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New Year payroll updates

By Sam Beattie, Associate Director, Payroll at Grant Thornton  Most new year articles will start with some housekeeping. With HM Revenue & Custom (HMRC) and dynamic coding, basic housekeeping for employees is vital to stay connected and keep HMRC up to date. Employees should pay attention to three basic items, their: Address, Tax code, and…

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IoD NI welcomes ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal

Responding to the publication of the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal, Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) said: “The ‘New Decade, New Approach’ deal is to be welcomed, filled with ambition that, if fulfilled, can deliver real improvements for the people and businesses of Northern Ireland. “We would therefore urge…

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Mallaghan Engineering continues US expansion with multimillion-dollar Delta Air Lines contract

Mallaghan Engineering and Delta Air Lines

Dungannon-headquartered Mallaghan Engineering has announced a multimillion-dollar contract with Delta Air Lines for the supply of bespoke Maintenance Platform Lifts (MPL) for use at airports across the United States.   The equipment provides access to all areas of fixed wing and rotary aircraft, allowing maintenance teams to undertake work at height safely and efficiently.  …

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2019 was the year of uncertainty, will 2020 be different?

By Gareth Latimer, Director, Restructuring at Grant Thornton  The New Year is a time for reflection but also a time to look forward. As another year ends, we can learn lessons from the past to help us prepare for the future. As we look back at 2019, it was hard to read a newspaper article…

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Urban HQ appoints interior designer ahead of summer opening

Urban HQ has appointed an award-winning agency to complete the interior architecture and design of its new flexible workspace located in Belfast’s Eagle Star House. The collaboration between Dublin-based Kingston Lafferty Design and Urban HQ will create a truly design-led workspace in the heart of Belfast. Urban HQ will open its doors in summer 2020…

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Top 10 New Year’s People Resolutions

By Anne Phillipson, Director, People & Change Consulting at Grant Thornton  Now is the perfect time for business leaders to reflect on the year that was 2019 and plan ahead for new opportunities and successes in 2020. When you are thinking about the people side of your organisation and the individuals and teams that will…

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Let 2020 be a year of ambition and optimism

By Gordon Milligan, Chairman, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Just like that, we have reached the final day of 2019 and what a year it has been. With not one, but two Brexit dates coming and going, and the complete lack of comings and goings at Stormont, there has been one word that has…

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Bringing Christmas cheer to leadership

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton At this time of the year, we should be celebrating the joy of Christmas and bringing cheer and positivity to our teams and organisations. Moreover, it is not just about Christmas cheer, positive leadership comes from those who have faith in the future. Approach life…

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