Top management consultancy to help businesses think BIG

By Ciaran McKane

Derry City and Strabane District Council have announced the appointment of Full Circle Management Solutions to deliver its exciting new Business Innovation & Growth Programme. The programme which is supported by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund, will see over £820,000 channelled into driving the innovation and productivity of local businesses in the Derry and Strabane area.…

Strabane businesses reward the town’s unsung heroes

By Ciaran McKane

STRABANE businesses have given a warm glow to the local heroes of the coronavirus crisis by sponsoring £100 Strabane gift cards as a way to say thank you to those who have given most during this challenging time. Local people showed their support for the lockdown initiative by making nominations online for the many worthy…

Charitable Trust rewards local volunteers for Covid-19 response

By Ciaran McKane

Local volunteers in the Strabane area who have been devoting their time to helping the local community during the COVID19 pandemic will be rewarded for their efforts by a local charity. The Kathleen Graham Trust today handed over £4,450 of Strabane Gift Card Vouchers to be presented to 89 local volunteers in recognition of their…

Support local with the gift (card) that keeps on giving!

By Ciaran McKane

‘Shop local’ is a more fitting mantra than ever before now that Strabane businesses have begun to reopen after the lockdown brought about by the coronavirus crisis. Its impact is immeasurable but there’s no doubt that it’s vitally important business owners in the town get support and one of the best ways can be through…

Flann O’Brien trail puts Strabane on the literary tourism map

By Ciaran McKane

STRABANE can look forward to welcoming a whole new breed of visitor when a Flann O’Brian literary trail is launched later this year on the writer’s birthday in October. One of the town’s most famous sons, Flann O’Brien, was born Brian O’Nolan in Strabane in 1911. A playwright, novelist, journalist and satirist, he was also…

Mayor visits businesses in Derry and Strabane

By Ciaran McKane

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Brian Tierney visited local businesses in both Derry and Strabane on Friday 6th July to hear how they are dealing with operating during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Tierney spoke with owners and staff across a number of businesses in the hospitality and retail sector about their feelings,…