Belfast City Hall Lights Up In Teal For A Giant Celebration

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Belfast City Hall shone brightly in teal last night to celebrate a string of high profile championship wins for the Belfast Giants and the graduation of care experienced young people from the Odyssey Ice Academy.  This weekend, the Stena Line Belfast Giants were crowned Elite League Champions, adding to their victory in the Challenge Cup and their securing of the …

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NI’s High-Potential SMEs Ranked Number One For Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland has been ranked the number one UK region for business growth, thanks to the strong performance of a group of high potential businesses based there experiencing £1.4bn of combined turnover growth in the last three years according to new research released today by BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active equity investor. For the first time, the research …

Wholesale Gas And Electricity Prices Decrease Significantly Compared To March 2018

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Wholesale gas and electricity prices in Northern Ireland decreased by 39% and 29% respectively compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Naturgy Energy Review and Forecast. The report shows that wholesale gas prices fell by 16% on a month-by-month basis while electricity prices registered a decrease of 12%. The review shows further stability in the gas …

New Business Angel Investment Initiative Launches In NI

New Business Angel Investment Initiative Launches In NI

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new investor syndicate has been formed that aims to increase the level of angel investment taking place in Northern Ireland. The “HBAN Business Angel Syndicate” has been formed by HBAN – Halo Business Angel Network – to bring private investors together to back high potential early stage ventures. Business angels who are members of the HBAN Business Angel Syndicate …

UK Firms Moving To Belfast And Dublin To Brexit Proof Their Business

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

UK-based companies have begun to take up co-working spaces in Belfast and Dublin to Brexit proof their businesses, according to Ireland’s leading provider of flexible workspace, Glandore. Since the start of 2019, 64% of enquiries received at Glandore have come from companies elsewhere in the UK or further afield looking to set up in Northern Ireland as a direct result …

Chichester House Secures Top Wired Certification To Become Best Connected Building In Belfast

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Chichester House is set to become the best-connected office space in Belfast following the award of the first Platinum rating in Northern Ireland by WiredScore, the internationally recognised commercial real estate rating scheme for digital connectivity. This follows the development being the first in the province to adopt Wired Certification in early 2018. The project by Causeway Asset Management represents …

BelTech 2019: Artificial Intelligence More Accessible Than Ever But Skills Shortage At Highest Level Must Be Addressed

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Barriers to using artificial intelligence are now lower than ever but there is a global shortage of people who understand how to select, design and deliver a successful AI project, according to the curators of major technology conference BelTech 2019. Speaking at the launch of the sixth annual BelTech event, Tom Gray, Group Chief Technology Officer at Kainos, said the …

The Great Light And Titanic Walkway Welcome Over 170,000 Visitors In First Year

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Two iconic experiences in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter – The Great Light and Titanic Walkway – have attracted more than 170,000 visitors in their first year, giving the city’s offering as a maritime heritage destination a major boost and opening up a previously unseen part of the waterfront. In March 2018 the 500 metre Titanic Walkway on Victoria Wharf, which connects …

eComm Live: NI’s First Ecommerce Conference Launches In Belfast

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Northern Ireland’s first ever dedicated ecommerce conference was launched today in Belfast. eComm Live 2019 is aimed at retailers – including both those already selling online and those who are keen to start – digital agencies, ecommerce professionals, entrepreneurs and marketeers. The event, which will take place at the Life Church in Belfast on May 2, was founded by entrepreneur …

Three Northern Ireland Businesses Named As Deloitte Best Managed Companies For First Time

Three NI Businesses Named As Deloitte Best Managed Companies For First Time

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Three Northern Ireland companies were among the 12 businesses named as Deloitte Best Managed Companies for the first time at the firm’s annual awards event in Dublin, which is held in association with Bank of Ireland. Leading hospitality group Beannchor, the owners of The Merchant Hotel, precast concrete and construction products maker FP McCann and precision hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Northern …