Brendan Mooney

KAINOS CEO HONOURED AT IoD DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS The leader of one of Northern Ireland’s largest companies has been honoured at the annual Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Director of the Year Awards, sponsored by AIB. Kainos Group CEO Brendan Mooney, was presented with the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland In what for many of us will seem like the most traumatic and difficult year in our business lives, it will be refreshing to this week, take a moment to stop and celebrate the very best of our local economy. Months after the event…

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By Susan Moylan, People and Change Associate Director We seem to be living in the era of the slogan – something that we have inherited from politics. I’m sure everyone remembers the slogan from last US presidential race – ‘Make America Great Again’. And before that it was ‘Yes, we Can’. The UK, too, has…

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Mark Beattie, Operations Director, and East Belfast MP, Gavin Robinson, stand in front of an Aer Lingus Regional plane.

George Best Belfast City Airport has further strengthened its UK route network, with the inaugural Aer Lingus Regional flights to Birmingham and Manchester taking off today, 14th September. Operated by Stobart Air, these Aer Lingus Regional routes will commence with a double-daily service, with up to three flights daily from 15th October, to conveniently connect passengers with…

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By Andrew Webb, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton Ireland Schools are back. Happy days! Relief is not a feeling I ever thought I would experience during the annual school uniform and school shoes shopping mission, but no matter how well our schools have done at keeping the work flowing, it obviously isn’t optimal. Like many, I’m…

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By Anne Phillipson, Director, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland  When times are tough, staff training and development is often one of the first budgets to be slashed. And yet, when times are tough, we also need our people to step up, adapt to changing circumstances, and pull together in the same direction to…

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Business leaders from Glasgow and Belfast today applauded the launch of Loganair’s new service between the two cities. Glasgow Chamber of Commerce chief executive Stuart Patrick crossed the Irish Sea on the first flight from his city’s airport and was greeted at George Best Belfast City Airport by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry…

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By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland In today’s world, change and disruption are constant and being able to navigate change is an indispensable leadership trait. There is a fundamental difference between seeing the change challenge as one of navigating the complicated and seeing it as navigating the complex. Complicated challenges…

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By Andrew Webb, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our society and economy. As the initial shock of lockdown subsided, a great deal of thinking has been devoted to the type of economy into which we would re-emerge. The hope as we entered lockdown was that the economy…

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