Lidl And Sports Direct Set To Open Doors In Buttercrane Shopping Centre

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Buttercrane Shopping Centre has today announced that grocery retailer Lidl and large sporting goods retailer Sports Direct will be opening their doors at the popular shopping destination in 2020, subject to planning. Lidl will be taking a 25,000 sq ft unit in the centre which was previously occupied by Easons as well as part of the former M&S space. Sports …

Applications Open For Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2020

Applications Open For Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2020

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Deloitte, in association with Bank of Ireland, is calling on ambitious companies in Northern Ireland to join an elite network of top businesses by applying for this year’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme. The programme, now in its twelfth year, recognises indigenous business success throughout Ireland and celebrates those companies which are performing at the highest levels and demonstrating exceptional …

Online Bed Linen Company Secures Growth Loan Fund Investment

Online Bed Linen Company Secures Growth Loan Fund Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A luxury bed linen company has secured a £400,000 investment from the Growth Loan Fund II to fund working capital and create four new jobs over the next 12 months. Finance for the £30m Growth Loan Fund II – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – is provided by Invest Northern Ireland. Linen …

NI Tech Sector Pioneer Wins Prestigious Innovator Award

NI Tech Sector Pioneer Wins Prestigious Innovator Award

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Tech sector entrepreneur Denis Murphy has been named as Catalyst’s Innovation Founder for 2019 by a panel of Northern Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs. Now in its 10th year, the Bank of Ireland UK sponsored Innovation Founder award celebrates Northern Ireland’s rich history of innovation and is awarded to a person who has achieved success in founding, leading or building a …

Castlebrooke Investments Submits Tribeca Belfast Planning Amendments Following Voluntary Public Consultation

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Castlebrooke Investments has submitted its amendments to the outline planning application for Tribeca Belfast following a voluntary ten week consultation process which saw more than 80 percent of respondents confirming that they support the amended scheme. Tribeca Belfast is a £500m urban regeneration scheme on a 12-acre site located beside St Anne’s Cathedral bounded by Royal Avenue, Donegall Street, Lower Garfield …

BLK BOX Fitness Invests For Future Growth

BLK BOX Fitness Invests For Future Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast-based BLK BOX Fitness has invested £1.4m in a new laser-cutting machine and press brake, expanded premises and hired 12 new staff, following several significant contract wins. The latest investment was supported by Danske Bank. Established in 2012 by Greg Bradley, BLK BOX Fitness specialises in the design, manufacture and delivery of strength and conditioning equipment.  The company has worked …

NI Businesses Must Be 'No Deal' Ready

NI Businesses Must Be ‘No Deal’ Ready

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland businesses need to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, as a potential worse case outcome, and not get caught up in the fast-changing political situation around the UK’s exit from the European Union. That was one of the key messages to emerge from Danske Bank’s Planning for Brexit event held this morning in the bank’s flagship branch on …

Danske Bank UK Appoints Deputy Chief Executives

Danske Bank UK Appoints Deputy Chief Executives

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank UK Chief Executive Kevin Kingston has appointed two Deputy Chief Executives from within his Belfast-based senior management team. Vicky Davies is Managing Director of Strategy & Corporate Development at the Bank and Stephen Matchett is Chief Financial Officer. Both will retain their current roles alongside additional Deputy Chief Executive responsibilities. Vicky Davies was with Ulster Bank for seven …

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 …