Eight Northern Ireland Westminster Seats To Watch

Matthew Morrison Blog

From now until election day, the MCE Public Affairs team will be keeping a close eye on the key seats which will determine the outcome of the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. From the latest polls to the latest betting we will provide an up-to-date service in the coming days. 1. Fermanagh & South Tyrone – Probably Sinn Fein’s number …

Multimillion Pound Investment For New Caravan Parks

Multimillion Pound Investment For New Caravan Parks

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The north coast’s attraction as a hotspot for caravanning has been the catalyst for a £2.2m investment in two new caravan parks in Northern Ireland. The new sites, developed by Blair’s Holiday Park, will be situated in Portrush and Antrim and will create 14 new jobs. Danske Bank has provided a £4m refinance package to the business that includes term …

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, and Joe McGinnis, Managing Director of Braidwater, pictured on site at Ashbrook Court in Drumahoe, Derry-Londonderry. Braidwater has taken over a previously abandoned site which was left in disrepair after the property crash. The transformation will see the development of 35 new, contemporary family homes in the area as well as the completion of unfinished homes and infrastructure. Braidwater has also made a commitment to put road bonds in place, ensure drainage works are rectified and provide landscaping for the new homes. The project is part of a wider development plan for the Drumahoe area that will consist of more than 500 new homes. The new Ashbrook Court show home launch will take place on June 3 between 3-5pm with street food and cocktails on offer for existing residents and guests. Braidwater and Donnybrook Estate Agents will be on site to provide advice to potential new home owners, and financial advisers will also be present to provide advice on purchasing options now offered in NI. To find out more about Ashbrook, visit braidwater.com/ashbrook-court-drumahoe or contact Braidwater on 028 7181 0106.

Unfinished Housing Development Being Transformed

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Abandoned Drumahoe housing site now in development and future plans for 500 new homes   One of Northern Ireland’s leading house builders, Braidwater, has taken over a previously abandoned site in the much sought after Drumahoe area in Derry~Londonderry, which was left in disrepair after the property crash. The transformation of the Ashbrook Court site on the Fincairn Road, formerly …

Ormeau Baths

Ormeau Baths and Dogpatch Labs Link Up To Boost Irish Entrepreneurs

Alastair Luke Corporate

Belfast’s newest technology start-up hub The Ormeau Baths has formed an alliance with Dublin based co-working space Dogpatch Labs that will give members of each space the chance to use both facilities. The new affiliation arrangement means that members of one co-working space can use the other location as a drop in member and avail of its facilities when they …

Pictured: The first and original Little Wing Pizzeria on Ann Street, Belfast. Home grown pizzeria chain, Little Wing has announced an investment of £500,000 in two new restaurants in Lisburn and Newtownards, creating up to 40 new jobs. The major investment will bring the number of branches Little Wing across Northern Ireland to eight. Further sites are currently being explored across Northern Ireland, with ambitious plans to open several new Little Wing Pizzerias in the next 12 months, while options are also being considered in the Republic of Ireland.

Nothern Ireland Pizzeria Spreads its Wings to Lisburn & Newtownards

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Little Wing pizzeria invests £500,000 in two new restaurants and announces ambitious plans to expand NI portfolio further in the coming months Home grown pizzeria chain, Little Wing has announced an investment of £500,000 in two new restaurants in Lisburn and Newtownards, creating up to 40 new jobs. The major investment will bring the number of branches Little Wing across …

Consumer Confidence Bounces Back At The Start Of 2017

Consumer Confidence Bounces Back At The Start Of 2017

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland rose sharply in the first quarter of 2017 as consumers got some more clarity around the Brexit process, according to Danske Bank research published today. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index increased from 132 in 2016 Q4 to 141 in 2017 Q1. The index was four points higher compared with the first quarter …

Pictured at the Vayu Energy Fund launch is Ciaran Gahan, Energy Efficiency Manager and Barry Murphy, Commercial Director at Vayu. For additional information on the product go to www.vayu.ie or email customercare@vayu.ie Photo credit: Marc O’Sullivan Photography

New Fund to Invest In Large Energy Users in Northern Ireland

Alastair Luke Corporate

Businesses racking up energy bills of £150,000 or more per annum are set to benefit from a new fund which has been launched in Northern Ireland today by Vayu Energy. The company, which supplies natural gas, electricity and renewables to the industrial and commercial market in Ireland and the UK, has set up the Vayu Energy Fund to help large …

Aidan Keenan: My time with MCE Public Relations

Aidan Keenan: My Work Experience With MCE Public Relations

Kirsty Winter Blog

  Final year Ulster University student, Aidan Keenan, joined us for three days of work experience at the end of April. Here’s what he learned during his time with MCE Public Relations…   I’m currently in the process of finishing up my final year Communication with Advertising Degree in Jordanstown. 99% of my days are spent thinking about my dissertation; with the …

Dr Danny McConnell, technology partner at Deloitte in Belfast

Deloitte: Companies Can Do More To Connect Manual Workers

Alastair Luke Corporate

Businesses in Northern Ireland employing large numbers of manual workers are at risk of missing out on opportunities to boost productivity and reduce costs through technology, according to a survey of more than 2000 UK workers by Deloitte. 84% of all workers think it is important for their company to use the latest technology available. However, while 65% of office …

PRCA and GCS event – The Government Communication Service: a Journey to World Class Excellence in Communications

Kirsty Winter Blog

  When: 24th May 2017 Time: 6pm Location: Ten Square Hotel, 10 Donegal Square South, Belfast BT1 5JD   Event Overview The purpose of the Government Communications Service (GCS) is to deliver world class public communications. We do this by giving our members the professional standards, guidance, tools and examples of best practice (from government and industry) that they use working …