The Mac-Group Expecting Growth In Key Markets As It Reports Strong Order Book

The Mac-Group Expecting Growth In Key Markets As It Reports Strong Order Book

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The mac-group has today announced that it is expecting annual turnover to rise to £250m in 2019 as a result of continued growth in both Great Britain and Ireland. Headquartered in Newry, Co Down, the group said today that its NI-registered business posted turnover of £82.6m for the year to December 31, 2018. That was down slightly on the year …

mTech.Academy Expands Skills-Building Initiative To Reach 525 Students And Educators Across Northern Ireland

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Innovative education programme garners strong industry support with new partners Allstate Northern Ireland, EY, Hayward Hawk, Liberty Information Technology and Microsoft. mTech.Academy has today announced that it is expanding its holistic skills-building initiative to reach 450 Year 10 students and 75 teachers at 15 schools across Northern Ireland. mTech.Academy provides a school-wide programme to help students develop the “employability” skills …

Paul McErlean, MCE Public Relations

Singing off the same hymn sheet in Downing Street and Dundalk

Lorna Cowan Blog

By Paul McErlean I was lucky enough to attend the Trade NI visit to London the other week, designed to demonstrate business concerns with the direction of the Brexit ‘negotiations’. The three organisations behind Trade NI:  Manufacturing NI; Hospitality Ulster and Retail NI, which have around 300,000 people collectively employed across their sectors, have done a very effective job in …

Last Chance To Apply For NI’s First Ecommerce Awards As Deadline Extended

Last Chance To Apply For NI’s First Ecommerce Awards As Deadline Extended

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The deadline is for the inaugural Northern Ireland eCommerce Awards has been extended until Monday 23rd September at 12pm. The Northern Ireland eCommerce Awards will be the first ever dedicated opportunity to celebrate achievements across the entire eCommerce industry. Glyn Roberts, CEO of Retail NI, is encouraging traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers who have started selling online to apply for …

Saffron Business Forum – Networking Breakfast September 2019

Kate Livingston Events

On Friday 20th September, over 120 attendees joined the Saffron Business Forum for their Business Networking Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Belfast. Paul McErlean, Managing Director, MCE opened the event by welcoming guests and updating them on the Business Froum’s news. Club Aontroma Chairperson, Niall Murphy then spoke to relaunch of the membership scheme. Following a presentation from event sponsor …

Hot Potato Is No Game For Adventure Boss

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Operations manager, Glen Stewart and adventure provider boss, Gareth Murphy raise a toast to celebrate the arrival of Spud Murphy’s liquor licence, making it the only licensed eatery in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Murphy signed the lease for the Harbour property earlier this year to launch Spud Murphy’s – a unique concept serving loaded Baked Potatoes, which are already proving a …

Bullitt Hotel Sets Tails Wagging With Launch Of Dog-Friendly Rooms

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Belfast hotel, Bullitt is set to get canine customers’ tails wagging with excitement as it prepares to launch its first dog-friendly rooms. Available from Thursday 12 September, guests will have the option to book specially equipped rooms that offer a comfortable space for owners and their pet pooches to rest their heads after a busy day of exploring the city. …

The Irish News All-Stars 2019

Kate Livingston Events

MCE Events offers a full range of event management services – from creating new events to supporting an existing infrastructure and providing consultancy services. With a team of highly experienced event managers, MCE Events works with our clients to offer advice and practical on-the-day assistance. The Irish News availed of MCE Events consultancy services for the All-Stars 2019. MCE Events …

Lidl And Sports Direct Set To Open Doors In Buttercrane Shopping Centre

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Buttercrane Shopping Centre has today announced that grocery retailer Lidl and large sporting goods retailer Sports Direct will be opening their doors at the popular shopping destination in 2020, subject to planning. Lidl will be taking a 25,000 sq ft unit in the centre which was previously occupied by Easons as well as part of the former M&S space. Sports …

Applications Open For Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2020

Applications Open For Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2020

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Deloitte, in association with Bank of Ireland, is calling on ambitious companies in Northern Ireland to join an elite network of top businesses by applying for this year’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme. The programme, now in its twelfth year, recognises indigenous business success throughout Ireland and celebrates those companies which are performing at the highest levels and demonstrating exceptional …