French Village Bakery Expands Into Catering Sector Following Significant Investment

French Village Bakery Expands Into Catering Sector Following Significant Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

French Village Bakery has invested £850,000 to expand its current operations and develop its catering division, creating 10 new jobs and four apprenticeship positions.  The investment was supported by Danske Bank. The family-owned business opened in 1981 with premises on the Stranmillis Road.  Originally a producer of artisan breads, cakes and buns, the company quickly established a reputation for creating …

Bob And Berts Coffee Shop Opens In Dunfermline

Bob And Berts Coffee Shop Opens In Dunfermline

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Bob and Berts, a leading independent coffee shop chain founded in Northern Ireland, has continued its expansion in Scotland with the opening of a new store in Dunfermline.  The new store represents a £300,000 investment and will create 30 new jobs locally. The business has 16 stores in Northern Ireland and opened its first Scottish store in Falkirk in October. …

Cyprus Avenue Restaurant Completes £750K Expansion

Cyprus Avenue Restaurant Completes £750K Expansion

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Popular East Belfast restaurant Cyprus Avenue has doubled in size and created 18 new jobs following the completion of a £750,000 expansion project.  The investment was part supported by Danske Bank. The busy neighbourhood bistro was opened in January 2017 by Richard McCracken, a chef with over 13 years of experience training with Michelin starred chefs Tom Kitchin and Andrew …

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New Grade A Office Scheme Underway At Weavers Court

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A Belfast business park’s expansion could facilitate up to 480 new jobs as part of an £8m investment.  Weavers Court is set to complete work on three 5,000 sq ft redeveloped industrial units in March, with building work also now underway for an additional 40,000 sq ft of grade A office space, launching in 2019.  The investment is being supported …

New Dairy Technology Centre Opens In Artigarvan After £30m Investment

New Dairy Technology Centre Opens In Artigarvan After £30m Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

One of Northern Ireland’s longest running dairy processors, LacPatrick, has unveiled a new Dairy Technology Centre in Artigarvan, following a £30m investment supported by Danske Bank.  Over 20 new jobs have been created at the site. LacPatrick was formed in 2015 after a merger between Town of Monaghan Co-Operative and Ballyrashane Co-Operative.  The Artigarvan site currently employs 70 staff with …

Investment In Boutique Law Firm Creates Eight New Jobs

Investment In Boutique Law Firm Creates Eight New Jobs

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Renowned lawyer Paul Tweed has officially opened the offices of his new boutique law firm following a £500,000 investment which was part supported by Danske Bank.   Having worked as a senior partner in Johnsons Solicitors for over 30 years, Paul will now operate under the TWEED brand.  The firm has taken over a 1,200 sq. ft. office on the …

Bubbacue Cooking Up Success With Second Restaurant

Bubbacue Cooking Up Success With Second Restaurant

Andrew Kelly Corporate

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 and private investors, Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC). Bubbacue first opened in November 2012 as a pop up restaurant before becoming a permanent fixture in Callender Street. Botanic …

MERVYN STEWART OPENS FIRST INFINITI STORE

Mervyn Stewart Opens First Infiniti Store

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Mervyn Stewart has opened its first ever INFINITI showroom on the Boucher Road in Belfast. The investment was supported by Danske Bank. Established more than 50 years ago, Mervyn Stewart is one of the largest family-owned car dealerships in Northern Ireland. Work on the new 3,000 sq ft. site started in November 2016 with the store opening this summer. Managing …

Herbert Group To Create 100 Local Jobs Amid Future Growth Plans Supported By Danske Bank

Herbert Group To Create 100 Local Jobs Amid Future Growth Plans Supported By Danske Bank

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Herbert Group has announced the acquisition of 27 new KFC stores to its growing portfolio in Great Britain and Ireland. The expansion follows the company agreeing a major refinancing deal, with Danske Bank providing £27m of the new funding. The Herbert Group, controlled by Northern Ireland businessman Michael Herbert, is the largest KFC franchise in Central Europe. The latest …

New Head Office Marks Decade Of Investment

New Head Office Marks Decade Of Investment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Lurgan-based insurance company AB&C Insurance has completed extensive renovation work to its William Street head office after receiving significant funding by Danske Bank. The firm has also created 12 full time roles after a sustained period of support from the bank. Founded in 1971, AB&C Insurance is a family run business that currently employs 25 staff. The company has five …