One Year To Go Before Tough New Data Protection Laws Come Into Force

One Year To Go Before Tough New Data Protection Laws Come Into Force

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Businesses could face penalties of up to £20m if they are not prepared for game changing new data protection laws that will come into effect in 12 months’ time, law firm Carson McDowell warned today. For almost 20 years, the collecting, processing and storing of individuals’ data has been governed in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. But …

Pictured are Andrew Gowdy, Senior Portfolio Manager at WhiteRock Capital Partners and Dr Pamela McHenry of Belfast Skin Clinic.

Centre Of Excellence For Dermatology And Associated Specialities Opens With Growth Loan Fund Backing

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new unique centre of excellence for all skin and skin related conditions, has opened in Belfast after a significant loan from the Growth Loan Fund. Belfast Skin Clinic has created three new jobs with another seven posts to be created before the end of the year. Finance for the £50m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established …

Deloitte Set To Recruit Record Number Of Apprentices

Deloitte Set To Recruit Record Number Of Apprentices

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Leading business and technology advisory firm Deloitte has announced the largest ever intake of apprentices to its award winning BrightStart programme in Belfast. BrightStart is a five-year professional development programme which helps school leavers to gain an honours degree (BSc in Business Technology) through Ulster University as well as recognised professional qualifications and a job at Deloitte, working for the …

East Antrim Tourism Project Creates 25 Jobs

East Antrim Coastal Tourism Hub Creates 25 Jobs

Alastair Luke Corporate

A tourism enterprise project has created 25 jobs at businesses along the east Antrim coast. Backed by the Coastal Communities Fund and led by Carrickfergus Enterprise, the Coastal Tourism Hub project has helped 30 tourism and hospitality entrepreneurs to hone their skills and develop a unified approach to marketing the area’s tourist destinations. The 25 full-time equivalent jobs created include …

ONECOM SMASHES TARGETS IN FIRST QUARTER OF TRADING IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Onecom Smashes Targets in First Quarter of Trading in Northern Ireland

Alastair Luke Corporate

The UK’s largest independent telecommunications provider, Onecom, today announced that its Northern Ireland business has hit £1m of revenues in its first three months of trading. Onecom opened its regional office in Belfast at the start of 2017 with a commitment to invest more than £5m in the Northern Ireland operation and plans to employ 30 people in the city …

(L-R) Trevor Wood, senior partner of Trevor Wood Associates is pictured with Ian Henton, retail director of Lambert Smith Hampton.

Northern Ireland’s Retail Warehousing Vacancy Rate Falls to Record Low

Alastair Luke Corporate

Retail warehousing vacancies in Northern Ireland have fallen sharply to the lowest level since detailed regional analysis began in 2006, according to research by Trevor Wood Associates. The retail consultancy will unveil the findings of its flagship report, the Definitive Guide to Retail and Leisure Parks 2017, at a presentation this morning at the Fitzwilliam Hotel, hosted by Lambert Smith …

Tech Leaders From Google, Twitter & YouTube To Speak At Digital DNA

Tech Leaders From Google, Twitter & YouTube To Speak At Digital DNA

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Speakers from some of the world’s biggest tech companies are coming to Belfast Northern Ireland this summer to inspire over 2,000 local and international delegates at Ireland’s leading business and technology event. Digital experts from organisations including Google, Twitter, YouTube, Adobe, Motorola and Microsoft will give their insights into cutting edge technology and digital trends at Digital DNA in the …

Rockcastle Scales New Heights With Growth Loan Fund Support

Rockcastle Scales New Heights With Growth Loan Fund Support

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast and Swords-based specialized construction firm Rockcastle Ltd. has secured a six figure loan from the Growth Loan Fund to purchase new equipment that will support the company’s expansion plans and create eight new jobs. Finance for the £50m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – has been provided …

Action Mental Health In Safe Hands With Danske Bank Premiership

Action Mental Health In Safe Hands With Danske Bank Premiership

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Cliftonville Women’s goalkeeper, Nikita O’Neill and Glentoran goalkeeper, Elliott Morris joined Callum Clark, Action Mental Health and Nicola McCleery, Danske Bank to launch a new charity initiative at the National Stadium at Windsor Park last week. Danske Bank will donate £10 to its charity partner, Action Mental Health, for every clean sheet in the Danske Bank Premiership and Women’s Premiership …

CPS Property To Manage New £30m Property Fund For House Builders

CPS Property To Manage New £30m Property Fund For House Builders

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new £30m property fund exclusive to Northern Ireland, has been launched to help bridge the liquidity gap that exists in the residential and development markets. The Omega Capital Fund has appointed estate agents CPS Property to be there property consultants to assess proposals in conjunction with realistic market condition. CPS made the announcement at a breakfast celebrating the company’s …