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 …

Consumer Confidence In NI Edged Up In The Second Quarter Of 2020 As Lockdown Eased

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland increased slightly in the second quarter of 2020 as the lockdown restrictions began to be eased, but confidence levels remained well below where they were at the same time last year, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index increased to 122 in 2020 Q2, up from …

A New Working Era: Over 40% Of Staff In NI Set To Work In Hybrid Model

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

More than a third (41%) of employers in Northern Ireland expect staff to transition to a new era of part-remote and part-office working in the next six months, new research from recruiting experts Hays reveals In a survey of over 13,500 professionals and employers, with over 500 responses from those working in Northern Ireland, the overall number of employers across …

Health Tech Company Neurovalens Raises More Than £5 Million

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate, Uncategorised

Neurovalens, a global healthtech company headquartered in Belfast and San Diego, has raised £5.1 million in funding, which will be used to expand on the success of its initial clinical trials and develop its technology’s application for other medical conditions.  The funding round was led by IQ Capital and also included investment from Wharton Asset Management Company, The Angel CoFund …

Belfast Harbour Posts Solid Annual Results For 2019

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Belfast Harbour has reported a sound financial performance for 2019, in line with expectations and providing a strong platform from which to respond to the challenges posed by the impact of Covid-19 on the local and global economy.   Releasing its annual results, Belfast Harbour reported turnover of £65.9m in the year to the end of 2019 (down 4%) and …