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Belfast City Centre Car Parking
BCTC and BCCM have compiled a comprehensive information leaflet on car parks, car parking and parking rates in the city centre
 
 
 
BCTC Newsletter (Issue 2)
The BCTC second issue newsletter is available to download
 
 
 
Aged 13 – 17? BeHeard Hub FREE in the City Centre
Are you aged between 13 to 17? There is now the BeHeard hub (FREE) located in the Ann Street entrance of Victoria Square.
 
 
 
Arthur Street Christmas Event
On Thursday 28th November from 5pm - 9pm a selection of stores including Jigsaw, Mexx, Jack Wills, Cath Kidston, Paperchase, Avoca, Peter Mark, Le Creuset, Candy Lab and Toytown will be offering promotions such as selected discounts, goody bags, food tasting and refreshments. We look forward to welcoming you
 
 
 
SS Moore Discount Offers
10% Off plus free gift when you spend £50.00
 
 
 
19th Century Belfast Printers becomes state of the art CrossFit gym
A 19th century building which once housed a leading Belfast print company will begin a new page this month when it is transformed into a new state of the art fitness centre creating ten new jobs.
 
 
 
Kennedy announces Christmas transport package for shoppers and traders
Transport Minister Danny Kennedy today announced a festive package of public transport measures to help shoppers and traders in the run up to Christmas.
 
 
 
Disney Store Launch Magic Charity Campaign
Anne Higgins, member of Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce's Executive Council joins the Lord Mayor, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir and Belfast Disney Store Manager, Anna Marie Kinlan to celebrate the launch of the Disney Store’s Share in the Magic charity campaign
 
 
 
Rights of all should be respected – Ford
Justice Minister David Ford has met with business representatives to discuss the impact of the recent disorder on trade in Belfast. During the meeting with the NI Independent Retail Trade Association, the Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce and Pubs of Ulster, the Minister said that while he recognised the right of people to protest peacefull
 
 
 
New BCTC Newsletter
Check out the new BCTC Newsletter.
 
 
 
Loyalist Peaceful Protesters Parade
On Saturday 21st September there is a planned parade by the Loyal Peaceful Protesters.
 
 
 
City Council holding Public Open House for Waterfront Extension
City Council are holding a Public Open House event for an extension to the Waterfront Hall that is taking place: The Open House will take place on: Saturday 21st September 2013 from 11am to 4pm Wednesday 25th September from 3.30pm to 9pm
 
 
 
Traders Launch Scheme to Target Shoplifters in Belfast
Traders in Belfast city centre have joined forces with the police to target prolific shoplifters, who cost businesses millions of pounds every year.
 
 
 
Power NI  to supply twenty local councils with renewable energy
Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading energy provider has secured a contract to supply twenty local councils across Northern Ireland with renewable energy for the next 12 months.
 
 
 
G8 Information

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13th Jun 2013

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Information on G8
 
 
 
Rates Revaluation

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12th Jun 2013

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Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce is calling on its members to complete the revaluation form issued by Land & Property Services (LPS) for the 2015 business rates revaluation.
 
 
 
The search is on for Belfast’s Brainiest Business
The search is on for Belfast’s Brainiest Business- Capital cities, current affairs and name that tune – these are just a few of the topics Belfast businesses need to be genned up on in a bid to be crowned this year’s Belfast’s Brainiest Business
 
 
 
NEW PRESIDENT OF BELFAST CHAMBER OF TRADE AND COMMERCE COMES INTO OFFICE
Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce today welcomed Paul McMahon as the newly elected Chamber President
 
 
 
Kardashian Kollection at Dorothy Perkins
Spring / summer ’13 sees the return of the Kardashian Kollection exclusively at Dorothy Perkins
 
 
 
 
 
PSNI Release On G8 Summit
The G8 Summit will be held at the Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen on the 17th and 18th June 2013. Organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the G8 Summit is private meeting, which will be attended by the Heads of State of the 8 member countries – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. I
 
 
 
Critical Seminar Organised on the Future of Belfast City Centre
Business Improvement District legislation will shortly be introduced to Northern Ireland. Prior to its introduction we have arranged an information session for businesses.
 
 
 
Introduction of Carrier Bag Levy
We use around 250 million carrier bags in Northern Ireland every year. From 8th April, everyone will be charged at least 5p for new single use carrier bags wherever they shop in Northern Ireland. The aim is to help protect the environment by cutting the number of carrier bags we use. When you need a new single use bag, the 5p you pay will help fund
 
 
 
 
 
Budget 2013 At A Glance
The BBC News website has published the key points of Chancellor George Osbourne’s budget.
 
 
 
Belfast City Council St. Patrick`s Festival – Traffic Advisory Notice
The carnival procession, featuring participants from all corners of Belfast, will leave the City Hall at 12 noon.
 
 
 
City bosses urged to get Backin’ Belfast
Belfast bosses and their staff are being encouraged to get out of the office and into the city as the latest strand of the Backin’ Belfast campaign is rolled out.
 
 
 
Family Friendly Project Commences
The Public Health Agency in partnership with Belfast City Centre Management Company will be running a pilot for the month of March called Family Friendly.
 
 
 
Lyric Theatre Offer - The Seafarer
The Lyric Theatre are offering 20% off top price tickets to see The Seafarer at the Lyric Theatre on 7th, 14th and 21st March at 7.45pm – making £22.50 tickets only £18
 
 
 
Backin' Belfast

Backin' Belfast -

20th Feb 2013

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Don’t miss out on the fantastic festival atmosphere in Belfast this weekend. Three of Northern Ireland’s largest family festivals (Festival of Fools, the Belfast Mela and Belfast Children’s Festival) are teaming up to bring you and the kids free treats such as Dressing up and Tea and Tales, face painting, mask making and hilarious street thea
 
 
 
BCTC calls on John Lewis to consider Belfast
Belfast Chamber calls on John Lewis to consider Belfast
 
 
 
Translink Pop Up Shop & yLink
Translink Marketing Department are setting up a Pop Up Shop in Great Victoria Street train station from next Friday. This walk in student lounge will have a young and funky feel with play station console, table tennis, music and opportunities to win prizes.
 
 
 
Translink Metro £2 Day Ticket
To encourage people to come out and support the city, Translink is bringing back the very popular ‘Love Metro Saturdays’ campaign – a Metro Day Ticket for £2 will be available every Saturday after 9.30am from 2nd February until 23rd February 2013
 
 
 
Belfast Chamber supports marketing fund and calls for continued progress
Following today’s statement by Belfast City Council that there will be a further £400,000 released to market and animate Belfast, coupled with the £600,000 from the Northern Ireland Executive, Joe Jordan from Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce said
 
 
 
Update on Recent Downturn from BCTC President Joe Jordan
The open meeting convened by Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce (BCTC) at the Europa hotel on 16th January gave voice to the immediate dangers to the business community caused by the ongoing disruption in Belfast as the result of the flag protests.
 
 
 
Backin Belfast

Backin Belfast -

23rd Jan 2013

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City businesses are encouraged to support the Backin’ Belfast campaign in the following ways:
 
 
 
Belfast Chamber Calls for Businesses to Stand up and Sign Petition
Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce has today called for the support of all Belfast businesses in the signing of a new petition.
 
 
 
 Recent Downturn Update
BCTC update on recent downturn.
 
 
 
Belfast Chamber Meets with Chief Contstable
Following Wednesday night’s business forum at the Europa Hotel, Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce along with other business representatives met with Matt Baggott, Chief Constable, PSNI.
 
 
 
Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce Calls for Solution to Crisis
Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce has today released the following statement: Joe Jordan, President of Belfast Chamber Trade and Commerce said: “Whilst it is evident that Belfast businesses are in the midst of a crisis due to the current unrest, it is not for the Chamber to comment on the politics of the issue, rather to help to find soluti
 
 
 
Linen Hall Library Publishes Events Guide for Jan – March 2013
The Linen Hall Library has published its events guide for January to March 2013.