Funding Support Takes I.T. Firm To Next Level

Funding Support Takes I.T. Firm To Next Level

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast-based IT services firm CMI has doubled its staff numbers to 50 and grown turnover to £5m, since receiving funding from the Growth Loan Fund in 2014. Finance for the £55m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – was provided by Invest Northern Ireland and private investors, Northern Ireland …

Danske Calls On ‘A’ Level Students To Apply For Degree Apprenticeship

Danske Calls On ‘A’ Level Students To Apply For Degree Apprenticeship

Andrew Kelly Corporate

As thousands of young people prepare to receive their ‘A’ Level results this Thursday (20 August) Danske Bank is encouraging young people to consider a lesser-known pathway for the next stage of their education. The bank is inviting applications to its full-funded degree apprenticeship programme, Danske Futures.  Successful applicants will study part time at Ulster University while working in the …

Deloitte Renews Sponsorship Of Ulster Women’s Rugby Team

Deloitte Renews Sponsorship Of Ulster Women’s Rugby Team

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Deloitte has today committed to a further two-year sponsorship agreement with Ulster Rugby as the lead sponsor of the Ulster Women’s Rugby team. As part of the new agreement, Deloitte has also secured the naming rights to Ulster Rugby’s women’s domestic competitions for the next two years. The Ulster Women’s team are currently tapering off their preparations for the Inter-provincial …

Investment Puts Phone Tracking Tech Firm In The Driving Seat

Investment Puts Phone Tracking Tech Firm In The Driving Seat

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Downpatrick-based software company Bluesona has received a six-figure investment from Co-Fund II and the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) to further develop the firm’s product offering. HBAN is a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, dedicated to the all-island promotion of business angel investment. The Forum allows companies from a wide range of sectors to pitch …

SAM On Course To Complete Significant £5m Investment Programme By 2020

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Manufacturing company, Springfarm Architectural Mouldings Ltd. (SAM), has today announced that it is on course to complete a £5m investment programme as part of an ambitious 2020 growth strategy which has driven improvements in lead times, its product offering and capacity levels. Founded in 1990 and employing 200 people, SAM boasts one of the most advanced production facilities in Europe. …

Dry Cleaning Business Presses On With Investment

Dry Cleaning Business Presses On With Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A dry cleaning company has invested £500,000 to purchase two new stores and relocate to larger premises in Banbridge. The investment was supported by Danske Bank. White Label Cleaners was formed in 2010 by Gareth and Susan Hodgen. The business now operates three stores – Victorias in Carrickfergus, Presto Clean in Lisburn and White Label Cleaners in Banbridge. The Lisburn …

Crane numbers signal signs of improvement for belfast office market development

Crane Numbers Signal Signs Of Improvement For Belfast Office Market Development

Andrew Lemon Corporate

After a lengthy period of limited speculative development in the Belfast office market, signs of improvement are evident with the number of cranes for office developments at its highest for the past decade, according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s Ireland Office Market Report H1 2019 which was published today. Healthy occupier demand for high quality office space has continued from a …

Danske Bank's Belfast Headquarters

Consumer Confidence Falls As Political Inactivity And Brexit Continue To Bite

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell in the second quarter of 2019 as the lack of progress in resolving the local political stalemate and ongoing uncertainty around Brexit continued to weigh on sentiment, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index fell to 136 in Q2 2019, down from 139 in the …

Blanchardstown property offers

Blanchardstown Investment Property Comes To The Market With Offers Invited In Excess Of €775,000

Andrew Lemon Corporate

An investment property on the main street of Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, has come to the market this week with offers being sought in excess of €775,000, representing a Net Initial Yield (NIY) of 6.90%. Warren House, which has been brought to the market by commercial agents Lambert Smith Hampton, is an easily managed investment opportunity, fully let to the Health …

Citibank investment boost

Citibank Deal And Private Investor Activity Boost Q2 Property Investment Volume

Andrew Lemon Corporate

Commercial property investment volume in Q2 2019 was healthy at £61.7m, 10 percent above that of the same period in 2018, according to new research published today by Lambert Smith Hampton. The Investment Transactions Northern Ireland Bulletin Q2 2019 showed that although Q2 volume was the highest quarterly total for six consecutive quarters, it remained 22 percent below the five-year …