Ulster University

Ulster University To Lead An International Research Consortium On Motor Neuron Disease

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A consortium led by biomedical researchers at Ulster University has been allocated funding from a $780,000 pot by the US-based Target ALS Foundation to further explore the involvement of muscles in the progression of Motor Neuron Disease. The Target ALS Foundation is a privately funded body of researchers from academic, biotech and pharma laboratories entirely focused on finding a treatment …

Ulster University’s GAA Team Prepares For Historic China Tour

Ulster University’s GAA Team Prepares For Historic China Tour

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Ulster University’s GAA team is preparing to travel to China on an historic tour of the country as part of the university’s wider programme of engagement in key international markets. The trip, which will be sponsored by Crumlin-based diagnostics firm Randox, will see a 35 strong team depart on 28 October for a two week cultural exchange that aims to …

Jackie Henry, senior partner, Deloitte in Northern Ireland, Councillor Nuala McAllister, Lord Mayor of Belfast, and Dr. Howard Hastings OBE, chair of Visit Belfast and host of Belfast International Homecoming.

Belfast Joins Forces With Diaspora To Forge Bright Future

Alastair Luke Corporate

Global business people with links to Belfast are set to join forces with local leaders of industry next week to tackle some of the big challenges facing tourism, infrastructure and the built environment of Belfast. The fourth annual Belfast International Homecoming will take place on 4th – 6th October 2017 at high profile locations in the city, including the newly …

BGF Unveils New Visual Identity

BGF Unveils New Visual Identity

Andrew Kelly Corporate

BGF has today launched its new visual identity as part of a brand refresh. The company, which is now the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses, will stop using Business Growth Fund in favour of the shortened BGF to better accommodate its three areas of investment – BGF Growth, BGF Quoted and BGF Ventures. A new website www.bgf.co.uk also …

One Year At MCE

Niamh Parker Blog

This month marks the one-year anniversary of two team members, who began their journey at MCE this day last year. Nicole Hollinger and Niamh Parker reflect on the past 12 months working at MCE Public Relations. Nicole Hollinger, Events and Admin Assistant: “Just don’t burn the place down and you’ll be okay” –  this was the advice that I gave …

Pictured (L-R) is Gráinne Leathem, commercial manager at Titanic Quarter Limited, Andrew Gawley, Associate Director at Lisney, James Eyre, commercial director at Titanic Quarter Limited, Tim Noblett, company director at Noblett's, Michelle R McCartney, ecom & marketing coordinator at Noblett's and Chris Harding, shop supervisor at Noblett's.

Local And International Businesses Expand In Titanic Quarter’s Commercial Park

Alastair Luke Corporate

An international company and a well-established local firm have expanded their presence in Northern Ireland by occupying premises in Channel Commercial Park, Titanic Quarter. Actavo and Noblett’s of North Street have both embarked on significant growth strategies in 2017 which will target business in the region and overseas. Located five minutes from Belfast city centre and George Best Belfast City …

Pictured at Chichester House is (L-R) Greg Henry from Lambert Smith Hampton, Damian Mitchell, property director at Causeway Asset Management and Lloyd Hannigan from Lisney.

Chichester House To Be Best Connected Grade A Offices In Belfast

Alastair Luke Corporate

Work has started on the refurbishment and development of Chichester House in Belfast, which will be the first Grade A office project in the city to have guaranteed internet connectivity. Chichester House, which is in a prime central location fronting Chichester Street, will bring 46,000 sq ft of top quality office and 5,000 sq ft of modern retail space to …

Tourism VAT Rate Cut Would Create Thousands of Jobs In NI

Matthew Morrison Public Affairs

An independent report launched today shows that more than 2,000 jobs would be created in Northern Ireland’s hospitality sector if the VAT rate was cut from 20 percent to 5 percent on accommodation and visitor attractions. The report shows how a VAT cut rate would boost NI’s hospitality and tourism industry, which operates in a competitive global market and faces …

Herbert Group To Create 100 Local Jobs Amid Future Growth Plans Supported By Danske Bank

Herbert Group To Create 100 Local Jobs Amid Future Growth Plans Supported By Danske Bank

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Herbert Group has announced the acquisition of 27 new KFC stores to its growing portfolio in Great Britain and Ireland. The expansion follows the company agreeing a major refinancing deal, with Danske Bank providing £27m of the new funding. The Herbert Group, controlled by Northern Ireland businessman Michael Herbert, is the largest KFC franchise in Central Europe. The latest …