Sponsors

Sponsors 2018-03-17T12:21:38+00:00

John Mulholland Motors

www.johnmulhollandmotors.com

With showrooms in 2 locations; Randalstown and the more recently established Campsie dealership in Co. Derry, the family run business has attracted customers from all over Ireland and the UK and is proud to offer you excellent customer service combined with extremely competitive pricing to suit all budgets and lifestyles.

We realise that buying a car can be a daunting experience and our award winning customer sales advisors offer excellent advice and recommendations on vehicles and vehicle maintenance. We don’t just sell cars, we do everything possible to get you driving your perfect car and our friendly staff will go the extra mile to guarantee that you receive the advice you need. Why not come along to one of our dealerships to see for yourself? We look forward to meeting you 🙂


Tourism Northern Ireland

www.tourismni.com

Tourism Northern Ireland (Tourism NI) is responsible for the development of tourism and the marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination to domestic tourists, from within Northern Ireland, and to visitors from the Republic of Ireland. We are a non-departmental public body of the Department for the Economy and we work closely with other tourism bodies to help develop the visitor economy here and to market Northern Ireland to incoming visitors.
Tourism NI’s mission is to build the value of tourism to the local economy in partnership with government and industry.
Our vision is to confidently and passionately champion the development and promotion of the Northern Ireland experience.
Tourism Northern Ireland (Tourism NI) is the trading name of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board
Unlocking potential
Tourism NI works to raise awareness of the importance of tourism to the economy we actively build and consolidate our relationships with key strategic partners to deliver mutual benefits.
Building the tourism product
Tourism NI funds the development of quality tourism assets that are aligned to visitor needs.
Developing a quality visitor experience
Tourism NI supports the development of a high quality tourism industry through quality programmes that are based on visitor needs. We invest in people, projects and events that result in increased spending by leisure and business visitors.
Promoting the destination
Tourism NI delivers a compelling marketing communications programme that inspires and informs people from ROI who may consider a visit and those who live here who might spend more leisure time within Northern Ireland.
Tourism Ireland takes on the role of promoting the region internationally as part of a broader advertising strategy for the island of Ireland as a whole.
Tourism NI is responsible for working in conjunction with key partners on the development and roll out of the Northern Ireland tourism brand.

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.

 

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.

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.

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 Ă  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.