Danske Bank Q1 2017 results

Danske Bank Q1 2017 Results

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank in Northern Ireland reports a profit before tax of £27.3m for the 3 months to the end of March 2017. The lower profit before tax figure reflects the negative impact of the lower Bank of England Base Rate on our income, as well as higher costs associated with the implementation of our investment programme – driving competitiveness, efficiency …

Pictured at the first Lawyers in Schools session is Matthew, a member of the first class at Priory Integrated College to take part in the programme; Jacqueline McAleese, programme volunteer and partner at Carson McDowell; Dr Anne Rice, Northern Ireland coordinator for the Citizenship Foundation and Jacqueline Magennis, principal of Priory Integrated College.

Legal Sector Called To Support New Schools Programme

Alastair Luke Corporate

Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell is calling on legal professionals to help young people understand their rights and responsibilities as it partners with the Citizenship Foundation to launch a legal education programme in Northern Ireland. The Lawyers in Schools programme provides opportunities for young people to increase their awareness and understanding of the law by linking law firms, in-house legal …

Event throwback: An Insider Art Exhibition

Kirsty Winter Blog

In December 2016, the MCE Events team created a week-long pop-up art exhibition featuring work from a number of highly acclaimed, emerging artists from Northern Ireland. The exhibition aimed to recognise and support talented young artists who currently work in Northern Ireland. The only catch? The event was to be held in an empty retail unit with no heating or electricity. And …

One Year To Go Before Tough New Data Protection Laws Come Into Force

One Year To Go Before Tough New Data Protection Laws Come Into Force

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Businesses could face penalties of up to £20m if they are not prepared for game changing new data protection laws that will come into effect in 12 months’ time, law firm Carson McDowell warned today. For almost 20 years, the collecting, processing and storing of individuals’ data has been governed in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. But …

5 Things To Know When Starting Out In The PR Industry

Niamh Parker Blog

MCE’S Niamh Parker, a recent graduate, began her journey into the world of PR in September after joining MCE’s consumer team. When I graduated in July 2015, I really didn’t know which career path I wanted to take. So, I decided to stretch my wings and go travelling for almost a year. It didn’t really help me to decide, but …

Pictured are Andrew Gowdy, Senior Portfolio Manager at WhiteRock Capital Partners and Dr Pamela McHenry of Belfast Skin Clinic.

Centre Of Excellence For Dermatology And Associated Specialities Opens With Growth Loan Fund Backing

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new unique centre of excellence for all skin and skin related conditions, has opened in Belfast after a significant loan from the Growth Loan Fund. Belfast Skin Clinic has created three new jobs with another seven posts to be created before the end of the year. Finance for the £50m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established …

Deloitte Set To Recruit Record Number Of Apprentices

Deloitte Set To Recruit Record Number Of Apprentices

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Leading business and technology advisory firm Deloitte has announced the largest ever intake of apprentices to its award winning BrightStart programme in Belfast. BrightStart is a five-year professional development programme which helps school leavers to gain an honours degree (BSc in Business Technology) through Ulster University as well as recognised professional qualifications and a job at Deloitte, working for the …

NI Premier International Fashion Destination Marks Ten Years Since Opening

Niamh Parker Consumer

Leading retail and leisure destination, THE OUTLET in Banbridge celebrates its tenth anniversary this month. The OUTLET first opened its doors in April 2007, following 10 years of planning and an investment of over £70 million. Today, The OUTLET employs over 500 full-time and part-time staff, has a wage bill of over £10 million and attracts 1.6 million visitors annually …

East Antrim Tourism Project Creates 25 Jobs

East Antrim Coastal Tourism Hub Creates 25 Jobs

Alastair Luke Corporate

A tourism enterprise project has created 25 jobs at businesses along the east Antrim coast. Backed by the Coastal Communities Fund and led by Carrickfergus Enterprise, the Coastal Tourism Hub project has helped 30 tourism and hospitality entrepreneurs to hone their skills and develop a unified approach to marketing the area’s tourist destinations. The 25 full-time equivalent jobs created include …

ONECOM SMASHES TARGETS IN FIRST QUARTER OF TRADING IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Onecom Smashes Targets in First Quarter of Trading in Northern Ireland

Alastair Luke Corporate

The UK’s largest independent telecommunications provider, Onecom, today announced that its Northern Ireland business has hit £1m of revenues in its first three months of trading. Onecom opened its regional office in Belfast at the start of 2017 with a commitment to invest more than £5m in the Northern Ireland operation and plans to employ 30 people in the city …