Northern Irish Tech Ecosystem Boosted By Launch Of Deloitte Ventures In Belfast

Northern Irish Tech Ecosystem Boosted By Launch Of Deloitte Ventures In Belfast

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Deloitte has unveiled plans to invest in, incubate and partner with start-ups in Northern Ireland by launching Deloitte Ventures in Belfast. Deloitte Ventures is a UK-based team and investment fund that helps Deloitte develop start-ups both inside and outside the organisation. It has already invested in and partnered with disruptive technology start-ups in fast growing tech sectors such as fintech …

Victoria Square Holds Position As Leading Shopping Centre In Northern Ireland

Victoria Square Holds Position As Leading Shopping Centre In Northern Ireland

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Trevor Wood Associates’ Going Shopping 2018 – The Definitive Guide to Shopping Centres reveals that Victoria Square retained its title as the leading shopping centre in Northern Ireland, a position it has now held for seven years. Trevor Wood Associates launched the latest edition of ‘Going Shopping 2018 – The Definitive Guide to Shopping Centres’ at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast …

Lava Monitoring Secures First Major Contract With Belfast Harbour

Lava Monitoring Secures First Major Contract With Belfast Harbour

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Lava Monitoring, part of The Lava Group, has completed the first phase of installation of its innovative Sentry Lifebuoy monitoring system in Belfast Harbour, with 30 lifebuoys set to use the software during the next five years. The product has been designed to combat the risk associated with vandals stealing and damaging equipment from the water’s edge. The absence of a lifebuoy …

Retail Boost For Carrickfergus As New Opening Creates 15 Jobs

Retail Boost For Carrickfergus As New Opening Creates 15 Jobs

Andrew Kelly Corporate

An off-price retailer has opened a new store in a prime position on High Street in Carrickfergus in time for the Christmas rush, creating 15 new roles.  The Original Factory Shop, has secured a five year lease of the 5,300 sq ft unit previously occupied by Poundstretcher. The retailer is embarking on a period of significant growth with a series …

Call For Aspiring Tech Start-Ups To Apply For New Propel Pre-Accelerator

Call For Aspiring Tech Start-Ups To Apply For New Propel Pre-Accelerator

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The search is now on for the next wave of upcoming Northern Ireland tech start-ups as applications for an exciting new pre-accelerator programme officially opened today. Invest Northern Ireland’s new Propel programme is looking for 20 of the brightest tech prospects in the region to take part in the six month pre-accelerator programme, which has been revamped by renowned UK …

Confidence Grows As Northern Ireland House Prices Increase

Confidence Grows As Northern Ireland House Prices Increase

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A healthy performance by the housing market in Q3 2017, which saw prices increasing by 5.8% on average, suggests that uncertainty about wider macro-economy concerns may be diminishing, according to Ulster University’s latest Quarterly House Price Index report. Ulster University’s research is produced in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Progressive Building Society. Analysing the performance of the …

Christmas Spending Expected To Rise As UK Shoppers Are Top Gift Buyers In Europe

Christmas Spending Expected To Rise As UK Shoppers Are Top Gift Buyers In Europe

Andrew Kelly Corporate

UK consumers intend to spend an average £544 (€614) each this Christmas, 1.8% more than 2016, according to Deloitte’s 2017 European Christmas Survey. The majority of spending will be dedicated to gifts (£284 / €321), followed by food and drink (£141 / €159), socialising (£63 / €71) and travel (£56 / €63). The survey of 8,154 consumers across 10 European …

New Coffee Shop Opens In Titanic Quarter

New Coffee Shop Opens In Titanic Quarter

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new coffee shop and catering business, Paper Cup, has opened in the heart of Belfast’s vibrant Titanic Quarter, adding to the growing hospitality, retail and leisure offering in the area. The cafe, which is owned by husband and wife team John and Caroline McKinney, is located in the Arc Retail which overlooks the Abercorn Basin and is below the …

Bubbacue Cooking Up Success With Second Restaurant

Bubbacue Cooking Up Success With Second Restaurant

Andrew Kelly Corporate

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, Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC). Bubbacue first opened in November 2012 as a pop up restaurant before becoming a permanent fixture in Callender Street. Botanic …