Construction Work Commences On £30m Olympic House

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Construction work to create 150,000 sq ft of new Grade ‘A’ offices in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is underway.   Belfast Harbour and Titanic Quarter are co-promoting the development of ‘Olympic House’, which on completion will facilitate 1500 jobs in a modern, efficient and sustainable working environment.  Local contractor O’Hare and McGovern Limited has been appointed to construct ‘Olympic House’ which will …

Braidwater Becomes First Company In Northern Ireland To Offer Part Exchange Opportunity For House Movers

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Leading house builder, Braidwater Homes, today announced that it will be the first company in Northern Ireland to bring forward a part exchange opportunity for house movers.   This alternative option, which will apply for properties at Beech Hill View and Gleann Elagh in Derry-Londonderry, offers purchasers the chance to secure, purchase and move into their new Braidwater home, while the …

Equipment Hire Business Calls For Executive To Start Spending On Infrastructure To Support Northern Ireland Construction Sector

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Equipment and plant hire specialist CP Hire has encouraged local government departments to start spending on large scale infrastructure projects to provide a lift to the construction sector following the coronavirus lockdown. The family-owned company, which supplies a range of machinery to a number of industries, availed of the government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme through Danske Bank, which enabled …

Andras House Invests In Growth Of Belfast City Centre By Acquiring Dorchester House, With Support From Danske Bank

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Well known property development and hospitality company Andras House has completed the purchase of Dorchester House, an office building in central Belfast, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction was funded by Danske Bank. Dorchester House, a 52,000 sq ft, 10 floor property on Great Victoria Street, was one of two buildings formerly occupied by HMRC before it moved to Erskine …

BGF Invests £10m In Decora

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor, has invested £10m in Lisburn-based Decora, a leading manufacturer of window coverings, to support its long-term growth plans. The funding will be used to support Decora’s continued strong growth via expansion into European markets, strategic M&A, and continued investment in product development and infrastructure. Marking its initial entry into Europe, Decora has …

Cookstown Retailer Calls For More Help For Sector As Preparations For Lockdown Exit Begin

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

A well-known Cookstown interiors business has urged the government in the UK and Northern Ireland to consider providing additional help for retailers forced to close during the coronavirus lockdown and likely to experience reduced trade for the rest of the year. CFC Interiors, which sells furniture including sofas, beds, dining tables and homeware, has availed of a loan from Danske …

Queen’s University Spinout Re-Vana Therapeutics Raises $3.25 Million In Pre-Series A Financing

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Re-Vana Therapeutics Ltd, a privately-held specialty ocular therapeutic and drug delivery company developing sustained-release therapeutics for significant sight-threatening ocular diseases, today announced that it has closed $3.25 million in pre-series A financing. The pre-series A round was oversubscribed by more than $1 million and closed in two tranches. The first tranche of $2.08 million was led by ExSight Ventures, with …

NI Workers Struggle With A Lack Of Social Interaction As Wellbeing Drops During Lockdown

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

59% of workers rated their wellbeing positive before lockdown restrictions, dropping to 37% since lockdown has been in place Almost a quarter (23%) of professionals said a lack of social interaction has had the greatest impact on them 45% said having adequate mental health support from their employer has become more important since lockdown The wellbeing of Northern Ireland professionals …

Smiley Monroe Resumes Production At Reduced Capacity Following Support From Danske Bank

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Lisburn-based conveyor belt manufacturer Smiley Monroe has resumed production at a reduced capacity and is preparing to bring more of its production staff back to work following a temporary closure due to the coronavirus lockdown. Smiley Monroe is a leading global producer of endless conveyor belts and cut rubber and plastic parts for the materials processing equipment sector, which provides …