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 …

British Business Bank Announces Investment In Dedicated £30m NI Growth Finance Fund

British Business Bank Announces Investment In £30m NI Growth Finance Fund

Andrew Kelly Corporate

The British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, has today announced a £10.5m commitment to WhiteRock Capital Partners LLP’s new Growth Finance Fund. This is the first time that the Bank has invested in a fund aimed exclusively at supporting growing businesses in Northern Ireland. The Growth Finance Fund will support loans from £500,000 up to £2m to …

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 …