Carson McDowell advises Options on growth investment from Bregal Sagemount

Alastair Luke Corporate

Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, today announced a significant investment by Bregal Sagemount, a New York-based private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments. The transaction, which sees Bregal Sagemount invest nearly $100m in Options, will enable the firm’s executive team to pursue strategic growth initiatives, invest further in platform innovations, and expand …

Deloitte Becomes Principal Sponsor Of Ulster Women’s Rugby Team

Deloitte Becomes Principal Sponsor Of Ulster Women’s Rugby Team

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Deloitte has today announced an exciting new two-year sponsorship agreement with Ulster Rugby to become the lead sponsor of the Ulster Women’s Rugby team. The Irish Rugby Football Union has set ambition targets to help grow participation in the women’s game across Ireland, with numbers already increasing in Ulster over recent years following the introduction of an Ulster Girls Schools …

Donall McCann, head of regional capital markets at Lambert Smith Hampton

Investment Activity In NI Commercial Property To Bounce Back After Weak H1

Alastair Luke Corporate

The Northern Ireland commercial property investment market is showing signs of bouncing back in the second half of 2017 after hitting five year lows in the first six months of the year, according to new research published today by Lambert Smith Hampton. The Investment Transactions Northern Ireland Bulletin said that at £25.9m, investment volumes in the six month period was …

Geoff Sharpe, head of corporate at Danske Bank, Aran Blackbourne, director, The Karl Group, Simon Moon, commercial property and development manager, The Karl Group, and Paul Currid, corporate banking, Danske Bank.

Danske Bank Supports Development Of ‘The Weaving Works’

Alastair Luke Corporate

First Derivatives plc has signed up as the anchor tenant for The Weaving Works building in Belfast, which is being redeveloped with support from Danske Bank. The former historic Armagh House linen warehouse on Ormeau Avenue is being transformed into a five storey Grade A office building by local developer Karl. The building was acquired under a Development Agreement process …

(L-R) Brendan Boyd, director of Alfred Street Properties Ltd and Gerry Monaghan, manager of Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park.

The Range Announced As New Anchor Tenant At Connswater Shopping Complex

Alastair Luke Corporate

Alfred Street Properties Ltd, owners of Connswater Shopping Centre and Retail Park, has today announced that the scheme is to receive a significant boost when home, garden and leisure retail chain, The Range, opens a 65,000 sq ft store at the complex later this year. The retailer will create 80 new jobs when it opens the doors to its anchor …

Danske Bank Premiership Launches At The National Stadium At Windsor Park

Danske Bank Premiership Launches At The National Stadium At Windsor Park

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Danske Bank Premiership 2017/18 season has been officially launched at an event in the Mervyn Brown Suite at the National Stadium at Windsor Park with players and managers from all 12 clubs in attendance. NIFL Managing Director Andrew Johnston is excited at what promises to be one of the most tightly contested Premiership seasons in recent years: “Last season …

Northern Ireland house prices drop despite increase in sales volume

Northern Ireland house prices drop despite increase in sales volume

Alastair Luke Corporate

The overall average house price in Northern Ireland decreased slightly in the second quarter of 2017 even though the number of transactions was at the highest recorded level since the property crash ten years ago, according to Ulster University’s latest Quarterly House Price Index report. Ulster University’s research is produced in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Progressive …

July 2017 Danske Bank Consumer Confidence Infographic

Confidence Falls As Consumer Squeeze Is Underway

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell in July 2017 as the consumer squeeze continued to take its toll, according to Danske Bank research published today. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index decreased from 141 in 2017 Q1 to 139 in July 2017. Commenting on the latest release of the index, Danske Bank Economist Conor Lambe, said: “A consumer …

Busy Kids Daycare Expands Into Coalisland

Busy Kids Daycare Expands Into Coalisland

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Busy Kids Daycare has opened a new nursery in Coalisland, creating 40 jobs. Part of the investment was supported by Danske Bank. The business already has a day nursery in Clonoe, which opened in August 2012. However, due to the company’s extensive waiting list, the owners have decided to open a second nursery. Martina O’Hanlon, Owner of Busy Kids Daycare, …

Hannon Coach Announces 40 New Jobs And Partnership With Odyssey Trust

Hannon Coach Announces 40 New Jobs And Partnership With Odyssey Trust

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Hannon Group has today announced that the launch of its new business Hannon Coach will create approximately 40 jobs in Northern Ireland this year. The news comes as Hannon Coach confirms a three year commercial partnership with The Odyssey Trust which will see the transport provider become the ‘Official Coach Partner’ to The SSE Arena, Belfast, the Stena Line …