Posts Tagged ‘Northern Ireland’

Belfast City Airport offers £30k marketing prize to NI’s ‘best’ small visitor attraction with Tourism NI

John McGrillen, CEO Toursim NI; and Katy Best, Commercial and Marketing Director at Belfast City Airport

Airport partners with Tourism NI and all eleven local Councils for competition to celebrate region’s lesser known attractions and experiences George Best Belfast City Airport has partnered with Tourism NI and all eleven Councils in the province to launch the search for Northern Ireland’s Best Small Visitor Attraction – with £30,000 of free marketing support…

Read on

Major investment by Grant Thornton with 48 new jobs

Des Gartland, Invest NI, and Richard Gillan of Grant Thornton annouce a £4 investment into Grant Thornton NI.

Grant Thornton has announced it is creating a further 48 new jobs in a £4 million investment in its Northern Ireland operation. Des Gartland, Executive Director of Regional Business, Invest Northern Ireland said: “Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading assurance, tax and advisory firms. This latest investment in the Northern Ireland operation is…

Read on

Brain drain statistics provide long overdue wake up call for Northern Ireland

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Recently published statistics showed that only a third of Northern Ireland graduates who studied in England, Scotland or Wales returned home to work last year. It means that more than 3,000 remained in Britain and will likely settle there for the foreseeable future and…

Read on

Statement on the SME Finance Update Quarter 2 2018

Stuart Mansfield's, Partner at Arthur Cox, statement on the SME Finance Update Quarter 2 2018

Statement in response to the publication of the SME Finance Update Quarter 2 2018 Stuart Mansfield, Finance Partner at Arthur Cox, said: “With the 2,672 new loans approved for small and medium enterprises in Northern Ireland during the second quarter of 2018 equating to 91 per cent of applications made, businesses in the region remain…

Read on

Why a Brexit ‘no deal’ may contain as many opportunities as risks

As negotiations around the UK’s exit from the European Union intensify, Peter Legge, Tax Partner at Grant Thornton NI, addressed the recent Irish International Business Network in New York on why firms should be just as aware of the opportunities posed by Brexit, as of the associated risks. Forecasts on how the Northern Ireland economy…

Read on

Last call for Health and Social care facilities to enter Best Kept Awards

The Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards has issued a final call to health and social care facilities throughout Antrim to enter this year’s competition. Organised by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council and sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport, the initiative seeks to identify and celebrate Northern Ireland’s best looked-after towns, villages, schools, healthcare facilities…

Read on

Protecting property developments from risk of judicial review

Property development, judicial review

By Richard Willis, Managing Director, Willis Insurance and Risk Management Property developers have a myriad of considerations to make when planning projects of any scale, chief among which is ensuring they bring all stakeholders including local residents, along with them. Fail to do so and an unpopular planning application, even if passed, may never progress…

Read on

Lisney: From retail to residential – 2018 is the year of tech


Declan Flynn is Managing Director of Belfast-based commercial property agency Lisney, which works on behalf of many of Northern Ireland’s most significant investors and developers as well as major retailers and businesses. It’s January again and time to get the crystal ball out. So, what will 2018 hold for the commercial property market, and where…

Read on