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Lighthouse is recruiting: Client Manager

Lighthouse Communications is hiring

Job Description: Client Manager Lighthouse Communications will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year and we are looking for an outstanding individual with agency experience and an interest in current affairs to join our award-winning team as a Client Manager. Working with some of the biggest brands in Northern Ireland, Lighthouse Communications provides counsel to senior…

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Breaking the mould to attract diverse workforce

Breaking the mould to attract diverse workforce

Ongoing skills shortages, not just in Northern Ireland, but across the United Kingdom, are consistently among the main issues cited to us by members as their most pressing business challenges. The extent to which these shortages could be addressed by ensuring organisations are equally attractive to both genders is also a major topic of conversation…

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Black Friday online sale success for department store Menarys

Menarys, a Northern Irish department store, witnessed a 445% increase in online sales revenue this Black Friday – 24th November 2018 – compared to the same one-day sale period last year. Success this year has been the result of enhancing the website and in-store technology. This includes improvements to UX design and mobile-friendliness, alongside a…

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Statement on the SME Finance Update Quarter 3 2018

Stuart Mansfield, Arthur Cox

Statement in response to the publication of the SME Finance Update Quarter 3 2018 Stuart Mansfield, Finance Partner at Arthur Cox, said: “The value of loans approved for small and medium enterprises in Northern Ireland totalled £415 million in the three months to the end of September. “The level of borrowing illustrates that, while demand…

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New members elected to IoD NI committee

New members elected to IoD committee

The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has elected four new members, drawn from across the private and public sectors, to its Northern Ireland committee. Joining the committee are Paul Stapleton, Managing Director, NIE Networks; Barry Byrne, Managing Director, Mount Charles; Natasha Sayee, Senior Lead Public Affairs Specialist, System Operator for Northern Ireland, and…

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Grant Thornton – Businesses must not take foot off ‘Brexit preparation’ pedal

GRANT THORNTON: BUSINESSES MUST NOT TAKE FOOT OFF ‘BREXIT PREPARATION’ PEDAL

Companies must not slow down their preparations for Brexit, despite progress in negotiations between the UK and EU, leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton has warned. Peter Legge, Tax Partner at the firm’s offices in Belfast said: “The recent acceptance of a draft withdrawal agreement by the EU-member states has provided businesses with a greater…

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Long week ahead as pivotal Brexit vote looms

Non-executives play a crucial role in providing a creative contribution to boards by providing independent oversight and constructive challenges to the executive directors.

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It is said that a week is a long time in politics and that being the case, the next seven days will surely prove to be among the longest on record. With the so-called meaningful vote on the draft withdrawal agreement set to take…

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Tangled up in the ‘more important’ could mean trips and slips for your workforce

Janet Kerrigan, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

By Janet Kerrigan, Service & Development Director at Willis Insurance and Risk Management Workplace health and safety is a burning issue, yet employers often fail to recognise its importance, and instead are distracted by those matters deemed to have an immediate impact on business operations. The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) recently published…

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IoD Women’s Leadership Conference to help leaders find winning edge

IoD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO HELP LEADERS FIND WINNING EDGE

Business leaders will be inspired to aim for the ‘Winning Edge’ at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Women’s Leadership Conference 2019. The leading business organisation has announced Riverdance co-founder Dr Moya Doherty as keynote speaker at the event, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, which will take place at Titanic Belfast on 8th…

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