Tags: economic development
Take the next step towards a career in health and social care with MEABC’s Employment Academy
If you have ever considered a career in Health and Social Care but aren’t sure where to start, then Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s (MEABC) Employment Academy offers the perfect key to your future success.
Council plays role in Union Connectivity Review
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has welcomed the opportunity to contribute to a call for evidence for the Prime Minister’s Union Connectivity Review. The purpose of this review is to examine how best to improve road, rail, air and sea links between all four UK regions and to bring forward funding to accelerate infrastructure projects.
MEABC’s decisive response to jobs crisis heralded with prestigious UK award
The key role of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (MEABC) in helping secure the legacy of Wrightbus in Ballymena despite the company going into administration last year, has been recognised by a prestigious awards ceremony honouring local government across the UK.
Council Teams on hand as COVID Confidence Scheme continues to roll out
You might have noticed our teams of staff out and about in recent weeks as they work to distribute business support packs in local towns and villages.
Bolstering economic corridor between Mid and East Antrim and Scotland ‘crucial to post-Covid recovery’
Building on the economic bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland will be vital to the recovery of both countries as they emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, the North Channel Partnership has said.
Dates and venues announced for Mid and East Antrim’s Christmas Markets
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council can now announce dates for our Christmas Markets in Carrickfergus, Larne and Ballymena.
Welcome news of Sunday trading relaxation to help retailers this Christmas
Retailers will be permitted to open earlier on Sunday 13 and Sunday 20 December, as Mid and East Antrim Borough Council works to support the local business community when the current Northern Ireland circuit breaker restrictions come to an end.
£66M green bus contract for Ballymena’s Wrightbus
The announcement of a multi-million pound contract for zero and low emission buses from Ballymena company Wrightbus, has been welcomed by the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Peter Johnston.
Work begins to help businesses prepare to open with ‘COVID Confidence’
Teams of officers from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (MEABC) have been out and about this week, distributing business support packs in our local towns and villages.
Companies urged to innovate and diversify in post-COVID world
Manufacturing and engineering firms across Mid and East Antrim must “innovate and diversify” their offering if they are to survive and thrive in a post-COVID world, according to Graham Whitehurst MBE, chair of Mid and East Antrim’s Manufacturing Task Force.
£850M City Deal investment nears important milestone
Plans for an £850 million regional investment are nearing “an important milestone”, according to the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD) Council Panel, which met today in Mid and East Antrim.
Paralympian Claire helps road test Larne man’s winning innovation
A Larne engineer who worked alongside local Paralympian Claire Taggart to design, develop and test a revolutionary new wheelchair chassis has scooped the top prize in a Mid and East Antrim Borough Council business innovation competition.
Rediscover the Spirit of MEA this Christmas
Christmas in Mid and East Antrim will look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get into the festive fun by taking part in a packed programme of seasonal activities and entertainment for all the family while supporting and shopping local.
Local businesses encouraged to register for Trader Support Service
Local businesses which move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland are being encouraged to register for the UK Government’s Trader Support Service.
New COVID Confidence Scheme leads the way in supporting our local businesses
An innovative new ‘COVID Confidence Scheme’ aimed at assuring businesses and shoppers that all necessary steps have been taken to control the spread of coronavirus in our towns and villages, is to be rolled out by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (MEABC) over the next few weeks.
MEABC’S Virtual Jobs Fair has hundreds of vacancies to be filled
Job hunters are being encouraged to sign up to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s (MEABC) Virtual Jobs Fair this Thursday 12 November from 9am to 5.45pm.
20k of Christmas vou“cheers” up for grabs in Ballymena this festive shopping season
As Christmas approaches, Ballymena BID are making 20 winners this winter with a very merry twenty thousand pounds in vouchers up for grabs to spend across the town centre.
Virgin Media connects Ballymena to gigabit speeds
Virgin Media has switched on Northern Ireland’s fastest gigabit home broadband in Mid and East Antrim, offering connectivity more than 25 times faster than the regional average. The operator’s entire network of nearly 400,000 homes across the region can now benefit from Virgin Media’s next-generation Gig1 broadband which offers average download speeds of 1,140Mbps. This includes homes in Belfast,
Council pledges full support to all those affected by Caterpillar announcement
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will provide its full support to all those impacted by this morning's announcement regarding restructuring at Caterpillar, which, it is feared, could result in 700 job losses.
New grant to help businesses outside town centres with Covid-secure enhancements
The scheme opens today, Thursday 5th November at 12 noon, and will run for just over four weeks closing on Monday 7th December, or earlier if the available funds are allocated. The budget is limited and funding will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.