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. …

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 …

Online Bed Linen Company Secures Growth Loan Fund Investment

Online Bed Linen Company Secures Growth Loan Fund Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A luxury bed linen company has secured a £400,000 investment from the Growth Loan Fund II to fund working capital and create four new jobs over the next 12 months. Finance for the £30m Growth Loan Fund II – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – is provided by Invest Northern Ireland. Linen …

NI Tech Sector Pioneer Wins Prestigious Innovator Award

NI Tech Sector Pioneer Wins Prestigious Innovator Award

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Tech sector entrepreneur Denis Murphy has been named as Catalyst’s Innovation Founder for 2019 by a panel of Northern Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs. Now in its 10th year, the Bank of Ireland UK sponsored Innovation Founder award celebrates Northern Ireland’s rich history of innovation and is awarded to a person who has achieved success in founding, leading or building a …

Castlebrooke Investments Submits Tribeca Belfast Planning Amendments Following Voluntary Public Consultation

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Castlebrooke Investments has submitted its amendments to the outline planning application for Tribeca Belfast following a voluntary ten week consultation process which saw more than 80 percent of respondents confirming that they support the amended scheme. Tribeca Belfast is a £500m urban regeneration scheme on a 12-acre site located beside St Anne’s Cathedral bounded by Royal Avenue, Donegall Street, Lower Garfield …

Inês Metelo Heron

Gabes Staff

Inês delivers the agency’s busy calendar of events to a high standard, taking responsibility for logistics and planning, and maintaining the confidence of MCE’s clients including The Irish News, Musgrave NI, Saffron Business Forum and Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce. Born and raised in sunny Portugal, Inês studied Media Studies at the University of Lisbon and spent a semester abroad …

BLK BOX Fitness Invests For Future Growth

BLK BOX Fitness Invests For Future Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast-based BLK BOX Fitness has invested £1.4m in a new laser-cutting machine and press brake, expanded premises and hired 12 new staff, following several significant contract wins. The latest investment was supported by Danske Bank. Established in 2012 by Greg Bradley, BLK BOX Fitness specialises in the design, manufacture and delivery of strength and conditioning equipment.  The company has worked …

NI Businesses Must Be 'No Deal' Ready

NI Businesses Must Be ‘No Deal’ Ready

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland businesses need to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, as a potential worse case outcome, and not get caught up in the fast-changing political situation around the UK’s exit from the European Union. That was one of the key messages to emerge from Danske Bank’s Planning for Brexit event held this morning in the bank’s flagship branch on …

Louise De’Ath

Gabes Staff

Louise was previously Head of Finance for a Multi-Family Office in London, which provided advice on investments, strategy and succession planning to high net worth families. Prior to that Louise managed finance teams for a number of entities within the Lloyds Banking Group after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant within the financial services division of Deloitte. Louise holds a Bachelor …