Major Web Security Conference to Confirm Belfast as Cyber Security Capital of Europe

Major Web Security Conference to Confirm Belfast as Cyber Security Capital of Europe

Alastair Luke Corporate

Belfast is set to cement its reputation as a European hotspot for cyber security expertise when it hosts one of the industry’s largest international conferences in May this year. The OWASP AppSecEU 2017 Conference, which will take place at the Waterfront Hall and the Hilton Belfast, is one of the biggest events on the international cyber security calendar. The annual …

Danske Bank Hopes To Brighten ‘Blue Monday’ With New Partnership

Danske Bank Hopes To Brighten ‘Blue Monday’ With New Partnership

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has today announced that Action Mental Health (AMH) will be its new charity partner for 2017. The local charity works to enhance the quality of life and the employability of people with mental health needs or a learning disability in Northern Ireland. Mental health is a cross cutting issue in Northern Ireland with one in four people here …

Members of the Jets Cheerleading Team from Enniskillen

Little Wing Pizzeria Dishes Out The Dough To Enniskillen Cheerleading Team

Niamh Parker Consumer

Six local children’s clubs from across Northern Ireland have been awarded £500 bursaries from the Little Wing Little Stars bursary scheme including Jets Cheerleading Team from Enniskillen. Returning for the third year, the bursary scheme is run by local pizzeria company Little Wing and is open to all kids clubs located near its six branches. Since its launch, 12 clubs …

Up in smoke?

Alastair Luke Blog

MCE’s head of public affairs, Arlene O’Connor comments on the fallout from the now infamous RHI scandal at Stormont.  This piece was originally intended as a ‘lookahead’ for Northern Ireland, however 2017 has already delivered a searing political crisis that has plunged our institutions into uncertainty and means we face a premature Assembly election here less than a year after the …

Vinyl sales to generate $1bn globally in 2017 according to Deloitte TMT predictions

Vinyl Sales to Generate $1bn Globally in 2017 According to Deloitte TMT Predictions

Alastair Luke Corporate

The resurgence of vinyl records, a rise in the severity of cyberattacks and fingerprint scanners becoming the norm on smart phones are some of the key technology, media and telecommunications trends predicted for 2017 in a new report published today by business advisory firm Deloitte. The news comes following the launch of the sixteenth edition of TMT Predictions 2017 the …

DERRY SHIRT MANUFACTURER TAILORED FIT FOR GROWTH LOAN FUND

Derry Shirt Manufacturer Tailored Fit For Growth Loan Fund

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Derry-based Smyth & Gibson Shirtmakers has secured a £500,000 loan from the Growth Loan Fund to support global expansion and create four new jobs. Finance for the £50m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – has been provided by Invest Northern Ireland and private investor, Northern Ireland Local Government …

Out There A Cut Above The Rest With Fleet Of New Vehicles

Out There A Cut Above The Rest With Fleet Of New Vehicles

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A Templepatrick-based landscape and maintenance company has invested £1m to add 43 new vehicles to its fleet in response to a series of new contract wins. Danske Bank provided a six figure sum towards the investment. Out There, which has recently rebranded from The Landscape Centre, was set up in 1981 with a strong focus on retail. Since then, the …