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Subdued Growth Expected For The Northern Ireland Economy In 2019

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has today forecast that the Northern Ireland economy will grow by 1.0 per cent in 2019 and by 1.3 per cent in 2020, a slight downward revision from the Bank’s previous forecast of 1.2 per cent for this year. In the latest Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today, Danske Bank said that the services sectors are …

Planning Application Submitted for Landmark Apartment Development on the Lisburn Road

Matthew Morrison Planning

A major planning application for 80 apartments on the site at 721-739 Lisburn Road, Belfast has been submitted to Belfast City Council. The proposal, designed by Like Architects on behalf of Galgorm Properties, represents an investment of £12 million and includes apartments across three blocks, six retail units with frontage onto the Lisburn Road, communal court yards, a gym and …

Lisburn Firm Flying High After Growth Finance Fund Investment

Lisburn Firm Flying High After Growth Finance Fund Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A Lisburn-based aerospace business has become the first company to receive funding from the £30m Growth Finance Fund. Causeway Aero Group has received £500,000 to support working capital and plans to create 17 new jobs. Finance for the £30m Growth Finance Fund has been provided by the British Business Bank, Invest Northern Ireland and private investors, Northern Ireland Local Government …

We’re Hiring A Summer Intern

Matthew Morrison Blog

Based in Belfast city centre, MCE Public Relations is a vibrant, successful and fast-growing consultancy, servicing an impressive list of some of Northern Ireland’s foremost organisations. As trusted advisors, we work closely in partnership with our clients to help them achieve their business objectives through the design and delivery of bespoke, innovative campaigns. Through our integrated approach to PR – …

NI Small Business Loan Fund Passes £1m Milestone

NI Small Business Loan Fund Passes £1m Milestone

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The second Northern Ireland Small Business Loan Fund has approved support to business of over £1m in its first nine months, indicating even stronger demand than for its predecessor Fund. The Fund is managed by Ulster Community Finance (UCF) on behalf of Invest Northern Ireland and delivered in partnership with Enterprise Northern Ireland. UCF is a subsidiary of the social …

Game Of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition Arrives In Belfast

Game Of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition Arrives In Belfast

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Rally the Realm … The highly-anticipated GAME OF THRONESTM: The Touring Exhibition, including two-never-seen before sets, has arrived at TEC Belfast for its debut visit to the UK and Ireland. To celebrate, GAME OF THRONES® actors, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ian Beattie and Liam Cunningham, alongside award-winning costume designer Michele Clapton, were the first to experience the dramatic exhibition, which features …

Danske Bank Creates New Fraud & Cyber Crime Team In Response To Growing Threat To Customers

Danske Bank Creates New Fraud & Cyber Crime Team In Response To Growing Threat To Customers

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has created a new specialist fraud and cyber crime team to help combat the rising threat to customers from fraudsters and criminal gangs. The Bank announced today that the front-line fraud team of eight people will be focused on educating its customer base and wider NI society about the complexity of new types of fraud. It will also …

Belfast City Hall Lights Up In Teal For A Giant Celebration

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Belfast City Hall shone brightly in teal last night to celebrate a string of high profile championship wins for the Belfast Giants and the graduation of care experienced young people from the Odyssey Ice Academy.  This weekend, the Stena Line Belfast Giants were crowned Elite League Champions, adding to their victory in the Challenge Cup and their securing of the …

BGF Team

NI’s High-Potential SMEs Ranked Number One For Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland has been ranked the number one UK region for business growth, thanks to the strong performance of a group of high potential businesses based there experiencing £1.4bn of combined turnover growth in the last three years according to new research released today by BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active equity investor. For the first time, the research …