John McConnell, H&J Martin, Judith Davis, Airport Operations Manager, and Sophie Boyd, Project Manager at Randox celebrate the opening of the covid test centre.

George Best Belfast City Airport has today opened a new Covid-19 testing facility with leading global diagnostics company, Randox. The test centre, purpose-built by leading Belfast building firm H&J Martin, offers quick and affordable PCR and antigen (lateral flow) tests, with its opening coinciding with the resumption of international flights from Belfast City Airport. Airport…

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Alexandra Burnside, Assistant Manager, Tax, Grant Thornton Ireland  In 2020, businesses across the UK were heavily disrupted by COVID-19, with activity levels in some industries crashing almost to a halt in March. As part of its response to the pandemic, the UK government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), allowing businesses in the UK…

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A calculator and pen indicate use by a professional for business purposes.

By Kate McCann, Associate Director, Audit & Assurance at Grant Thornton in Belfast Many businesses across Northern Ireland have seen the doors shut with no indication of when they might open again as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. Not only should you be aware of the trading impact of the…

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