Warrenpoint Port to become major C02 hub in £9.5 million (€11m) investment


Japanese industrial gas company Nippon Gases is to establish a major liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) import and distribution terminal at Warrenpoint Port. The £9.5million (€11m) project represents the first major investment in Ireland by the firm since it purchased Praxair Gases Europe in December ‘18. The facility which will store liquid CO2 for the food…

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William Barnett honoured at IoD Director of the Year Awards


The Managing Director of one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and best-known companies has been honoured at the annual Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Director of the Year Awards. William Barnett, who represents the fourth generation of his family to lead W&R Barnett, was presented with the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and…

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Wolf Inns announces £500,000 investment in Romas, Newtownards

Romas £500,000 refurbishment

One of North Down’s most famous bar and bistros, Romas in Newtownards, is to undergo a £500,000 refurbishment. The investment by Wolf Inns, one of Northern Ireland’s leading pub operating groups, will further enhance the warm hospitality that Romas has offered patrons from Newtownards and beyond for many decades. The complete refitting of the Regent…

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Forget the perfect timing and capatlise on city of opportunity

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland There’s no doubt about it – being in business can be tough. What I mean is, financial success does not come easily – or necessarily at the first attempt – but is the result of countless hours of hard work and a determination by…

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Training investment pays dividends

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Learning is transformative, and the best companies invest in continuous development of their people. Do you view training as an expense, or as an investment opportunity? The research is clear; investment in training does pay dividends. How much it returns depends on many factors; such…

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Regeneration project marks start of Warrenpoint Port £4 million investment programme

Work has commenced on the redevelopment of the landmark Town Dock House at Warrenpoint Port, the flagship project in the harbour’s £4 million capital investment programme.

Work has commenced on the redevelopment of the landmark Town Dock House at Warrenpoint Port, the flagship project in the harbour’s £4 million capital investment programme. The building, which fronts onto Warrenpoint Town Square, will be returned to its former use as the main harbour office, re-establishing a direct interface between the port and the…

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The future’s bright, the future’s BREEAM

Ciaran O’Kane, Director of Property Management at Lisney Belfast, explains the importance of the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) to the property industry. Sustainability is a word that appears front and centre in all discussions on the built environment, whether it’s energy sources, recycling, or buildings that are leading the conversation. In the…

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Shortlist announced for NI’s ‘Best’ Small Visitor Attraction

Belfast City Airport has partnered with Tourism NI and all eleven local Councils for a competition to celebrate the region’s lesser known attractions and experiences The shortlist for Northern Ireland’s ‘Best’ Small Visitor Attraction, a competition launched by George Best Belfast City Airport in partnership with Tourism NI, has been announced. The shortlisted attractions and…

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New website digitalises donations for local charity


Flint Studios, a Belfast-based web solutions provider, has partnered with Hope House Ireland to develop a website that enables the charity to accept donations online. Financial support for the charity enables founders Roy and Dawn McConnell to provide free self-catering accommodation to cancer patients and their carers at any time during or upon completion of…

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IoD reveals Director of the Year Awards finalists

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has revealed the finalists for the Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards, with a shortlist that features business leaders from across all sectors in the region. Winners of the prestigious awards, sponsored by First Trust Bank, will be announced at a gala ceremony in The Merchant Hotel, Belfast next…

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