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Kirsty McManus, National Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland, comments on Energy from Waste plant Mallusk

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

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
Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport which has once again been shortlisted in the ‘Under 4 Million Passenger’ category of the Routes Europe Marketing Awards.

Belfast City Airport in the market for top European aviation award

8th March 2018

Lisney: Clicks and bricks

6th March 2018
The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has appointed Gordon Milligan as its new Chairman. He is pictured, centre, accepting the chain of office from outgoing Chairman Ian Sheppard, at the premises of construction firm Henry Brothers, alongside David Henry, Managing Director of Henry Brothers. Mr Milligan, who is Deputy Chief Executive of Translink, said he planned to put member engagement at the top of his agenda.

Senior Translink executive appointed new IoD Northern Ireland Chairman

6th March 2018
Stuart Mansfield, Arthur Cox

Arthur Cox: Statement in response to the publication of the SME Finance Update Quarter 4 2017

1st March 2018
Pictured at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Annual Dinner held at Titanic Belfast, centre, Ian Sheppard, IoD NI Chairman with from left, Stephen Martin, IoD Director General; Catriona Gibson, Managing Partner of associate sponsor Arthur Cox; Dale Guest, Director Corporate Banking Northern Ireland at main sponsor Bank of Ireland UK and Mark Logan, former Skyscanner COO.

‘Our talented young people becoming our greatest export’, IoD NI Chairman tells Annual Dinner

23rd February 2018
Property development, judicial review

Protecting property developments from risk of judicial review

20th February 2018
Limited time remaining for leaders to enter IoD Director of the Year Awards

Limited time remaining for leaders to enter IoD Director of the Year Awards

19th February 2018
Ian Sheppard, Chairman, IoD NI

Statement in response to the breakdown of talks to restore the Northern Ireland Executive

14th February 2018
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Planning approved for landmark Grade A office scheme in Belfast

13th February 2018
Belfast based web solutions provider announces job creation in £800k investment

Flint Studios to create 10 jobs in the ICT sector

12th February 2018
The 2018 Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards are officially open. Doreen Muskett MBE, President of the Northern Ireland Amenity Council, and Michelle Hatfield, Director of HR and Corporate Responsibility at title sponsor George Best Belfast City Airport, are joined by pupils from the airport’s Adopted Schools - St. Malachys Primary School and Seaview Primary School – to officially launch the search for the ‘Best Kept’ places across the country. It is the second year that the airport has sponsored the awards initiative, which aims to identify and celebrate Northern Ireland’s best looked-after towns, villages, schools, healthcare facilities, housing areas and individual community achievers, with 90 awards presented at three separate ceremonies throughout the year.

Northern Ireland’s best kept awards take off at Belfast City Airport

9th February 2018
Alastair Todd, Arthur Cox

Statement in response to the publication of the Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin July – September 2017

6th February 2018
Belfast City Airport announces £15 million infrastructure investment

Belfast City Airport announces £15 million infrastructure investment

6th February 2018