  6. 6. BANKINGAs a customer of HSBC, The Belfast Business Centre enjoys an excellent ‘free banking’ business service.Our Business Account Manager Jane Steen has been refreshingly helpful and efficient. Jane has advised on the best servicesfor our company, reviews and suggests features and issues which are beneficial to us.The HSBC branch in Royal Avenue is also a refreshing change with excellent customer advisors, helpful staff and a fastlodgment system which produces a scanned miniature coy of every cheque with your receipt, we are very impressed.Jane has confirmed to me that she is happy to chat to any business interested in their services and she can be contacted at0845 585 4971. In Jane’s absence, please contact Maureen Devine.Elaine PurdyFacilities ManagerBelfast Business Centre18-Month free banking is available to business start ups and those that are switching their accounts from another bank, witha projected annual turnover of up to £1 million. Business Direct tariff, which The Belfast Business Centre enjoys, offerspermanent free banking within terms, and is most suitable for non-cash based businesses.
  7. 7. BUSINESS NETWORKSThe federation of small businesses has over 210,000 members in the UK. We act to represent and protect the interests of our members’ owners anddirectors of small to medium sized businesses.If you are moving to or have already set up in Northern Ireland then you should consider joining the FSB.We currently have over 7500 members locally and run a number of network events.The FSB also gives its members access to a large array of benefits:•Free legal and employment law advice•Free advice on tax, vat and paye•Over 160 business and legal documents in template form.We can also offer members discount on a whole range of services.•Insurance•Banking•Merchant services•Healthcare•Financial advice•Fixed and mobile telephone discountsContactMichael OsborneFSB59 Castlereagh RoadBelfast BT5 6RGt: 028 9045 1062e:
  8. 8. BUSINESS NETWORKSAn overview of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce: Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce is the largest business network in NorthernIreland, with access to more than 4,000 member and affiliate businesses across Northern Ireland representing every sector of the businesscommunity, from the sole trader to businesses with thousands of employees.The chambers mission statement: To engage and support local business by providing exceptional networking and business developmentopportunities, promoting members’ commercial interests, influencing government economic policy and assisting member companies todevelop new and expanded export trade potential.Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce supports its members in 3 key areas; policy & influencing, business development and cost reduction.Policy & InfluencingRegular contact with MPs, MEPs, MLAs and Government Ministers including in camera eventsBusiness Surveys including the Business Monitor, the Economic Survey etcLinks with mediaGovernment consultation responseRepresentation – examples include, the Business Alliance, the Economic Forum, the Organised Crime Taskforce, essential skills groups etcBusiness DevelopmentA full programme of networking events PR Member-to-member tradingAdvertising and editorial in Business First International trade services (Export Documents)Trade DevelopmentCost ReductionChamber Legal Expenses – Free Chamber Legal Advice Line – FreeChamber Health – Special health plan for members Chamber Connect – inter membership discountChamber Fleet Assist – up to 58% cheaper than market price for national brandContactOonagh O’Reilly or Louise McAuley on 028 9024 4113 or visit
  9. 9. BUSINESS NETWORKSWith over 600 members Women in Business NI is the largest and fastest growing network for business women in Northern Ireland.In 2012 we have more on offer than ever before with our online pay monthly option from as little as £10 per month and the introductionof the WIBNI Regional events which will give members even more opportunity to network than ever before.WIBNI PurposeTo increase the number of business women in N.Ireland who contribute positively to the economy and society.WIBNI VisionTo positively impact every members businessWIBNI MissionTo be the most innovative and effective regional business network with global connectionsIf you have any questions about membership please either call the office on 0845 607 6041 or email
  10. 10. CLEANINGDeep Clean, Sterilisation & Restoration service:Tile & Grout Cleaning, Stain Protection & Colour SealingCleaningCombines emulsification, pressure, heat and vacuum to surgically remove dirt, grime and grease from tile, grout & natural stone.Clear Stain ProtectionOnce cleaned the floor can be protected against future stains by applying a water-based stain protector. Silicone free, the protector does not alter theappearance of the surface, does not discolour with age and allows natural stone to breathe.Colour SealingCreates clean and sanitary grout lines.Eliminates the need for harsh chemicals during routine cleaning.Resists staining, mildewing and discolouration.Eliminates the need to remove and replace grout.Changes the feel of the room by changing the colour..Hotels .Colleges .Food Halls.Restaurants .Guest Houses .Shopping Centres.Health Clubs .Veterinary Clinics .Camp Sites.Swimming Pools .Offices .Service Stations.Leisure Centres .Kitchens .Club Houses.Changing rooms .Bathrooms .Public Toilets.Private Clinics .PatiosCall (028) 9043 6694 to arrange a FREE demonstration!This service is so new that people are unaware it actually exists, and their floors can be restored back to their former glory. If you make a bookingthrough this site you will receive a 10% discount. Quote Ref Code: (BBC1)ContactMark GrahamC&M Cleaning Services33 HollymountFinaghy, Belfast BT10 0GNt: 028 90436694 e:
  11. 11. CLEANINGMAC clean (ni) Ltd offers a wide range of support services to our Contract Cleaning Division such as, Industrial Cleaning, HygieneServices, Washroom Services, Mat Rental & Pest Control enabling us to provide our Clients with an efficient value for money service.At MAC clean (ni) Ltd we believe that working in close partnership with our clients is paramount to meeting the expectations andspecified requirements of our clients.Currently MAC clean (ni) Ltd supply the Daily Cleaning Services to Belfast Business Centre.ContactMAC clean NI Ltd.Unit 16, Holly Business ParkKennedy Way Industrial EstateBelfastBT11 9DTt: 028 9060 3002f: 028 9099 8319e:
  12. 12. CLEANINGMaid2Clean is the premier domestic introductory cleaning & ironing provider in the UK.Maid2Clean offers cleaning and ironing services to private, domestic houses.We match your needs with our extensive database of vetted and insured cleaners. Youll have the opportunity to interview theselected cleaner and once youre happy she will become your regular cleaner.We operate within the greater Belfast area but, if you live further afield, we would be happy to source a cleaner for you.ContactKeith BruntMaid2cleanCathedral House23 – 31 Waring StreetBelfastBT1 2DXt: 028 9043 66 65e:
  13. 13. COMMERCIAL DEBT COLLECTIONEC Credit Control offers its clients a comprehensive consumer and commercial debt collection service that helps strengthen thefinancial health of our clients businesses throughout both the Republic and Northern Ireland.We are also a leading supplier of Terms of Trade documentation designed to help and protect your business from not only baddebtors, but general business disputes and misunderstandings.Our website offers a password protected “client only” area where you can download various manuals and documentation, reviewthe status of your debts through the collection cycle, print out collection reports and submit your bad debts for collection.EC Credit Control has been operating since 1989 and has represented over 25,000 clients in this time. We have the systems,expertise and know how to provide your business with the most effective debt collection service available in the market today.ContactEC Credit Control (Ireland) LimitedNational Administration Centre7 Newtown ParkBlackrockCo. Dublint: 01-2835730f: 01-2835792e:
  14. 14. COMPANY FORMATIONCompany formations should be quick and easy, whether you are an accountant for whom company formations is a frequent activity or anindividual entrepreneur ordering your first company formation.If you have a brand new start up that you want to get registered, then ROK Formations can help you make that distinctive mark. Whetheryou have a new business idea or you are seeking to expand or diversify your business, you will get the most cost effective prices here at Rok.Our philosophy is based solidly in the provision of quality and value for money. We believe that all clients deserve top quality service, sounlike most company formation agents, we offer just one level of service – the best! Each company formation is fully compliant and meetsall current requirements of The Companies Act 2006.Each limited company package includes everything required to meet present Company Law regulations in respect of statutory paperwork,and we have invested heavily in ensuring our documentation is totally up to date with recent Companies Act amendments.Before ordering elsewhere, or ordering from a cheaper agent, check to see if they provide completed first minutes, completed statutoryregisters, share certificates and other official documents. Most importantly, make sure their documentation complies with the newCompanies Act, and in particular that they provide bespoke Articles that expand on the model articles written into the Act. Don’t be fooledby those who offer these services but leave you to fill in the blanks!For more information call 02891 857355 or visit www.rokformations.comROK really is your one stop shop for limited company formations.ContactCaron Sullivan, ROK Formations Ltd94 Hamilton RoadBangor, Co Down, BT20 4LGt: 028 9185 7355 m: 07894 439 953 e:
  15. 15. DESIGN AGENCIESADVERTISING...MARKETING...BRANDINGAt 360 Degrees Creative we believe in the power of good design, from illustration right through to branding, which makes usachieve the right creative solution for our clients. We thrive on a variety of work including:•Logo Design•Business Cards•Corporate Identity•Posters•Flyers•Leaflets•Postcards•Booklets•Catalogues•InvitationsWhatever you feel your company needs we will be happy to help!ContactMichelle Kiddt: 077 3286 1278e:
  16. 16. DESIGN AGENCIESPaperjam creates brands that have their own distinctly individual personality. Subtle traits and characteristics which say more about thecompany than any waffling marketing-jargon ever could.We look at the creation of these brands as a dialogue between like-minded individuals.Our aim is to produce an identity that works and will adapt and grow with the company.We go to great depths to create unforgettable brands that engage everyone who sees them.Looking at the bigger picture makes planning the small details so much more rewarding.We are very proud of the personalities that enter and leave our studio.ContactPaul MalonePaperjam DesignCotton Court30 – 42 Waring StreetBelfastBT1 2DXt: 028 9031 0003e:
  17. 17. DESIGN AGENCIESWILLOW – www.willowNI.comWILLOW is a multi-disciplinary graphic design team with extensive expertise in advising on and providing design, including corporate brands andlogos, stationery, print publications, and websites. Our team offers a wide variety of design services:•Design for print•Design for web•Advertising•Consultation•Copy writing•Editing and proof-reading•Exhibition display•Illustration•Interactive presentation•Marketing•Map illustration•Multi-media•Photography•Project managementWe are a member of the Chartered Society of Designers. We have worked with a wide variety of public and private sector clients, and areapproved design suppliers to organisations such as the BBC and Tourism Ireland.If you would like to discuss your design requirements, please feel free to contact us.ContactMichelleWillow DesignCathedral House23 – 31 Waring StreetBelfastBT1 2DXt: 028 9043 6636 e:
  18. 18. DESIGN AGENCIESJust Think...Think about the greatest designs you’ve ever seen. Think about what made you stop and take notice.Think about what great design could do for you. And then Think Studio.Think Studio is a young, dynamic design consultancy with a strong core belief in creating design that getsnoticed, that communicates your ethos, and that leaves a lasting impression on the minds of your customers.Think Studio is passionate about creativity, but we also understand commercial realities. We work closely with our clients to provide practicaland innovative solutions and no matter what the budget, you can expect the highest standards.Think Studio is headed up by Catherine Leinster, a design consultant with over 10 years’ experience of creatingground-breaking design for clients such as Invest NI, Countryside Access and Activities Network, Lough Erne Golf Resort, the Department ofCulture, Arts and Leisure, Clarins, the Northern Ireland Museums Council, Peak Discovery Group, Craigavon Borough Council and many more.Projects have included-corporate identities and branding -solutions-exhibition design -brochures-leaflets -point of sale-posters -websitesThink Studio simply refuses to be average and we continually strive to exceed expectations.Our passion and our commitment are evident in everything we do, and as a local company based in the province, we have a sound localawareness which results in surprisingly fresh solutions.Think of what’s possible. Think big. Think small. Think Studio. Visit our website for more information.
  19. 19. ECOMMERCEThe International Retail Platform (IRP)… award-winning ecommerce platform securely transacting millions of pounds of sales eachmonth.After the boom and the bust of the .com bubble in 2001, Dr Simon Loughlin, lecturer in Databases at Queen’s University Belfast, decidedto employ his academic knowledge to satisfy a need in the market for a comprehensive Ecommerce and Stock Control solution.The result was the IRP (Internet Retail Platform), a leading E-Commerce software platform. As the market changed and our client’s needsbecame apparent, the platform has since adapted to successfully handle all sales channels in one system – Stock control, Ecommerce,EPOS as well as handling complex areas such as country specific shipping models, multi-currency, multi-language and tax translations.The extent of the functionality and the ease of use have made the platform one of the most advanced commercially available today."We are a long established company in eCommerce. Our only mission is to maximise your revenues and market share through our provenfirst class platform and expert consultancy“Daniel Loughlin – DirectorExport Technologies offer a free ecommerce consultation to all Business Centre ClientsExport Technologies also offer £1000 cash for any customer referral from a Business Centre Client who goes on to sign up for an IRPContactExport TechnologiesThe Innovation CentreInnovation AvenueQueens IslandBelfast, BT3 9DTt: 028 9078 5809 e:
  20. 20. FINANCIAL SERVICESTowry are a fast growing Wealth Advice business. We provide independent financial advice and independent investmentmanagement services to private clients and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).We have experience of advising clients with a wide range of needs. Below are some of the subjects on which we are most frequentlyasked to advise:•Reviewing investments, savings and life assurance•Making the most of existing investments•Retirement options and planningWe are committed to providing the best possible level of service to our clients to help them meet their financial aspirations andobjectives. As such, we charge fees on a time-cost basis, like a solicitor or accountant. We do not earn commissions, either initial ortrail, from selling products and so clients can be assured that all advice is given solely in their best interests.ContactTowry ServicesCathedral House23-31 Waring StreetBelfastBT1
  21. 21. FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERSMichael Slattery AssociatesCelebrating 24 years of fire safety engineeringEstablished by Michael Slattery in 1988, Michael Slattery Associates is the largest fire engineering practice in Ireland, with offices located inDublin and UK offices in Belfast, Leeds and London.The principal services offered to clients undertaking a building or engineering project, or an appraisal of existing buildings, plant or installations are:> Building Design & Construction> Fire Engineering Design> Event Safety & Management> Building Fire Safety Management> Disabled Access Consultancy> Computer Modelling> Advice for Multi-Unit Developments Act (MUD) Buildings> Check out for our website at>Dublin Office >Belfast Office >Leeds Office >London Office19 Windsor Place, Cathedral House, Calls Wharf, Communications House,Lower Pembroke Street, 23-31 Waring Street, 2 The Calls, 26 York Street,Dublin 2 Belfast BT1 2DX Leeds LS2 7JU London W1U 6PZTel: +353 (1)6765713 Tel: +44(0)289043 7036 Tel: +44 (0)113 237 2838 Tel: +44 (0)20 8242 4052Fax: +353 (1)6785247 Fax: +44(0)289043 6699 Fax: +44 (0)113 237 2701 Fax: +44 (0)20 778 7780Email: Email: Email: Email:
  22. 22. IT SUPPORT AND SECURITYIT Guarded are a vendor independent IT Security specialists providing infrastructure and application level security advice to assistorganisations strengthen their information security assurance posture.Through our security only focus, vendor independence and technical expertise, we assist both public and private organisations toimprove their information security management in line with International best practice.In summary assisting organisations Audit…. Defend…. ComplyCore Service & SolutionsInfrastructure Audits Identity and Access Management AssessmentsPolicy and Strategy (ISO27001, PCI and HMG CLAS & CHECK) Infrastructure Penetration TestingApplication Security Assessments Firewall AuditsWireless Security Assessments Disaster Recovery & Business ContinuityIllicit Image abuse Assessments Intrusion Detection/Prevention AssessmentsDatabase Security Assessments Application Code ReviewIncident Response, Attack Forensics and Vulnerability Remediation Open Source SolutionsContactPaul Toye CESG CLAS ConsultantIT Guarded LtdCathedral House23-31 Waring StreetBelfastBT1 2DXt: 028 9043 6691e:
  23. 23. LEGALBRADY SOLICITORS – A PART OF YOUR BUSINESS TEAMBrady Solicitors focuses exclusively on providing legal services to businesses.Brady Solicitors believe that clients are better served by getting to know them and their businesses in their own environment and therefore WEVISIT YOU at YOUR place of work rather than you having to take time out to see a solicitor at their office.Brady Solicitors aim to integrate our legal services with YOUR BUSINESS to SAVE you time, money and stress. Dealing with matters on a regularbasis can prevent matters becoming expensive legal problems.Brady Solicitors provide a proactive business service rather than a traditional legal service., work in partnership WITH your business and notsimply for your business.Brady Solicitors offer a cost effective dedicated, personalised and attractive service to your business.Brady Solicitors focuses exclusively on providing legal services to business, in particular in the following areas:Debt recovery and advising on systems to be put in place to deal with debt recovery E commerceContracts – both advising on terms of business and breach of contract Company lawEmployment Law Business tenanciesDispute resolution Partnership lawOccupier’s and employer’s liability claims falling within insurance excess Data ProtectionLicensing matters for pubs/restaurants/clubsTake advantage of a FREE one hour meeting to see how Brady Solicitors can benefit your business by contacting Angela Brady on07834321482or a.brady@bradylegalni.comContactAngela BradyCathedral House, 23-31 Waring StreetBelfast, BT1 2DXf: 028 9043 6699
  24. 24. LEGALMacCorkell Legal & Commercial is a leading Private Client and Commercial Legal Practice focused on private clients, businesses and businesspeople.One of the few practices in NI to have attained the prestigious Lexcel quality standard, we seek to deliver a quality service in an effective,efficient and economic way.For us at MLC providing a quality service goes beyond offering quality advice to personal service, courtesy, integrity, and landmark premises.Current commercial clients include plc’s, local property owners, charities, educational institutions, major developers and a wide variety ofsmall and medium sized businesses.Our extensive experience in specialist areas includes:•Development & Construction•Commercial and Investment Property•Corporate, Commercial and Business advices/agreements•Planning Law•Business Services and Employment Law•Private Client ServicesPlease feel free to contact us if you require any further information.ContactCheryl V JenkinsMacCorkell Legal and CommercialGarvey Studios8-10 Longstone StreetLisburn BT28 1TPt: 028 9266 9555 e:
  25. 25. MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTSBusiness Engineered Solutions specialises in providing business consultancy and training solutions to your company. We offer a widerange of Business services including Business Improvement Review, Customer Care Training, Management Solutions and Consultancyin areas of Finance, Staff Appraisals, Marketing and Strategic Planning. We understand your business may contain many excellentskills and qualities- what we do, is identify and enhance those skills, develop and help focus your team on your goal, to providebusiness improvements for your customers and your staff.Business Engineered Solutions will set up and arrange, at your convenience, a fact finding interview with you to establish your needsand requirements to ensure your needs are met effectively and efficiently. Through careful and individual planning, we specialise ourtraining and advice to match your particular business needs.We also provide First Aid training courses and we are looking to extend training into further areas in the near future.Please visit our website for upcoming courses and further information on how we can help you and your team achieve more. Youcan contact John or Stuart at Business Engineered Solutions via the below details or though the website, where you can register yourinterest for our upcoming courses.ContactBusiness Engineered SolutionsCathedral House23-31 Waring StreetBelfastBT1 2DXT: 028 90436992F: 028
  26. 26. MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTSMomentum Business Development Ltd focuses on providing SME’s with low cost, high impact sales and marketingstrategies. We employ the internationally Alchemy Network system of 444 different Proven methods that guarantees tomultiply your customer base, increase your sales & therefore boosting your profits and turnover.We will assist you in gaining a “helicopter view” of your business and developing it into the business you have alwaysdreamed about, ensuring that your business can run on ‘Auto Pilot’.“Build The Business of Your Dreams Today”ContactMomentum Business DevelopmentCathedral House23 – 31 Waring StreetBelfastBT1 2DX
  27. 27. MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTSLPC Consultancy is a forward thinking loss prevention and compliance specialist organisation providing the missing pieces throughthe unique approach of our people and solutions.Our solutions are designed to effectively measure and manage risks to your profits. Through our expert consultants and partnerswe can develop loss prevention and compliance strategies that will achieve the necessary culture change within your business.We will use our experience to bring you bespoke and cost effective solutions that focus on protecting the profitability of yourbusiness.CONTACT US TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTATIONContactt: 028 9043 701e:
  28. 28. MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTSHarlequin Ltd is a telecoms consultancy incorporated in 1993 with specialist knowledge and experience in the fields of SiteAcquisition, Estates Management, Town & Country Planning and Site Design.Harlequin currently operates from four offices throughout the United Kingdom, employing 60+ staff including CharteredSurveyors, Civil Engineers and Town Planners.For more info go to www.harlequin.infoContactPaul Campbell BSc MRICSRegional ManagerPhone: 028 9043 6989Cell: 07779 803 814Fax: 028 9043 6699email:
  29. 29. MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTSMcGarry Consulting are one of the leading providers of business planning and research services to the public, private and NGO/community sectorsin Northern Ireland today. Based in Belfast, we also operate internationally with previous projects in UK, Ireland, Europe and USA.McGarry Consulting specialise in regeneration and creative industries (IT, Culture & Language, Sport, Tourism and Art), and have completed over150 projects to date, including 100 economic appraisals/business cases. We pride ourselves in being innovative and delivering high quality work ontime and on budget for our clients.Key services include:•Economic Appraisals•Evaluations & Reviews•Business Plans/Cases•Market Research & Analysis•Corporate/Development Strategies•Funding Advice/Consultancy•Outsourcing & Associate WorkContact us today for a free consultation on how we can help your project or organisation move forward. We are happy to take calls or emailsduring out of office hours. Competitive rates (GBP Sterling or Euro) assured.Check out for more informationProfessionally recognised in Law, Risk and Business ConsultingContactLiam McGarry, McGarry ConsultingCathedral House23 – 31 Waring StreetBelfast BT1 2DXt: 028-90436969 / 07753-803717 e:
  30. 30. ON LINE has been designed and built to help businesses get their message out there in Northern Ireland across all the majorsearch engines and social media platformsWe have just launched and its business directory site and along with our sister we have a great offer for you.For this you will get a full business listing, description of your business, up to 5 photos and a link to your Facebook page.Be featured on our Facebook group with 1000s of users.Your directory listing will also benefit from our in house seo experts.You will also be able to add, free of charge, any of your deals/offers to our daily deal site which will goout on Facebook & Twitter every time.For a limited time only you can get 1 years business listing for ONLY £60 instead of £120.To avail yourself of this amazing offer enter BelfastBusinessCentre your special offer code.We look forward to featuring you on Northern Irelands great new online business directory.Contact Mike Jones at house, 23-31 Waring St , Belfast, BT1 2DX, 02890436996
  31. 31. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTTRAINING – COACHING – WRITING – CONSULTINGThe word ‘sensei’ is often applied in modern business to designate a third-party expert who advises on operational andorganizational excellence. A sensei values people above policies or processes. This is our model.We are committed to making personal and professional development a practical reality for you. We believe that our products andservices will produce clients who are fully equipped and set to succeed. Our goal is to prepare you to the extent that you havealready won.ContactDawn BairdSenseiCathedral House23 – 31 Waring StreetBelfastBT1 2DXt: 028 9043 66 34e:
  32. 32. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTUniversal Coaching Services exists to help people and business…. coach… learn….teach… develop…. create… make breakthroughs….simply toenjoy performing to their very best. To make a different professionally and personally in their lives.Universal Coaching Services (UCS) provides coaching, business and image consultancy, development training for:-BusinessesProfessional GroupsEducational InstitutionsPrivate IndividualsVoluntary OrganisationsCommunity GroupsSports Groups and IndividualsWomen’s GroupsMen’s GroupsChildren and Youth GroupsAlthough life and business today are full of pressures and challenges, there are also many possibilities and opportunities. Universal CoachingServices (UCS) provides clients with the means to move beyond the pressures and challenges and to access the possibilities andopportunities.The Universal Coaching Services Team (UCS) have in-depth experience in coaching, business consultancy, image development andconsultancy, teaching, training, therapy and organisational development.ContactLeah McStravick, MAC, ABNLPPh: 028 90436646E mail:
  33. 33. PHOTOGRAPHYVestra photography offer a range of original photographic art suitable to complement traditional, classic or modern design. Weprovide custom framing services as well as carrying out commissioned and commercial photography work. Nothing is outsourced –all photographs are taken, printed and framed by us and can be customised and purchased online We can also work with you to create customised wall art for your office/workplace.We offer commercial photography services for business advertising and marketing. Professional photography for brochures, posters,flyers, banners, annual reports, advertisements, catalogues or your web site can help build and maintain your corporate brand. Wenot only look at your commercial projects from a technical and artistic viewpoint but also from a marketing and advertisingperspective - in-house marketing and IT credentials provide added insight.We are a small Northern Irish business offering a service focused around care and expertise, aiming to provide added value for ourcustomers and clients.ContactJerome McKennam: 077 4237 0006e:
  34. 34. PRAt Love PR we believe the equation is simple: you have the product and we have the means of helping you reach your market. Our aimis to contribute to the success of your business by delivering first class results; first time and on time.We create high-profile consumer and business-2-business communication campaigns that deliver outstanding editorial coverage andbuild desire for our clients – small, medium and large businesses.We are adept at rising to challenges, aim to exceed expectations and above all provide a service that is value for money and a fee thatwon’t break the bank.Clients benefit from our refreshing approach one that offers a complete communications package combining PR, marketing and branddevelopment coupled with event management.For an informal chat please contact Chris Love.COMMUNICATE WITH LoveLove PRCathedral House23 – 31 Waring StreetBelfastBT1 2DX
  35. 35. PRPagoda PR is one of the most progressive public relations companies in Northern Ireland. Its services cover the PR spectrum and include:•Strategic advice•News generation•Event and seminar management•Crisis management•Production of corporate literature•Community relations•Speechwriting•Media trainingPagoda’s clients range from easyJet and National Grid Wireless to Healing Through Remembering, the cross-community organisation that helpspeople affected by the Troubles.Pagoda director Nicky Petrie has led award-winning media campaigns and has a deep understanding of the political and commercial environmentin Northern Ireland.Senior consultant Des Magee has been a senior current affairs producer with the BBC and has unrivalled contacts in the media.Pagoda offers a personalised service and will be a key team member in helping you achieve success... and for a limited time we are offering areduction in our fees to new clients.ContactNicky Petrie, Pagoda PRCathedral House23 – 31 Waring StreetBelfast BT1 2DXt: 028 90 43 70 07 m: 07960 586 654 e:
  36. 36. PROMOTIONAL GIFTS•Corporate Gifts•Conference Products•Calendars and Diaries•Pens / Key rings•Golf and Leisure Items•Desktop Items•Promotional Clothing•Mugs / Mouse matsCALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE BROCHUREOR VISIT OUR WEBSITEwww.impressuk.comContactImpress Business Gifts17 Liminary Road, BallymenaCo Antrim, BT42 3HLt: 028 2564 5196 f: 028 2564 2821e:
  37. 37. RECRUITMENT AND HRRight Management is a world leader in the provision of career transition, career development, leadership assessment and developmentand employee engagement consultancy.Our team of Northern Ireland consultants helps clients and their people through the constant change which characterises modernbusiness in all sectors. We help grow talent, efficiency and help people and organisations cope with the human side of change. We alsoprovide wellbeing solutions including Employee Assistance Programmes.Please visit our website, for more information, or contact Colin Dick, Account Director, on the numbersbelow.ContactColin DickAccount DirectorRight ManagementCathedral House23-31 Waring StreetBelfast BT1 2DXt: 028 9024 4551e:
  38. 38. SIGNSOur sign making services are tailored to your companys individual requirements, with guidance and advice available from ourexperienced staff along the way. We aim to boost your companys corporate profile with professional and striking sign solutions.We have detailed below our various sign services. Street signs Shop Signs Taxi Signs School Of Motoring Signs Estate agent signs Restaurant & Pub Signs Wall Plaques PVC Banners Projection Signs Van GraphicsIf you would like a quote dont hesitate to e-mail or call 079 1863 4082.ContactThe Sign Co.(NI) LtdMobile:
  39. 39. TRANSLATION SERVICESCentral Translations (NI) Limited exists to enable you to communicate effectively with non-English speaking customers. We can provide thecomplete written and oral service to meet any requirement.For over 60 years we have provided a comprehensive language service from our base in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Our regular clients aretestament to our consistently excellent service.We are always delighted to welcome new challenges, so please let us solve your language requirements. Contact us by phone, fax or e-mail. Translation from and into 50 languages Interpreting - Liaison & Conference Transcription Website translation Working links with several other European agencies Skilled interpreters available for 1 to 1 business meetings, conferences, factory visits, Trade Fairs, Voice-overs, phone calls, exhibitions and seminars Full proof reading and checking service available if required All subjects from Advertising to Zoology and any size of text - No job too small - No job too bigQuality is not sacrificed for speed, but every effort will be made to meet your deadline. Work can be returned by hard copy, fax, e-mail, on disk,on your headed paper and on bromide or film (for immediate printing) and typeset and laid out (for Indian, Arabic or Oriental languages.).Fair and competitive pricing based on a cost per word. All estimates are free.ContactCentral TranslationsCathedral House23 -31 Waring StreetBelfast BT1
  40. 40. TRAINING COURSESPROGRESSPart time course from Belfast Metropolitan CollegeProvided by:BELFAST METROPOLITAN COLLEGETel: 028 9026 5041Fax: 028 9026 5039E-mail: requirements:Specific EU DELNI entry criteria apply. Contact the project coordinator for details.What you will learn: The programme has been designed to help those people who have been out of the full-time job market for some time. Itaims to encourage a ‘can do’ perspective, helps individuals consider self employment, or working in the small business sector. The programme willhelp develop a positive enterprise culture and assist employability.Individuals will complete a level 2 qualification Exploring Business Enterprise (Institute of Leadership and Management).Participants will hear directly from existing successful businesses in the manufacturing and service sector as well as entrepreneurs and thesupport agencies. There will be a minimum of two residentials and the opportunity to attend various relevant conferences throughout theacademic year. It is anticipated that students will be taken out of their existing comfort zones and will interact in the real business world.The project activities will include:An introduction to study, college life, and work placement. Team building and problem solving.Vocational guest speakers. Work-based class visits.Level 2 qualification in Exploring Enterprise. Economically active role models as one-to-one mentors.A Blackboard site and virtual business exercises. A skills audit and signposting.Vocational guidance and counseling. The job search and application process.
  41. 41. EMPLOYMENT & FURTHER STUDY: Throughout this programme students willbe working towards becoming employed or self employed through a varietyof means including work placement.Successful participants may progress onto a variety of management orvocational courses offered within the Belfast Metropolitan College.Qualification Outcome:Title : Exploring Business EnterpriseAwarded by : Institute of Leadership and ManagementHow to enrol:Contact Rosemary Martin, Project coordinator, Tel: 028 9026 5041, email: Details:Funded by European Social Fund (ESF), EU project through DELNI. (specific entry criteria apply).Attendance and Venue Information:Start Details : This is a rolling programme please contact the project coordinator Rosemary Martin.Attendance : 3hrs per week 5-8pm Tuesday nights plus residentials, work placements and tutorials.Venues:College Square East Campus, Belfast, BT16DJOrganisation Profile:Belfast Metropolitan College is an amalgamation of two former educational establishments, namely the Belfast Institute of Further and HigherEducation and Castlereagh College. The Belfast Metropolitan College officially came into existence on 1st August 2007.ContactRosemary MartinBelfast Metropolitan Colleget: 028 9026 5041f: 028 9026 5039e:
  42. 42. WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENTAtto Partners is a creative team of designers and developers. We listen, think, then make things better.We partner with great clients to do the right thing. We ask far too many questions, because we care about our work.We love what we do, and it shows.We make great web apps, sites, and doodads by caring about the humans at the other end of the internet.We help brands (new and established) discover what they care about, then find 100, 1000 or 1,000,000 customers whocare too.We combine the best of the web and real life, to build cross-platform experiences that make peoples’ socks roll up anddown.Please visit our website to learn more about how we can help you: http://www.attopartners.comContact:Stuart JohnstonAtto PartnersCathedral House, 23-31 Waring StreetBelfast, BT1 2DXt: 028 9043 6984f: 028 9043 6699e:
  43. 43. GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND LINKSCOMPANIES REGISTRYCompanies Registry is part of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. Their main business is the registration of companies,credit unions and industrial and provident societies and the maintenance and provision of the information on the individual organisationsthat make up the sector. This website contains the guidance notes and forms that are most frequently requested in the administration ofa company incorporated in Northern Ireland and also includes links to relevant periodic and consultative is responsible for the administration and collection of direct taxes. Other aspects of the department’s responsibilities includeNational Insurance contributions, the distribution of child benefit and some other forms of state support including the Child Trust Fund,payments of tax credits, enforcement of the national minimum wage and collection and publication of the trade-in-goodsstatistics. Responsibility for the protection of the UK’s borders passed to the UK Border Agency within the Home Office on 1st April (The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland) is an executive Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by thedepartment of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI). HSENI is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of healthand safety at work standards in Northern Ireland and provide help and assistance to businesses throughout Northern Ireland and providehelp and assistance to businesses throughout Northern
  44. 44. BUSINESS START UPS AND LINKSINVEST NI and NI BUSINESS INFOInvest NI is a government department set up specially to assist people starting up in business. Invest NI provide a wide range of information andsupport including financial assistance.NI Business Info is a department within Invest NI, specialising in the support of Northern Ireland businesses.Enterprise NIThe Enterprise Northern Ireland website provides support to businesses, whether you are starting up or trying to grow and develop your business.
  45. 45. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETINGAs more and more companies build a Social Media Marketing profile for their businesses, networking within this profile hasalso grown in relevance. Below are links to the mainstream options and the Belfast Business Centre’s current profiles.LinkedInBlogTwitterFacebook