Sponsors

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Holiday Inn Express Antrim

www.hiexpress.com

A relaxing Antrim hotel near Belfast city centre, with a restaurant, free WiFi and meeting facilities

Holiday Inn Express® Antrim – M2, Jct.1 hotel is situated in the  Junction One retail park, convenient for snapping up bargains from high-street favourites and designer brands. You can be in Belfast city centre within

A relaxing Antrim hotel near Belfast city centre, with a restaurant, free WiFi and meeting facilities

Holiday Inn Express® Antrim – M2, Jct.1 hotel is situated in the Junction One retail park, convenient for snapping up bargains from high-street favourites and designer brands. You can be in Belfast city centre within a half-hour drive. Belfast International Airport (BFS) is five miles down the road, and Belfast City Airport (BHD) is half an hour away. The hotel offers Park, Stay & Go packages for holidaymakers. Antrim train station is a 10-minute drive from the hotel, and you can reach Coleraine or Londonderry in about an hour.

Just off the M2 motorway, the hotel has its own business centre in the lobby, and there are four meeting rooms, the largest seating up to 40 people. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and there is extensive free parking on site.

The Giant’s Causeway, an impressive natural formation of basalt columns, is a 55-minute drive away, along the Causeway Coastal Route, while a 10-minute walk brings you to the pretty Antrim Gardens.

In the evenings, browse the à la carte menu in the hotel’s Great Room, or relax in the lounge. The included Express Start Breakfast is a full Irish breakfast and features eggs, sausages, bacon, tomato and baked beans, plus continental items.

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland

www.nidirect.gov.uk

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland was the official mapping agency of Northern Ireland. The agency, along with the Rate Collection Agency, the Valuation and Lands Agency and the Land Registry, became part of Land & Property Services Northern Ireland, within the Department of Finance on 1 April 2008.

Ordnance Survey history in Ireland

Mapping in Ireland was the responsibility of the Ordnance Survey until the partition of Ireland in 1922. The Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) officially came into being on 1 January 1922 and the Ordnance Survey of Ireland (OSI) slightly later, on 1 April 1922.

PPP Group

www.ppp-group.co.uk

PPP Salvage has over 27 years’ experience within the salvage industry. The business was founded by Peter O’Kane in 1990 and has become a familiar name within Ireland and the salvage industry.

We are an independent company based on Portglenone Co Antrim Northern Ireland.

KDM Hire

www.kdmhire.com

KDM Hire is one of the UK and Ireland’s leading equipment rental companies offering the largest range of equipment for hire with over 1000 different products available.

Established in 1990 and operating from depots in Cookstown and Belfast, the business has grown to become one of the top 100 rental companies in the UK and has won numerous awards for quality, service and customer care.

KDM offers a large variety of non operated plant and tools for hire from drills and lawn mowers to 13T excavators, rollers and dumpers. Other products include traffic management equipment, pumps, lighting towers, scaffolding, welding equipment and temporary fencing. We also hire an extensive range of material handling equipment for industrial or construction applications including forklifts, telehandlers and skid steer loaders.

JB Tyres

www.jbtyres.co.uk

Tyre suppliers including 2nd hand tyres, Grassmen 3D Computerised Alignment and Vulcanising repairs.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

The Borough of Antrim & Newtownabbey covers 274 sq miles from the shores of Lough Neagh in the west to the shores of Belfast Lough in
the east. Its northern boundary with Ballymena leads to the Glens of Antrim and the port of Larne, while to the south it borders Belfast and Lisburn. 138,000 people live in the area. 65,000 vehicles pass through each day on the M2,one of the major transport corridors through the area. Five million people arrive or depart every year through Northern Ireland’s busiest gateway, Belfast International Airport. Two of Northern Ireland’s most popular and modern retail outlets, Junction One and Abbey Centre, attract shoppers from far and wide. Three higher education facilities, the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, CAFR E Agricultural College at Greenmount Campus in Antrim and the Northern Regional College campus at Whiteabbey cater for nearly 20,000 students. Two hospitals provide acute and sub-acute services, Antrim Area and Whiteabbey, plus Muckamore Abbey and Holywell hospitals are all within its boundaries.

Enklon Foundation

www.enkalonfoundation.org

Background

Enkalon Foundation was established in Antrim following the decision of British Enkalon (Azko Nobel) to pull out of Northern Ireland. Unlike many large companies who leave the local economy decimated by their departure Azko Nobel gave a generous donation to start the Enkalon Foundation to soften the blow. The foundation began in 1985 with Dr Roelof Schierbeek as the driving force.

Foundation Objectives

Enkalon Foundation funds many different types of originations across Northern Ireland from cross community groups, self- help groups, unemployed assistance groups and those helping the disadvantaged.

As Enkalon was based in Antrim town the Foundation has a particular interest in organisations working in the Antrim Borough area. An important ongoing relationship is with the Antrim Borough Council who the Foundation partners for the Youth Sports and youth Arts Bursaries along with other projects.

From an overall annual budget of 150,000 – 200,000 (approx) grants or pledges of up to 6,000 are available to groups in Northern Ireland, although the average grant is 500 – 1000. To date the foundation has given out over 3,500,000 in grants to worthy local causes.

If you think your group or organisation could benefit from the support of Enkalon Foundation please go to our online application.

 

Rainbow Communications

www.rainbowcomms.com

Rainbow Communications is one of the leading independent telecommunications companies in the UK and Ireland, with over 10,000 business customers and over 45% of Northern Ireland’s Top 200 Companies.

Rainbow was established by Eric Carson & Martin Hamill in 1998 and remains a family owned business. Over the years the owners have surrounded themselves with a team of industry experts, enabling Rainbow to offer its customers a range of leading telecommunications, IT and telematics services.

Rainbow places customer service and support at the heart of its business. With over 100 employees, dedicated Account Managers and Customer Support Teams, Rainbow is committed to ensuring our customers receive industry leading telecommunications experience. That is why Rainbow have invested in gaining direct access to its suppliers provisioning systems, including BT Openreach’s WL3 platform and allowing our teams to directly manage our customers’ service request, test lines and make appointments for their 25,000 engineers.

Montgomery Motorsport

www.montgomery-motorsport.co.uk

Montgomery Motorsport Ltd have now been trading for over 20 years. Malcolm, and his wife Liz have always been heavily involved in rallying. Liz was a successful rally driver in the 80’s and coveted many wins in her time behind the wheel including Irish Ladies Tarmac Champion. Being immersed in the competitive world of rallying they soon discovered how difficult it was to get parts for the rally cars in Ireland.

In response to the ever flourishing rally scene Malcolm and Liz decided to set up Montgomery Motorsport to supply the rapidly increasing amount of local rally competitors. The company started off small, based in Belfast and supplied mainly navigational rally products such as tripmeters and maplights. Soon the stock increased and the company quickly outgrew its current premises. In 2000 the company moved location to the more centrally based Augher, County Tyrone.

Montgomery Motorsport Ltd are the main agent in Northern Ireland for Sparco, OMP, Lifeline, Alcon, Woodford Trailers, Stack Instruments, Safety Devices, Peltor etc

Whilst the company specialises in Ford and Talbot parts, they supply parts for almost all vehicle models, including WRC cars. Most parts are for competitive vehicles but some also have relevance in the road and track day market.

Montgomery Motorsport Ltd do not simply supply Ireland and the UK – products are shipped worldwide on a regular basis. The company has built a reputation of quality motorsport products at a very competitive price and this appeals to customers everywhere.

Macpac Refuse Bodies

www.stewartcommercials.co.uk

MACPAC REFUSE BODIES
‘ the multi-purpose refuse collection vehicle’

Stewart Commercials have had a relationship with the Macpac brand since 1989, when we first became an agent for the brand in Northern Ireland. However, since 2006 Stewart Commercials has taken over the exclusive rights to the design and have been manufacturing these fantastic refuse bodies ourselves.

FOOD WASTE COLLECTION

Macpac refuse bodies have been working to extend the capability of the range of products offered and now includes food waste vehicles that will assist both existing and new customers deal with the demands of the food waste regulations in Northern Ireland and beyond.