Fabulous Fashion Teas return to The Merchant

Niamh Parker Consumer

The Merchant Hotel’s Fabulous Fashion Teas are set to return for the eleventh year this March, serving up the hottest Spring/Summer trends for 2017. On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March, guests will be treated to two days of style with shows presenting this season’s must-have looks from local designers and leading designer boutiques. Models from Style Academy will showcase …

2017 Q1 Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts infographic_landscape

Northern Ireland Economic Growth Expected To Slow In 2017 And 2018

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has upgraded its forecasts for economic growth in Northern Ireland, but also warned that household spending power will increasingly come under pressure from higher inflation in 2017. The Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today by Danske Bank, suggests that Northern Ireland’s economy will grow by 0.8 per cent this year and 1.0 per cent in 2018. This has …

Bartender Scoops Top Prize at Jameson NYC Experience Competition

Kirsty Winter Consumer

  Eight of Northern Ireland’s Jameson Irish Whiskey loving bartenders battled it out this week at the grand finale of the Jameson NYC Experience competition, with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York up for grabs. The winner will now travel to New York where she will gain behind the scenes access to the World’s Best Bar, The Dead Rabbit, and …

Local Agri-Food Sector Must Capitalise On Opportunities Amid Brexit Uncertainty In 2017, Says Danske Bank

Agri-Food Sector Must Capitalise On Opportunities Amid Brexit Uncertainty In 2017

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s farmers and food producers must embrace change and focus on the potential opportunities that could exist in a post-Brexit economy, while at the same time putting in place clear strategies to deal with short term uncertainty, Danske Bank said today. Danske Bank’s Agri Economic Outlook Breakfast at James Street South in Belfast heard that the agri sector finds …

Danske Bank – Agri Breakfast

Ines Metelo Events

The MCE Events team worked with Danske Bank in the development of their annual AgriBreakfast. This year’s breakfast took place at James Street South, where Robert McCullough, head of agribusiness and economist Conor Lambe spoke on the challenges and opportunities in the NI Agri-food industry.

Dublin Tech Summit

Dublin Tech Summit: Everything You Need To Know

Alastair Luke Blog

Last week Rebecca Kincade, senior client manager at MCE, travelled to the Dublin Tech Summit 2017 and met RoboThespian. Here is everything you need to know about the event which brought together global leaders in innovation, technology and business. I wouldn’t have known that this was the inaugural year of the Dublin Tech Summit when I walked through the door. …

Foyle Port has officially launched its new state-of-the-art tug boat ‘Strathfoyle’, a vessel that represents an investment of £4m in the ongoing development of the port’s business.

Foyle Port Launches New £4m Tug ‘Strathfoyle’ Into Active Service

Alastair Luke Corporate

Foyle Port today officially launched its new state-of-the-art tug boat ‘Strathfoyle’, a vessel that represents an investment of £4m in the ongoing development of the port’s business. It was launched at a short ceremony at Foyle Port’s Lisahally Terminal which was attended by staff, customers and other port stakeholders. The new vessel is a Damen ASD 2310 built by Dutch …

Lambert Smith Hampton Retail Report 2017

Collaboration Could Accelerate Development of Belfast’s Retail Offer

Alastair Luke Corporate

Click to download the full report, Belfast: An Evolution of the Retail Landscape from Lambert Smith Hampton Click to download the full report, Belfast: An Evolution of the Retail Landscape from Lambert Smith Hampton   Belfast’s retail offering has made huge progress since the days of The Good Friday Agreement but further political buy in will be needed if the …

Titanic Quarter Refinances Its Existing Loans With Danske Bank

Titanic Quarter Refinances Its Existing Loans With Danske Bank

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The companies behind the development of Titanic Quarter in Belfast have completed the refinancing of its £75m of bank loans with Danske Bank in conjunction with significant additional shareholder support. The deal involves the refinancing of its investment assets and the release of the development lands into the control of the shareholders. Titanic Quarter is one of the largest waterfront …

City Square Shopping Centre, Waterford, Lambert Smith Hampton

Waterford’s City Square Shopping Centre to Benefit from a Major Redevelopment

Alastair Luke Corporate

Commercial property agent Lambert Smith Hampton has confirmed that City Square Shopping Centre in Waterford is undergoing a multi-million euro redevelopment project. The work, which is scheduled to complete in June 2017, will see the creation of a large 17,000 sq.ft. unit over two floors as well as extensive modernisation of public areas and the reconfiguring of several units to …