Punk’s Back in Belfast as The Outcasts Reveal New Release

Legendary Belfast band The Outcasts  ‘Stay Young’ with brand new EP.

Fresh from their 5-date run in Japan, The Outcasts are bursting back onto Belfast’s music scene with their first release in almost 40 years.

Belfast-born punk icons, The Outcasts, were formed in 1977, when three brothers and a friend came together to offer local music fans a “night off from the Troubles”. Their unique sound proved a hit and they were signed to Terri Hooley’s infamous Good Vibrations record label. Branded by local media as “the band you love to hate”, The Outcasts embraced their bad boy image and were central to the development of the youth punk scene in Belfast.

Forty years later, the punk rockers are back stronger  than ever and have recently signed with US Philadelphia-based record label, Violated Records. The new ‘Stay Young’ EP will be released in January 2020, and will be available as a 3-track Vinyl record as well as a 5-track CD with bonus songs.

The EP release marks the launch of The Outcasts’ US Tour in 2020. The band are set to take the States by storm with their East Coast tour from the 9th-24th April, finishing up in Canada with a closing set at the Montreal Oi! Festival on 25th April.

Lead singer and bassist, Greg Cowan, said:

“When we formed The Outcasts we wanted to unite everyone with a love of punk and celebrate Belfast’s vibrant music scene. It’s a really big deal for the band that we have been signed by an American record label Violated Records, who have supported us in releasing our first material in almost 40 years. We are overwhelmed by the continued support of fans, both old and new, and can’t wait to celebrate in the only way we know how!’

 The Outcasts will be marking their triumphant return to Belfast’s punk scene with their famed annual Christmas Party at the Black Box on Saturday 21st December. Promising to be a raucous affair, with a DJ set by Good Vibrations icon Terri Hooley, the Christmas party this year will have a unique French theme. Hand-picked by The Outcasts to open their show in style are The 1984, a young punk band and The Dead Ritans, a punk accordion band, both travelling from France to party with Belfast’s music-lovers. Tickets are priced at £10 and are available now from the Black Box (www.blackboxbelfast.com/event/the-outcasts) or Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.co.uk/the-outcasts-tickets).

‘Stay Young’ will be available to buy from January 2020 from record shops across the UK, as well as on The Outcasts Facebook page.

The Outcasts can be found on Facebook @officialoutcasts.

Lidl Northern Ireland opens new Dundonald store

Northern Ireland’s fastest growing supermarket creates 16 new jobs in latest expansion

Lidl Northern Ireland today opened the doors of its brand new store in Dundonald, creating 16 new jobs, and marking its 39th store in the region.

The freshly refurbished store was officially opened by Lidl Sport for Good ambassador and MMA gold medalist and jiu jitsu champion, Leah McCourt, who cut the ribbon and welcomed hundreds of customers to the new store.

The Dundonald store incorporates a total sales floor of almost 1,300 square metres inside a 1,550 square metre building which has been transformed to include additional parking, higher ceilings, a more spacious interior layout, an enlarged bakery area and a Lidl To Go coffee machine.

The new store format, which is part of a wider plan to dramatically enhance its service provision across Northern Ireland, forms part of a multi-million-pound investment programme to expand its presence in the region.

Located adjacent to Translink’s Glider hub at 2, Dunlady Road in Dundonald, the store uniquely benefits from immediate access to Glider’s cross-city service at Dundonald Park and Ride, offering customers from across the city a reliable, relaxing and affordable transport option for visiting the new store.

Eoin Doherty, Dundonald Store Manager said:

“We’re delighted to open the doors of our new store this morning just in time for the festive season and provide local customers with greater choice and a dramatically enhanced shopping experience. As Lidl is committed to delivering high quality, locally-produced products at market-leading prices, we’re thrilled to bring this winning formula to Dundonald and the wider area.

We would like to thank our colleagues for their hard work and commitment in the run up to today and a special thanks to our loyal customers who were patient while we worked on the new build.”

To celebrate the new store opening, Lidl is hosting a number of family-friendly festive events at the Dundonald store, including a family drive-in cinema screening of Elf on Sunday 1 December and Santa’s Grotto appearing in-store from Thursday 5 December.

Lidl also welcomed teachers and pupils from local schools, Dundonald Primary School and Longstone Special School, to the new store who each received a £500 bursary as part of the retailer’s commitment to positively contributing to its local community.

Earlier this year, Lidl Northern Ireland confirmed plans for a new supermarket at Holywood Exchange and at Newry’s Buttercrane Shopping Centre, while plans for new stores in Newtownards, Newcastle, Castlereagh and at Bow Street Mall in Portadown are also progressing. Lidl also recently opened a new store at The Junction retail complex in Antrim.

In September, Lidl Northern Ireland revealed that it contributes around £180 million a year to the local economy, sustaining 3,500 jobs while buying and exporting as much as £290 million worth of local goods and products. Marking its 20th anniversary this year, the company commissioned Oxford Economics to directly examine its growing impact and capture its value to the local economy.

To support its expansion and new store programme, Lidl Northern Ireland has also invested around £8 million every year since 2008 – last year, that figure was almost £13 million.

Gin Lovers Get A Taste of Galgorm with Own-Label Gin Launch

Copeland Distillery provides the perfect mix for new Galgorm Estate Gin

Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort is launching its first premium own-label gin, developed in partnership with Northern Ireland’s newest artisan gin producer, Copeland Distillery.

Using botanicals harvested from Galgorm Estate for an authentic local taste, Galgorm Estate Gin is the resort’s first own-label spirit. It’s also the latest addition to its extensive gin menu, widely regarded as one of the most exclusive menus across the island of Ireland.

Launching from Friday 29 November, Galgorm Estate Gin is available within the Resort and across the Galgorm Collection Portfolio, including Templeton Hotel in Antrim and Fratelli and Café Parisien in Belfast City Centre.

Commenting on the partnership, Colin Johnston, Galgorm Collection Managing Director, said;

“A fresh and innovative new gin producer, Copeland Distillery was a natural partner to help us create a premium drink which perfectly embodies the taste of Galgorm and complements the decadent gin experiences on offer at the Resort. We’re excited to roll this out to all of our properties across the collection and bring a piece of our heritage to gin lovers across Northern Ireland.”

To celebrate, Galgorm has also launched an exciting cocktail menu for gin-lovers based on the new gin’s botanical flavours. Created by expert mixologists, each cocktail has been crafted to showcase the unique flavours of the gin and features a mix of exciting new concoctions along with a twist on the classics.

“Our dedicated Gin Library is home to over 450 different types of gins, making Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort a mecca for gin lovers. Whilst we celebrate the diversity of our gin offering, which includes labels from all over the globe, we wanted to create something truly special and capture the unique taste of Galgorm by using our own, home-grown botanicals to create this exclusive gin”, added Colin.

Copeland Distillery was established in 2016 and in this time has grown its production capacity and product range to include a range of Irish Gin, Single Malt and Pot Still Whiskey for local consumers and global export. The new collaboration represents a significant partnership for the distillery as it continues to push boundaries and produce innovative, quality spirits representing the ‘spirit’ of Northern Ireland.

Gareth Irvine, Founder of Copeland Distillery, said;

“We are delighted to be working alongside Galgorm on this exciting partnership. Galgorm is an iconic brand here in Northern Ireland and we’re honoured to pair our coastal distillery from the shoreline of Donaghadee with the beautiful countryside of County Antrim to create this unique Galgorm Estate Gin.”

For more information on  Galgorm Estate Gin and Galgorm’s exclusive gin experiences, please visit www.galgorm.com or to find out more about the Copeland Distillery, please visit www.copelanddistillery.com.


‘Genuine’ eBay Business Award for Crossgar Brothers

Genuine Parts UK (NI) wins Family Business of the Year

In just two years, Crossgar brothers, Michael and Christopher Cleary have established an auto parts business – Genuine Parts UK (NI) – that’s just been named as Family Business of the Year at the UK-wide eBay for Business Awards 2019.

Designed to recognise and celebrate Britain’s best small and medium sized businesses, the eBay for Business Awards took place at the Ham Yard hotel in London last night and Genuine Parts UK (NI) was named as the top family business out of over 1400 applicants, receiving the prize from former Dragon’s Den dragon, Jenny Campbell.

In addition to the prestigious award, Christopher and Michael received an Anchor eBay store subscription free for one year with Concierge access, £1000 and will benefit from a package of invaluable business support from eBay’s small business team.

The business was established in 2017 following the return of Michael and Christopher from a two-year trip travelling across Australia, when the brothers took a risk and bought a small job lot of automotive parts on eBay. The vision was to provide genuine auto parts efficiently and in a hassle-free manner to customers.

 “When Christopher and I returned from Australia, we had ambition and drive and really wanted to create our own business. As buyers, we had used eBay before, but selling on eBay was a whole new experience, and one which we found we loved.

“From the first job lot of automotive parts, there have been many challenges and learnings, but we’ve come a long away. We’re extremely proud to be named as eBay’s Family Business of the Year, and this award really is testament to hard work, commitment and long hours paying off,” explains Michael Cleary, Co-Director of Genuine Parts UK (NI) Ltd.

From this first leap of faith in 2017, Michael and Christopher Cleary have built a business that has evolved from packing orders on their mum’s kitchen table to an 8,000 sq. ft. commercial premises in Crossgar.

Both brothers still have full time jobs, while growing Genuine Parts UK (NI) from their passion to build a business, to a company with a turnover surpassing £100,000 in just two years. The business has also just taken on its first part-time employee, the brothers’ sister, Ellen-Louise Cleary.

Commenting on the company’s growth, Co-Director, Christopher Cleary adds: “We used the small pot of money that we’d returned with from Australia to invest in the company’s growth and worked hard to make contacts within the automotive industry.

“Some months after we initially launched the business, we started to be contacted by car manufacturers with offers to buy their stock. This was the game-changer for us, and from that moment on, our company has grown significantly with our eBay orders being shipped internationally.”

Rob Hattrell, Vice President of eBay UK, commented: “Michael and Christopher are an excellent example of the UK’s entrepreneurial spirit. It’s truly inspiring to see the brothers making the most of opportunities with eBay, growing what has become a global business from their family’s kitchen table in Crossgar. It’s a pleasure to celebrate their success and we’re excited to see what the future holds for Genuine Parts.”

To view Genuine Parts UK (NI)’s online eBay shop, search Genuine.parts.uk.ni-1 on www.ebay.co.uk or see www.genuinepartsukni.com

Ballyholme Yacht Club sets sail with Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover for Icebreaker series

One of the biggest dinghy sailing events in Ireland started in Bangor last month with the launch of the Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover Icebreaker Series at Ballyholme Yacht Club

Around 100 competitors are expected to sail in the challenging series throughout the winter season, in fleets ranging from Toppers and Lasers to high performance boats such as the RS200 and multi-hulls.

The first race in the series took place on Sunday, October 6, and saw hardy sailors compete right through a fiercely contested 22 race schedule.

This is the first year Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover has sponsored the event, which was launched at Ballyholme on Friday, 27 September. The series is one of the events run by Ballyholme Yacht Club, which is marking its centenary year.

Charles Hurst is the largest and longest established dealer in Northern Ireland for the quality and performance Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

“We are delighted to be backing such a prestigious event, and to be working with an organisation with an outstanding track record of achievement,” said Alan Thompson, Head of Business at Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover.

“The Icebreaker is a tough and demanding competition that requires high levels of skill, stamina and ability; all of which is reflected in the wide range of vehicles created by Jaguar Land Rover.” 

Welcoming Mr Thompson to Ballyholme Yacht Club, Commodore Aidan Pounder said: “The competitors who join us for this series come from a variety of clubs and we are thrilled to have the support of Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover to ensure that each race is a success, whatever the weather may throw at us.” 

Part of the Lookers Group, Charles Hurst is the north’s largest motor retailer, representing 20 brands across seven sites including its 20-acre Belfast headquarters, the largest automotive park in Europe.

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort Triumphs at Prestigious Global Awards

Northern Ireland’s Luxury Spa Resort Crowned Best in Northern Europe at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort has been crowned winner of Best Luxury Spa Resort in Northern Europe at the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

The awards, which were held in Finland, celebrate the best in world-class hotel service excellence and represent the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry.

Over the past ten years, Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort has invested more than £50 million into its facilities and has plans for further expansion of over £15 million over the next five years. The investment has helped lead to a string of accolades for the Resort as it takes its place on the world-stage as a luxury spa destination, beating competition from some of the world’s most iconic spa retreats.

After last year’s Global Luxury Hotel Spa of the Year win, which firmly cemented Galgorm’s position as a world-leading hotel and spa resort, Galgorm continues to gain worldwide recognition for its brand and best-in-class facilities and service.

This year, Galgorm was one of eight resorts around the globe to receive the prestigious regional title and one of only three hotels in the island of Ireland to be officially recognised by the awards.

Commenting on the win, Colin Johnston, Galgorm Managing Director, said;

“We are thrilled to win Best Luxury Spa Resort for the Northern Europe region and to continue to be recognised for our sustained commitment to excellence and outstanding achievement in the international luxury hospitality industry.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards offers us a chance to showcase our unique spa facilities and wider destination offering to a global audience and cements our reputation as a world-leading spa destination. In recent years we have invested heavily in upgrading our spa facilities and providing an unrivalled customer experience and we’re delighted to add this award to our burgeoning list of accolades.”

Voted by guests, travellers and industry players alike through an online public vote, the accolade reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort’s exceptional staff and its unparalleled service offering. Attended by over 300 guests from across the globe, the awards took place at a prestigious ceremony in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, on Saturday 12 October.

World Luxury Awards Marketing Director, Michael Hunter-Smith, said;

“We congratulate this year’s winners. True luxury is not easily attained. It takes highly efficient and dedicated staff who are willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that every guest feels cared for and no challenge goes unresolved. This is the definition of luxury. It is what makes the winners shine.”


Armagh Chimes Return of Georgian Spectacular

Countdown starts to Cathedral City’s Georgian Festival next month

Next month marks the triumphant return of the Cathedral City’s iconic Georgian Festival where you can revel in the riches of Armagh’s unique history, heritage and beauty.

Renowned for its stunning Georgian architecture, the historic city will thrust open its doors to celebrate this epochal bygone era and the legacy it has provided for this captivating city.

From literature to fashion and arts to food, visitors can fully immerse themselves in an authentic Georgian way of life and travel through the mists of time to this quintessential age as part of a major celebration.

Make a weekend of it as the festival encompasses a breath-taking programme of 40 unique and unmissable events for all ages and tastes, from Wednesday 27th November until Sunday 1st December.

Festival highlights include the Great Georgian Banquet at Palace Demesne where guests will step back in time to a stunning 18th Century Venetian themed evening to experience a flavour of Georgian high society.

Encounter the golden age as you enjoy a sumptuous five-course banquet evoking the menus of the time and served with a modern twist. The evening includes a Viennese Serenade with authentic Viennese songs and operetta arias sung by the Irish singer Niamh McCormack and Dublin harpist Teresa O’Donnell.

The landmark ‘Georgian Day’ on Saturday 30th November is the pinnacle of the Festival and when darkness falls, experience a light show extravaganza like no other as the family-friendly ‘A Christmas Cracker’ light show bursts to life, illuminating the backdrop of the Georgian Market House – an enchanting display and unrivalled across the island of Ireland.

Soak up the atmosphere in a vibrant city and trace your steps through Armagh’s historic core as streets buzz with reminiscent Georgian characters, street entertainment and festival market stalls hosted by traders showcasing local artisan produce and culinary delights – all against a backdrop of carol singers and horse drawn carriages echoing through the cobbled Streets.

The jubilant five-day festival is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the city where they will experience the Armagh’s fascinating heritage and culture.

The festival is proud to be part of new major tourism initiative ‘Taste the Island’, promoting food and drink events across Ireland and is kindly supported by Tourism NI.

Culture vultures, food, drink and entertainment hunters can travel hassle-free with a complimentary return bus service on Saturday 30th November, from Portadown Train Station to Armagh for Dublin and Belfast bus and rail passengers in partnership with Translink.

To see the full festival programme and secure your place on these unmissable events, visit: www.visitarmagh.com/Georgian

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort Shines Bright with AA Four Red Star Award for Quality and Excellence

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort is celebrating after receiving the prestigious AA Four Red Star Award for its excellent levels of quality throughout the Resort and outstanding levels of hospitality and service, presented at a glittering ceremony at Grosvenor House in London this week.

Each year, AA inspectors select the best hotels within each star rating, representing the very best in the British Isles and are known as ‘Inspectors’ Choice’ hotels. Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort is the only Northern Irish hotel to receive the prestigious accolade.

The award complements the Resort’s existing three AA Rosettes award for culinary excellence at fine-dining restaurant, the River Room. Led by Head Chef Chris Rees, the River Room is one of only four establishments in Northern Ireland to hold such a coveted title and is awarded to  outstanding restaurants that ‘demand recognition well beyond their local area’, and that demonstrate excellence in timing, seasoning and judgement of flavour combinations, as well as boasting a select wine list.

Colin Johnston, Managing Director of Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, said: “We are delighted to accept this award which is testament to the continual hard work and dedication of our fantastic staff. Their commitment to delivering excellence across all our offerings at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort is unparalleled, from luxury accommodation, to famous golfing greens, a world-renowned spa offering and an award-winning fine dining restaurant.

In 2015 we were honoured with the triple AA rosette award for our River Room restaurant and we are delighted to build upon this with the prestigious AA Four Red Star Award. We are very proud to be the only hotel in Northern Ireland to receive this rating and to be recognised officially for the high quality service and hospitality offering which Galgorm is renowned for.”

For more information please visit galgorm.com or call 028 2588 1001.

Charles Hurst Land Rover ‘Discovers’ New Sporting Talent

Charles Hurst Land Rover Belfast has announced a new partnership with local football club, Green Island FC. Recently promoted to the premier division of the South Belfast Youth league, the club is set to accelerate to success with the support of Charles Hurst Land Rover. Pictured beside the new Land Rover Discovery Sport are Green Island F.C Members Spencer McGregor, Chris Wilson, Catherine Kerr (Sales Executive, Land Rover Belfast), Michael McGrath and Jay McGregor. For more information on the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, please see the Land Rover Belfast website at https://www.charleshurstgroup.co.uk/land-rover/.


Shortcross Gin launches their very pink, Rosie’s Garden Gin

The distillers of the award-winning Shortcross Gin have released their first pink gin, the first of its kind to be distilled in Northern Ireland.  With no added sugar or additives it’s sure to blossom across the Emerald Isle and the UK this summer as it rolls out among popular retailers and bars.

Rademon Estate Distillery celebrates another 5th anniversary milestone by unveiling their latest edition, Rosie’s Garden Gin, inspired by Fiona’s mother, Rosie. Showcasing an array of botanicals and fruits including strawberries, raspberries alongside lavender and camomile, the pink gin stays true to the heritage of Shortcross Gin, remaining juniper led.

Head Distiller, David Boyd-Armstrong says, “We chose to vapour infuse the lavender and camomile on our new copper pot still so that we could draw out the delicate flavours and aromas of these botanicals without them competing or being hidden by the other botanicals in the gin.”

Taking inspiration from their home, Rademon Estate, Managing Director, Fiona Boyd-Armstrong made clear that, “Provenance is hugely important to us, for Rosie’s Garden Gin we sought inspiration from my mum, Rosie, always tending to the fruits and herbs in her 18th century walled garden.  We started back in summer 2017, picking fruits and botanicals from the walled gardens to see how best we could craft a gin that links to the heritage of our home.”

The gin is unique to the marketplace as the only pink gin distilled on the island of Ireland that has no added sugar. Head Distiller, David adds, “Rather than follow the path of the sugar rich, low flavour products occupying the fruit and flavoured category, we wanted to create a gin that would lend itself to be enjoyed as a gin and tonic, or crafted into the perfect cocktail.”

The perfect summer sipping gin does exist! And it’s already flying off the shelves in Tesco, SuperValu and selected off-licenses in Belfast.  Rosie’s Garden Gin is perfectly served as a classic Gin & Tonic and as a refreshing cocktail. The distillery team recommends the following serves…

For the recommended Gin & Tonic Serve try Rosie’s Pink Spritz;


  • 35ml Rosie’s Garden Gin
  • Classic Tonic Water
  • Mint & Strawberry

Method: Fill glass with ice, add Rosie’s Garden Gin, mix with Tonic, to garnish add a sprig of Mint and/or Strawberry.

 Team Shortcross recommend a Rosie’s Road for their signature cocktail serve:


  • 35ml Rosie’s Garden Gin
  • 15ml Cocchi Americano
  • 20ml Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Sugar Syrup
  • Top with Sicilian Lemonade
  • Sprig of Mint
  • Frozen Strawberry

Method: Add Rosie’s Garden Gin, Cocchi Americano, Lemon Juice and Sugar Syrup to a cocktail shaker, shake well and strain into a chilled glass with ice, top with Sicilian Lemonade and garnish with a sprig of Mint and frozen Strawberry for the perfect summer refresher.

Northern Ireland’s leading craft distillery and the producer of the multi award-winning Shortcross Gin, Rademon Estate Distillery has made a big impact in the burgeoning craft spirits market since its launch.  Founded in 2012 by husband and wife team Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong, Rademon Estate Distillery is located at the couple’s historic family estate just outside Crossgar, Co. Down.

You can visit the inspiration behind Shortcross Gin by attending a tour and soaking up the views (and gin) of Rademon Estate Distillery with a Shortcross experience. Meet the founders, Fiona and David, enjoy a tutored neat tasting, immersive Gin & Tonic Masterclass and a guided tour through the Still House with Head Distiller, David. Not forgetting a pre or post tour cocktail from the Shortcross bar.

Cheesy Does it as TAYTO Launches The BIG Cheese

Iconic local crisp brand, Tayto, has got a whole lot cheesier with the launch of an exciting new snack, The Big Cheese.

Known for its powerful taste, Tayto has expanded its best-loved crisps and snacks range with The Big Cheese, which is strong on taste and baked (not fried) to lock in that great cheesy taste. The supersized snack is around four times the size of a standard cheese puff for a big, satisfying eat!

Now available in all retail outlets across Northern Ireland, The Big Cheese is already proving popular with consumers. Tayto Marketing Director, Elly Hunter, said “Our consumer’s tastes are changing and we’re continually innovating with new flavours and products. The Big Cheese is an exciting new brand for us. We’ve taken the great cheesy taste that Tayto is renowned for and maximised this for our biggest and cheesiest snack yet. It seems that Northern Irish snack lovers can’t get enough of the big and cheesy flavour!

The launch of The Big Cheese is part of Tayto’s £1 million investment into new product development and brand assets and is being supported with a high-octane experiential, sampling campaign and a dynamic, fun and colourful TV and outdoor advertising drive. Our strapline, ‘Cheesy Does It’, perfectly conveys exactly how the snack should be enjoyed – on the sofa with friends whilst watching your favourite ‘cheesy’ show.

This is a really exciting time for Tayto and I’m proud that our brands’ great tastes and our fun and witty personality continues to grab consumer attention, build market share and create the impact it deserves.”

Carefully produced, packed and shipped directly from Tayto Castle in Tandragee, The Big Cheese snacks are available in a choice of three buyer-friendly pack sizes – a 10 x 18g multipack, a Big Sharing pack weighing 95g and a £1 pack weighing in at 65g.

Made from puffed corn but with a ‘big cheese’ kick, the new Tayto snack perfectly complements the current iconic Tayto portfolio of products which is so popular throughout Northern Ireland.

Established in 1956, Tayto Northern Ireland’s parent company, Tayto Group Limited, is one of the largest crisps and snack makers in the UK and Ireland, producing more than five million bags a day across seven sites and exporting to more than 40 countries across the world. It is also the number one crisp brand in Northern Ireland*.

With more than 360 staff and famous for its Tayto Castle and Mr. Tayto visitor experience in Tandragree, Tayto remains a family-owned business with a product portfolio that includes Golden Wonder, Real Crisps, Mr. Porky, Ringos and, of course, Tayto.

*Source: IRI Market Place

Charles Hurst Jaguar gets into gear with Lisburn Primary school

Charles Hurst Jaguar was the proud sponsor of the Lisburn Central Primary School P7 team as they raced their way to the finals of the Jaguar Primary School Challenge UK National Final 2019.

The Jaguar Primary School Challenge is a STEM competition which involves designing and manufacturing the fastest car possible within a strict set of rules, all whilst following the design and engineering processes employed by real engineers in Jaguar Land Rover.

Team ‘Thunderbolt’ from Lisburn PS designed and built their very own mini race car using innovative design software and technology which was then raced on an official Jaguar Primary School Challenge 20m track.

The primary school had to compete against 22 other NI schools to secure their place in the final, where they had the opportunity to compete with teams across the UK and after a thrilling day of racing their mini creations, Team ‘Thunderbolt’ were named the very worthy runners up.