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Businesses encouraged to find out more about Mid Ulster Gift Card

The team behind the successful Mid Ulster Gift Card is encouraging businesses to register for a free 30-minute webinar looking at how the initiative can be used in staff reward and incentive programmes, boosting the local economy at the same time.

Hosted by Mid Ulster District Council on Wednesday 1 November at 11am, the webinar will feature several local guest speakers including Leanne Ferguson, Senior HR Officer in Specdrum; Bronagh Carney, ESG Manager in Viberoptix; and Orla Gallagher, Spa Director of Le Jardin Luxury Spa.

Attendees will have the chance to hear from the speakers about why and how they have used the Mid Ulster Gift Card to make employee or customer rewards and incentives matter in the local economy. 

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Dominic Molloy explains: “In the current climate, businesses have varied challenges, from recruiting the right people to retaining them, and at the same time positively impacting their community while driving sales to benefit their business. 

“By using the Mid Ulster Gift Card, it ensures money stays local for longer, boosts local businesses, stimulates economic activity and protects jobs, and makes communities stronger. All businesses are welcome to join the webinar to see the advantages that the Mid Ulster Gift Card can bring to their business, especially coming up to this year’s festive season.”

Businesses can register for the free webinar at

The webinar, ‘Lock in local spend’, will also explore the use of the Mid Ulster Gift Card to support business aims, including recruitment and retention, corporate social responsibility and community support.

Local businesses will hear how the gift card is a key option when they are considering what to give employees this Christmas, or more generally throughout the year as rewards, retirement gifts and so on.

There is no restriction on the type of goods which can be bought using the card other than the standard age-restricted products which apply to any purchases.

The card is now accepted at 218 businesses across the Mid Ulster district with more added regularly. A full list of participating businesses can be found at