LOWDEN HITS THE HIGH NOTES WITH PRODUCTION OF LANDMARK GUITAR - WhiteRock Capital Partners

Lowden Hits the High Notes With Production of Landmark Guitar

Alastair Luke Corporate

Lowden Guitars has handcrafted its 20,000th guitar, a significant milestone for the Downpatrick business. In three years since receiving a significant loan from the Growth Loan Fund, the company has created 13 jobs and expanded its workshop from two to nine units. Finance for the £50m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to …

NORTHERN IRELAND’S SMALL BUSINESSES TO BENEFIT FROM ALL PARTY ENTERPRISE CHAMPIONS

Northern Ireland’s Small Businesses To Benefit From All Party Enterprise Champions

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Enterprise Northern Ireland has today launched a new initiative called Enterprise Champions that will see them work with local MLAs from each main political party to champion the enterprise, microenterprise and small business sectors. The new initiative reflects Enterprise Northern Ireland’s commitment to supporting sectors which make up the backbone of the Northern Ireland economy, which drives economic recovery. Champions …

New CeX Store Set To Create Ten Jobs At The Kennedy Centre

New CeX Store Set To Create Ten Jobs At The Kennedy Centre

Alastair Luke Corporate

Entertainment chain CeX has announced today that it will open a new store at the Kennedy Centre in the run up to Christmas, creating ten jobs. The global brand was founded in London in 1992 and now has stores in the UK, Spain, USA, Ireland, India, Australia, Portugal, the Netherlands, Mexico and Poland. The chain buys, sells and exchanges a …

Danske Bank The Gallery

Danske Bank Supports New Apartment Complex ‘The Gallery’

Andrew Kelly Corporate

An exciting new multi-million pound development consisting of almost 60 luxurious apartments has officially opened on Belfast’s Dublin Road. The Gallery, which has been developed by Richland Group, has a capital value of over £8m and was completed with support from Danske Bank. The scheme comprises 58 one and two bedroom contemporary apartments designed for city living in the heart …

CDE Global: Manufacturing Sector Poised To Welcome An Influx Of Digital Skills

Manufacturing Sector Poised to Welcome an Influx of Digital Skills

Alastair Luke Corporate

Northern Ireland’s manufacturing sector is gearing up to embrace a significant influx of digital skills as it looks ahead to a more efficient and innovative future, according to materials washing specialists CDE. The company, which has its headquarters in Cookstown, designs and manufactures materials washing and classification equipment with applications in a variety of sectors: sand and aggregates, construction waste …

FMI Expansion Into Northern Ireland Exceeds Job Creation Targets

Gabes Corporate

Ireland’s leading field management company, FMI, has announced that a year on from its expansion into Northern Ireland it has created 35 positions, nine more than were originally planned for the first twelve months. FMI, which has its headquarters in Dublin, provides services which include direct sales, merchandising, in-store demonstrations, retail auditing and a contact centre solution to clients in …

Revenues Rise For Ardboe Business After Growth Loan Fund Investment

Gabes Corporate

WhiteRock Capital Partners LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the FCA, was established in 2012 to manage the Fund and is owned by a consortium of three partners – WhiteRock Finance Limited, NEL Fund Managers and Clarendon Fund Managers. Companies seeking funding from the Growth Loan Fund must be based in Northern Ireland, demonstrating growth and generally be in …

Riverridge Recycling Gets £10M Equity Investment From BGF

Gabes Corporate

A leading waste management organisation has become the second company in Northern Ireland to secure a major equity investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund), the UK’s most active provider of growth capital to small and mid-sized businesses. RiverRidge Recycling is the largest independent waste management operator in Northern Ireland, treating over 400,000mt of waste each year on behalf of local …

Schools Embark On Minecraft Challenge To Build Sustainable City Quays Hotel

Gabes Corporate

Gilbert-Ash, Belfast Harbour and STEM Aware have today launched a schools’ challenge to design and build a version of the new Marriott Hotel using the globally popular Minecraft game. Working with seven Belfast schools, the initiative is aimed at raising awareness among school children of the wide range of exciting careers open to them within the construction industry. It will …

Duke Of York Launches Deloitte’s Search For 60 New ‘Brightstarts’ In Belfast

Gabes Corporate

The Duke of York today launched Deloitte’s campaign to recruit at least 60 new apprentices through its award winning BrightStart programme for talented school leavers in Northern Ireland. HRH Prince Andrew visited Deloitte’s Technology Studio in Belfast’s Gasworks to hear about the leading professional and technology services firm’s work in Northern Ireland. As part of the visit the Duke officially …