Challenge The Ecosystem To Drive NI’s Productivity

Challenge The Ecosystem To Drive NI’s Productivity

Andrew Kelly Corporate

Northern Ireland’s low productivity could see significant improvement if education is aligned more closely with the jobs being created and some business incentives are linked to jobs with long-term economic value, according to a new report by Deloitte. The Power Up Report is a UK-wide Deloitte report focused on how to improve productivity in the economy, which incorporates views and …

Visit the Home of Northern Ireland’s Original Craft Gin Distillery

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Gin fanatics can now visit the home of Shortcross Gin at its newly redeveloped facility in Co. Down. Rademon Estate Distillery, producer of the multi award-winning Shortcross Gin and the first craft distillery to reside in Northern Ireland, has undergone a significant redevelopment with the addition of two new copper stills and a stylish Visitor Experience Centre, representing an investment …

The Boulevard Welcomes Three New Retailers

Kirsty Winter Consumer

30 new jobs set to be created at the recently rebranded shopping destination   The Boulevard, Banbridge has marked its new rebrand with the announcement of three new stores, creating a total of 30 new jobs. The new stores include global sportswear brand, adidas, as well as well-known designer and manufacturer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories, Asics, and fashion-forward …

Braidwater Receives Follow On Investment From BGF For Expansion Plans

Kathryn Stevenson Corporate

Derry-based housebuilder Braidwater has secured a multimillion pound follow on investment from BGF, the UK’s most active provider of growth capital to small and mid-sized businesses. Braidwater became the first company in Northern Ireland to receive investment from BGF in November 2015. It has been designing and building high quality two to five bed family homes across Northern Ireland, with …

Donall McCann, head of regional capital markets at Lambert Smith Hampton

Investment Activity In NI Commercial Property To Bounce Back After Weak H1

Alastair Luke Corporate

The Northern Ireland commercial property investment market is showing signs of bouncing back in the second half of 2017 after hitting five year lows in the first six months of the year, according to new research published today by Lambert Smith Hampton. The Investment Transactions Northern Ireland Bulletin said that at £25.9m, investment volumes in the six month period was …

Northern Ireland house prices drop despite increase in sales volume

Northern Ireland house prices drop despite increase in sales volume

Alastair Luke Corporate

The overall average house price in Northern Ireland decreased slightly in the second quarter of 2017 even though the number of transactions was at the highest recorded level since the property crash ten years ago, 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 …

Screen Tourism Northern Ireland

‘Screen tourism’ is set to have phenomenal economic impact

Alastair Luke Blog

By Paul McErlean Everybody loves the movies, right? Well readers, here’s a thing you probably didn’t know but I was lucky enough to act in my second film a couple of months ago. Not that I am giving up my day job just yet but, thanks to my close and supremely talented friend who has now called me twice to …

Pictured L-R: SuperValu’s new Let’s Cook Ambassadors: Jilly Dougan (Innovation Ambassador); Estelle Wallace (Wellness Ambassador); Noel McMeel (Lead Chef Ambassador); Sarah Patterson (Vegetarian Ambassador). Leading foodmarket convenience retailer, SuperValu is on a mission to get Northern Ireland cooking again, with the launch of its new £1M ‘Let’s Cook’ campaign. The new campaign will encourage people to get back into the kitchen with the help of leading foodie ambassadors: chef Noel McMeel (executive chef Lough Erne Resort); nutritional therapist and fitness professional, Estelle Wallace; Jilly Dougan, author of ‘Sow, Grow, Munch’ and Sarah Patterson, owner of The Little Pink Kitchen. For further information, visit www.supervalu.co.uk Follow SuperValu NI on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SuperValuNI or search #LetsCookNI Picture by Richard Watson.

SuperValu on Mission to Get NI Cooking Again

Kirsty Winter Consumer

  New Research Shows ‘Foodie Culture’ is Developing in Northern Ireland but Consumers Need Inspiration to Get Back into the Kitchen.   LEADING foodmarket convenience retailer, SuperValu is on a mission to get Northern Ireland cooking again, with the launch of its new £1M ‘Let’s Cook’ campaign. Announcing the major investment, SuperValu has released new research that shines a light …

ONECOM SMASHES TARGETS IN FIRST QUARTER OF TRADING IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Onecom Smashes Targets in First Quarter of Trading in Northern Ireland

Alastair Luke Corporate

The UK’s largest independent telecommunications provider, Onecom, today announced that its Northern Ireland business has hit £1m of revenues in its first three months of trading. Onecom opened its regional office in Belfast at the start of 2017 with a commitment to invest more than £5m in the Northern Ireland operation and plans to employ 30 people in the city …

Lambert Smith Hampton Retail Report 2017

Collaboration Could Accelerate Development of Belfast’s Retail Offer

Alastair Luke Corporate

Click to download the full report, Belfast: An Evolution of the Retail Landscape from Lambert Smith Hampton Click to download the full report, Belfast: An Evolution of the Retail Landscape from Lambert Smith Hampton   Belfast’s retail offering has made huge progress since the days of The Good Friday Agreement but further political buy in will be needed if the …