Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, announces two new services to Cardiff and Southampton from its Belfast base. Already servicing Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Glasgow, Exeter, and Manchester, Aer Lingus Regional will now operate Cardiff and Southampton routes from Belfast City Airport further reinforcing its presence as the largest airline at the city…

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Belfast Met has joined Innovation City Belfast (ICB) to help the partnership champion the skills agenda as it drives the city forward as a global destination for innovation. Located in the heart of the Innovation District, Belfast Met becomes the seventh anchor institution in ICB which also includes Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University. Commenting…

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Innovation City Belfast (ICB) has appointed a new Digital Innovation Commissioner to drive forward its mission to develop the city as a globally significant destination for innovation. Eileen Montgomery takes up the role following an almost three-decade career as a Senior Leader at some of the world’s leading manufacturers including Crane Co and Ford Motor…

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Artemis Technologies, the global leader in green maritime innovation, has launched to market the world’s first commercially viable 100% electric, high-speed foiling workboat range. Developed and built in Belfast, the zero-emission vessels are the greenest workboats on the planet and represent a £12 million investment in research and development. With a top speed of 34…

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hybrid working meeting

By Thomas O’Hagan, Co-founder, b4b Group I think it is safe to say that the shape of our workplaces – especially for those of us traditionally used to office environments – has changed enormously over the past two years. The recent years have forced us all to change our habits and for businesses, that meant…

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By Brendan Digney, Young Directors’ Ambassador, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland The Bank of England along with a number of leading economists have suggested that the coming months “will look and feel like a recession” – a somewhat gloomy prediction but not entirely unexpected. Economic circumstances such as these, place greater emphasis on the…

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Local contractor Henry Brothers has handed over its first net zero carbon building, a new £4.4m nursery and forest school at Staffordshire University. The Woodlands Day Nursery and Forest School, a single-storey building, is timber frame with timber cladding and features an external timber canopy covered walkway for social interaction. It is highly energy efficient,…

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flybe first flight is welcomed by Matthew Hall at Belfast City Airport

Flybe Ltd officially launched its first commercial flight today (13th April) to George Best Belfast City Airport from Birmingham. The inaugural flight which took off this morning marks the beginning of up to four daily flights between the two airports. Additional routes served from Belfast will include Belfast City to Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Heathrow,…

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Condor Ferries has joined the Belfast Maritime Consortium and will operate the world’s most advanced zero-emission commuter ferry service between Belfast and Bangor. The ferry service to commence in 2024 will act as a pilot scheme for the revolutionary fast passenger ferries currently under development by the consortium, led by Artemis Technologies. The vessels will…

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By Thomas O’Hagan, Managing Director, b4b Group The prevalence of dangerous or misleading information online has long been subject to intense debate with social media companies coming under heavy criticism for not removing harmful content from their platforms. There have been numerous high profile incidents including the sluggish response from Facebook and Twitter to the…

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