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 …

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 …

Beannchor Group now powered by 100% renewable energy

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Northern Ireland’s largest hospitality group, Beannchor, has taken a major step towards reducing its carbon footprint by agreeing a £500,000 renewable electricity contract with 3T Power. The clean energy transition has been rolled out across the group’s entire portfolio including The Merchant Hotel, Bullitt Belfast, The National & Sixty6, Little Wing, The Dirty Onion and The Hillside Bar and Restaurant, …

South’s Law Change For Craft Breweries Will Hurt NI Hospitality Sector

Matthew Morrison Public Affairs

Commenting on the Irish government’s decision to allow craft breweries to sell their products to their visitors, Colin Neill, Chief Executive of Hospitality Ulster, said it is a further blow to the sector in Northern Ireland. “This latest decision by the Irish government to allow craft breweries to sell their products to visitors is further evidence, if it were needed, …

Omagh Hotel Completes £3.5m Refurbishment

Omagh Hotel Completes £3.5m Refurbishment

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The Silverbirch Hotel in Omagh has completed a multimillion pound refurbishment in a bid to increase its share of the business event and wedding markets. Due to the popularity of the hotel’s new facilities, 25 additional jobs have also been created. Part of the investment was supported by Danske Bank. The hotel has been transformed in a three phase refurbishment …

East Antrim Tourism Project Creates 25 Jobs

East Antrim Coastal Tourism Hub Creates 25 Jobs

Alastair Luke Corporate

A tourism enterprise project has created 25 jobs at businesses along the east Antrim coast. Backed by the Coastal Communities Fund and led by Carrickfergus Enterprise, the Coastal Tourism Hub project has helped 30 tourism and hospitality entrepreneurs to hone their skills and develop a unified approach to marketing the area’s tourist destinations. The 25 full-time equivalent jobs created include …

Loughshore Hotel

Loughview Leisure Outlines 2017 Investment Plans

Alastair Luke Planning

Loughview Leisure is embarking on an extensive refurbishment project which will see significant investment being made across its portfolio of hotels in the greater Belfast area. Christopher Kearney, finance director, outlines the company’s plans. This year is going to be an exciting year for our company as we work to finalise renovation works across several of our properties. In total …

Cathy Colton, partner at Carson McDowell

Liquor Licence Holders Must Get Their House in Order Ahead of 2017 Deadline

Alastair Luke Corporate

Owners of all types of licenced premises must take action now if they don’t want to run out of time to renew their liquor licences ahead of the September 2017 deadline, a leading legal expert on liquor licensing has warned today. Cathy Colton, partner at Carson McDowell, said most licence holders in Northern Ireland are aware that their licence is …