BGF Unveils New Visual Identity

BGF Unveils New Visual Identity

Andrew Kelly Corporate

BGF has today launched its new visual identity as part of a brand refresh. The company, which is now the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses, will stop using Business Growth Fund in favour of the shortened BGF to better accommodate its three areas of investment – BGF Growth, BGF Quoted and BGF Ventures. A new website www.bgf.co.uk also …

Pictured (L-R) is Gráinne Leathem, commercial manager at Titanic Quarter Limited, Andrew Gawley, Associate Director at Lisney, James Eyre, commercial director at Titanic Quarter Limited, Tim Noblett, company director at Noblett's, Michelle R McCartney, ecom & marketing coordinator at Noblett's and Chris Harding, shop supervisor at Noblett's.

Local And International Businesses Expand In Titanic Quarter’s Commercial Park

Alastair Luke Corporate

An international company and a well-established local firm have expanded their presence in Northern Ireland by occupying premises in Channel Commercial Park, Titanic Quarter. Actavo and Noblett’s of North Street have both embarked on significant growth strategies in 2017 which will target business in the region and overseas. Located five minutes from Belfast city centre and George Best Belfast City …

Pictured at Chichester House is (L-R) Greg Henry from Lambert Smith Hampton, Damian Mitchell, property director at Causeway Asset Management and Lloyd Hannigan from Lisney.

Chichester House To Be Best Connected Grade A Offices In Belfast

Alastair Luke Corporate

Work has started on the refurbishment and development of Chichester House in Belfast, which will be the first Grade A office project in the city to have guaranteed internet connectivity. Chichester House, which is in a prime central location fronting Chichester Street, will bring 46,000 sq ft of top quality office and 5,000 sq ft of modern retail space to …

Herbert Group To Create 100 Local Jobs Amid Future Growth Plans Supported By Danske Bank

Herbert Group To Create 100 Local Jobs Amid Future Growth Plans Supported By Danske Bank

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Herbert Group has announced the acquisition of 27 new KFC stores to its growing portfolio in Great Britain and Ireland. The expansion follows the company agreeing a major refinancing deal, with Danske Bank providing £27m of the new funding. The Herbert Group, controlled by Northern Ireland businessman Michael Herbert, is the largest KFC franchise in Central Europe. The latest …

New Head Office Marks Decade Of Investment

New Head Office Marks Decade Of Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Lurgan-based insurance company AB&C Insurance has completed extensive renovation work to its William Street head office after receiving significant funding by Danske Bank. The firm has also created 12 full time roles after a sustained period of support from the bank. Founded in 1971, AB&C Insurance is a family run business that currently employs 25 staff. The company has five …

Deloitte Welcomes Almost 60 New Brightstarts To The Future World Of Work

Deloitte Welcomes Almost 60 New Brightstarts To The Future World Of Work

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Leading business and technology advisory firm Deloitte has welcomed the largest ever intake of apprentices to its award winning BrightStart programme and announced its intention to take on more than 50 next year. BrightStart is a five-year professional development programme which helps school leavers to gain an honours degree (BSc in Business Technology) through Ulster University Business School as well …

Dr. Joan Condell, senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems in the Department of Computing and Engineering at Ulster University who will lead SENDoc and Professor Gerry Leavey, director of the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing who will lead PLACE-EE.

Ulster University Secures €3.7m Funding To Improve Health Outcomes For Older People

Alastair Luke Corporate

Ulster University is to lead on two major international research projects with a focus on improving the lives of older people in remote and rural areas through improved access to technology and social connectedness.  Ulster University has been awarded two grants by The Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) 2014-2020 Programme worth €3.7m in total. Led by Ulster University, both projects …

Velocity CEO Enda McShane (right) and Japan country manager Cartan McLaughlin (Left) with the Darius robot sales assistant in Velocity’s product demonstration suite in Belfast.

Velocity Worldwide Target Japanese Retail Market

Alastair Luke Corporate

Belfast-based marketing and software company Velocity Worldwide is set to enter the Japanese market, using its industry leading technology to open up exciting new opportunities for retailers in Japan. The announcement was made as Velocity welcomed a delegation from Asian outsourcing giant Transcosmos to its offices in Belfast, Dublin and London. The company has appointed Cartan McLaughlin as country manager …

Around Noon Secures Growth Loan Fund Support As It Aims For Significant Growth

Around Noon Secures Growth Loan Fund Support As It Aims For Significant Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Newry-based Around Noon has secured a £750,000 loan from the Growth Loan Fund to help the company become a leading manufacturer for food to go in the UK. Finance for the £50m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – has been provided by Invest Northern Ireland and private investors, …

The Odyssey Trust Invests In Multi-Million Pound Transformation Of W5

The Odyssey Trust Invests In Multi-Million Pound Transformation Of W5

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Odyssey Trust, owners of the award-winning Science and Discovery Centre, W5, is pleased to announce a £4.5m investment package that will enable a major capital refurbishment and public engagement programme. £3 million of funding has been awarded through the Inspiring Science Fund, a partnership between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Wellcome, with a further …