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The latest news and updates from Lighthouse Communications and its clients.  Lighthouse works closely with the media to secure high profile coverage for its clients’ news across print, broadcast, digital and social media.

Andrew Gawley, Associate Director at Lisney, right, and Action Cancer Chief Executive Gareth Kirk are pictured at the period property, located on Marlborough Park, which has come to the market due to the planned relocation of the charity to new premises in spring 2018. The building is suitable for use as offices, clinic, day care facility and nursery, subject to the necessary consents.

Action Cancer House placed on market

9th October 2017
Public Relations: Leslie Dick, Management Risks Client Director at Willis Insurance and Risk is joined by Justin Bentley, JCB Consulting and Lindsey Nelson, CFC Underwriting, at a cybercrime seminar hosted by the Belfast-based broker at the new Titanic Hotel. A survey of delegates found the majority of companies they represented are not fully protected to cope with the repercussions of cyber-attack or data breaches. A quarter said they were aware their firms had sustained some level of cyber-attack in the past yet only around 40 per cent of those attending had taken out dedicated cyber insurance policies.

Firms ‘not fully protected’ against fallout of cyber crime

6th October 2017
Leading property investment and development firm Wirefox has extended its UK portfolio with the £41 million acquisition of a landmark office building in Glasgow.

Wirefox extends UK portfolio with £41m Glasgow office purchase

5th October 2017
Richard Gillan, Grant Thornton with Kevin Kingston, Danske Bank

Grant Thornton appoints Graham for interior fit-out of new Belfast office

1st October 2017
Pupils at a Bangor primary school are celebrating with the arrival of their new eco garden, thanks to support from George Best Belfast City Airport.

City Airport supports new eco playground at Bangor primary school

1st October 2017
Gideon Kipsang and Laura Graham won the top prizes at the Bangor 10K, in association with George Best Belfast City Airport, as a record number of runners took part in the popular event.

Kipsang and Graham are Bangor 10k winners as entry record is smashed

30th September 2017
Two Northern Ireland business leaders were among the winners at the Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards including Gareth Loye, Director of M&M Contractors and Mascott Construction won the Family Business Director of the Year category who received the award from Karan Bawa, Operations Director, IoD, left, and Joe Lynam, BBC broadcaster. Moy Park chief executive Janet McCollum was named Large Business Director of the Year and was also highly commended in the overall Director of the Year category in the prestigious UK-wide awards held in London. Other directors from Northern Ireland to be highly commended at the event included Belfast City Council CEO, Suzanne Wylie in the Public and Third Sector category and Norah Anne Baron of Pi Communications who had been nominated as best SME director. Owen Judge from Queen’s University Belfast was highly commended in the Student of the Year category.

Two Northern Ireland winners at IoD director of the year awards

25th September 2017
Armagh-based Long Meadow Cider has been awarded an exclusive craft cider contract in the Bushmills Bar at George Best Belfast City Airport.

Co Armagh cider lands at Belfast City Airport

6th September 2017
Palmerston Residential Care Home in East Belfast has officially opened its “Magical Memory Garden" to support those living with dementia.

“Magical Memory Garden” for those living with dementia opens in east Belfast

5th September 2017
Leading property investment firm extends Scottish portfolio with purchase of landmark 100,000 sq ft Capella building

Wirefox acquires £43.5m Glasgow office development

4th September 2017
Cyber security

Surge in demand for cyber insurance following high-profile attacks

1st September 2017
Eastern Airways today launched its new non-stop service from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Newcastle – less than six months after the airline first entered the Northern Ireland market.

Eastern Airways’ Newcastle route launches at Belfast City Airport

1st September 2017
Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Chairman Ian Sheppard, second from left, congratulates the latest local directors to achieve Chartered status including, Robert McConnell of CCP Gransden, who at 31 is the youngest ever to receive the award locally; Brian Murray, CEO of The Workspace Group and Stephen Reid, Chief Executive of Ards and North Down Borough Council. The next local IoD Chartered Director Programme, run by Director Development Ireland, commences in the final week of September and will run until the June 2018 Diploma examination while a further course will run from the end of January 2018 until November including a summer break. The course is designed to raise standards of governance and business leadership across the private and public sectors. For further information, please visit

Latest chartered directors graduate from IoD NI programme

31st August 2017
Castlecourt Shopping Centre

Wirefox plans significant capital expenditure following acquisition of Castlecourt

28th July 2017
Eoin McDowell (16) from Lurgan gets ready for the first term of the new National Construction Skills Academy at Industry Training Services (ITS) in Portadown with Terry McCrum, Morrow Contracts, and Brendan Crealey, ITS. The Academy will provide 10 jobs for the first intake of students on its unique groundworkers course commencing in September. For more information or to apply for a place, contact 028 3839 8700 or visit

10 new jobs provided by National Construction Skills Academy

27th July 2017
Manufacturing Northern Ireland Chief Executive Stephen Kelly, centre, hosted a seminar on accidents in the workplace with Willis Insurance and Risk Management advisers, from left, David Sinnamon, Jacqueline Shakspeare and Andrew Galway at the Seagoe Hotel, Portadown. Delegates representing manufacturers from across Northern Ireland heard from the Belfast broker on the steps that could be taken to establish robust health and safety systems, thereby improving staff well-being and improving businesses’ bottom line in the process. More than 137 million working days were lost in the UK last year due to sickness or injury with employees in manual sectors absent by an average of two additional days compared to other industries.

‘New focus required’ to reduce accidents and absenteeism in workplace

17th July 2017
Lizanne Jones, Arthur Cox

Arthur Cox announces new partner

3rd July 2017
Contemporary exhibition featuring Andy Warhol, Banksy, Damien Hirst and more presented in association with Willis Insurance and Risk Management

Gormley’s fine art brings rare international artwork to Belfast

29th June 2017
GRANT THORNTON RUNWAY RUN SCALES NEW HEIGHTS Richard Gillan, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton in Northern Ireland, Chris Henry, Ulster Rugby star and event ambassador, and Gail McKee of charity partner Make-A-Wish Foundation join runners at the starting line at last nightÕs Grant Thornton Runway Run at Belfast City Airport. The hugely-popular event attracted a record number of runners as 600 local businessmen and women took part in the 5k run on the tarmac of the airport. Teams of four from organisations across a wide range of sectors came together for the third year of the leading business advisory firmÕs event.

Grant Thornton Runway Run scales new heights

23rd June 2017
George Best Belfast City Airport is celebrating after winning three prominent awards in the last number of weeks for its ambitious and successful community and employee initiatives.

Belfast City Airport celebrates hat-trick of awards

21st June 2017