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 …

Irish Premiership Club Invests £1.2m In New Education Centre

Irish Premiership Club Invests £1.2m In New Education Centre

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Crusaders Football Club (FC) is investing £1.2m to build a new education centre that aims to help people in the local area gain qualifications and tackle long-term unemployment.  The investment is being supported by the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) and the Social Investment Fund (SIF). Work has started on the new education hub, named the ‘McDonald Centre’ after Crusaders …

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 …

UCIT Help’s Put The ‘Sparkle’ Into Clearer Water

UCIT Help’s Put The ‘Sparkle’ Into Clearer Water

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A social enterprise based near Larne has had the ‘sparkle’ put into its business thanks to a £50K loan from Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) to purchase a new automatic carbonator. Clearer Water, from Magheramorne, sources and bottles drinking water which is certified as among the best in the UK and Ireland.  The new carbonator has enabled the company to …

International Property Buyers Target Local Development

International Property Buyers Target Local Development

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A unique housing development in Broughshane, Co Antrim is attracting interest from international buyers. Antrim-based construction company Loft Estates is in the process of completing work on its award winning Copper Barns development, which sits on a 4.5 acre rural site overlooking Slemish Mountain and the Braid Valley. The £1.3m investment in three state-of-the-art homes, was part funded by Danske …

Shoe Shop Puts Best Foot Forward With Investment In Online Platform

Shoe Shop Puts Best Foot Forward With Investment In Online Platform

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A family-owned business in Banbridge has invested £100,000 and created four jobs to support the continued growth of its online platform and export business. The investment was part supported by Danske Bank. Donaghy Shoes operates from a 25,000 sq ft store on the main street, employs 75 staff and exports internationally to more than 50 countries. Peter McVeigh, Director at …

Danske Bank Investing In Major Refurbishment Of Flagship Branch

Danske Bank Investing In Major Refurbishment Of Flagship Branch

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Work is about to commence on a major refurbishment of Danske Bank’s flagship branch at Donegall Square West in Belfast city centre. Building work will begin on Thursday 7 June and is due to complete by the start of September.  During the refurbishment, the branch will operate from a temporary location accessed via Wellington Street at the side of the …

Bob & Berts Opens First Belfast City Centre Store

Bob & Berts Opens First Belfast City Centre Store

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Independent coffee shop chain Bob & Berts has opened its first Belfast city centre store in an investment worth £200,000. The 3,000 sq ft store based on Fountain Street will create 35 new jobs. Bob & Berts was founded in Portstewart in 2013 by Colin McClean, his brother in law, David Ferguson, joined the business in 2015.  The business, which …