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 …

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 …

Three Northern Ireland Businesses Named As Deloitte Best Managed Companies For First Time

Three NI Businesses Named As Deloitte Best Managed Companies For First Time

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Three Northern Ireland companies were among the 12 businesses named as Deloitte Best Managed Companies for the first time at the firm’s annual awards event in Dublin, which is held in association with Bank of Ireland. Leading hospitality group Beannchor, the owners of The Merchant Hotel, precast concrete and construction products maker FP McCann and precision hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Northern …

Public Sector Infrastructure Investment Continues Despite Challenges

Public Sector Infrastructure Investment Continues Despite Challenges

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A series of recent transactions managed by commercial agents Lambert Smith Hampton have signalled that the public sector is continuing to make significant and positive investments in infrastructure projects, despite the lack of a functioning Assembly and ongoing Brexit uncertainty. Ulster University’s purchase of the former Foyle College site in Londonderry marks a milestone in the development and expansion opportunities …

Record Year For Dublin Office Market As FAANGs Demonstrate Long Term Commitment To The Market

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Annual take-up of office space in Dublin city centre has increased for a third consecutive year, climbing to a record high of 3.1m sq ft in 2018, 31 percent above 2017 and 41 percent above the five-year average, according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s Ireland Office Market Report 2019 which was published today.R Activity was boosted by the single largest deal …

Record Year For Belfast Office Market As Occupier Confidence Continues To Drive Demand

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

The Belfast office market set a new annual record in 2018, with total take-up reaching highs of 885,023 sq ft, more than double that of 2017 and 82 percent above the five-year average, according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s Ireland Office Market Report 2019 which was published today. The outstanding year was underpinned by the two single largest lettings of the …