Pictured at the official opening of the Ormeau Baths tech space are (L-R) Hal Wilson, Partner in Pentech Ventures, Ormeau Baths co-founder Mark Dowds and techstart NI Investment Director Jamie Andrews. A new partnership between Ormeau Baths and techstart NI was announced at the event.

Ormeau Baths Announces New Partnership With Techstart NI

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Ormeau Baths has marked its official opening by announcing a new partnership with start-up investment fund techstart NI. Based in a former Victorian Bathhouse in Belfast, Ormeau Baths has been established to be an entrepreneurial campus that helps the brightest and best indigenous tech start-ups gain access to new networks, funding and expertise and give them the tools to flourish …

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Danske Bank Brings Apple Pay To Customers In Northern Ireland

Alastair Luke Corporate

Danske Bank today brings Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that is fast and convenient, to all debit and credit card holders. Danske Bank has over 300,000 debit and credit cards being actively used across Northern Ireland and OFCOM’s most recent Communications Market Report showed that seven in ten adults (72%) in Northern Ireland now own a smartphone. …

Deloitte calls on business leaders to apply for Best Managed Companies Awards Programme 2018

Deloitte Calls On Business Leaders To Apply For Best Managed Companies Awards

Alastair Luke Corporate

Deloitte has announced the launch of the 2017/2018 Best Managed Companies Awards Programme in association with new programme sponsor Bank of Ireland. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. One of the primary objectives of the awards programme is to showcase the success of indigenous companies and acknowledge the contribution that this sector makes …

Danske Bank Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts 2017 Q2

Growth Forecast Revised Upwards But Economy Still Expected To Slow

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has revised up its 2017 forecast for economic growth in Northern Ireland but also warned that a squeeze on households’ spending power is still likely to slow the rate of growth in the local economy. The Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, published today by Danske Bank, suggests that Northern Ireland’s economy could grow by 1.2 per cent this year …

New Service Station Creates 16 Jobs In Ballymena

New Service Station Creates 16 Jobs In Ballymena

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new all-in-one service station has opened outside Ballymena, creating 16 new jobs. The six figure investment was part supported by Danske Bank. In January 2016, Donnellys of Rathkenny purchased a former car showroom that had been unused for five years. Planning permission was granted a year later, with fit out starting in January and lasting four months. The shop …

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Danske Bank Economist Comments on Labour Market Data

Alastair Luke Corporate

Commenting on the latest figures, Danske Bank Economist Conor Lambe said:  “The latest Northern Ireland labour market data did contain some encouraging news as it indicated that the unemployment rate fell, both over the quarter and over the year, to 5.4 per cent during February – April 2017. The number of people claiming unemployment related benefits also fell in May …

PRCA Summit Tackles the Challenges of Digital Communication

Niamh Parker Consumer, Corporate

‘Communicating in the Digital Age’ is the theme of this year’s PR summit in Northern Ireland, run by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), the industry’s international membership organisation. Taking place on Thursday 15th June at Ten Square Hotel in Belfast, the conference features four leading PR practitioners who will share their insights into managing communications in a digital …

Onecom Scores with IFA Business Partnership

Onecom Scores with IFA Business Partnership

Alastair Luke Corporate

The UK’s largest independent telecommunications provider, Onecom, has signed a deal to become the official communications partner of the Irish Football Association. As part of the new deal, Onecom will be involved in the delivery of key digital upgrades to the National Stadium at Windsor Park and will become title sponsor of the newly formed Onecom Business League. A seven-a-side …

CARSON MCDOWELL ANNOUNCES FIVE NEW PARTNERS

Carson McDowell Announces Five New Partners

Alastair Luke Corporate

Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm, Carson McDowell, today announced the appointment of five new partners. The new partners are Mary-Kim Doherty, Peter Guzhar, Grant McBurney, Olivia O’Kane and Kerry Teahan. This year has seen further expansion for Carson McDowell in terms of headcount, with staff numbers now standing at over 150, including 29 partners. Olivia O’Kane graduated with a …