Onecom Secures Five Year Contract With FinTrU

Onecom Secures Five Year Contract With FinTrU

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Onecom, the UK’s largest independent telecommunications provider, has secured a five year agreement with FinTrU.  The six figure deal means Onecom will provide telecoms solutions to both Belfast and North West offices. Onecom NI offers a variety of different products and services that help businesses, ranging from sole trader to multi-nationals.  The Northern Ireland office opened in January 2017 and …

Westland Horticulture’s Latest Growth Acquisition Backed By Danske Bank

Westland Horticulture’s Latest Growth Acquisition Backed By Danske Bank

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Dungannon-based Westland Horticulture has completed the acquisition of a rival company in England, with support from Danske Bank. Established in 1990 in Co Tyrone, Westland is now one of the fastest growing consumer garden product companies in Europe, supplying a range of gardening products including lawn care, plant food, pest control, weed killers and mulches. Westland also owns the market …

Deloitte Announces Plans For New Head Office In Belfast

Deloitte Announces Plans For New Head Office In Belfast

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Deloitte announced today that it has selected Bedford Square as the location of its new head office in Northern Ireland. Deloitte will become the anchor tenant in McAleer & Rushe’s new development on Bedford Street, which is centred around the regeneration and refurbishment of the historic listed building formerly known as the Ewart Building. Staff currently based at Deloitte’s other …

Wholesale Gas And Electricity Prices Maintain Year-On-Year Increase

Wholesale Gas And Electricity Prices Maintain Year-On-Year Increase

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Wholesale energy prices have registered significant year-on-year increases with gas and electricity prices up 9% and 35% respectively. However, the Naturgy Energy Review and Forecast for December 2018 shows wholesale gas decreased by 1% on average compared with the previous month; with mild winter temperatures and the security of supply seen as stabilising factors for the decrease in price. The …

Braidwater Merges With BW Homes & Construction To Form Braidwater Group

Braidwater Merges With BW Homes & Construction To Form Braidwater Group

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Successful Northern Ireland-based house builder Braidwater has announced that it is to merge with its sister company BW Homes & Construction to form Braidwater Group, a move that will help drive growth across its combined markets. BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor, has provided additional capital to the business to facilitate the transaction. Braidwater is a family-owned business …

Danske Bank's Belfast Headquarters

Northern Ireland Economy To Continue To Grow Modestly In 2019

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has today forecast that the Northern Ireland economy grew by 1.1 per cent in 2018 and is set to grow by 1.2 per cent in 2019, a slight upward revision from the Bank’s previous forecasts of 1 per cent and 1.1 per cent respectively. In the Bank’s latest Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today, Danske Bank …

Uform Group To Expand Further Into UK Market

Uform Group To Expand Further Into UK Market

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Antrim-based kitchen door and component supplier Uform has secured a multimillion pound funding package from BGF and Danske Bank. BGF is the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Uform is the fifth company in Northern Ireland to receive investment from BGF which has taken a minority shareholding in the business. Uform designs and paint finishes …

Danske Bank Gives Almost Home Animals A Merry Christmas

Danske Bank Gives Almost Home Animals A Merry Christmas

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Moira-based charity Almost Home Animal Rescue has received a £5,000 Christmas charity gift from Danske Bank. The bank made the donation following an online vote open to staff, customers and the general public – where the animal charity came out on top. Almost Home Animal Rescue was set up in 2013 to help unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals, give them …

Fund Helps Tackle Counselling Gap For Derry Young People

Fund Helps Tackle Counselling Gap For Derry Young People

Andrew Kelly Corporate

An innovative community fund is helping address a gap in the provision of counselling services in Derry / Londonderry for young people, but more needs to be done according to a local charity, Aurora Counselling. The Building Better Futures fund provided £25,000 to help turn a property in the city centre (Bishop Street) into a popular children’s role-play based centre, …

Carson McDowell Announces New Senior Appointments

Carson McDowell Announces New Senior Appointments

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm Carson McDowell has today announced two senior appointments, effective from May 1, 2019. Roger McMillan and Neasa Quigley will take over the responsibilities of the managing partner role from Michael Johnston, who has served eight years as Managing Partner and will continue to act as a consultant to the firm after stepping down. From …