City Square Shopping Centre, Waterford, Lambert Smith Hampton

Waterford’s City Square Shopping Centre to Benefit from a Major Redevelopment

Alastair Luke Corporate

Commercial property agent Lambert Smith Hampton has confirmed that City Square Shopping Centre in Waterford is undergoing a multi-million euro redevelopment project. The work, which is scheduled to complete in June 2017, will see the creation of a large 17,000 sq.ft. unit over two floors as well as extensive modernisation of public areas and the reconfiguring of several units to …

Danske Bank Continues Support Of Local Sport With Extension Of NISFA Sponsorship

Danske Bank Supports Local Sport With Extension Of NISFA Sponsorship

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Northern Ireland Schools Football Association (NISFA) has today announced an extension to its partnership with Danske Bank for this year’s Northern Ireland U18 Schools Cup. The Danske Bank U18 Schools Cup is the largest schools competition in the country with 72 schools entering the competition this year. NISFA Chairman, Paul Kerr, commented: “We are delighted to have Danske Bank …

Artificial Intelligence To Come Under The Spotlight At Beltech 2017 Conference

Artificial Intelligence To Come Under The Spotlight At BelTech 2017 Conference

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast can become a centre of excellence for Artificial Intelligence if the industry plays to its strengths in sectors such as healthcare and cyber security, according to the curators of a major Belfast technology conference. BelTech 2017, which takes place on April 6, aims to be the premier technology event for local software practitioners, business leaders, entrepreneurs and young people …

Maxine Glennerster, senior developer at Deloitte Digital. 2017 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

Deloitte Digital Developer Wins National Everywoman Award

Alastair Luke Corporate

A senior developer at Deloitte Digital in Belfast has been recognised for her role in changing the face of technology in the UK at the 2017 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards. Maxine Glennerster was announced as the winner of the Software Engineer Award – sponsored by American Express – at a ceremony at the London Hilton last night (Thursday 9th …

Consumer Confidence Falls In Final Quarter Of 2016

Consumer Confidence Falls In Final Quarter Of 2016

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell in the last quarter of 2016, according to Danske Bank research published today. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index fell by five points from 137 in the third quarter of 2016 to 132 in Q4. The index was three points lower compared with the final quarter of 2015. Commenting on the latest …

Garfield Street

Consultation Process to Commence on Belfast City Centre Regeneration Project

Alastair Luke Corporate

The public consultation process will begin next week on a new proposal for Belfast’s largest ever city centre regeneration project. Castlebrooke Investments will commence a public consultation process on February 14 as it moves forward with plans to develop and regenerate a 12-acre area of prime brownfield land in Belfast city centre. The development site covered by the Belfast City …

Danske Bank UK Financial Results

Danske Bank UK Financial Results

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank in Northern Ireland reports a profit before impairments of £91m for the 12 months to the end of December 2016. This represents a 5% increase year-on-year. The year-on-year increase reflects growth in both customer lending and deposit volumes, partially offset by the negative impact of a lower Bank of England Base Rate. It also includes higher cards related …

ndependent Telecoms Provider Onecom Enters Northern Ireland Market

Independent Telecoms Provider Onecom Enters Northern Ireland Market

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The UK’s largest independent telecommunications provider, Onecom, has today entered the Northern Ireland market by opening a new regional office in Belfast. Headquartered near Fareham in Hampshire, Onecom operates from 12 regional offices throughout the UK and employs more than 400 staff. The company is Vodafone UK’s largest enterprise partner, managing more than 325,000 mobile connections and delivering communication services …

Deloitte Real Estate Crane Survey shows resurgence of development in Belfast

Deloitte Real Estate Crane Survey Shows Resurgence of Development in Belfast

Alastair Luke Corporate

Construction in Belfast is at its highest level since 2008, with eleven development schemes completed in the city during 2016, according to a new report released today by Deloitte. The report, the first Belfast Crane Survey produced by Deloitte Real Estate, shows a total of 30 schemes under construction or recently completed in the city. This includes four new educational …

Air-Tastic Bounces Into Bangor With New Trampoline Park

Air-Tastic Bounces Into Bangor With New Trampoline Park

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Air-tastic, which is part of the Funky Monkeys brand, has secured a loan from the Growth Loan Fund to open its first indoor trampoline park in Bangor, creating 30 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 by Invest Northern Ireland …