Grant Thornton comments on NI Construction Bulletin

NISRA Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin

Commenting on the latest Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, which outlined a 7.6% increase in construction output in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, Robert Gibson, Director, Audit and Assurance at leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton in Belfast, said: “The…

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Bangor 10K cleared for takeoff

Bangor 10K Cleared for Takeoff

Michelle Hatfield from the George Best Belfast City Airport joins Athletics NI Chairman, David Seaton, to launch this year’s event. The Bangor 10K in association with George Best Belfast City Airport has retained its status as the Athletics NI championship event and will return for 2019 with a 10am start on Saturday 28th September.  With entries…

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Belfast City Airport maintains ‘Very Good’ accessibility rating

Assisted travel area

Belfast City Airport has retained the highest accolade for its accessibility services, in an annual report by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The report rates the accessibility services and support for people with reduced mobility across the top 31 airports in the UK. Belfast City Airport was praised for its investment into new technology and…

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Loganair service to the Lake District takes flight from Belfast City Airport

Loganair Sales Manager Colin Gracey, Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager at Belfast City Airport and Sharon Robertson, Head of Loganair Contact Centre

Carlisle Lake District Airport has made history after launching commercial flights for the first time in more than 25 years this morning. The Stobart Group-owned and operated airport has teamed-up with Loganair to offer routes to and from George Best Belfast City Airport, London Southend Airport and Dublin, opening Cumbria and the Lake District region…

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Game of Thrones backer launches Belfast City Airport Young Leadership programme

2019 IGNITE students with Jay Roewe Michelle Hatfield Claire Shaw and Lord Mayor of Belfast

The man widely accredited with helping to bring Game of Thrones to Northern Ireland has launched an International Youth Leadership programme at George Best Belfast City Airport. Jay Roewe, Senior Vice President of HBO, West Coast Productions launched the IGNITE programme, a joint initiative between the airport and Cinemagic, which will provide potentially life-changing opportunities…

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What does Tory leadership battle mean for Brexit and businesses?

Peter Legge

By Peter Legge, Tax Partner at Grant Thornton Belfast It is virtually impossible for any economic or political analyst to talk about Brexit without also mentioning the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union. The contest to be the next leader of the Conservative Party – and Prime Minister – has only added…

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A new era of apprenticeships

Kate McCann

By Kate McCann, Associate Director, Audit & Assurance, Grant Thornton  Figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) showed that the proportion of young people in Northern Ireland beginning university in 2018/19 was at a five-year high. As the rate of students seeking undergraduate degrees has risen, so too has student debt. Statistics published…

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Young Leaders to find ‘competitive edge’ at IoD conference

IoD Young Directors Conference launch

Young business leaders are being invited to find their ‘competitive edge’ at the Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Young Directors Conference. Former Coronation Street actress Julia Goodman – now a personal performance and communications coach – will be keynote speaker at the event, sponsored by Barclays. More than 150 delegates, representing organisations from across…

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GRAHAM awarded £4.5M contract for Eagle Star House refurbishment


A £4.5m contract has been awarded to GRAHAM by Northern Irish based investor and developer, Magell Limited, for the refurbishment of Eagle Star House in Belfast.   GRAHAM will complete both exterior and interior works converting the iconic building on Upper Queen Street into flexible, design-led workspace with more than 500 desks spread over 30,000…

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Warrenpoint Port named ‘Best Business in the Community’

Warrenpoint Port has been recognised as the Best Business in the Community in the greater Newry area, gaining the award for the first time. The accolade was presented at the prestigious Greater Newry Area Business Awards, organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade, during a glittering ceremony at the Canal Court Hotel. The harbour…

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