Posts Tagged ‘Northern Ireland’

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice announced as Lord Mayor’s Charity Partner

Heather Weir, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Hospice welcomes Lord Mayor of Belfast, John Finucane to NI Children’s Hospice; Horizon House. The Lord Mayor of Belfast, John Finucane, has announced the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice as one of his charity partners. Throughout the Lord Mayor’s term in office, he will raise vital funds for…

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Donnelly Group gears up for charity of the year partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

Donnelly Foundation

Donnelly Group, Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned motor retailer, has announced Macmillan Cancer Support as its charity partner of the year. The announcement comes as the Group launches details of its Donnelly Foundation, a new initiative that, in addition to the charity partnership, will see local groups and projects benefit from financial support from the Donnelly…

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Warrenpoint Port makes £800,000 plant investment

Warrenpoint plant investment

Warrenpoint Port has made an investment of £800,000 in new plant that will significantly improve efficiency at Northern Ireland’s second largest harbour. Authorities at the port have taken delivery of the first wave of the new fleet which will include seven forklift trucks. Eoin O’Mahony, Head of Engineering and Estates, Warrenpoint Port said: “This investment…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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