History Project: 100 Years of Business in the Borough

Marking 100 years of business in the borough, this shared history multimedia project will reflect on local business over the last 100 years and celebrate their success.

Launching the shared history project Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Alderman Glenn Barr said,

“I am delighted to launch this project as part of Our People, Our Place Our Story programme to celebrate the success of our businesses over the past 100 years.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase our businesses, while capturing memories, looking back through archives, exploring the history and seeing the development of our local business community.

“I look forward to seeing this project come to life, with businesses sharing their stories, reflecting on the past 100 years, how they have overcome many challenges, including the pandemic and what they have in store for the future. I strongly encourage our businesses to express an interest and get involved.”

A limited number of borough-based businesses will benefit from a range of creative written and digital resources to document achievements and bring to life achievements while operating over the past 100 years. The history project will require a level of commitment through workshops to support and develop the programme.

Expression of interest now closed

History Project Criteria:

  • Business is based in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area
  • Business has been in existence for over 100 years
  • Newly started business established in 2020/21
  • Able to commit to participating in the workshops within the programme
  • Express an interest by 4pm, Friday 23 July 2021.

History Project Details:
Project will include profile of business location, building and work/life cross community relationships using historic photos, newspaper, collectables and archives. This will include a creative written online document and a range of short video clips for use across multi-channels to bring the project to life. There will also be an opportunity to highlight new business which have started over the last year during these challenging times.

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