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 …

Merged Housing Association Reveals New Name And Major Investment Plans

Merged Housing Association Reveals New Name And Major Investment Plans

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Boards of Fold and Helm Housing Associations have finalised an ambitious plan to create a new association and today have revealed the name, identity and vision of the new organisation. Plans to invest over £300m in the construction industry over the course of the next five years by developing new homes and refurbishing current stock were also unveiled at …

BGF (Business Growth Fund) said today that it has reached the milestone of investing £20m in Northern Ireland companies and confirmed that it is working on a pipeline of deals.

BGF Planning Further Investment in Northern Ireland Companies

Alastair Luke Corporate

BGF (Business Growth Fund) said today that it has reached the milestone of investing £20m in Northern Ireland companies and confirmed that it is working on a pipeline of deals. Its portfolio companies in Northern Ireland include Derry-based housebuilder Braidwater and recycling / waste management company RiverRidge Recycling. In addition to an initial investment of £10m in September, RiverRidge has …

PROPERTY INVESTMENT IN IRELAND EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS WITH 2016 TURNOVER REACHING €4.5BN

Property Investment in Ireland Exceeds Expectations with 2016 Turnover of €4.5bn

Alastair Luke Corporate

Property investment activity remained strong in Ireland during 2016, recording a total turnover of €4.5bn, according to the Ireland Investment Market Bulletin published by Lambert Smith Hampton today. The figure marks a 21 per cent increase on 2015 and represents the second highest level of investment in the last decade – just short of the €4.8bn high in 2014. Private …

Carson McDowell Launches First Information Law Team in Northern Ireland

Carson McDowell Launches First Information Law Team in Northern Ireland

Alastair Luke Corporate

Belfast-based law firm Carson McDowell has created the first Information Law Team in Northern Ireland in a response to an increasing demand for work in the sector. With new laws around data protection coming into effect next year, a number of Partners from the firm’s expert teams in fields such as healthcare, environmental, commercial and employment law, will come together …

Global Paint And Repair Business Expands Operations With New Facility

Global Paint And Repair Business Expands Operations With New Facility

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Portadown-based Industrial Paint Solutions Ltd (IPS) has recently created eight new jobs with the opening of a new 30,000 sq. ft facility. A further six jobs will be created over the next year. The investment is part supported by a substantial loan from Danske Bank. The business was set up in 2007 and currently employs 26 staff. The company carries …

Parents And Teachers Must Prepare NI’s Young People For New World Of Work

Parents And Teachers Must Prepare NI’s Young People For New World Of Work

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland has an opportunity to re-position itself in the global economy as a region with a skilled workforce ready to do the jobs of the future, but only if the parents and teachers encourage our young people to embrace innovative new careers, according to business advisors Deloitte. The company gave its call to action as part of its sponsorship …

Keith Donnelly, Senior Energy Analyst, Vayu

March 2017 Vayu Energy Report: Wholesale Energy Prices Drop by Almost 18%

Alastair Luke Corporate

Wholesale energy prices dropped by nearly 18% in the last month as increased gas supplies in the UK combined with an ongoing mild winter continued to push prices downwards. However, the Vayu Energy Report shows that despite this substantial drop wholesale gas prices are 43% higher and electricity prices are 35% higher than 12 months ago. Commenting on the Vayu …