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 …

NI Economy Expected To Contract By 11% In 2020 Then Grow By 7% In 2021

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Northern Ireland’s economy is expected to contract by around 11% in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic but then return to positive annual growth of about 7% in 2021, according to new forecasts from Danske Bank. The Bank has revised its forecasts downwards from its previous projection of a 7.5% fall in economic output this year. The …

Construction Work Commences On £30m Olympic House

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Construction work to create 150,000 sq ft of new Grade ‘A’ offices in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is underway.   Belfast Harbour and Titanic Quarter are co-promoting the development of ‘Olympic House’, which on completion will facilitate 1500 jobs in a modern, efficient and sustainable working environment.  Local contractor O’Hare and McGovern Limited has been appointed to construct ‘Olympic House’ which will …

Braidwater Becomes First Company In Northern Ireland To Offer Part Exchange Opportunity For House Movers

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Leading house builder, Braidwater Homes, today announced that it will be the first company in Northern Ireland to bring forward a part exchange opportunity for house movers.   This alternative option, which will apply for properties at Beech Hill View and Gleann Elagh in Derry-Londonderry, offers purchasers the chance to secure, purchase and move into their new Braidwater home, while the …

Equipment Hire Business Calls For Executive To Start Spending On Infrastructure To Support Northern Ireland Construction Sector

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Equipment and plant hire specialist CP Hire has encouraged local government departments to start spending on large scale infrastructure projects to provide a lift to the construction sector following the coronavirus lockdown. The family-owned company, which supplies a range of machinery to a number of industries, availed of the government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme through Danske Bank, which enabled …

Andras House Invests In Growth Of Belfast City Centre By Acquiring Dorchester House, With Support From Danske Bank

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

Well known property development and hospitality company Andras House has completed the purchase of Dorchester House, an office building in central Belfast, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction was funded by Danske Bank. Dorchester House, a 52,000 sq ft, 10 floor property on Great Victoria Street, was one of two buildings formerly occupied by HMRC before it moved to Erskine …