Vinyl sales to generate $1bn globally in 2017 according to Deloitte TMT predictions

Vinyl Sales to Generate $1bn Globally in 2017 According to Deloitte TMT Predictions

Alastair Luke Corporate

The resurgence of vinyl records, a rise in the severity of cyberattacks and fingerprint scanners becoming the norm on smart phones are some of the key technology, media and telecommunications trends predicted for 2017 in a new report published today by business advisory firm Deloitte. The news comes following the launch of the sixteenth edition of TMT Predictions 2017 the …

DERRY SHIRT MANUFACTURER TAILORED FIT FOR GROWTH LOAN FUND

Derry Shirt Manufacturer Tailored Fit For Growth Loan Fund

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Derry-based Smyth & Gibson Shirtmakers has secured a £500,000 loan from the Growth Loan Fund to support global expansion and create four new jobs. Finance for the £50m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – has been provided by Invest Northern Ireland and private investor, Northern Ireland Local Government …

Out There A Cut Above The Rest With Fleet Of New Vehicles

Out There A Cut Above The Rest With Fleet Of New Vehicles

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A Templepatrick-based landscape and maintenance company has invested £1m to add 43 new vehicles to its fleet in response to a series of new contract wins. Danske Bank provided a six figure sum towards the investment. Out There, which has recently rebranded from The Landscape Centre, was set up in 1981 with a strong focus on retail. Since then, the …

Next Flagship Opens At NewRiver’s Revitalised Abbey Centre

Next Flagship Opens At NewRiver’s Revitalised Abbey Centre

Alastair Luke Corporate

Next has opened its much-anticipated flagship store at Newtownabbey’s Abbey Centre ahead of Christmas, as part of the extensive development and refurbishment plans delivered by owners of the shopping centre NewRiver REIT. The new store doubles the number of jobs and brings the total figure at Next in Abbey Centre to 60. The retail investor has created 55,000 sq ft …

Next Flagship Opens At NewRiver’s Revitalised Abbey Centre

Age NI and Danske Bank toast £145k partnership

Alastair Luke Corporate

Danske Bank staff and customers have raised over £145,000 for charity partner, Age NI since 2013. The partnership has seen staff from across the Bank fundraise, volunteer and provide mentoring support for the leading older people’s charity. Siobhan Casey, Director of Marketing at Age NI said, “We would like to say a big thank you to Danske Bank, its staff …

Keith Shiells, Lambert Smith Hampton

Lambert Smith Hampton Appointed Managing Agent to Birmingham Retail Scheme

Alastair Luke Corporate

Lambert Smith Hampton in Belfast has been appointed as managing agent to One Stop Shopping, a shopping centre and retail park in Birmingham, which has just been acquired by London based Sovereign Centros and Europa Capital from Standard Life. The substantial shopping centre and retail park, which is located in the suburb of Perry Barr, comprises 380,000 sq.ft. of retail …

LOWDEN HITS THE HIGH NOTES WITH PRODUCTION OF LANDMARK GUITAR - WhiteRock Capital Partners

Lowden Hits the High Notes With Production of Landmark Guitar

Alastair Luke Corporate

Lowden Guitars has handcrafted its 20,000th guitar, a significant milestone for the Downpatrick business. In three years since receiving a significant loan from the Growth Loan Fund, the company has created 13 jobs and expanded its workshop from two to nine units. Finance for the £50m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to …

NORTHERN IRELAND’S SMALL BUSINESSES TO BENEFIT FROM ALL PARTY ENTERPRISE CHAMPIONS

Northern Ireland’s Small Businesses To Benefit From All Party Enterprise Champions

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Enterprise Northern Ireland has today launched a new initiative called Enterprise Champions that will see them work with local MLAs from each main political party to champion the enterprise, microenterprise and small business sectors. The new initiative reflects Enterprise Northern Ireland’s commitment to supporting sectors which make up the backbone of the Northern Ireland economy, which drives economic recovery. Champions …

New CeX Store Set To Create Ten Jobs At The Kennedy Centre

New CeX Store Set To Create Ten Jobs At The Kennedy Centre

Alastair Luke Corporate

Entertainment chain CeX has announced today that it will open a new store at the Kennedy Centre in the run up to Christmas, creating ten jobs. The global brand was founded in London in 1992 and now has stores in the UK, Spain, USA, Ireland, India, Australia, Portugal, the Netherlands, Mexico and Poland. The chain buys, sells and exchanges a …