Month: June 2016

CBH Event – Mailchimp Email-Marketing with SRH Design

  We were delighted to have Simon from SRH Design in the hub at the end of June hosting a workshop on Mailchimp Marketing. Did you know that each year there are over 144 BILLION emails sent? That definitely got us thinking on how to stand out in our email campaigns and also ensure relevant and uncluttered messages!   Simon is holding the course again in August as this one was oversubscribed plus an advanced one in October. Make sure to sign up to our city business hub newsletter for both if you missed this one! Interested in hosting...

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West Belfast Works Morning

  Wednesday 29th June saw our self employment group take part in the West Belfast Works celebration morning. Since its launch just nine months ago, the West Belfast Works project has helped 204 unemployed people into work. Funded by the Social Investment Fund, through the Delivering Social Change Framework, the project is targeted at people living in Shankill and West Belfast and offers opportunities for local people to gain real job opportunities, training and career development. Balance Belfast CIC, Science Starz, and The Fat Truck all exhibited at the event which was attended by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Junior...

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The Ortus Group Expands Property Portfolio

The Ortus Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boucher Business Studios Business Park located in the popular Boucher Road region of Belfast. The company already own 184,000 sq ft of property in Belfast including Twin Spires Complex and Westlink Enterprise Centre facilitating over 110 tenants. The Business Park will be managed by Ortus Property Services, who are part of the Ortus Group who have previously managed the facility. The purchase will assist growing small business to develop offering larger space office accommodation in an easily accessible location on a major gateway to Belfast. The addition of the...

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Shankill Juniors Kicking Off In Style

Ortus were approached by Philip Gordon, coach of the Shankill Juniors under 9 football team regarding their team kit. The Ortus Group were delighted to help with the sponsorship of the kit for the next 2 years. The junior team is a small local community team who play cross community games every Saturday and in tournaments all over the country through out the year. Philip pictured above with team member Daniel Gordon and Stephanie Reid from The Ortus Group has coached they team for the last 3 years and was delighted with the support. Good luck for the season guys! Interested...

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Seeing Things Differently – RNIB NI

The Royal National Institute of Blind People in Northern Ireland (RNIB NI) has launched its first social enterprise venture – ‘The Dark Experience’ with a little help from the West Belfast Social Enterprise Hub.   ‘The Dark Experience’ is a unique workshop, designed by RNIB NI in consultation with local people who are blind or partially sighted. It gives those with sight a powerful experience of what it’s like to live without their vision. RNIB NI are inviting local companies to ‘Try it blindfolded’ and experience everyday life through the eyes of someone with sight loss whilst increasing their...

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