Welcome. You will find our website full of our best selling products from a vast range of promotional items that we are able to supply.
Our friendly and experienced team will ensure that you have all the information you need to make the best decisions about your promotional merchandise, to achieve your company’s commercial objectives and make your advertising budget go further.
Quite simply, with our fresh approach we are creating a new standard that is the easiest, fastest and least expensive way to buy promotional products delivered to you on time.
If you see it and like it just call Anthony on 07711 837222
Grow your own in the market garden of Ulster
Are you concerned about the amount of chemicals in your fruit and vegetables, want to live a healthy life, take up a new hobby, or even just relax with the family? If the answer to any of the above is "Yes" then Ards Allotments could be your solution.
The increasing pressure on available land in our towns and cities means that private gardens are becoming smaller and smaller. The growing number of people who live in apartments have no garden at all.
At Ards Allotments we provide managed plots where you can indulge your horticultural ambitions to the full. You will also be part of a community of like-minded people who can help you get started if you are a novice gardener.
Ards Business Centre was established as a social enterprise in 1988, with a core mission to create wealth, entrepreneurship and employment in the Ards area by assisting the formation of new businesses and the development and support of existing Small Medium Enterprises.
Ards Business Centre staff provide a quality, professional service tailored to our clients’ requirements and we aim to provide education, motivation and inspiration to clients either starting a business or growing a business.
Over the past 25 years, Ards Business Centre has assisted in the start-up and development of over 2,500 businesses throughout the area.
“I can only say, what took me so long to ask for help? I witnessed my business move forward in leaps and bounds.” As one customer said, “Now you are the premiership.” Ards Business Centre’s help and advice proved invaluable to me. “It could be you.”
Terry Williams, Peninsula Pen
Come and meet us. Together we can make it work.
Ards Fireplaces was established in 2006 and have rapidly become one of Irelands leading fireplace and stove suppliers. From the first days we traded on our reputation and learnt the importance of customer service and follow up support. Our team has over 20 years experience in the business and can offer expert advice on all aspects of choosing and fitting a new fireplace or stove in your home.
We are widely known in Ireland and work with some of the best developers in the country offering their customers a range of turnkey and upgrade packages. We work alongside developers such as Northland Developments, Boland Reilly Homes, Pearlow Developments and Dunlop Homes to name but a few.
Our quality of workmanship is next to none and a superb service is guaranteed from the moment you walk into our showroom.
Our mission is to provide our customers with top quality products at highly competitive prices whilst proving excellent customer service. We pride ourselves on the high standard of customer service given by our dedicated team. Our fireplace knowledge is second to none. We are not commissioned based so there is never a hard sell, we want to provide you the customer, with the right product for you, not the most expensive item we have.
SERVICES WE OFFER:
Full installation from start to finish
Preparation and fitting
Removal of old fireplace
Remodelling of existing opening and plastering
Full installation by Hetas certified installers
Full installation by Gas Safe Registered installers
Confidence of after sales support
Supply only technical advice
Spares, accessories and maintenance products
Considerate, pleasant and experienced installers
Ards saturday market open from 7am it is a all day market selling fresh fruit meat flowers fish clothing and tools makeup perfume handbags ecigs music
Make us your first stop for information on places to visit, where to stay, local events and where to eat during your visit to Ards Peninsula and Strangford Lough region. Situated beside the bus station and within a short walk of the town centre and the main shopping areas. The Centre can provide you with local and national tourist information, accommodation booking service, fax and photocopying service as well as an extensive range of souvenirs.
Ards Crafts, situated within the Visitor Information Centre, provides a showcase for the talents of local artists and craftspeople in a beautiful retail space. Available to purchase is an extensive range of handmade jewellery, ceramics, woodturning, pottery, textiles and much, much more. Ards Crafts hosts a programme called 'Meet the Maker' which provides the opportunity for the public to see the person behind the creations, either through demonstrations or workshops held within the centre.
We are also home to "The Space" an exhibition area featuring a variety of local history, photography, craft and other exhibitions throughout the year.
Nominated by NI Travel & Tourism Awards as Best Tourist Information Centre 2013.
In 2015 Ards Visitor Information Centre were awarded a Silver Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
Since 2002, we have been offering a bespoke, no-cost recruitment service to hundreds of employers, many of whom come back to us time and again to fulfil their recruitment needs. The company is now the largest provider of workforce solutions in Cheshire, with a significant footprint in central Manchester. Originally founded as Cheshire Training Associates, the company rebranded in 2015 as Armstrong Works to reflect its activities beyond the Cheshire area.
For over a decade we have been helping people from a wide range of backgrounds to develop and prepare their skills for work and to find employment.
Armstrong Works has developed an excellent track record of delivering sustained employment, with unparalleled Work Programme performance across Cheshire and Greater Manchester, for Prime Contractors G4S and Seetec. Outstanding performance is achieved through impeccable centre resources and experienced, well motivated staff, allied to an effective performance management ethos across the business.
In addition to the two Work Programme contracts, we also deliver the ESF Family Support Programme and the Steps 2 Success programme.
The Family Support Programme provides clients with support and practical help with various issues such as, finding work, housing issues, money management, physical health management and more. Clients have a dedicated Key Worker who will assess individual need and co-ordinate a flexible package of support.
In England, operations are run from six resource centres across Cheshire, covering all population centres and rural areas; Warrington, Northwich, Macclesfield, Crewe and Ellesmere Port. In May 2014, a flag-ship office was opened in central Manchester on Fountain Street. Each centre provides a large Information Technology suite for supported job search, two well-equipped training rooms and adviser areas.
In Northern Ireland, centres in Bangor and Newtownards, serve County Down and the Ards Peninsula.
All delivery is enhanced by Head Office support, based in central Manchester. This includes, finance, human resources, quality and compliance, in-work support and claims functionality.
We pride ourselves on the commitment given to all our customers, whether partner employers or those gaining work. Please see our Testimonials.
At Aspects Financial we have over 30 years experience so you can relax and trust that you are in safe hands.
We have a team of highly trained and experienced Independent Financial Advisers to guide you and ensure your financial plans enable you to achieve your life goals. The experience we have gained over 30 years enables us to provide bespoke advice to meet your own very personal needs so that you can relax and enjoy life to the full. We achieve this in very distinct ways with strategies to ensure every pound goes further.
We are committed to the provision of an impartial, personal and professional service to both personal and corporate clients. Each major decision you make and each change in your circumstances creates a requirement for independent financial advice – starting work, getting married, raising a family, buying a home, educating your children, changing jobs and planning for your retirement. We are here to help so please contact us to arrange a personal consultation as soon as possible.
The team at Aspects Financial, Northern Ireland.
Sketrick House, Jubilee Road,
Newtownards, BT23 4YH
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Ballywalter Tea Room
Tea by the Sea!
Serving locally sourced homemade food and sweet treats and a good pot of tea!!
Coffee also available 🙂
My most vivid memory of being an avid reader is of when I was in the region of eight or nine years old. I had just acquired a new reading lamp and, even though it was during the summer and being in the Northern Hemisphere still quite light out even at 10:30 at night, I asked my mother, who was going out to a church meeting that evening, if I could go to my room after the evening meal to read and test my new lamp. She of course said yes and off I went with a pile of books and my new lamp shining brightly even in a room bathed in early evening sunlight. It wasn’t until a few hours later when I realised I had unwittingly nearly sent my father into cardiac failure. He had spent the last hour or so looking everywhere for me, even recruiting several neighbours, my two older brothers and my younger sister to join in the hunt until finally, in despair, he had gone to the church hall to break the devastating news to my mother that I was missing. He couldn’t understand why she burst into laughter and asked him had he checked my bedroom, that I had retired there after dinner to read. I remember most vividly my bedroom door being flung open and seeing my poor distraught, but very relieved father looking at me in almost disbelief. I didn’t even get into trouble because I really hadn’t done anything wrong!
Growing up in the ‘70s and 80’s, I was influenced by such police television series as Starsky and Hutch, Charlie’s Angels, Streets of San Francisco and the British series The Professionals. I had already decided before I left school that I wanted to be a police officer but in the United Kingdom back then, there were height restrictions for both men and women and I fell short by 2 inches of the women’s requirement of 5’4”. Given my love for reading, and watching those police series, disheartened but undeterred at my failure to grow as tall as I needed to be, I quickly came to understand that I could put the two together and write about police detectives. I utilised the handsomeness of the television male stars with the beauty of the female stars to create my own detectives, two male and two female.
Writing very quickly became my passion. Even working fulltime as a medical secretary, I devoted much of my spare time to honing my characters and my first storyline. In fairness, even though I thought the first draft of Book One was a masterpiece in the making, it was actually very amateurish. My lengthy experience as a reader taught me how to develop not only the characters, but also how important it is to add detail and substance and draw the reader into the story as it develops. The finished product I have today is largely due to input from my few but faithful readers, my dearest friends and family members, who advised me that I shouldn’t have included a certain part or I should take a certain part out and it is thanks to them I have the full sized, and completely finished to my satisfaction, novel that I do today. The storyline itself had never been an issue. I had, although not necessarily in order, a beginning, a middle and an end. I made adjustments through the years but the storyline stayed essentially the same. I found I enjoyed my characters very much and, despite not holding back on giving them trials and tribulations through everyday life, I ultimately wanted what was best for them.
I deliberately made each main character as different from the others as possible. I gave each of them completely different backgrounds and upbringings but also wanted them to have the same professional capabilities to ensure an easy working life together. I thought it was inevitable they would meet and fall in love, so that was deliberately why I brought romance into the story.
Before the first book was even completed, I had come to realise I wasn’t done with my characters just yet. I had already thought up the idea of a second book in the series, to take up about six months or so where the first book left off. Although the second book holds a lot of dark content, and even a few pages of extremely violent content, the story itself could have brought my characters to an end of their literal lives. But still I wasn’t done with them and a third book came along, then a fourth, and so on until I now have seven books completed. Is there an eighth book in the making? Stay tuned….