The Mac-Group Expecting Growth In Key Markets As It Reports Strong Order Book

The Mac-Group Expecting Growth In Key Markets As It Reports Strong Order Book

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The mac-group has today announced that it is expecting annual turnover to rise to £250m in 2019 as a result of continued growth in both Great Britain and Ireland. Headquartered in Newry, Co Down, the group said today that its NI-registered business posted turnover of £82.6m for the year to December 31, 2018. That was down slightly on the year …

mTech.Academy Expands Skills-Building Initiative To Reach 525 Students And Educators Across Northern Ireland

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Innovative education programme garners strong industry support with new partners Allstate Northern Ireland, EY, Hayward Hawk, Liberty Information Technology and Microsoft. mTech.Academy has today announced that it is expanding its holistic skills-building initiative to reach 450 Year 10 students and 75 teachers at 15 schools across Northern Ireland. mTech.Academy provides a school-wide programme to help students develop the “employability” skills …

Last Chance To Apply For NI’s First Ecommerce Awards As Deadline Extended

Last Chance To Apply For NI’s First Ecommerce Awards As Deadline Extended

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The deadline is for the inaugural Northern Ireland eCommerce Awards has been extended until Monday 23rd September at 12pm. The Northern Ireland eCommerce Awards will be the first ever dedicated opportunity to celebrate achievements across the entire eCommerce industry. Glyn Roberts, CEO of Retail NI, is encouraging traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers who have started selling online to apply for …

Lidl And Sports Direct Set To Open Doors In Buttercrane Shopping Centre

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Buttercrane Shopping Centre has today announced that grocery retailer Lidl and large sporting goods retailer Sports Direct will be opening their doors at the popular shopping destination in 2020, subject to planning. Lidl will be taking a 25,000 sq ft unit in the centre which was previously occupied by Easons as well as part of the former M&S space. Sports …

Applications Open For Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2020

Applications Open For Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards 2020

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Deloitte, in association with Bank of Ireland, is calling on ambitious companies in Northern Ireland to join an elite network of top businesses by applying for this year’s Best Managed Companies Awards programme. The programme, now in its twelfth year, recognises indigenous business success throughout Ireland and celebrates those companies which are performing at the highest levels and demonstrating exceptional …

Online Bed Linen Company Secures Growth Loan Fund Investment

Online Bed Linen Company Secures Growth Loan Fund Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A luxury bed linen company has secured a £400,000 investment from the Growth Loan Fund II to fund working capital and create four new jobs over the next 12 months. Finance for the £30m Growth Loan Fund II – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – is provided by Invest Northern Ireland. Linen …

NI Tech Sector Pioneer Wins Prestigious Innovator Award

NI Tech Sector Pioneer Wins Prestigious Innovator Award

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Tech sector entrepreneur Denis Murphy has been named as Catalyst’s Innovation Founder for 2019 by a panel of Northern Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs. Now in its 10th year, the Bank of Ireland UK sponsored Innovation Founder award celebrates Northern Ireland’s rich history of innovation and is awarded to a person who has achieved success in founding, leading or building a …

Castlebrooke Investments Submits Tribeca Belfast Planning Amendments Following Voluntary Public Consultation

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Castlebrooke Investments has submitted its amendments to the outline planning application for Tribeca Belfast following a voluntary ten week consultation process which saw more than 80 percent of respondents confirming that they support the amended scheme. Tribeca Belfast is a £500m urban regeneration scheme on a 12-acre site located beside St Anne’s Cathedral bounded by Royal Avenue, Donegall Street, Lower Garfield …

BLK BOX Fitness Invests For Future Growth

BLK BOX Fitness Invests For Future Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast-based BLK BOX Fitness has invested £1.4m in a new laser-cutting machine and press brake, expanded premises and hired 12 new staff, following several significant contract wins. The latest investment was supported by Danske Bank. Established in 2012 by Greg Bradley, BLK BOX Fitness specialises in the design, manufacture and delivery of strength and conditioning equipment.  The company has worked …

NI Businesses Must Be 'No Deal' Ready

NI Businesses Must Be ‘No Deal’ Ready

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland businesses need to prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, as a potential worse case outcome, and not get caught up in the fast-changing political situation around the UK’s exit from the European Union. That was one of the key messages to emerge from Danske Bank’s Planning for Brexit event held this morning in the bank’s flagship branch on …