Craigavon Firm Turns To Automation For Future Growth

Craigavon Firm Turns To Automation For Future Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A Craigavon-based engineering firm has invested £500,000 to build a new 6,000 sq. ft plant and purchase an automated anodising machine. The investment, which will also create six new jobs, was supported by Danske Bank. Foxano, a spin out from Foxcut WCS, anodises aluminium parts for the aerospace, engineering and architectural industries. Foxcut WCS specialises in robotic waterjet cutting, a …

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NI Growth Forecasts Slightly Lowered

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has slightly lowered its Northern Ireland economic growth forecasts, and now expects the local economy to grow by 0.8 per cent in 2019 and by 0.9 per cent in 2020. That is down from the Bank’s previous forecasts, delivered in October, that growth would hit 0.9 per cent in 2019 and 1.0 per cent in 2020. In its …

Danske Bank Raises Over £200k For Children’s Mental Health

Danske Bank Raises Over £200k For Children’s Mental Health

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank employees and customers have raised £208,000 for charity partner Action Mental Health in three years. The partnership means over 5,000 NI children and 800 parents and teachers will have benefited from the charity’s Healthy Me programme, which otherwise receives no public funding. Danske Bank selected Action Mental Health as its charity partner in 2017 with the objective of …

Danske Bank Announces Christmas Gift For Cancer Fund For Children

Danske Bank Announces Christmas Gift For Cancer Fund For Children

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s leading children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children has received a £5,000 Christmas charity gift from Danske Bank. The bank made the donation after its employees, customers and members of the public voted for the local charity they wanted to see receive a Christmas gift this year. Cancer Fund for Children provides practical and emotional support to young …

Belfast City Centre Can Become Hotspot For FMCG Market

Belfast City Centre Can Become Hotspot For FMCG Market

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast city centre is primed for further growth and investment in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market, according to a leading Centra franchise owner. Ricky and Vicky Leathem have invested £1.5m across their four stores since starting the business in 2007.  Having recently switched their banking to Danske Bank, the owners are now able to facilitate further growth in the …

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Victoria House Sells To Professional Recruitment Agency Vanrath For £12.5m

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Professional recruitment agency VANRATH has purchased Victoria House in Belfast city centre from Aviva in a £12.5m sale which was managed by Lambert Smith Hampton and Riddell McKibbin. The acquisition of the 58,000 sq ft Grade A development on Gloucester Street is one of the most significant commercial property deals in the city this year. VANRATH will occupy vacant space …

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Danske Bank UK Financial Results

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank in Northern Ireland reports a profit before impairments of £72.5m for the 9 months to end September 2019. Total income has been maintained at 2018 levels despite continued economic and political uncertainty. Lending is 3% higher year-on-year, with retail customer activity levels remaining satisfactory. New lending to businesses is impacted by Brexit, with some larger customers delaying investment …

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Consumer Confidence Falls Again

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland fell again in the third quarter of 2019 as heightened Brexit uncertainty and another three months without a functioning Executive took their toll on local people, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index fell to 131 in Q3 2019, down from 136 in the second quarter …

Danske Bank Signs Commitment To Disability Inclusion

Danske Bank Signs Commitment To Disability Inclusion

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has committed to making its services accessible to customers who have a disability by signing up to the Equality Commission’s ‘Every Customer Counts’ initiative. Every Customer Counts was developed to encourage businesses to focus on how they can improve or adjust the service they offer to make it more accessible to their customers who have a disability. Danske …

2019/20 Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Rugby Competitions Launched

New Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Rugby Competitions Launched

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The launch of the 2019/20 Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Rugby competitions took place at Kingspan Stadium today, Monday 7th October, in the company of representatives from the Boys Schools’ Cup, Girls Schools’ Cup, Medallion Shield and High Schools’ Trophy. The Danske Bank Ulster Boys Schools’ Cup will kick-off on Saturday 19th October under a new format, with six groups of …