Brick And Mortar Retail Must Invest In Digital Capabilities To Recover From The Impact Of Pandemic

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

The retail sector must scale up its digital capabilities in the recovery phase of the Covid-19 pandemic if it is to attract people back to brick and mortar stores quickly, according to leading shopper engagement agency Velocity Worldwide. In a survey of over 2,000 UK consumers, the company found that 52 percent would visit a shopping destination more frequently if …

The Braidwater Group Reveals Plans For £450m Investment And 3,000 New Homes On Significant Derry-Londonderry Site

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Leading private and social house builder The Braidwater Group has today announced plans for a hugely significant £450m investment in a mixed-use development on a 100 hectare (c.250 acres) site in Derry-Londonderry, which is to be known as The Cashel. The site, which is located at lands west of Buncrana Road between Whitehouse Road and Benview Estate in Coshquin, is …

Farrans Appointed As Contractor On Iconic Infrastructure Project For Suffolk County Council

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Leading building and civil engineering contractor Farrans, has been appointed to construct the Gull Wing, Lowestoft’s third crossing over Lake Lothing, by Suffolk County Council. Construction work on the £126.75m project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021, with the bridge opening in the summer of 2023. More than 50 employment and training opportunities will be created by …

Major £5m Investment Proposed For Crescent Link Retail Park As New Retailers Announced

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Crescent Link Retail Park in Derry-Londonderry, have today announced plans for a £5m investment project which will include the proposed expansion of the M&S Foodhall, the resizing and improvement of the Homebase store, the introduction of a new retailer, The Food Warehouse by Iceland, and the improvement of the car park to enhance accessibility and alleviate congestion for the residents …

NI Start-Up Mountain Technologies Reaches New Heights With Investment From HBAN Angel Investors

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Northern Ireland tech start-up Mountain Technologies Ltd has secured significant investment from a group of HBAN angel investors which will be used to market and launch its connected ski pass system designed for ski resort operators worldwide. The global ski and snowboarding market is huge, with over 125 million people engaged in the sports. In 2019 Americans alone spent $17.5 …

The Vantage To Provide The Next Generation Of Working Environment For Belfast’s Hybrid Workforce

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Grade A office building The Vantage will open on Belfast’s Great Victoria Street in the second quarter of 2021, with the £25m development set to create the next generation of working environment for the future hybrid workforce. Developer MRP, the property division of construction business McAleer & Rushe, has retained local architects Consarc Design Group along with interior design consultants …

Mervyn Stewart Expands Showroom Site And Launches Select Brand With £2M Investment

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Leading car dealership, Mervyn Stewart, has made a £2m investment to expand its operation on Boucher Crescent with the launch of a new Mervyn Stewart Select brand, with support from Danske Bank. This will lead to the creation of 10 new jobs over the coming months.  As Northern Ireland’s  largest ŠKODA retailer, Mervyn Stewart has been operating for over 50 …

CBRE Appointed Letting Agent On Olympic House As Belfast Office To Lead The Way In Post-Covid Workspaces

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Belfast Harbour and Titanic Quarter, who are co-promoting Olympic House, have appointed CBRE, the largest Real Estate broker in the world, as the letting agent for the significant development which is set to create 150,000 sq ft of new Grade ‘A’ offices in the city.  The appointment of CBRE, who have a wide ranging network of contacts, will be able …

Automated Lip-Reading Company Liopa Gains Future Fund Support For Innovation

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Belfast-based start-up Liopa, a spin-out from Queen’s University Belfast and The Centre for Security Technologies (CSIT), has received significant investment for its research in automated lip reading technology. Investment in the company has also been supported by QUBIS, the commercialisation arm of Queen’s, Invest Northern Ireland’s Access to Finance funds Techstart NI managed by Techstart Ventures and Co-Fund II managed by Clarendon Fund Managers, and …

Danske Bank Urges Customers To Plan Ahead For The Future

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Danske Bank is encouraging customers to consider what would happen if they were no longer able to do their own banking, and to act now. That might mean naming a friend or family member the customer would trust to take control of their bank accounts if they were to have difficulty accessing their accounts or no longer feel confident in …