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Issue 477 - 16th September 2019
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How would you like to see the greatest guitar heroes of all time?

Billed as the ultimate guitar show, The Story of Guitar Heroes recreates the sound and ambience of gifted guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Hank Marvin, Jeff Beck and many more.

And Belfast 89 has a pair of tickets to give away to see this fantastic show at the Ulster Hall on Sunday 20th October at 7.30pm.

Featuring more than 20 guitars, a live band and video screens, The Story of Guitar Heroes is an awe-inspiring, dynamic show which transports you through time from the 1950s to the present day and is presented by guitar virtuoso Phil Walker.

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is:

* LIKE the Belfast 89FM Facebook page

* then LIKE the competition post, COMMENT the name of your favourite guitarist and TAG a friend

The competition closes at noon on Friday 11th October and the winner’s name will be announced later that day on Norman Coleman’s Afternoon Show between 2pm-4pm.

For terms & conditions visit

Good luck!

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   MLN Business Breakfast in Cookstown
Reserve Your Complimentary Place Now
This MLN business breakfast, hosted in partnership with Mid Ulster District Council, will help businesses of all shapes, sizes and sectors gain and sustain a competitive advantage. The event will be chaired by the BBC’s Karen Patterson and the speaker line-up and running order is detailed below. We expect this event to prove popular so we would encourage you to reserve your complimentary place asap as space is limited.
Running Order

8.00am    Registration,Breakfast & Networking
8.30am    Welcome from Mid Ulster District Council & Karen Patterson
8.40am    Conor Lambe (Chief Economist, Danske) The Economic Context
9.00am    Feargal McCormack (Founder, PKF-FPM) Culture & Performance
9.20am    Aine Brolly (CEO, Cpl NI) The Future of Work
9.40am    Patrick Leggett (Director, Xperience) Technology as an Enabler  
10.00am  Panel Q&A and Discussion  
10.25am  Closing Remarks
10.30am  Close 
   Date:  Tuesday 24th September 2019
Time:  08.00am – 10.30am (commencing with breakfast)
Venue: Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre, Burn Road, Cookstown, BT80 8DN
Location: The venue location and contact details can be found here.
Online Booking & More Information: Click Here
Cost: Free to attend (event co-hosted with Mid Ulster District Council)




Everyone knows what poor copy looks like, but how do you make sure your own online and off-line copy content is compelling, effective and presents your organisation in the best possible way?

Our one-day masterclass will help you learn copywriting techniques to help you craft copy that catches and captivates your audience’s attention.


Anyone who writes copy for print
Anyone who writes content for websites, blogs, email or social media
Anyone wishing to improve their
copywriting skills!

  • Overview of what copywriting is and where it’s used.
  • Examples of good and bad copy.
  • Best practice tips and guidance for online and off- line copywriting.
  • The importance of grammar, punctuation and tone of voice.
  • Tips on optimising online content for search.
  • Quick wins to improve your copy when you get back to the office

£195 per delegate including lunch and refreshments (discounts available on group bookings – email for more information)

Queries to:


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A Korean company is looking for technology for nuclear dismantling and radioactive waste management

A Korean company is looking for technology and technical services for nuclear dismantling and radioactive waste management. The technology will be used for dismantling nuclear power plant and related radionuclide analysis system. The company has a list of technologies they need, including nuclear breakers and pretreatment systems. The company is interested in licensing these technologies or conduct joint R&D with on-site smart laboratory.

[EUROSTARS2] URGENT Consortium leader is looking for research partners with expertise in predictive analytics for co-development of digital twin for electric vehicles batteries and industrial partners for testing /validation /demonstration.

Portuguese R&D performing SME developing artificial intelligence systems for the automotive and transports industries seeks research and industrial partners to integrate a consortium bid to EUROSTARS2 under a research agreement. The project is focused on predictive analytics for electric vehicle batteries, with the objective to create a highly reliable digital twin - the core of a new SaaS (Software as a Service) product for battery manufacturers, electric vehicle OEMs and fleet operators.

Romanian manufacturer of cleaning products for household and industrial use is looking for distribution services and commercial agency agreement

This company is a manufacturer of high quality, EU standard compliant professional cleaning products, cosmetics and disinfectants. Their products are mainly used by commercial laundries, hotel and catering industry (HORECA), companies specialized in facility management services, factories and car-wash facilities. Wishing to expand their presence on foreign markets, the company seeks partners to work with under commercial agency or distribution services agreements.

A Romanian metal processing company offers its services under a manufacturing agreement

The Romanian company produces parts, components and tools of various complexity: steel, aluminium and copper parts, molds, kerns, punching tools, lacquering masks. Bearing with modern machinery, the company manufactures its products according to their customers specifications. If necessary, the company can also provide design, engineering or consultancy services. The partnership with a beneficiary from any country should be a manufacturing agreement.

New noble metal-free catalyst for the production of propylene oxide

A Spanish university has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst without noble metals to obtain propylene oxide (PO) from the selective oxidation of propylene. It does not make use of dangerous or highly contaminating agents, and does not produce high quantities of reaction by-products, showing a high selectivity towards PO. Catalyst manufacturing companies interested in the commercial exploitation of this technology via patent licensing or technical collaboration agreements are sought.

Development of actinobacterial platforms for production of natural products using genetic engineering tools and omics techniques

A Spanish biotechnological institute offers their research experience in Streptomyces, Corynebacterium and Mycobacterium, molecular biology, synthetic biology and technical capabilities, including omics tools (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics), to develop platforms for production of natural products (antibiotics, immunosuppressants, etc). Industrial/academic partners from pharma are sought for services and research agreement to prepare proposals for European and collaborative projects.

3D digital models to collaborate and support full cycle construction projects.

Spanish technology centre is offering its 3D digital model, technology knowledge and equipment to architectural studios, SMEs on construction sector and other companies under temporary company merger interested in developing new systems on more efficient construction. Partnerships sought are services agreement (construction companies) or research cooperation in the field of 3D models and their use in architecture or cultural heritage.

A Taiwanese recycling company is seeking clean post-industrial and/or post-consumer plastic and rubber waste suppliers from Europe, the United States, and Japan, within the terms of a manufacturing agreement

A Taiwanese recycling company seeks partners who can supply clean plastic resins and rubbers derived from post-industrial and post-consumer product wastes. Cooperation is to be based on a manufacturing agreement. Both the Taiwanese company and partnering sides shall comply with relevant import/ export regulations. The ideal partnering countries are Europe (especially Germany), the United States, and Japan.

An Ukrainian company specialized in the manufacturing of handmade ceramic crockery offers their products under distribution services agreements and commercial agency agreements

The Ukrainian company uses the traditional handmade techniques for production ceramic from ordinary clay, chamotte (clay with sand), different types of glaze, chrome and applies the latest European trends of design and color to manufacture ceramic crockery. The company is interested in finding new clients abroad through commercial agency agreements with commercial agents or distribution services agreements with companies (wholesalers, retail stores, department stores, crockery stores, etc.).

An Ukrainian detergents producer is looking for distributors/importers

This Kiev based Ukrainian company is looking for importers and distributors for their detergents. Their products are not harmful to the human health and respect current international chemical regulations. The company wishes to establish distribution services agreements to enter new markets under their own brand.

UK London based business seeks partners for Horizon 2020 application developing Next-Generation Internet

UK start-up developing a decentralised Next-Generation Internet (NGI) platform is seeking partners with experience, projects and ideas for a H2020 EIC Accelerator (SME Instrument) application to enter into a research cooperation agreement. The application will seek a range of decentralised technologies for the benefit of individuals and the rapid digitisation of industry.

Seeking joint venture or licensing agreement for a patented isothermic heat mat.

This specialist UK company has developed a low cost heat mat to use in the manufacture of refrigeration shelves for supermarket display cabinets. The product is passive needing no external energy, exhibits excellent temperature consistency and has been shown to offer substantial energy cost savings where fitted in refrigeration display cabinets. They are seeking either a joint venture or licensing agreement with engineering companies, refrigeration manufacturers or aluminium extruders.

A UK supplier of specialist cables is looking for distributors, agents and representatives worldwide

A UK supplier of specialist electrical and fibre optic cables to several sectors including oil & gas, marine, home automation, energy, construction, research and transport is looking to establish partnerships with distributors, agents and representatives.

UK manufacturer of non-toxic, non-harmful cleaning products offers new oven cleaner product on a ‘white-label’ basis within a single, exclusive manufacturing agreement

This UK chemical blending specialist has developed an environmentally sustainable, cleaning and maintenance product. It seeks a single company interested in taking a white-label non-toxic, non-hazardous oven cleaning product and marketing it under their own branding, within a manufacturing agreement.

UK-based SME offers uniform hat and headwear manufacturing under a manufacturing agreement

A UK-based SME with over 150 years' experience of high quality headwear manufacture tailored to the requirements of customers is offering its capabilities to partners. It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of a manufacturing agreement.

Compact digester offered for sewage plants of smaller and medium size under services agreement.

A group of German consulting engineers, located in the south-west of Germany has developed an innovative planning concept of a compact digester for sewage plants of smaller and medium size and wants to offer its one-stop planning know-how and expertise. The company is interested in a services agreement.

An Italian hotel close to Venice is looking for commercial agency agreements abroad

This Italian hotel is a renewed ancient villa of the seventeenth century, composed of the main building with 14 rooms and a suite, the dependence with 12 rooms and colonnade which today is used as restaurant. It is situated about 30 minutes away from Venice, Padua and other interesting and historical cities as Chioggia and the Riviera del Brenta, with its wonderful Venetian villas. It is looking for partners abroad like tour operators and travel agencies for commercial agency agreements.

A Lithuanian furniture producer is offering manufacturing services and subcontracting and is looking for trade intermediaries

The Lithuanian furniture producer is operating in a local and foreign market since 2010. The company manufactures a wide range of standard furniture for home and offices and is looking for trade intermediaries - agents and distributors. Besides this, the company is experienced in a custom design furniture - design, construction, production, assembling and is offering its manufacturing and subcontracting services.

Polish company specialised in electrical installations and industrial solutions is willing to become a subcontractor and participate in implementation of complex projects

Polish company operating since 2008 in the field of electrical installations and industrial solutions and also installation, relocation and renovation of industry machines is offering their services to general contractors and subcontractors. Employing high class engineers together with over 100 skilled workers, the company is willing to become a subcontractor and participate in implementation of complicated projects.

Promoting of vegetation on ash and slag deposits

A Romanian research institute has developed a process for seeding to grass on ash deposits and slag from coal burning in power plants, through fertilisation of the inert layers with organo-zeolitic fertiliser. The Romanian research institute is looking for companies interested in purchase this technology for commercial exploitation, interested for technical cooperation agreement and for commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Slovenian company is searching for supplier of all kind of timber and wooden boards for the construction and joinery industry, also looking for supplier of fire wood.

Slovenian company offers a wide range of timber and other products for construction and joinery (timber, wooden boards, firewood etc.), as well as joinery related services to their customers. The company is searching for suppliers of all kind of wood and other products related to that sector. Distribution services agreement will be signed with the supplier.

For Northern Ireland specific contracts, there are a number of sources of information specifically for contracts within Northern Ireland. The Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) handles contracts for a number of government departments.

156801 - - To Establish a panel of Trainers for the provision of training services to the Midland Border East Skillnet Training Network
Publication date:  06-09-2019
Response deadline:  27-09-2019 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Buyer: Midland Border East Skillnet

156905 - - Certified Project Management Diploma (Part-Time Course) (1)
Publication date:  06-09-2019
Response deadline:  20-09-2019 11:30   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Project Management courses are core to foster understanding for, and support implementation of a Project Management methodology, to educate staff in the application of Project Management skills and techniques, and to build competence based on standards such as IPMA’s Individual Competence Baseline (ICB4). In order to support its Learning and Development initiative, the Sligo Chamber Skillnet is seeking quotations from suitably qualified external vendors to develop and provide a Certified Project Management Course in line with the specification outlined in section 2 below. 2. Training Specification 2.1 Goal of Training The goal of the training course is to equip project managers/team members with the knowledge, skills and techniques required to manage projects. The course should reflect PMI PMBOK knowledge areas and project management processes in order to ensure a sound understanding of project management and practice application. Training should be delivered addressing both theory and practice in project management in line with the PMI PMBOK (5th Edition 2013). 2.2 Audience Candidates will generally be project managers or project team members who have worked on project teams but may not previously have had formal project management training. 2.3 Number of Candidates It is envisaged that the minimum number would be 16 candidates. 2.4 Certification The course should be at Diploma level and shall prepare and offer the candidates international certification by a professional body either PMP, IPMA or equivalent which should be reflected in the course cost submission. The successful provider will be required to complete the administration of certification for candidates. 2.5 Timeframe for delivery of Course It is envisaged that the course will start in September 2017, with full certification completed by December 2017 at the latest. 2.6 Proposed Course Delivery Format It is envisaged that this course would run over at least 12 to 14 weeks with a combination of d
Buyer: Sligo Chamber Skillnet

156898 - MH-AGE-19-02 - Part Time Age Friendly Business Consultant
Publication date:  06-09-2019
Response deadline:  30-09-2019 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Part Time Age Friendly Business Consultant, National Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme Age Friendly Ireland Shared Service Centralised Co-Ordination Unit Meath County Council in collaboration with Chambers Ireland.
Buyer: Meath County Council

156790 - HRISEPT19FD/1 - Provision of IT Consultancy Services
Publication date:  05-09-2019
Response deadline:  26-09-2019 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Horse Racing Ireland are now seeking the provision of IT consultancy services to perform in an advisory capacity to the IT Department a program of work which includes the replacement of the Legacy Core Horse Racing information system. Further requirements include consultancy services in relation to legacy systems, security, cyber security, emerging technologies etc. Please consult the tender documentation for full details of requirements.
Buyer: Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)
156725 - - Multi-Party Framework for the provision of Design and Print Services to the National Gallery of Ireland.
Publication date:  03-09-2019
Response deadline:  03-10-2019 17:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Invitation to Tender via an Open Procedure for appointment to a Multi-Party Framework for the provision of Design and Print Services to the National Gallery of Ireland. Lot 1: Design and print services for publications. Lot 2: Design and print services for temporary exhibitions
Buyer: National Gallery of Ireland
156268 - Mayo Economic Dev Strategy - Preparation of Mayo 2040, an Economic Strategy for Co. Mayo
Publication date:  02-09-2019
Response deadline:  30-09-2019 15:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: Mayo County Council is the lead agency for the economic, physical & social development of County Mayo. The Emerging Sectors report in 2014 gave strategic direction to economic development efforts and significant progress has been made in recent years in leading on enterprise support, tourism development, branding, etc, all of which are important building blocks in the economic development of the county. It is now timely that a broader economic development strategy be put in place that is visionary, ambitious and deliverable which in turn will guide and inform future iterations of the County Development Plan, the Local Economic & Community Plan (LECP) and other local strategies.
Buyer: Mayo County Council

156678 - Rainbow Ballroom 19 - Intrpretation Strategy and Plan for the Rainbow Ballroom Glenfarne
Publication date:  02-09-2019
Response deadline:  30-09-2019 12:00   Irish time
Procedure: 1. Open Procedure (NON OJEU)
Description: The Trust wishes to engage a multi-disciplinary team to produce a detailed interpretive strategy and plan comprising all the elements as outlined in this brief.
Buyer: Glenfarne Community Development Trust Ltd
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