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 …

Danske Becomes First NI Bank To Launch Open Banking Feature

Danske Becomes First NI Bank To Launch Open Banking Feature

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has become the first of the ‘big four’ NI banks to introduce a feature within its mobile banking app that allows customers to view their account information from another bank. Danske customers who have a personal current account with Santander can choose to view their Santander balances and transactions when they log on to Danske’s New Mobile Bank, …

Tim Hortons Confirms Opening Date For First NI Drive-Thru

Tim Hortons Confirms Opening Date For First NI Drive-Thru

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Tim Hortons®, the iconic Canadian coffee chain, will open a new restaurant at Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park on 12th December 2018 following an investment of £750,000. The new restaurant will create 50 jobs, a combination of full-time and part-time. The Connswater location will be the second Tim Hortons® restaurant to open in Northern Ireland, and the first Drive-Thru. …

French Village Bakery Expands Into Catering Sector Following Significant Investment

French Village Bakery Expands Into Catering Sector Following Significant Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

French Village Bakery has invested £850,000 to expand its current operations and develop its catering division, creating 10 new jobs and four apprenticeship positions.  The investment was supported by Danske Bank. The family-owned business opened in 1981 with premises on the Stranmillis Road.  Originally a producer of artisan breads, cakes and buns, the company quickly established a reputation for creating …

Homegrown Cyber Security Company Uleska Secures £500,000 Investment To Drive Future Growth

Uleska Secures £500,000 Investment To Drive Future Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast-based software security company Uleska announced today that it has secured £500,000 in investment and sales, which will enable it to significantly grow product development and double its headcount. The company has raised £325,000 in investment from a combination of institutional and private investors, including Techstart NI, Clarendon Fund Managers and Dennis Murphy, co-founder of software business Anaeko. Sales of …

New £1m Fund Launched To Promote Growth Of NI Childhood Services

New £1m Fund Launched To Promote Growth Of NI Childhood Services

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new £1m childcare fund has been launched by the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) to assist community led childcare and family support programmes across Northern Ireland. The UCIT Family Support Fund was launched at an Early Years event in Belfast recently. Early Years is the largest organisation in Northern Ireland working since 1965 to promote high quality childcare for …

British Business Bank Announces Investment In Dedicated £30m NI Growth Finance Fund

British Business Bank Announces Investment In £30m NI Growth Finance Fund

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has today announced a £10.5m commitment to WhiteRock Capital Partners LLP’s new Growth Finance Fund. This is the first time that the Bank has invested in a fund aimed exclusively at supporting growing businesses in Northern Ireland. The Growth Finance Fund will support loans from £500,000 up to £2m to …

Sports Direct Confirms Pre-Christmas Opening At Connswater Shopping Complex

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Alfred Street Properties Ltd, owners of Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, has today announced that Sports Direct will open a 4,500 sq ft store at the complex in mid-December. Founded in 1982, Sports Direct International PLC is the UK’s largest sporting goods retailer, and operates a diversified portfolio of sports, fitness, fashion and lifestyle fascias and brands. This is …