Agri-Food Sector Needs Local Political Support

Agri-Food Sector Needs Local Political Support

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s farmers and food producers need devolved government back in place and lobbying on their behalf to make sure the sector does not fall behind following the UK’s exit from the EU next year, according to Danske Bank. Danske Bank’s Agri Economic Outlook Breakfast at Ten Square in Belfast heard that the agri sector is in generally good financial …

Prep House Targets New Export Markets Following Investment

Prep House Targets New Export Markets Following Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A Co. Down sauce company has invested £800,000 in a new factory that will help it fulfil its new contracts with large multi-national supermarkets.  The investment was part supported by Danske Bank. Prep House was established in 1999 by Paul and David Bell.  The business specialises in the development and production of sauces, mayonnaise, dressings and marinades.  Prep House employs …

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Northern Ireland Economic Growth Likely To Remain Subdued

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The pace of economic growth in Northern Ireland picked up in the second quarter of 2018 but the performance of the economy is likely to remain subdued due to Brexit-related uncertainty and above-target inflation, according to a new report from Danske Bank. In the Bank’s latest Northern Ireland Quarterly Sectoral Forecasts report, Danske Bank projects that the Northern Ireland economy …

Danske Bank Becomes First JAM Card Friendly Bank In NI

Danske Bank Becomes First JAM Card Friendly Bank In NI

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank was today confirmed as the first bank in Northern Ireland to become ‘JAM Card Friendly’. The Just A Minute (JAM) Card is an initiative by the NOW Group, a social enterprise that supports people with learning difficulties and autism. It provides people with communication barriers with a discreet, non-verbal way of asking for a minute of patience when …

Staff Education Key To Significantly Reducing Risk Of Cyber Security Breaches

Staff Education Key To Reducing Cyber Security Breaches

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Staff education and board level oversight are essential if companies are to effectively deal with the growing risk of cyber security breaches and attacks, a business breakfast event organised by Danske Bank was told today. Around 120 local business people met at the Galgorm Resort & Spa in Ballymena for the first in a series of Danske Advantage cyber security …

Danske Bank becomes ‘dementia friendly’

Danske Bank Becomes ‘Dementia Friendly’

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has become the latest organisation in Northern Ireland to work towards becoming dementia friendly. The bank has been working with the Alzheimer’s Society in Northern Ireland to roll out Dementia Friends information sessions to employees in order to help support customers with the condition. The bank now has Dementia Friends in its branches across Northern Ireland and in …

Danske Bank's Belfast Headquarters

Danske Bank Appoints New Head Of Agribusiness

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank today announced that Rodney Brown has been appointed as its new Head of Agribusiness. Rodney, who is one of the bank’s most experienced agri managers and the current Deputy Head of Agribusiness, will take over from Robert McCullough, who has served as the bank’s Head of Agribusiness since 2011. Robert will move into a new role as Danske’s …

Danske Bank Completes Major Refurbishment Of Flagship Branch

Danske Bank Completes Major Refurbishment Of Flagship Branch

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Danske Bank has reopened its flagship branch at Donegall Square West in Belfast city centre following the completion of a major refurbishment project. The branch has been redesigned, with a new look, a new layout and improved services that Danske Bank believes will better meet the needs and expectations of personal and business customers. Danske Bank has invested in the …

New Eurospar Opens Following Multi-Million Pound Investment

New Eurospar Opens Following Multi-Million Pound Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new 6,000 sq ft Eurospar has opened in Dromore, County Down, creating 40 jobs.  The £2.6m investment was part supported by Danske Bank. Moundview Eurospar is three times larger than the previous Eurospar store on the Hillsborough Road site and now features a deli and butchery counter, forecourt and 24 hour pay at pump facilities. Chris McDonald, Owner of …

Danske Bank Premiership Launched

2018/2019 Danske Bank Premiership Launched

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Danske Bank Premiership prepared for this weekend’s return with the season launch event at the National Football Stadium on Wednesday evening. Following on from last season’s hugely successful campaign in which the prestigious Gibson Cup returned to Crusaders after a dramatic final day triumph back in April. Newry City and Institute have also returned to the top division of …