Posts Tagged ‘Brexit’

Northern Ireland businesses showing great resilience against uncertain backdrop

Courtesy of Tourism NI

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland business community has had a lot to contend with over recent years from the ongoing hiatus at Stormont to the continuing uncertainty that still shrouds Brexit. Rather than allow these (largely political) matters to deter them however, local firms are continuing…

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Politicians must not allow Northern Ireland to ‘sleep walk into no deal Brexit’, IoD NI Chairman tells Annual Dinner

Pictured at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Annual Dinner held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast, from left: Dale Guest, Director Corporate Banking Northern Ireland at main sponsor Bank of Ireland UK, Gordon Milligan, IoD NI Chairman, guest speaker Martin McCourt, Chairman of Glen Dimplex and Catriona Gibson, Managing Partner of associate sponsor Arthur Cox. The event, which was attended by more than 400 guests heard a warning that Northern Ireland should not be allowed to ‘sleep walk into a no deal Brexit’, as the clock runs down on negotiations.

Politicians risk allowing Northern Ireland to “sleep walk into a no deal Brexit”, by running down the clock on negotiations, the Chairman of the Institute of Directors in the region has said. Speaking at the organisation’s Annual Dinner, Gordon Milligan said Westminster MPs had shown a “dereliction of duty” by failing to find agreement with…

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Grant Thornton – Businesses must not take foot off ‘Brexit preparation’ pedal

GRANT THORNTON: BUSINESSES MUST NOT TAKE FOOT OFF ‘BREXIT PREPARATION’ PEDAL

Companies must not slow down their preparations for Brexit, despite progress in negotiations between the UK and EU, leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton has warned. Peter Legge, Tax Partner at the firm’s offices in Belfast said: “The recent acceptance of a draft withdrawal agreement by the EU-member states has provided businesses with a greater…

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NI business bodies issue joint statement on withdrawal agreement

Responding to the publication of the draft withdrawal agreement, the national business organisations represented in Northern Ireland CBI NI, FSB NI, IoD NI and NI Chamber of Commerce have made a joint statement:

Responding to the publication of the draft withdrawal agreement, the national business organisations represented in Northern Ireland CBI NI, FSB NI, IoD NI and NI Chamber of Commerce have made a joint statement: “The draft withdrawal agreement is a welcome step forward which provides some much needed clarity that local businesses have been calling for.…

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Withdrawal agreement vital to allow real Brexit discussions to begin

Kirsty McManus, IoD

Last week, the latest tranche of government advisory notes on the implications of a ‘no deal’ Brexit were released by HMRC covering a broad range of considerations from the trading of goods to and from the EU to the effects on tour operators and haulage companies. The publication of the guidance, as the government is…

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IoD NI gathers Brexit experts for post-EU summit panel

Some of the UK and Ireland’s foremost voices on Brexit will gather in Belfast this autumn to address business leaders at an event hosted by the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI). Taking place in the wake of next month’s crucial EU Summit, the lunch time event on 8th November at The Merchant Hotel, entitled Connect and Influence: Focus on Brexit is sponsored by BDO NI and Carson McDowell.

Some of the UK and Ireland’s foremost voices on Brexit will gather in Belfast this autumn to address business leaders at an event hosted by the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI).  Taking place in the wake of next month’s crucial EU Summit, the lunch time event on 8th November at The Merchant Hotel,…

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‘No Deal’ Brexit: Grant Thronton responds to UK Government preparation guides

Grant Thornton, Brexit

In light of the publication by the UK Government of the first tranche of guides on preparing for a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, Peter Legge, Tax Partner at leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton Northern Ireland, said: “Brexit is an opportunity to look at your organisation and review operations and strategy.  Businesses need to start planning…

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Grant Thornton comments on Size and Performance of the Northern Ireland Food and Drinks Processing Sector data

Charlie Kerlin, Grant Thornton NI

Commenting on the Size and Performance of the Northern Ireland Food and Drinks Processing Sector statistics, published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), Charlie Kerlin, Head of Agri Food at leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton Northern Ireland, said: “The data provides welcome reading for the food and drinks processing sector,…

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Warrenpoint Port to make £3 million capital investment

Clare Guinness, CEO, Warrenpoint Port

 Warrenpoint Port is to invest £3 million in the purchase of a new crane and the refurbishment of two further cranes at the harbour. The investment, which will significantly improve efficiency and increase capacity, forms part of a major drive to facilitate continued growth in trade at Northern Ireland’s second largest port. Clare Guinness, CEO,…

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