RGM Vent Completes Center Parcs Installation

RGM Vent Completes Center Parcs Installation

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Ballynure based RGM Vent, part of RGM Holdings, has recently completed work worth c.£1m at Ireland’s first Center Parcs holiday resort. RGM Vent, was established in 2004 and provides bespoke ventilation solutions for the construction industry. The company currently employs 79 staff and utilises a strong network of sub-contractors across the UK, Ireland and more recently mainland Europe. Raymond Murphy, …

NI Small Business Loan Fund Passes £1m Milestone

NI Small Business Loan Fund Passes £1m Milestone

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The second Northern Ireland Small Business Loan Fund has approved support to business of over £1m in its first nine months, indicating even stronger demand than for its predecessor Fund. The Fund is managed by Ulster Community Finance (UCF) on behalf of Invest Northern Ireland and delivered in partnership with Enterprise Northern Ireland. UCF is a subsidiary of the social …

New Business Angel Investment Initiative Launches In NI

New Business Angel Investment Initiative Launches In NI

Andrew Kelly Corporate

A new investor syndicate has been formed that aims to increase the level of angel investment taking place in Northern Ireland. The “HBAN Business Angel Syndicate” has been formed by HBAN – Halo Business Angel Network – to bring private investors together to back high potential early stage ventures. Business angels who are members of the HBAN Business Angel Syndicate …

Westland Horticulture’s Latest Growth Acquisition Backed By Danske Bank

Westland Horticulture’s Latest Growth Acquisition Backed By Danske Bank

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Dungannon-based Westland Horticulture has completed the acquisition of a rival company in England, with support from Danske Bank. Established in 1990 in Co Tyrone, Westland is now one of the fastest growing consumer garden product companies in Europe, supplying a range of gardening products including lawn care, plant food, pest control, weed killers and mulches. Westland also owns the market …

Deloitte Announces Plans For New Head Office In Belfast

Deloitte Announces Plans For New Head Office In Belfast

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Deloitte announced today that it has selected Bedford Square as the location of its new head office in Northern Ireland. Deloitte will become the anchor tenant in McAleer & Rushe’s new development on Bedford Street, which is centred around the regeneration and refurbishment of the historic listed building formerly known as the Ewart Building. Staff currently based at Deloitte’s other …

Braidwater Merges With BW Homes & Construction To Form Braidwater Group

Braidwater Merges With BW Homes & Construction To Form Braidwater Group

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Successful Northern Ireland-based house builder Braidwater has announced that it is to merge with its sister company BW Homes & Construction to form Braidwater Group, a move that will help drive growth across its combined markets. BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor, has provided additional capital to the business to facilitate the transaction. Braidwater is a family-owned business …

Uform Group To Expand Further Into UK Market

Uform Group To Expand Further Into UK Market

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Antrim-based kitchen door and component supplier Uform has secured a multimillion pound funding package from BGF and Danske Bank. BGF is the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Uform is the fifth company in Northern Ireland to receive investment from BGF which has taken a minority shareholding in the business. Uform designs and paint finishes …

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 …

Homegrown Cyber Security Company Uleska Secures £500,000 Investment To Drive Future Growth

Uleska Secures £500,000 Investment To Drive Future Growth

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Belfast-based software security company Uleska announced today that it has secured £500,000 in investment and sales, which will enable it to significantly grow product development and double its headcount. The company has raised £325,000 in investment from a combination of institutional and private investors, including Techstart NI, Clarendon Fund Managers and Dennis Murphy, co-founder of software business Anaeko. Sales of …