Hospitality Ulster Launches Brexit Policy Paper

Matthew Morrison Public Affairs

Hospitality Ulster has today launched a policy paper calling on the UK Government and NI Executive to recognise the unique circumstances faced by the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland by Brexit and introduce measures to support and protect the sector. The hospitality sector is worth more than £1.1 billion to the NI economy annually and is a key area for long-term …

Hennessy Sparks Search For Northern Ireland’s Best Bartenders

Niamh Parker Consumer

The competition that gives Northern Ireland’s top bartenders the chance to win a prestigious training scholarship with the world’s most iconic cognac brand is back. Now in its third year, the Hennessy Connoisseurs Challenge invites local bartenders to mix, muddle, shake and stir their way through a set of challenges in front of a top panel of cocktail experts. Dillon …

Mac-Interiors Employees Set For Weekend Showdown

Mac-Interiors Employees Set For Weekend Showdown

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Two colleagues from mac-interiors will be putting aside their working friendship to go head to head in the Ulster SFC Quarter-Final this weekend when Down take on Armagh at Pairc Esler. Brendan Donaghy, the hard tackling centre half back for Armagh, is a Quality Manager. Gearard McGovern is a Graduate Project Manager and plays full back for Down. mac-interiors is …

Harnessing The Power Of Video

Harnessing The Power Of Video

Andrew Kelly Blog

With video production becoming a bigger part of our working lives, MCE’s corporate team attended the Power of Video conference last Friday in St Anne’s Cathedral. YouTubers and vloggers from around the world descended on Belfast to share their top tips for video content. Andrew Kelly outlines a few take home messages from the event. No one size fits all …

MCE’s Fantasy Politics General Election Competition

Matthew Morrison Blog

The MCE Public Affairs team are running a competition based on the number of votes received for certain candidates in the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. Who do you think will get more votes in each of the following fantasy matchups? Pick 12 winners … Lady Hermon v Jim Shannon Gregory Campbell v Sammy Wilson Jeffrey Donaldson v Ian Paisley Margaret Ritchie …

Musgrave Invests In Northern Ireland

Niamh Parker Consumer

Leading retailer Musgrave has announced a £100M commitment into the local food and drink industry this year as well as a £10M investment into its store network across Northern Ireland. This multi-million outlay is part of a province-wide campaign to demonstrate Musgrave’s commitment to the local community and industry across its SuperValu, Centra, Mace and MarketPlace brands. In 2017 Musgrave …

Council of Mortgage Lenders Regulated Mortgage Survey Q1 2017

Council of Mortgage Lenders Regulated Mortgage Survey Q1 2017

Alastair Luke Corporate

Commenting on the figures Niall Harkin, Head of Mortgage Intermediary Business at Danske Bank, said: “This survey shows a generally positive trend, with mortgage activity in Northern Ireland increasing compared with the same quarter last year, albeit at a relatively modest rate.  Within the overall increase in mortgage volume there are significant variations across different borrower types. “The first time …

Get Ready To Hear The Dragons Roar On The Lagan

Niamh Parker Consumer

The Lagan Dragons, Northern Ireland’s only breast cancer survivors dragon boat team, is gearing up to host their first ever regatta. The River Lagan is set to come alive with the sound of drums and the splashing of paddles on June 3 as over 420 rival dragon boat paddlers compete in an exhilarating boat race, hosted by the Dragons and …