Michael Johnson, managing partner at Carson McDowell

Almost 70% Of NI Businesses Unsure What Opportunities Brexit Will Bring

Andrew Kelly Corporate

With less than a year to go until the UK formally leaves the EU, almost 70 per cent of Northern Ireland businesses are unsure what opportunities Brexit will bring, according to a new survey by law firm Carson McDowell. The research, which was carried out in April 2018, aimed to identify areas where local businesses see potential for growth as …

Innovative Partnerships Recognised At Ulster University’s Impact Excellence Awards

Innovative Partnerships Recognised At Ulster University’s Impact Excellence Awards

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Leading organisations across a wide range of sectors have been recognised for their commitment to pioneering research and graduate employability at Ulster University’s second annual Impact Excellence Awards. The Awards celebrate the transformational impact the university’s students, graduates and research are having on societies and economies across the globe. The event, which took place at Titanic Belfast this evening, recognised …

Hospitality Ulster Backs Introduction Of Minimum Unit Pricing In Scotland

Matthew Morrison Public Affairs

Hospitality Ulster Chief Executive Colin Neill comments on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on alcohol in Scotland. ”Hospitality Ulster welcomes the decision by the Scottish Executive to introduce MUP on alcohol, effective today. It is a move which we have been calling for here in Northern Ireland and it is long overdue that it should be introduced here. …

Ground Espresso Opens In Victoria Square

Ground Espresso Opens In Victoria Square

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Ground Espresso has opened a new 50-seater store in Victoria Square, creating 12 new jobs.  Founded in 2001, Ground Espresso Bars is a family owned and operated business which employs over 300 staff across 24 stand-alone stores and concessions in Ireland. Lambert Smith Hampton acted on behalf of Victoria Square to secure the new tenant. Hannah Houston, Senior Support Manager, …

Q1 2018 Consumer Confidence infographic

Consumer Confidence Rebounds At The Beginning Of 2018

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland bounced back strongly at the start of the year, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index registered a reading of 142 in the first quarter of 2018. This represented a significant increase compared with the final quarter of 2017 when the index stood at 123. It …