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Let 2020 be a year of ambition and optimism

By Gordon Milligan, Chairman, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Just like that, we have reached the final day of 2019 and what a year it has been. With not one, but two Brexit dates coming and going, and the complete lack of comings and goings at Stormont, there has been one word that has…

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Statement in response to the publication by The Insolvency Service of the latest insolvency statistics for July to September 2019

Gareth Latimer

Gareth Latimer, Director, Recovery and Reorganisation at Grant Thornton in Belfast commented: “The increasing numbers of insolvencies recorded in Northern Ireland in the third quarter of 2019 is hardly surprising given the current political and economic uncertainty being experienced at a local, national, and global level. “There was a rise in both company and personal…

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Latest Brexit developments and Northern Ireland

Lee Squires

By Lee Squires, Director, Indirect Tax at Grant Thornton Following another tumultuous week of developments in Brexit, the final outcome remains uncertain. Last week, Boris Johnson agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU in the form of a revised Withdrawal Agreement, with a replacement Protocol on Northern Ireland. On Saturday, the House of Commons…

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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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