Multi Million Pound Construction Contract At Belfast’s Titanic Quarter Out For Tender

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Expressions of interest are being invited from building contractors for the construction of Olympic House, a 150,000 sq ft Grade A, office development located within Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Olympic House will be delivered by a joint venture between Belfast Harbour Commissioners and the owners of Titanic Quarter. It will have a prominent position on the Queen’s Road, adjacent to the …

Lotus Property Acquires Substantial Portfolio In Scotland Worth £60m

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Lotus Property, a Northern Ireland based property investment company, has acquired a 1.3m sq ft property portfolio in Scotland valued at approximately £60m. The portfolio, which is made up of 45 properties in total, is predominantly located in Dundee and includes key assets in Marketgait/West Marketgait, Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate and Dunsinane Industrial Estate. Almost 60 per cent of the …

Carson McDowell Is Leading NI Firm In Chambers And Legal 500 Directories

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

• Firm again has the most tier one NI lawyers in Chambers and retains Top Tier status in Legal 500 for 10th consecutive year Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell has been recognised as Northern Ireland’s leading law firm in the latest editions of the two main reference directories for the legal profession. Carson McDowell was the leading Northern Irish firm …

Danske Bank's Belfast Headquarters

Danske Bank To Launch New Polymer £10 Note In NI

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has announced that on 27 February 2019 it will launch a polymer £10 note into local circulation. It will be the first time the Bank has introduced such a note since, as Northern Bank, it became the first ever UK bank to issue a ‘plastic’ note in December 1999 to mark the new millennium. The new polymer £10 …

Belfast Revealed As Attractive Location For Compact Hotel Development

Belfast Revealed As Attractive Location For Compact Hotel Development

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Compact hotel formats may be increasingly viable in cities such as Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast, which are ranked as the three most attractive locations for hotel development and investment according to new research from Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH). LSH’s new report, Do Disturb: Disruption & Innovation in the Hotel Market, finds that the compact hotel room concept, which typically prioritises …

Connected Printers Most Vunerable To Cyber Security Attack

Connected Printers Most Vunerable To Cyber Security Attack

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting office hardware as a gateway into company security systems, according to Burkes, one of Northern Ireland’s largest independent vendors for print, document, data and communication technologies. Burke Systems & Solutions issued the warning at a business event in the Grand Central Hotel where they informed companies that they are vulnerable to attack because of compromised …

Glandore Creates 14 New Jobs As Part Of £4m Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Ireland’s leading provider of flexible workspace, Glandore, is to create 14 new full-time jobs as part of their recent £4m investment across Ireland in the last year. The company has made significant investment over the course of the year following the opening of their newest flexible office & co-working spaces in Belfast and Cork. Established in 2001, Glandore is a …

Danske Bank's Belfast Headquarters

Danske Bank UK Financial Results

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank in Northern Ireland reports a profit before impairments of £70.1million for the nine months to the end of September 2018. Total income has increased 4% compared to the same period last year. This reflects balance sheet growth – with lending 8% higher year-on-year, deposits up 5%, and higher UK interest rates. Restructuring initiatives completed in 2017 enabled increased …

Platform Launched To Connect NI Startups With European Investors

Platform Launched To Connect NI Startups With European Investors

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new online platform has been launched to help the growing number of startup businesses in Northern Ireland connect with investors, peers and potential new recruits across Europe. TheHub.io is based on a strategic partnership between Danske Bank, Catalyst Inc and Rainmaking, a global cooperative of entrepreneurs. Danske Bank said thehub.io which is now live, will help connect startups to …

Consumer Confidence In Northern Ireland Falls Again

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell again in the third quarter of 2018, weighed down by concerns over the absence of a functioning Executive, Brexit and high inflation, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index fell to a reading of 123, down from 131 in the last quarter and 135 a …