Recruitment drive

The easing of lockdown restrictions has sparked another major recruitment drive at leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton. The Belfast office has experienced continued growth during the COVID pandemic, with the firm adding 45 colleagues to the team over the last 12 months. Now Grant Thornton is seeking to recruit again at all levels across…

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Leadership

Susan Moylan, Associate Director, People & Change Consulting Flexible and remote working existed in Northern Ireland by exception before COVID-19; today it is a normal way of working life. I think we have all been surprised by our adaptability in the most challenging of times and COVID-19 has enabled us to prove that flexible and…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It’s often said that adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Each one of us, no matter our background or circumstances has had to deal with some level of adversity at some point in our lives. This is especially true at the present time…

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JetsGo Holidays

JetsGo Holidays has announced a weekly service from Belfast City Airport to Palma de Mallorca offering package holidays to the Balearic Island for summer 2021. The charter service will operate on Saturdays throughout June, July and August 2021 utilising a British Airways aircraft, offering superior comfort and service to JetsGo passengers The fully financially protected…

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Economic recovery

By Andrew Webb, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton Ireland  As the end of a year draws near, I look back at the articles from this time a year previous and check how events panned out compared to predictions. This time last year, I was writing that consumers were in downbeat mood and that 2020 would be…

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Christmas Appeal

Leading law firm Arthur Cox has joined The Fostering Network to provide children across Northern Ireland with unique gifts for Christmas. Forty children will receive presents chosen specifically for them by staff at Arthur Cox. All children receiving a gift bundle participate in The Fostering Network’s Step Up Step Down service, where foster carers support…

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Belfast Maritime Consortium

A supervisory board has been appointed to oversee the Belfast Maritime Consortium’s project to develop revolutionary zero-emission ferries in the city. Earlier this year, the 13-partner syndicate, headed by Artemis Technologies, won a £33 million government innovation grant for the plans from the UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places (SIP) Fund. Working closely…

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Dementia home

A £2 million private investment by Dunluce Healthcare in Bangor has created 30 jobs with the opening this week of a dementia wing at its Oakmont Lodge nursing and residential home. Designed specially around residents’ needs, the new 24-bed dementia wing will provide the highest quality of residential and nursing care, housed in the most…

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Senior Appointments

Arthur Cox Managing Partner in Northern Ireland Catriona Gibson has described two senior appointments as a “further strengthening” of the firm’s already market leading legal offering. Lynsey Mallon has been named as the new Head of the Corporate and Commercial team while Stuart Mansfield will lead the Banking and Finance team. Both among the most…

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