Multi-Million Pound Investment Could Support Up To 70 Jobs

Multi-Million Pound Investment Could Support Up To 70 Jobs

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Lisburn Enterprise Organisation is on target to deliver 10,000 sq. ft. of grade A office space which could support up to 70 new jobs.  The £1.8m investment is part supported by Danske Bank. Lisburn Enterprise Organisation (LEO) was established in 1990 to encourage entrepreneurship and to stimulate economic development in the local area.  The Park currently has 100 licensees who …

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Ulster University To Drive Economic Growth With New £20m Creative Industries Institute

Andrew Kelly Corporate

With the creative industries contributing £1 billion GVA to the Northern Ireland economy, Ulster University today unveiled a new £20 million Creative Industries Institute to drive future growth in the critically important sector. Creative Industries is the fastest growing sector of the UK economy contributing almost £90 billion of GVA; four times the GVA of the automotive industry, six times …

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Investment Activity In Northern Ireland Commercial Property Regains Momentum

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Activity in the Northern Ireland commercial property investment market has regained momentum in Q3, recording the second highest quarterly performance in recent years, according to new research published today by Lambert Smith Hampton. The Investment Transactions Northern Ireland Bulletin Q3 said that at £194.4m the volume of investment was twelve times higher than in the second quarter. Retail transactions, valued …

Mac-Group Secures River House Refurbishment Contract

Mac-Group Secures River House Refurbishment Contract

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Newry-based mac-group has secured a £11m contract to refurbish Belfast’s River House into premium grade A office space. The project will support 160 jobs throughout the construction phase. The specialist firm is a contractor in the construction, refurbishment and fit-out of office space and commercial buildings. Established in 2002, it currently has offices in Newry, Dublin, London and Birmingham. River …

NewRiver Appoints Lambert Smith Hampton On Major UK Property Management Instruction

NewRiver Appoints Lambert Smith Hampton On Major UK Property Management Instruction

Andrew Kelly Corporate

NewRiver has appointed LSH’s Belfast office as the managing agents on a major UK and Ireland shopping centre and leisure portfolio, with a combined size in excess of 1.7m sq ft. The instruction comprises seven shopping centres and two retail parks amongst other retail and leisure assets. Included are: Abbey Centre in Newtownabbey, Belfast; Priory Meadow in Hastings; and The …

Economic Growth To Remain Subdued But Employment Forecasts Revised Upwards

Economic Growth To Remain Subdued But Employment Forecasts Revised Upwards

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Sluggish economic growth is set to continue in Northern Ireland but the outlook for the labour market is now a bit brighter, according to a new report by Danske Bank. 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 and 1.0 per cent in 2018, unchanged …

Wholesale Gas Prices 8% More Expensive Than Last Month As Supply Issues Force Price Hike

Wholesale Gas Prices 8% More Expensive Than Last Month As Supply Issues Force Price Hike

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Wholesale gas prices are 8% higher compared with the average monthly price recorded for August 2017 as maintenance and outages cause supply issues, according to this month’s Vayu Energy report. The proprietary market review and forecast for Northern Ireland’s wholesale gas, electricity and wind energy reports that the increasing prices have been tempered by the recent pick up in sterling …

Ulster University

Ulster University To Lead An International Research Consortium On Motor Neuron Disease

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A consortium led by biomedical researchers at Ulster University has been allocated funding from a $780,000 pot by the US-based Target ALS Foundation to further explore the involvement of muscles in the progression of Motor Neuron Disease. The Target ALS Foundation is a privately funded body of researchers from academic, biotech and pharma laboratories entirely focused on finding a treatment …

Ulster University’s GAA Team Prepares For Historic China Tour

Ulster University’s GAA Team Prepares For Historic China Tour

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Ulster University’s GAA team is preparing to travel to China on an historic tour of the country as part of the university’s wider programme of engagement in key international markets. The trip, which will be sponsored by Crumlin-based diagnostics firm Randox, will see a 35 strong team depart on 28 October for a two week cultural exchange that aims to …

Jackie Henry, senior partner, Deloitte in Northern Ireland, Councillor Nuala McAllister, Lord Mayor of Belfast, and Dr. Howard Hastings OBE, chair of Visit Belfast and host of Belfast International Homecoming.

Belfast Joins Forces With Diaspora To Forge Bright Future

Alastair Luke Corporate

Global business people with links to Belfast are set to join forces with local leaders of industry next week to tackle some of the big challenges facing tourism, infrastructure and the built environment of Belfast. The fourth annual Belfast International Homecoming will take place on 4th – 6th October 2017 at high profile locations in the city, including the newly …