A Friday treat of Sweetez!
Good morning! Micheal here with you once again! A bit later in the morning than usual – I blame summer holidays and kids!
Anyway, it's the end of a hectic month here at Armagh I but it has been a really positive one. We've been speaking to plenty of businesses in that time – some long established and others just opening.
Today (Friday), marks the opening of one such business – Sweetez in Armagh. We spoke to Alan Sherrard this week who was as excited as our readers (people are high with excitement on the thought of the e-numbers alone, ha!) about his new shop on the Newry Road in the city. At the time of writing more than 9,000 unique users have read that story! We love to see it!
I've often been told to beat the drum about Armagh I and our readership reach – I'm doing in the guise of this newsletter, which is enough for now, but we love seeing stories doing well for local businesses.
Our 'Made In' section this month has been another success, telling the stories of our goods 'made in' the local area. There are a few more of those articles on the way over the weekend too. There is so much going on locally, we're just trying our best to mine that.
All in all, we've reached 347,800 people in the last 30 days – something to shout about, I suppose.
Jobs Profiled...Caolan Finnegan
Check out our latest profile on Armagh Jobs below. Morgan McLernon's Caolan Finnegan (the lorry really makes him look smaller than he actually is).
Transport planner Caolan 'hasn't looked back' after choosing world of work over university — armaghjobs.com
Head of eCommerce B2C Digital Marketing
Fruitfield Foodhall in Richhill recruiting for chef / kitchen assistant
Linwoods recruiting for an E-commerce Manager
Linwoods recruiting for Casual General Operatives
Morgan McLernon recruiting warehouse operatives
Morgan McLernon recruiting for a Transport Co-ordinator
Re-Gen Waste in Newry looking for Recycling Operatives
Trainee Business Development Executive
Experienced Accounting Technician required at McCreesh & Co. Armagh
Sales Assistant required at Boardwalk Shoes and Bags in Armagh
We've teamed up with Gemma and her team at Omniplex in Armagh to offer our readers a pair of tickets for a show EVERY week. We'll be doing a week-by-week guide of what's on at Armagh cinema. All you need to do is comment below the story on the website and you'll be entered into the draw. We'll email the winner each Wednesday and you can use the tickets how you wish. Here is your first chance..
What’s on at Armagh Omniplex cinema this week – win a pair of tickets with Armagh I — armaghi.com
£100 Menarys voucher
Meanwhile, our £100 Menarys voucher giveaway is still live until next Friday, August 6. As it stands, we've 10 entrants....that's as good as odds for a free draw as you'll get all day. Enter below..
We’ve teamed up with Menarys Armagh to give one lucky reader a £100 voucher — www.armaghi.com
10 headlines you may have missed..
Out of Hours in Armagh to close until at least end of August, Southern Trust confirms — armaghi.com
Portadown businessmen branching out with new artisan coffee dock and pavement seating area — armaghi.com
Historic Lurgan town centre properties to be restored as stylish apartments — armaghi.com
Pensioner who caused five-car pile-up in Portadown handed two year driving ban — armaghi.com
Loughgall FC stalwart Hilbert (97) reaches his goal after walking 100 lengths of pitch — armaghi.com
Portadown teenager who organised forest rave handed £1,000 fine — armaghi.com
DIY favourite Screwfix eyes yet another local store at Meadows in Portadown — armaghi.com
Online video of disabled woman being ‘dragged’ by police in Lurgan Park reported to Ombudsman — armaghi.com
Newry man rescued at sea 11 hours after entering water in inflatable dinghy — armaghi.com
Portadown-based youth football club looks to future with clubhouse and 3G pitch plans — armaghi.com
It was great to see some live outdoor music back last week...Armagh snapper and our good friend Vincent Loughran was there to capture the entertainment in Gosford Forest Park..
In Pictures: Big drive-in country music show at Gosford Forest — armaghi.com
One last thing..
As always, if there is anything you'd like to see us cover please get in touch. If there is anything you'd like to see in this newsletter please let us know. We would love to include a list of things that's coming up just to keep our readers in the loop...
PS. I'm away here to cry some more over my inability to snare a hire car for less than £500 for three days! And before you try and go into a price comparison war with me, I am looking a car with three children's seats.
Until next time, have a good one :)