Platform Launched To Connect NI Startups With European Investors

Platform Launched To Connect NI Startups With European Investors

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new online platform has been launched to help the growing number of startup businesses in Northern Ireland connect with investors, peers and potential new recruits across Europe. TheHub.io is based on a strategic partnership between Danske Bank, Catalyst Inc and Rainmaking, a global cooperative of entrepreneurs. Danske Bank said thehub.io which is now live, will help connect startups to …

Consumer Confidence In Northern Ireland Falls Again

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell again in the third quarter of 2018, weighed down by concerns over the absence of a functioning Executive, Brexit and high inflation, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index fell to a reading of 123, down from 131 in the last quarter and 135 a …

Strong Showing For NI Firms In Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Strong Showing For NI Firms In Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Thirteen Northern Ireland companies have made it on to this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list.  Now in their nineteenth year, the awards provide the definitive rundown of the fastest growing tech firms across the island, based on revenue growth. Companies which have appeared on the Fast 50 in previous years include the likes of Novosco and First Derivatives, which …

Burke Systems and Solutions Grand Launch

Ines Metelo Events

  MCE Events met with representatives from Burke Systems to discuss their forthcoming Grand Launch event, taking place in the Grand Central Hotel in October. Burke worked with MCE across all elements of the event including the design, event concept, timeframe and running order of the event. Over the course of several meetings, MCE Events advised and guided Burke Systems …

Property market report

NI Commercial Property Investment Subdued In Q3

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Commercial property investment in the third quarter of 2018 remained subdued with volume recorded at £53.2m, according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s latest Investment Transactions Northern Ireland report. The ITNI Bulletin Q3 2018 reports that year-to-date total investment volume stands at £121m, a decrease of 52 percent on the same period in 2017. While investor appetite has improved, Q3 activity overall …

Agri-Food Sector Needs Local Political Support

Agri-Food Sector Needs Local Political Support

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s farmers and food producers need devolved government back in place and lobbying on their behalf to make sure the sector does not fall behind following the UK’s exit from the EU next year, according to Danske Bank. Danske Bank’s Agri Economic Outlook Breakfast at Ten Square in Belfast heard that the agri sector is in generally good financial …

Registration Is Open For Belfast’s First Entry Into The NASA Space Apps Challenge

Registration Is Open For Belfast’s First Entry Into The NASA Space Apps Challenge

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A NASA incubator innovation programme which seeks to build creative solutions to global challenges is set to lift off in Belfast for the first time on October 20th and 21st with an event hosted by PA Consulting at its new offices in StepSpace at Centre House. The NASA Space Apps Challenge is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. …

Danske AgriBreakfast

Ines Metelo Events

For the second consecutive year, the MCE Events team worked with Danske Bank to help develop and deliver their annual AgriBreakfast event. This year’s breakfast event took place at Ten Square Belfast where Rodney Brown, Head of Agribusiness, Chief Economist Conor Lambe and Head of Markets Brian Telford spoke on the challenges and opportunities in the NI Agri-food industry.

Sustainability Of NI Public Services Requires Decisions, Says Deloitte Report

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Northern Ireland’s public sector is facing huge financial challenges and bold decisions are needed now to change patterns of spend and ensure the future sustainability of our public services, according to a new report from Deloitte. The State of the State 2018-2019 Northern Ireland: What next report, a supplementary report to the wider UK State of the State 2018-19 report, …

Cathedral Quarter Bar Invites Canine Trick or Treaters

Kirsty Winter Consumer

The Dirty Onion set to host a wooftacular Halloween Pooch Social   Dog-friendly bar, The Dirty Onion, is set to welcome back its four-legged furry friends for a special, Halloween-themed Pooch Social on Sunday 28 October. There will be no tricks, just lots of treats at the popular bar’s final Pooch Social of the year, where guests are encouraged to …