IgniteNI Propels 20 New Businesses On Journey To Start-Up Success

Kathryn Stevenson Uncategorised

Twenty eager early-stage companies have sprung onto the Northern Irish start-up scene following the launch of IgniteNI’s second Propel pre-accelerator programme this month.  The six month programme, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, will help companies transform their ideas into innovative new technology businesses that have rapid scaling potential, can achieve significant export growth and are ready to secure external investment. …

Farrans Appointed Preferred Contractor For Phase One Of Tribeca Belfast Regeneration Project

Kathryn Stevenson Uncategorised

Castlebrooke Investments announced today that leading building and civil engineering firm, Farrans Construction, has been appointed as preferred contractor for Phase One of the £500m Tribeca Belfast urban regeneration scheme. The exciting project will see the Dunmurry-based company deliver two Grade A office buildings comprising a total of 180,000 sq ft of space, one of which has been designed to …

The Rules of Engagement

Kirsty Winter Blog

The world of social media can be a scary place, full of burning questions for businesses vying for the top spot. How do I beat the Instagram algorithm? Why doesn’t my content ‘go viral’? What is an Instagram story? Social platforms come and go but one thing that remains constant is engagement. Here’s our top six tips for maximising engagement …

Onecom Secures Five Year Contract With FinTrU

Onecom Secures Five Year Contract With FinTrU

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Onecom, the UK’s largest independent telecommunications provider, has secured a five year agreement with FinTrU.  The six figure deal means Onecom will provide telecoms solutions to both Belfast and North West offices. Onecom NI offers a variety of different products and services that help businesses, ranging from sole trader to multi-nationals.  The Northern Ireland office opened in January 2017 and …

Westland Horticulture’s Latest Growth Acquisition Backed By Danske Bank

Westland Horticulture’s Latest Growth Acquisition Backed By Danske Bank

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Dungannon-based Westland Horticulture has completed the acquisition of a rival company in England, with support from Danske Bank. Established in 1990 in Co Tyrone, Westland is now one of the fastest growing consumer garden product companies in Europe, supplying a range of gardening products including lawn care, plant food, pest control, weed killers and mulches. Westland also owns the market …

Beannchor Announces £350,000 Investment In The National

Kirsty Winter Consumer

The Beannchor Group has announced a £350,000 investment in the redevelopment of its popular bar and eatery, The National in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Set in the historic surroundings of one of Belfast’s oldest buildings – the former National Bank Building on High Street – The National initially opened to the public in September 2013, following a significant redevelopment of the …

Deloitte Announces Plans For New Head Office In Belfast

Deloitte Announces Plans For New Head Office In Belfast

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Deloitte announced today that it has selected Bedford Square as the location of its new head office in Northern Ireland. Deloitte will become the anchor tenant in McAleer & Rushe’s new development on Bedford Street, which is centred around the regeneration and refurbishment of the historic listed building formerly known as the Ewart Building. Staff currently based at Deloitte’s other …

Smiths Metal Centres Opens First Northern Ireland Service Centre In Titanic Quarter

Kathryn Stevenson Uncategorised

Smiths Metal Centres has opened its first service centre in Northern Ireland following a major commercial investment of almost £500,000. The new 7,500 sq ft facility in Titanic Quarter’s Channel Commercial Park stocks plate, sheet and bar products including a full range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Cut plate and bar will be processed on site. Smiths Metal Centres is …

Wholesale Gas And Electricity Prices Maintain Year-On-Year Increase

Wholesale Gas And Electricity Prices Maintain Year-On-Year Increase

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Wholesale energy prices have registered significant year-on-year increases with gas and electricity prices up 9% and 35% respectively. However, the Naturgy Energy Review and Forecast for December 2018 shows wholesale gas decreased by 1% on average compared with the previous month; with mild winter temperatures and the security of supply seen as stabilising factors for the decrease in price. The …