Retail Investment Shows Signs Of Bounce Back As Q3 Transaction Research Published

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Investment volume in Q3 in Northern Ireland stood at £19.4m, the lowest quarterly volume since Q1 2018, however that figure was dominated by activity in the retail sector which showed signs of improvement with transactions totalling £19.0m, according to new research published today by Lambert Smith Hampton. The Investment Transactions Northern Ireland Bulletin Q3 2019 showed that volume stood 64 …

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Consumer Confidence Falls Again

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell again in the third quarter of 2019 as heightened Brexit uncertainty and another three months without a functioning Executive took their toll on local people, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index fell to 131 in Q3 2019, down from 136 in the second quarter …

Danske Bank Signs Commitment To Disability Inclusion

Danske Bank Signs Commitment To Disability Inclusion

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has committed to making its services accessible to customers who have a disability by signing up to the Equality Commission’s ‘Every Customer Counts’ initiative. Every Customer Counts was developed to encourage businesses to focus on how they can improve or adjust the service they offer to make it more accessible to their customers who have a disability. Danske …

Carson McDowell Beats Its Own Record To Top Prestigious Legal Rankings

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell has achieved its best-ever rankings in the legal profession’s two most respected industry guides, Chambers UK and the Legal 500.  Carson McDowell, Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm, scored significantly higher than any other local legal firm, with more practice areas and more lawyers achieving their top ratings in both guides. The firm has been …

New Tenants Confirmed As Work Begins On £17m Redevelopment Of The Odyssey In Belfast

New Tenants Confirmed As Work Begins On Redevelopment Of The Odyssey In Belfast

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The UK’s largest cinema operator, Cineworld, and the UK’s largest bowl operator, Hollywood Bowl, are the first anchor tenants to confirm their position in The Odyssey, Belfast, as work gets started on a £17m redevelopment to transform it into the number one leisure destination for families in Northern Ireland. Matagorda 2, working alongside The Odyssey Trust Company, will begin construction …

NI Tech Firms Excel To Make Deloitte’s 2019 Fast 50 List

NI Tech Firms Excel To Make Deloitte’s 2019 Fast 50 List

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Twelve Northern Ireland companies have made it on to this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list. Now in its twentieth year, the Fast 50 awards showcase the fastest growing tech firms across the island based on revenue growth. In the past two decades some of Northern Ireland’s best-known technology firms have featured on the Fast 50 listing, including Novosco, Neueda …

Neurovalens Targets Further Growth In America With Funding Boost

Neurovalens Targets Further Growth In America With Funding Boost

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast-based global health-tech company Neurovalens has received £750,000 from the Growth Finance Fund.  The funding will support the launch of the company’s new sleep product in the USA later this year. Finance for the £30m Growth Finance Fund has been provided by the British Business Bank, Invest Northern Ireland and private investors, Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC). …

Carson McDowell Expands Dublin Team

Carson McDowell Expands Dublin Team

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Carson McDowell has expanded its specialist legal healthcare team in Dublin and announced additional recruitment in response to growing demand for its services in Ireland. Led by Carson McDowell’s Managing Partner, Roger McMillan and Head of Clinical Claims, partner Jacqueline McAleese, the firm’s expert team works predominantly in healthcare and professional negligence for medical defence organisations and medical malpractice insurers. …

2019/20 Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Rugby Competitions Launched

New Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Rugby Competitions Launched

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The launch of the 2019/20 Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Rugby competitions took place at Kingspan Stadium today, Monday 7th October, in the company of representatives from the Boys Schools’ Cup, Girls Schools’ Cup, Medallion Shield and High Schools’ Trophy. The Danske Bank Ulster Boys Schools’ Cup will kick-off on Saturday 19th October under a new format, with six groups of …

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Danske Bank Lowers NI Growth Forecasts

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has today lowered its Northern Ireland economic growth forecasts, and now expects the local economy to grow by 0.9 per cent in 2019 and by 1.0 per cent in 2020. That is down from the Bank’s previous forecasts, delivered in June, that growth would hit 1.0 per cent in 2019 and 1.3 per cent in 2020. In its …