Funding Support Takes I.T. Firm To Next Level

Funding Support Takes I.T. Firm To Next Level

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast-based IT services firm CMI has doubled its staff numbers to 50 and grown turnover to £5m, since receiving funding from the Growth Loan Fund in 2014. Finance for the £55m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans to established Northern Ireland SMEs seeking to access growth finance – was provided by Invest Northern Ireland and private investors, Northern Ireland …

BGF Team

BGF Reaches Landmark £2bn Investment Milestone

Andrew Kelly Corporate

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has committed £2bn into UK and Irish SMEs. The landmark capital investment was reached following £7.5m of growth funding for Merseyside-based manufacturer Joloda International. In 2015, BGF made its first Northern Ireland investment into Derry housebuilder Braidwater. Since then, the investor has backed five companies, deploying more than £35m …

Belfast Tech Start-Up loyalBe Secures Growth Funding

Belfast Tech Start-Up loyalBe Secures Growth Funding

Andrew Kelly Corporate

One of Northern Ireland’s most promising fintech start-ups, loyalBe, has secured a six figure investment which it plans to use to develop its innovative rewards app. loyalBe, which aims to replace paper loyalty cards with one single mobile app, has received the funding from seed capital investment fund techStart NI and a number of private investors. Founded by Cormac Quinn, …

BGF Team

NI’s High-Potential SMEs Ranked Number One For Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland has been ranked the number one UK region for business growth, thanks to the strong performance of a group of high potential businesses based there experiencing £1.4bn of combined turnover growth in the last three years according to new research released today by BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active equity investor. For the first time, the research …

Northern Ireland Housing Market Maintains Steady Growth In Prices

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

The Northern Ireland housing market has continued to experience a steady rate of price growth in Q1 2018 despite a slight decrease in sales volume, according to Ulster University’s latest Quarterly House Price Index report. Ulster University’s research is produced in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Progressive Building Society. Analysing the performance of the housing market during …