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Janet Kerrigan, Willis Employment Services, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Willis Employment Services: Still time for the unprepared to turn focus to the GDPR

18th April 2018
Kirsty McManus, National Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland

IoD NI: Investment in professional development may hold key to addressing gender pay balance

18th April 2018
Lighthouse Communications client Warrenpoint Port Chief Executive Clare Guinness

25-year growth plan for Warrenpoint Port revealed as trade forecast to grow

17th April 2018
Lighthouse Communications client Belfast City Airport supports St Oliver Plunkett Football Club

Belfast City Airport Supports Coach Development at West Belfast Football Club

13th April 2018
Neal Taylor, Grant Thornton NI regularly comments on Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin - Lighthouse Communications

Grant Thornton: Statement in response to the Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin

13th April 2018
A host of directors from successful businesses across a wide range of industry sectors have been announced as finalists in the Institute of Directors 2018 Director of the Year Awards, sponsored by First Trust Bank. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Merchant Hotel, Belfast on Friday, 18th May. - Institute of Directors NI, Lighthouse Communications

IoD NI announces finalists for Director of the Year Awards

13th April 2018
Declan Flynn, Managing Director, Lisney

Lisney: Nothing is certain but tech and taxes

4th April 2018
Willis Insurance and Risk Management (Willis IRM) has joined with newly-launched provider Equipsme in a bid to ‘revolutionise health cover’ with a range of entry-level insurance plans tailored for small and medium firms. Employee Benefits Consultant Colin Willis, left, joined Equipsme Co-founder Gavin Shay to launch the service which enables companies to provide staff with cover including 24/7 access to a GP, physio sessions, diagnosis services, scans, hospital treatment and health checks. Willis IRM - which works with companies across all sectors and of all sizes providing traditional insurance services in addition to wealth management, HR and risk management services - is the exclusive Northern Ireland broker for Eqiupsme, which provides entry-level insurance plans starting from £7 per employee.

Willis Insurance and Risk Management partners with newly-launched provider to ‘revolutionise health cover’

26th March 2018
Lighthouse Communications

Closed: Lighthouse is recruiting (Client Executive)

22nd March 2018
Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Willis IRM: Why suppliers needn’t count the cost of company collapse

21st March 2018
: The new IoD Academy NI, aimed at setting new standards of excellence among Northern Ireland’s business leaders, has been officially launched. IoD Corporate Governance Analyst James Jarvis pictured with, from left, Emma Jayne Mawhinney, IoD Academy NI Business Development Manager and Elaine O’Neill, IoD NI Programme Director, told the launch that increasing complexity of the role of modern directors and heightened public interest illustrated that “there’s never been a better time to invest in professional development”. The Academy will provide a broad range of courses to enhance the skills of local directors such as the role of a director and the board, finance for non-financial managers, strategy, and leadership for directors as well as offering the flagship Chartered Director qualification. For more information, visit www.iod.com/academyni or call 028 9091 2829 or email Emma Jayne Mawhinney EmmaJayne.Mawhinney@iod.com

IoD Academy NI launch: ‘Good governance is about more than regulation and corporate law’

20th March 2018
The 2018 Grant Thornton Runway Run has been launched in ceremonial style with a water cannon salute signalling that entries are open for the fourth year the ever-popular event. Launching the 5k team race is, front centre, radio presenter Pete Snodden, who will provide commentary on the night, with Grant Thornton’s Partner team, from left, Neal Taylor, Peter Legge, Managing Partner Richard Gillan, Patrick Gallen and Louise Kelly. Around 600 runners from businesses across all sectors will take to the runway at 11pm for the run on Thursday 21 June for which Grant Thornton has selected the Simon Community as its charity partner. To register and to view full terms and conditions, please visit www.grantthorntonni.com/runway-run.

Grant Thornton Runway Run takes off with a water cannon salute

15th March 2018
Donnelly Group is celebrating after a fourth member of its award-winning team received the prestigious Volkswagen Gold Pin for outstanding services to and commitment to the brand. Lesley Ann Cunnah, third from left, Site Director at Donnelly Group Volkswagen in Eglinton received the honour, in recognition of her dedication to the manufacturer’s commercial vehicles, at a glittering ceremony in London last month. She is pictured with fellow recipients from across the UK, alongside event host Rory Bremner, far left, and Carl zu Dohna, far right, Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK.

Awards success confirms Donnelly Volkswagen Van Centre Eglinton is ‘gold standard’

14th March 2018
Kirsty McManus, National Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s female business leaders helping economy reap diversity dividend

14th March 2018
Best-selling author and TV presenter Liz Earle MBE was keynote speaker at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Women’s Leadership Conference. Addressing more than 400 delegates at the event, sponsored by leading law firm Arthur Cox and held at Crowne Plaza Belfast, she said passion was the only way to build a successful business and brand. Those in attendance also heard from Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widender while a series of panel sessions took the themes of innovation, emotional intelligence and how to stand out as a trailblazer in traditionally male-dominated industries. For further details on the IoD including a calendar of upcoming events, visit www.iod.com/ni.

Passion key ingredient of business success, Liz Earle tells IoD Women’s Leadership Conference

13th March 2018
Leading commercial property agency Lisney has been instructed to sell Obel Studios, part of the landmark Obel Tower Development in Belfast. Offers above £2 million are being invited for the portfolio which comprises 26 fully-let studio apartments.

Obel Studios comes to market for £2 million

13th March 2018
Flights from George Best Belfast City Airport

Loganair announced as new airline partner for Belfast City Airport

12th March 2018
Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned new and used vehicle retailer Donnelly Group is celebrating after becoming the first dealer group locally to go ‘carbon neutral’ after joining the new Castrol Carbon Neutral Programme supported by BP Target Neutral. Making the announcement, from left, Donnelly Group Managing Director Dave Sheeran and Director Raymond Donnelly; Stephen Walker, National Key Account Manager, Castrol and Michael Capper, Global Development, BP Target Neutral. Donnelly Group is offering customers purchasing a vehicle from any one of its 18 manufacturers across the group’s eight locations in Northern Ireland, the opportunity to drive completely carbon neutral for the first year of ownership, by calculating and offsetting the carbon footprint of their first 10,000 miles, by investing in projects to reduce pollution in some of the most impoverished parts of the world.

Donnelly Group first Northern Ireland dealer group to go ‘carbon neutral’

12th March 2018
William Curry, Corporate and Commercial Partner, Arthur Cox

Arthur Cox: Statement in response to the Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation 2017 report

9th March 2018
Grant Thornton has revealed further growth plans for its Belfast office with the appointment of Patrick Gallen as new Partner. Patrick, pictured left with Richard Gillan, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Northern Ireland, will head up the leading business advisory firm’s new People and Change Consulting practice, which will provide support for businesses in strategic workforce planning and the delivery of effective training. Specialising in delivering behavioural change through capability building, Patrick has over 28 years’ experience in developing People and Organisation businesses on a UK and global scale.

Further expansion plans in pipeline as Grant Thornton announces new department

8th March 2018