The Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards 2019 ‘Writing a Winning Application’ Workshop

Ines Metelo Events

This morning the MCE Events team worked with their client The Irish News, to host the first ever Workplace & Employment Awards ‘Writing a Winning Application’ workshop in event sponsor KPMG’s Belfast headquarters. Delegates were welcomed by John Hansen, Partner in Charge of KPMG. Sinead Doyle, Head of Consumer PR at MCE and former Chair of CIPR NI then presented …

New Business Angel Investment Initiative Launches In NI

New Business Angel Investment Initiative Launches In NI

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new investor syndicate has been formed that aims to increase the level of angel investment taking place in Northern Ireland. The “HBAN Business Angel Syndicate” has been formed by HBAN – Halo Business Angel Network – to bring private investors together to back high potential early stage ventures. Business angels who are members of the HBAN Business Angel Syndicate …

Heroes’ Welcome as Team Ireland Return Home From The ‘Medal East’

Kirsty Winter Consumer

There were emotional scenes at Dublin Airport on Friday (22 March) as the 91-strong Team Ireland squad – including 21 from Ulster – returned home to a heroes’ welcome from the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. The team were carrying some serious excess baggage, as they made their way into the arrivals hall, with a sensational haul …

UK Firms Moving To Belfast And Dublin To Brexit Proof Their Business

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

UK-based companies have begun to take up co-working spaces in Belfast and Dublin to Brexit proof their businesses, according to Ireland’s leading provider of flexible workspace, Glandore. Since the start of 2019, 64% of enquiries received at Glandore have come from companies elsewhere in the UK or further afield looking to set up in Northern Ireland as a direct result …

Beannchor Makes Move Into Co-Working Sector

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Northern Ireland’s largest hospitality group, Beannchor has announced a significant £350,000 investment in the launch of a new co-working office venture at Lisburn Square. Cubic CoWork will open at Lisburn Square in April, offering 8,000sq ft of flexible, stylish, innovative, technologically advanced workspace. Further investment in other locations across Northern Ireland are also being explored. Beannchor owns and operates many …

Chichester House Secures Top Wired Certification To Become Best Connected Building In Belfast

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Chichester House is set to become the best-connected office space in Belfast following the award of the first Platinum rating in Northern Ireland by WiredScore, the internationally recognised commercial real estate rating scheme for digital connectivity. This follows the development being the first in the province to adopt Wired Certification in early 2018. The project by Causeway Asset Management represents …

BelTech 2019: Artificial Intelligence More Accessible Than Ever But Skills Shortage At Highest Level Must Be Addressed

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Barriers to using artificial intelligence are now lower than ever but there is a global shortage of people who understand how to select, design and deliver a successful AI project, according to the curators of major technology conference BelTech 2019. Speaking at the launch of the sixth annual BelTech event, Tom Gray, Group Chief Technology Officer at Kainos, said the …

The Great Light And Titanic Walkway Welcome Over 170,000 Visitors In First Year

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Two iconic experiences in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter – The Great Light and Titanic Walkway – have attracted more than 170,000 visitors in their first year, giving the city’s offering as a maritime heritage destination a major boost and opening up a previously unseen part of the waterfront. In March 2018 the 500 metre Titanic Walkway on Victoria Wharf, which connects …

eComm Live: NI’s First Ecommerce Conference Launches In Belfast

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Northern Ireland’s first ever dedicated ecommerce conference was launched today in Belfast. eComm Live 2019 is aimed at retailers – including both those already selling online and those who are keen to start – digital agencies, ecommerce professionals, entrepreneurs and marketeers. The event, which will take place at the Life Church in Belfast on May 2, was founded by entrepreneur …