My Week At MCE

My Week With MCE

Andrew Kelly Blog

When I was given the opportunity to gain practical work experience with MCE in January, I was thrilled at the chance to be a part of such a renowned public relations agency. On a chilly Monday morning, I arrived at MCE for my first day. I met an office full of friendly and encouraging people and I couldn’t wait to …

Prime Belfast Waterfront Development Site Offered For Sale

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

The Plater’s Yard development site located on Titanic Quarter’s waterfront has been offered for sale. The prime development site is adjacent to Northern Ireland’s premier visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast, and within a 10-minute walk of Belfast’s main retail district.  Plater’s Yard is within Titanic Quarter’s Phase II Outline Planning Permission and Full Planning Permission was also granted for 2 hotels …

Belfast Sports Tech Firm Secures £250,000 Investment To Drive Future Growth

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

A sports tech firm from Belfast has received an injection of new investment that it believes will help it become the market leader in sports facility management. Pitchbooking has secured £250,000 in funding in an investment round led by local investment firm Aurient Ltd and backed by Techstart Ventures and Co-Fund NI, managed by Clarendon Fund Managers. The round was …

Strong 2018 Performance Creates More Than 100 New Jobs At Connswater Shopping Complex

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Alfred Street Properties Ltd, owners of Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, has today announced that a strong performance in 2018 has supported the creation of more than 100 new jobs at the complex. Footfall in the scheme has grown significantly from 1,910,862 in 2017 to 2,412,717 in 2018. A range of new retailers including Tim Hortons, Savers, Sports Direct, …

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

Wholesale Energy Prices In Northern Ireland Stabilise In January

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

The delayed arrival of winter temperatures led to a 9 percent drop on wholesale gas prices in Northern Ireland last month. The Naturgy Energy Review and Forecast for January 2019 shows prices remained significantly higher compared to January 2018, increasing 15 percent year-on-year. The review also shows that electricity prices have increased by 4 percent month-on-month, but are a substantial …

Quality Assets Remain In Demand Despite Dip In Commercial Property Investment

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

High quality retail, office and alternative commercial property assets in Northern Ireland remain in demand despite investment volume in 2018 falling to its lowest level since 2013, according to new research published today by Lambert Smith Hampton. The Investment Transactions Northern Ireland Bulletin Q4 2018 showed that at £176.6m, the annual total was 48 percent lower than 2017 and 12 …

The Odyssey Trust And Belfast City Council Join Forces To Encourage Northern Ireland Families To Protect Our Planet

Kathryn Stevenson Uncategorised

The Odyssey Trust and Belfast City Council have joined forces to launch a new campaign today, Earth to Odyssey, which is designed to inspire families across Northern Ireland to ‘Make A Change’ and protect our planet. The campaign, which will run throughout February and March, will highlight key environmental issues and provide guidance on how small changes can have a …

Show-stopping line-up announced for Gradam Ceoil 2019

Kirsty Winter Consumer

A world-class line-up of top trad talent has been announced for Gradam Ceoil TG4 2019. Known as ‘the Oscars of traditional music’, the live concert and awards show, which returns to Belfast for the second year, will take place at the Waterfront Hall on Sunday 17th February, promising a night of foot-stomping entertainment right in the heart of Belfast. Legendary …

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Danske Bank UK Financial Results

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank in Northern Ireland reports a profit before impairments of £92million for the year to end December 2018. Profit before impairment charges is down 22%, however the underlying performance of the business remains strong. 2017 benefitted from two one- off credits – sale of the wealth business and pension changes – so a profit fall in 2018 was expected, …