Carson McDowell Backs NI Cyber Cluster To Be Major Driver Of Local Economy

Carson McDowell Backs NI Cyber Cluster To Be Major Driver Of Local Economy

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s largest law firm, Carson McDowell, has backed cyber security to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the local economy in the next decade, as it announced a new strategic partnership with the Northern Ireland Cyber Security Cluster. Known as NI Cyber, the cluster consists of more than 35 companies who are developing world-leading cyber security technology …

Carrickfergus Enterprise Plans Expansion After Hitting Full Occupancy

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Carrickfergus Enterprise announced today that it has achieved full occupancy for the first time in over 20 years and unveiled plans for a significant expansion of the site. The business park, opened in 1994, currently hosts 36 tenants employing 140 staff. The 60,000 sq2 site has 39 units with 13 high-tech offices offering SMEs a home for their business to …

New Eurospar Opens Following Multi-Million Pound Investment

New Eurospar Opens Following Multi-Million Pound Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new 6,000 sq ft Eurospar has opened in Dromore, County Down, creating 40 jobs.  The £2.6m investment was part supported by Danske Bank. Moundview Eurospar is three times larger than the previous Eurospar store on the Hillsborough Road site and now features a deli and butchery counter, forecourt and 24 hour pay at pump facilities. Chris McDonald, Owner of …

More Than 10 Million UK Workers Could Be Using Smartphones To Boost Productivity

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Almost a third of the UK working population – 10.4 million people – could be using smartphones to be more productive at work, according to new research from Deloitte, Mobile Readiness for Work, which is based on survey responses from 3,369 UK workers. New research from Deloitte maps the state of mobile-readiness across the UK workforce and reveals how mobile …

Danske Bank Premiership Launched

2018/2019 Danske Bank Premiership Launched

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Danske Bank Premiership prepared for this weekend’s return with the season launch event at the National Football Stadium on Wednesday evening. Following on from last season’s hugely successful campaign in which the prestigious Gibson Cup returned to Crusaders after a dramatic final day triumph back in April. Newry City and Institute have also returned to the top division of …

Danske Bank And Ulster University Partner To Launch Apprenticeship Programme

Danske Bank And Ulster University Partner To Launch Apprenticeship Programme

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank and Ulster University have partnered to launch a new apprenticeship programme offering school leavers the opportunity to get paid work experience in the banking sector while studying for a degree. Danske Futures is a three-year higher- level apprenticeship programme for students who have completed their A- Levels.  It’s the first partnership of its kind between a local bank …

New NED Forum Takes Non-Executives To A Higher Level

New NED Forum Takes Non-Executives To A Higher Level

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Leading business advisory firm Deloitte and the Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland (IoD) have today announced the launch of a new forum aimed at Non-Executive Directors (NEDs). The NED Forum is a partnership between Deloitte and the IoD which aims to build on the work both organisations are already doing with Non-Executive Directors from some of Northern Ireland’s leading …

Final Call For Businesses To Lace Up Their Boots Ahead Of New Football Season

Final Call For Businesses To Lace Up Their Boots Ahead Of New Football Season

Andrew Kelly Corporate

With only four spaces remaining, the UK’s largest independent telecommunications provider, Onecom, is issuing a call for businesses to lace up their boots for the Onecom Business League. The five-a-side football tournament, in association with the Irish Football Association, kicked off last week with matches being played at Playball, Stormont and Olympia Leisure Centre. The 12 teams will compete for …

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Sharp Fall In Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell sharply in the second quarter of 2018, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index fell back to 131, down from 142 in the first quarter of the year and 139 a year ago. Commenting on the latest figures, Danske Bank Chief Economist Conor Lambe said: …

Carson McDowell Invests In New Generation Of Talent

Carson McDowell Invests In New Generation Of Talent

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Carson McDowell, Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm, has announced eight internal promotions, adding one senior associate and seven new associates to the team. The promotions are in response to increased activity within the firm over the past year.  Northern Ireland’s largest law firm now has 27 partners and has a total workforce of over 160 people. Michael Johnston, Managing …