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NIEA seals first prosperity agreement with social enterprise
19 February 2018


A new deal which will divert nearly 7,000 tonnes of waste carpets from landfill has been secured by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and Ulster Supported Employment and Learning (USEL).was established in 1962 with the aim of providing supported paid employment for people with disabilities.

This is the seventh prosperity agreement NIEA has now signed, but it is the first with a social enterprise.

UK Private Business Awards 2018
12 February 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2018 UK Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC. The awards celebrate the best of UK private businesses and their contribution to communities and the UK economy. Private businesses across the UK are urged to share their stories by nominating themselves in one or more of the 10 categories:

Social Enterprise NI Annual Social Value Conference 2018
12 February 2018

The Social Enterprise NI Annual Social Value Conference 2018 will take place on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at the Lagan Valley Island Conference Centre, Lisburn from 9am – 1pm (Registration and Breakfast from 8.15 am).   This year’s conference will open with Social Enterprise NI Director Colin Jess setting the scene and focus on the importance of a Social Value Act here in Northern Ireland. Gareth Johnson, Director of Policy and Performance, CPD will give us an update and you will have an opportunity to ask Gareth any questions you may have.

Enterprise Week in Causeway Coast and Glens 2nd - 9th March 2018
7 February 2018

For More Information on Enterprise Week in Causeway Coast and Glens or to book please go to:

Access to finance support for business information
6 February 2018

Please see Link for the Department for the Economy to Finance support for Business.