Deloitte Appoints Belfast Partner Jackie Henry to UK Leadership Team

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Deloitte has today announced that its lead partner in Northern Ireland, Jackie Henry, has been appointed to a new role in its UK leadership team as managing partner for people and purpose. Effective this month, Jackie will provide leadership of Deloitte’s UK people strategy and purpose agenda, focusing on inclusion and wellbeing. She will continue to lead the Deloitte practice …

Local Start-Up Company Machine Eye Wins £75K In Funding

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

An early-stage tech business from Newry has secured a £75,000 proof of concept grant as the winner of a new competition from Techstart Ventures and Belfast Harbour, with support from BT. Machine Eye will receive £75,000 of grant funding from Techstart, with Belfast Harbour providing an environment to develop, refine and test their innovations and BT also offering a package …

Dick Milliken Steps Down After Seven Years As Chair of Catalyst

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Catalyst has today announced that Dick Milliken is to step down as Chair after seven years leading the organisation’s board. Catalyst is an independent, not-for-profit organisation focused on fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, supporting transformative businesses and developing Northern Ireland’s tech sector.   A director of Catalyst since 2010, Mr Milliken’s tenure as Chair saw the organisation implement ambitious growth plans …

Danske Steps Up Commitment to Tackling Climate Change with Key Appointment and Signing of Climate Pledge

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Danske Bank has stepped up its commitment to addressing climate change by appointing a dedicated Head of Climate Risk and Strategy and signing the Climate Action Pledge for Northern Ireland, committing to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The bank has also achieved the highest level in the latest NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey, retaining Platinum level for a …

Approval Granted For One Of Northern Ireland’s Largest Ever Residential Planning Applications

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Leading private and social house builder, The Braidwater Group, has received approval from Belfast City Council Planning Committee for the construction of more than 650 social and affordable homes on a significant 75 acre site in west Belfast. Located beside the Glen Road, Glenmona is one of the largest applications ever received by Belfast City Council. It will represent a …

Whiterock Finance Invests In Recruitment Specialist Artemis Human Capital

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Whiterock Finance has today announced its first ever equity investment by backing specialist recruitment business Artemis Human Capital. The Belfast-based investment team, comprising Paul Millar, Rhona Barbour, David McCurley and Neil McCabe, has taken a minority stake in Artemis for an undisclosed sum and will also work with the business in an advisory capacity. Artemis was founded in 2014by businesswoman …

Pure Fitout Hits Milestone Of Creating 80 Jobs And Securing £15m Turnover In Five Years Of Ambitious Growth

Rebecca Kincade Corporate

UK and Ireland specialist contractor Pure Fitout has reached its five year target of creating 80 jobs and securing £15m turnover by delivering bespoke interiors for luxury brands, leisure operators and blue chip corporates. The Belfast-based company, which was established in 2015, is one of the fastest expanding fitout contractors in the UK, with continued year on year growth. Pure …

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 …