WhiteRock Capital – Oktoberfest 2018

Kate Livingston Blog

On 25th October, WhiteRock Capital transformed their office into a German beer festival as they kicked off this year’s Oktoberfest in style. Guests were greeted with aselection of popular German beers on arrival, before nibbling on delicious gourmet hot dogs from HappyDog. WhiteRock Capital’s Chief Executive, Paul Millar took to the podium to say a few words before guests continued …

Olympian Homes’ New Student Accommodation – Launch Event

Kate Livingston Blog

MCE Events planned the opening of Olympian Homes’ new student accommodation in Great Patrick Street. The building is located in the Cathedral Quarter, facing the new University of Ulster campus and has over 470 rooms for students. The invitation list included stakeholders, architects, contractors and Council Members involved in the project. On arrival guests were greeted at the lobby by …

Danske Bank Gives Almost Home Animals A Merry Christmas

Danske Bank Gives Almost Home Animals A Merry Christmas

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Moira-based charity Almost Home Animal Rescue has received a £5,000 Christmas charity gift from Danske Bank. The bank made the donation following an online vote open to staff, customers and the general public – where the animal charity came out on top. Almost Home Animal Rescue was set up in 2013 to help unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals, give them …

Fund Helps Tackle Counselling Gap For Derry Young People

Fund Helps Tackle Counselling Gap For Derry Young People

Andrew Kelly Corporate

An innovative community fund is helping address a gap in the provision of counselling services in Derry / Londonderry for young people, but more needs to be done according to a local charity, Aurora Counselling. The Building Better Futures fund provided £25,000 to help turn a property in the city centre (Bishop Street) into a popular children’s role-play based centre, …

No Signs Of Growing Pains As MCE Events Goes From Strength To Strength

Ines Metelo Events

As 2018 draws to a close, we naturally find ourselves taking stock and reflecting on the last 12 months. For MCE Events, it’s been an unforgettable year. In just our second full year of operation, our dedicated events team became bigger, better and bolder as the year unfolded, resulting in a significant 54% increase in the number of events booked, …

Carson McDowell Announces New Senior Appointments

Carson McDowell Announces New Senior Appointments

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm Carson McDowell has today announced two senior appointments, effective from May 1, 2019. Roger McMillan and Neasa Quigley will take over the responsibilities of the managing partner role from Michael Johnston, who has served eight years as Managing Partner and will continue to act as a consultant to the firm after stepping down. From …

Danske Becomes First NI Bank To Launch Open Banking Feature

Danske Becomes First NI Bank To Launch Open Banking Feature

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has become the first of the ‘big four’ NI banks to introduce a feature within its mobile banking app that allows customers to view their account information from another bank. Danske customers who have a personal current account with Santander can choose to view their Santander balances and transactions when they log on to Danske’s New Mobile Bank, …

Tim Hortons Confirms Opening Date For First NI Drive-Thru

Tim Hortons Confirms Opening Date For First NI Drive-Thru

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Tim Hortons®, the iconic Canadian coffee chain, will open a new restaurant at Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park on 12th December 2018 following an investment of £750,000. The new restaurant will create 50 jobs, a combination of full-time and part-time. The Connswater location will be the second Tim Hortons® restaurant to open in Northern Ireland, and the first Drive-Thru. …

French Village Bakery Expands Into Catering Sector Following Significant Investment

French Village Bakery Expands Into Catering Sector Following Significant Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

French Village Bakery has invested £850,000 to expand its current operations and develop its catering division, creating 10 new jobs and four apprenticeship positions.  The investment was supported by Danske Bank. The family-owned business opened in 1981 with premises on the Stranmillis Road.  Originally a producer of artisan breads, cakes and buns, the company quickly established a reputation for creating …

Homegrown Cyber Security Company Uleska Secures £500,000 Investment To Drive Future Growth

Uleska Secures £500,000 Investment To Drive Future Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast-based software security company Uleska announced today that it has secured £500,000 in investment and sales, which will enable it to significantly grow product development and double its headcount. The company has raised £325,000 in investment from a combination of institutional and private investors, including Techstart NI, Clarendon Fund Managers and Dennis Murphy, co-founder of software business Anaeko. Sales of …