Businesses putting in extra Christmas effort

CONFIDENCE is high local shoppers will be hitting the streets this Christmas despite a new survey that suggests half of the North’s households expect to have less money this year and plan to cut back on spending as a result. Consumers remain cautious due to the cost-of-living crisis, according to the Credit Union Consumer Sentiment Survey, with only one in […]

Conference boom continues with fly fishing coup

FERMANAGH is continuing to grow its reputation as a conference destination, with another large delegation preparing to descend on the county in the coming weeks. This time it will be the turn of the Irish Fly Fair and Angling Show, which is coming to the Killyhevlin Hotel on November 18 and 19. Having previously been […]

BID getting things done

WITH the summer coming to a close, Enniskillen BID is already hard at working preparing for its Halloween fun day in the county town. Stepping in to save the day after the Council confirmed it would once again not be holding any Halloween festivities this year, after cancelling last year’s fireworks at the eleventh hour, BID is determined […]

New scheme launched to help businesses grow

THE Covid-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis has had a devastating impact on local business up and down the country. Many businesses, especially in the rural Ireland, are feeling the pinch, but a new programme from the Department of Finance could help local companies effectively calculate and asses their expenses and incomes. The […]

Republic day-trip shoppers boost Enniskillen businesses

SHOPPERS coming over the border from down south are “critical” to Enniskillen’s local economy. Noelle McAloon of the Enniskillen Business Improvement District (BID) says that Republic of Ireland car number plates are a welcome sight as day-trippers from over the border are boosting the town’s coffers by spending their euros here. A number of residents […]