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Competition heats up at Belfast City Airport

Tuesday 21 December 2010 by Ulster Business

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Bmi has moved its low cost operation bmibaby away from Aldergrove to Belfast City Airport, leaving Stansted as the only route formerly served by Ryanair in Northern Ireland still to be filled

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New Financial Services Campus in Titanic Quarter

Tuesday 21 December 2010 by Ulster Business

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Approval has been granted for the multi-million pound development of a new financial services campus in Titanic Quarter that will house major financial institutions.

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Xafinity and Herbert Smith come to Northern Ireland

Tuesday 21 December 2010 by Ulster Business

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One of the UK’s leading specialist providers of pension and employee benefit services, Xafinity, has announced a multi-million pound investment in Northern Ireland

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Sage helps firms pursue growth

Tuesday 21 December 2010 by Ulster Business

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Sage UK Ltd works with over 23,000 of the UK’s largest, most successful businesses. Sage software supports their success with a wide range of business solutions, from accounting, HR and payroll

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Ulster eyes incredible India

Tuesday 21 December 2010 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland’s new investment ambassador Hanif Lalani is impatient to get more Indian companies investing in the province and tells Symon Ross that the opportunities for firms that partner with them are potentially huge

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T’were best done quickly and efficiently

Tuesday 21 December 2010 by Ulster Business

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Although the Irish Government gets very little sympathy, interested observers should be aware that it has had to deal with the worst financial crisis in the history of the Republic of Ireland.

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The tender approach

Tuesday 21 December 2010 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business talks to Noel Brady from Consult Nb1 about the art of brokering deals between companies, helping private sector firms tender for public sector contracts and advising clients how to get the best from their sales force

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50 billion mobile devices – who gets rich?

Tuesday 21 December 2010 by Ulster Business

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Mobile internet is among the fastest growing technology sectors and Northern Ireland’s entrepreneurs need to get involved now if they want to ride the wave, the GSMA’s Michael O’Hara tells Symon Ross

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Tapping into the Republic’s gas market

Tuesday 21 December 2010 by Ulster Business

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Phoenix’s retail arm has been rapidly growing its market share in the Republic and Managing Director David Strahan says it would welcome a similar level playing field right throughout Northern Ireland

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Microsoft celebrates 10 years in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 21 December 2010 by Ulster Business

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The chairman of software giant Microsoft’s European business believes that Northern Ireland could become a centre of excellence for cloud computing if the public and private sectors embrace it early enough.

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Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2011 finalists announced

Monday 22 November 2010 by Ulster Business

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Arts & Business has announced the eagerly awaited shortlist for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2011. Six judges from across the spectrum of commerce and culture had the difficult job of short listing the best examples of excellence in partnerships from a record number of entries.

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Citi to make Titanic expansion

Monday 22 November 2010 by Ulster Business

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Banking giant Citi has announced plans to create a further 500 jobs at its Titanic Quarter offices in Belfast as part of a major expansion.

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OPT2VOTE wins £5.2m Scottish Government contract

Monday 22 November 2010 by Ulster Business

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Derry-based election services provider OPT2VOTE Ltd. has won a multi-million pound contract to provide electronic vote-counting services in local government elections in Scotland.

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Trixter takes the fast track to success

Monday 22 November 2010 by Ulster Business

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A specialist exercise bike firm run by two Northern Irish ex-pats is picking up speed in the US market

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The social network

Monday 22 November 2010 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business caught up with Facebook's Dublin-based director of online operations Colm Long to discuss the company's support for innovation on the island of Ireland

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How can we grow the private sector?

Monday 22 November 2010 by Ulster Business

John-Simpson

After the CSR the focus has shifted to growing the private sector. John Simpson offers his views on who can make it happen and how

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Easy does it

Monday 22 November 2010 by Ulster Business

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This month marks 15 years since easyJet's first flight. Ulster Business talked to UK regional general manager Paul Simmons about the company's growth and Belfast's key place within its network

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After the Gold Rush

Monday 22 November 2010 by Ulster Business

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It was presented as a hammer blow to Northern Ireland, but could the Spending Review actually make our political parties work together to bring in measures that will stabilise the economy, asks Symon Ross

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Down to a fine art

Monday 22 November 2010 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business talked to art dealer and agent Dickon Hall to find out why the value of art moves independent of the economy and whether buying art is only for the super rich.

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In the driving seat

Monday 22 November 2010 by Ulster Business

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Peugeot’s UK Managing Director Jon Goodman tells Ulster Business how the brand is going about regaining market share in Northern Ireland and how sales in the province are outperforming Great Britain

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Great expectations

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

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There is a big gap between what graduates in Northern Ireland expect to be paid and what they are actually earning

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Digital Derry could create 3,000 jobs

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

Digital-Derry

The digital economy could create 3,000 jobs and become a major new industrial sector in Derry, according to the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce.

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LenisAer flying high after £25k victory

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP) CONNECT’s search for the ‘next big thing’ to come out of the local publically funded research base ended with a team from the University of Ulster walking away with the top prize of £10,000 as overall winners of the technology entrepreneur awards.

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Ulster Business and The Prince’s Trust ‘Make a Million’

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to find Northern Ireland’s leading Million Makers.

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Resource finds its niche

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

Dave Seaton

Belfast’s Resource Group believes impending cutbacks in the public sector will create opportunities for outsourcing companies and is looking to niche markets to provide growth

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Notes from a Lonely Planet

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

Maureen-Wheeler

Belfast-born co-founder of the Lonely Planet Maureen Wheeler was in town recently to share her experiences of forming the global publishing company from scratch. Symon Ross went to find out more about the Lonely Planet story

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Jobs and services under threat in the public sector

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

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As the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) is turned into decisions on spending allocations by the Chancellor and then, subsequently, by the Northern Ireland Executive, there will be concern about the longer-term implications.

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The personal touch

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

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With investors looking to improve return on their investments in the current low interest rate environment, Ulster Business talked to wealth management company, Quilter, about the approach taken by its Belfast office.

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Can we fix it?

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

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The construction sector could be among the biggest losers from the impending public sector spending cuts. Symon Ross asked representatives from some of the related professions what actions they believe would best revitalise the industry.

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Let it grow

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

Wheat field

The agri-food sector is worth more than £3bn a year to Northern Ireland’s economy, but some of the key players in the industry believe there should be greater recognition of its potential for growth.

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Ballymena's new Michelin man

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

Michelin

American Wilton Crawford became plant manager for Michelin in Northern Ireland earlier this year. Symon Ross talked to him about swapping Alabama for Ballymena and how the local business environment measures up to the US.

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A straightforward approach

Thursday 14 October 2010 by Ulster Business

Gerry-Mallon

Northern Bank has launched a campaign to promote what the bank sees as its core identity. Ulster Business talked to the bank’s chief executive Gerry Mallon to find out what was behind the move.

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New free recruitment site launched

Thursday 23 September 2010 by Ulster Business

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Employers looking to fill executive vacancies will have the chance to post job advertisements for free on a newly launched Northern Ireland website.

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Flybe steps into the breach at Belfast City Airport

Thursday 23 September 2010 by Ulster Business

Flybe

UK airline Flybe has announced that from the end of October it will fly 100 new flights per week from George Best Belfast City Airport.

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Make your Concern work for good this Christmas

Thursday 23 September 2010 by Ulster Business

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For the fifth consecutive year Ulster Business and Greer Publications are supporting Concern’s Corporate Christmas Gift Appeal. Concern Worldwide, a leading international development agency is asking local businesses to reach out to global communities and give them the Gift of Hope by spending their corporate gifts budget on life changing projects.

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The retirement age conundrum

Thursday 23 September 2010 by Ulster Business

Lisa-Bryson

The Government has unveiled plans to abolish the default retirement age next year. Lisa Bryson from Carson McDowell looks at what this means for employers.

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New kid on the recycling block

Thursday 23 September 2010 by Ulster Business

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The highly competitive recycling sector is not an easy one to break into.

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On a mission

Thursday 23 September 2010 by Ulster Business

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Ahead of the US/NI investment conference next month, Symon Ross talked to US special economic envoy to Northern Ireland Declan Kelly about his first year in the job and his hopes for the future.

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Failing the screen test

Thursday 23 September 2010 by Ulster Business

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With more competition than ever for jobs, employers are becoming increasingly vigilant about screening applicants to keep out the bad apples. Ulster Business looked at the minefield facing both recruiters and jobseekers.

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Campaigning for tourism

Thursday 23 September 2010 by Ulster Business

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As the country awaits the next comprehensive spending review, Howard Hastings and Alan Clarke from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board told Ulster Business why support for the tourism sector is essential to the wider economy.

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Cloud cuckoo land?

Thursday 23 September 2010 by Ulster Business

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Cloud computing has become one of the buzzwords of the technology world. But has it moved from being a concept to something local companies are embracing in their everyday operations?

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Innovate to succeed

Thursday 23 September 2010 by Ulster Business

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As Northern Ireland’s economy enters a period where public finances will be squeezed, Ulster Business talked to BDO about why it has brought together leaders from business and the public sector to investigate the Future of Innovation.

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Randox open new $7m US base

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Randox Laboratories has opened a $7m facilitiy in Kearneysville, West Virginia, in what will be a major strategic expansion for the Northern Ireland diagnostics company.

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MJM wins £5m Blumenthal restaurant deal

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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He might be known for his snail porridge and bacon and egg ice-cream, but celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s tastes also run to Northern Irish design work.

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Mivan secures landmark contracts

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Antrim company Mivan has secured a contract worth over £90m in Egypt - one of the largest contracts in its history.

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Queen’s students ‘engineer’ scholarship success in FG Wilson partnersip

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Seventeen Queen’s University engineering students are the first to benefit from a unique new partnership with local company FG Wilson.

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Wright Group’s innovative approach is just the ticket

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

Mark-Nodder

The Ballymena-based Wright Group manufactures buses for clients around the world. Managing director Mark Nodder says...

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Thriving under pressure

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Manufacturer Schrader Electronics has managed to defy the downturn. Symon Ross talked to managing director Stephen McClelland for an insight into the business

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Jobs market off the critical list

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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As the Northern Ireland economy wheezes its way out of intensive care, Cathy McCorry, Managing Director at the Grafton...

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Screen industry takes a starring role

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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The increasing number of productions being filmed in Northern Ireland is making a big contribution to the economy, writes Symon Ross

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Bombardier navigating its way through turbulence

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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The aviation market has been hit hard during the recession but following a sharp downturn in orders last year, Symon Ross reports that Bombardier Shorts is seeing some positive signs for the future

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Moy Park takes a fresh approach to growth

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

Nigel-Dunlop

Poultry producer Moy Park has continued to expand with the acquisition of O’Kane Group earlier this year. Symon Ross caught up with chief executive Nigel Dunlop to find out about the company’s outlook...

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Economic health-check

Thursday 26 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Neil Gibson, director of Oxford Economics, believes difficult questions about Northern Ireland’s economy still need to be asked

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Blackwater Development Association building small business bridges

Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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A new £700,000 Business Park in Blackwatertown is all set to breathe new business life into the quiet County Armagh village.

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Back to the Future - with John Hogg Operational

Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Holywood-based John Hogg Group has formed a new company to make it easier for local companies to source products globally.

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Bringing art to old furniture

Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Centre of excellence

Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland’s corporate legal expertise is now amongst the best in the world. Ulster Business spoke to Alan Taylor and Alan Bissett of Arthur Cox to hear how the Belfast firm is giving London’s best a run for their money.

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The trials of getting on the tourist trail

Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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The local tourism industry has developed significantly over the last few years but how has the recent recession impacted the sector? David Elliott spoke to Niall Gibbons of Tourism Ireland...

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Positive outlook for north-west commercial property market

Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Post recession, the north-west commercial property market continues to forge ahead despite difficult economic conditions but there are a few rays of...

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M&A market cautiously emerges from hibernation

Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Transactions in the local mergers and acquisition market were one of the biggest casualties of the global recession with the handful of recorded deals either forced and/or carried out at...

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Northern Ireland key area of growth for Hewlett-Packard

Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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As HP approaches the 35th Anniversary of its establishment on the island of Ireland we speak with Martin Murphy, Managing Director of HP Ireland.

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Export trade looks to economic recovery as weak sterling’s impact is limited

Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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Exporters in Northern Ireland have managed to benefit from a slide in the value of sterling but the benefits have been dampened by global recession.

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Every ‘cloud’ has a silver lining

Wednesday 4 August 2010 by Ulster Business

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eircom Northern Ireland has been making waves in the local telecommunications market with its fresh, highly-skilled approach and strong service ethic. Ulster Business spoke to General Manager Darren Lemon to find out...

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Nichem rides wave of success

Friday 23 April 2010 by Ulster Business

Nichem

Home-grown business success stories tend to reveal individuals with the ability to adapt to a changing environment as much as those with an eye for the bottom line. Ulster Business found that Ashley McKinley and Jim Hodges, founders of Nichem Group, prove no different

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Experts tackle the big ICT issues

Friday 23 April 2010 by Ulster Business

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One of the most exciting and vibrant industries in Northern Ireland is undoubtedly the ICT market. Apart from the growing presence of some of the world’s biggest ICT companies on these shores, we’ve also managed to foster an environment where our home-grown creative

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Infrastructure to support eight million

Friday 23 April 2010 by Ulster Business

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A growing population means the impending need for improved and more efficient infrastructure. Economist John Simpson takes a look at ‘Infrastructure for an island population of 8 million’

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SME: health check

Friday 23 April 2010 by Ulster Business

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Small and medium sized companies are the lifeblood of Northern Ireland industry, so it stands to reason the health of this sector will give an indication of how the rest of the economy is performing. Symon Ross hears how four companies

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SMEs should focus for longer-term success

Friday 23 April 2010 by Ulster Business

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Small and medium enterprises have experienced a difficult trading period of late but as the dust of recession begins to settle it appears the worst is over. Deloitte Senior Partner Glenn Roberts assess the outlook

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Targeted investment

Friday 23 April 2010 by Ulster Business

Nigel-Crawford

The last couple of years have been some of the most challenging for investment managers. We talk to Nigel Crawford, head of Quilter’s Belfast office, to hear more about the company and his views on the best place to invest your money.

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McLaughlin & Harvey builds a more sustainable future by working with its supply chain

Friday 23 April 2010 by Ulster Business

Profile

Working with its supply chain on the Royal Victoria Hospital development, Newtownabbey based McLaughlin & Harvey

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Job market “cautiously optimistic”

Friday 23 April 2010 by Ulster Business

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“Cautiously optimistic” is the overall view of businesses in Northern Ireland regarding prospects for the jobs market, says the most recent independent jobs survey commissioned by recruitment website NIJobfinder.co.uk.

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Halo launches Business Angel Fund

Friday 23 April 2010 by Ulster Business

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Halo - Northern Ireland’s Business Angel network – has announced the launch of the first ever Business Angel EIS Fund worth a quarter of a million pounds.

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Kids learn to buy low and sell high

Friday 23 April 2010 by Ulster Business

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Campbell College has taken top honours at this year’s Stock Market Challenge held at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown on11th March.

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Painting a true picture

Wednesday 31 March 2010 by Ulster Business

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The last few years have been challenging, to say the least, for investors. It would therefore be fair to assume an investment management company which set up in Northern Ireland in late 2007 may now be rueing its decision

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The best actors in a very unpopular blockbuster...

Wednesday 31 March 2010 by Ulster Business

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The business world has for years attracted the attention of the film industry and it’s no surprise Michael Douglas is soon to again extol the virtues of greed in his return as Gordon Gekko in the sequel to

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Tourist trail

Wednesday 31 March 2010 by Ulster Business

Carrick-a-rede-rope-bridge

Tourism has developed in Northern Ireland at a blistering pace over the last few years but where next? Economist John Simpson addresses Tourism Minister Arlene Foster on Northern Ireland’s tourism strategy.

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The business of waste

Wednesday 31 March 2010 by Ulster Business

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Waste has become a hugely emotive and important factor not just for individuals but also for the business world. John Quinn, CEO of the umbrella waste management group, arc21, looks at future trends in waste policy and the implications for business.

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Want to cut costs? IT’s the obvious choice

Tuesday 30 March 2010 by Ulster Business

Andy-Ross-Northgate

There has been a significant shift away from the use of IT for organisational transformation and innovation toward using IT to improve efficiency and cut costs. Andy Ross, chief executive

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Rezidor covers all bases

Tuesday 30 March 2010 by Ulster Business

Rezidor

The all-island hotel sector has been through significant changes over the last 10 years and now boasts an offering for every taste and pocket. We hear from Han Oldenburger, Regional Director for The Rezidor Hotel Group in Ireland

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Economic health check

Tuesday 30 March 2010 by Ulster Business

Economic-health-check

An upward revision in the UK’s gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2009 has prompted suggestions the economy is maybe in better shape than we first thought. Angela McGowan, Northern Bank Chief Economist

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Wrightbus to make £7m innovation investment

Tuesday 30 March 2010 by Ulster Business

Wright-Bus

Ballymena-based The Wright Group is to invest £7 million in market-le innovation with support from Invest NI and the European Regional Development Fund.

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NISP welcomes arrival of multi-million pound investor

Tuesday 30 March 2010 by Ulster Business

NISP

A US healthcare company, which announced a £4.4 million investment during a recent visit from US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has taken up residence at the Northern Ireland Science Park.

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Fane Valley invest £18m in new feed plant

Tuesday 30 March 2010 by Ulster Business

Fane-Valley

One of Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food businesses is investing £18m in a state-of-the-art animal feeds plant at Doogary near Omagh.

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Halo network nets its 100th Business Angel

Wednesday 24 February 2010 by Ulster Business

Halo

With Northern Ireland’s small business community attracting the notice of investors, the halo Business Angel network has seen a 300% increase in members over the past 12 months and has now reached the milestone of welcoming in its 100th investor.

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Optimism grows amongst local businesses

Wednesday 24 February 2010 by Ulster Business

Optimism grows

Optimism among local privately held businesses on their economic outlook for 2010 has improved considerably over the last year, according to the latest International Business Report survey from advisors Grant Thornton UK LLP.

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Phoenix from the flames

Wednesday 24 February 2010 by Ulster Business

Bill Manson, Aaron Shimmons, Jack McIlduff

A business initiative offering free support and resources to managers and leaders in Northern Ireland is re-launching its services.

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Local man appointed to top retail job

Wednesday 24 February 2010 by Ulster Business

Gary Mills

Belfast man Gary Mills has been appointed to a top job in retailing and has taken up the post of operations director for Tesco in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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Mobilising your workforce for well-being

Wednesday 24 February 2010 by Ulster Business

Dr Robert Kerr

An effective and productive organisation relies heavily on a healthy workforce. This applies equally to mental health and well-being as Dr Robert Kerr, lecturer in Organisational

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Sterling performance

Wednesday 24 February 2010 by Ulster Business

James Beattie - First Trust

For those trading south of the border or further afield, movements in the value of sterling can have a huge impact on profit margins. James Beattie, relationship manager with First Trust Bank’s Global Treasury Services

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Lightstep towards safety

Wednesday 24 February 2010 by Ulster Business

Fusion Media Group

Stumbling across one of the most exciting companies to emerge from Northern Ireland in many years reaffirms the belief that this region can be a leader in whichever sector we set our mind to.

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Carbon credit?

Wednesday 24 February 2010 by Ulster Business

Carbon Credit?

Our dependence on fossil fuels can’t carry on indefinitely. Are we in Northern Ireland building a strong enough renewable energy sector to offer a viable alternative and is government policy doing enough to encourage the sector’s development?

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Fuel for thought

Wednesday 24 February 2010 by Ulster Business

Oil Mine

Being able to predict the next move for oil prices would be a very useful skill but one which has proven difficult to learn for even the most long-serving energy professionals. David Elliott takes a look at how the experts expect the oil price to evolve over the next 12 months.

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Minister reshapes economic policy

Wednesday 24 February 2010 by Ulster Business

Michael Cooper - Building

DETI minister Arlene Foster has put together an action plan in response to the recent Independent Review of Economic Policy, or IREP. John Simpson casts a critical eye over the plan and asks whether it will help the local economy.

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Mike Irvine - DAVY

Thursday 21 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Mike Irvine

Heading up one of Donegal Square’s newest additions to the local wealth management community is Mike Irvine, a man who sees big potential in the local investment market. We hear more from the head of Davy Northern Ireland. It’s two and a half years since Davy set up its base in Northern Ireland, a period which

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Henderson Foodservice announce Streat franchise purchase

Wednesday 20 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Henderson FoodService

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Northern Ireland CIPR Awards winners announced

Wednesday 20 January 2010 by Ulster Business

CIPR Awards

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Ian Coulter - Tughans

Wednesday 20 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Ian Coulter

Ian Coulter Tughans Leaders in Business – As managing partner of one of Northern Ireland’s largest law firms, Ian Coulter is definitely one of the main leaders in the local legal field. Symon Ross finds out what drives the company’s youngest ever managing partner and how he views the local economy

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Nic Stirk - SLA Mobile

Wednesday 20 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Nik Stirk

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Brian Ambrose - George Best Belfast City Airport

Wednesday 20 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Brian Ambrose

Brian Ambrose has been at the helm of George Best Belfast City Airport during some of its most successful and controversial times. We hear more about the former Short Brothers apprentice and get a hold on the challenges facing the airport. Brian Ambrose knows the

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Joanne Stuart - Institute of Directors & Attrus

Tuesday 19 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Joanne Stuart

As chairperson of the Institute of Directors, Joanne Stuart has been lobbying hard for Northern Ireland businesses and stands out as a true leader in the area. She gives UIster Business a rundown of her own background as well as the challenges she sees for the local economy in the coming year.

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Darren Lemon - eircom Northern Ireland

Tuesday 19 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Darren Lemon

The real mark of a well-run business is its performance during difficult economic conditions. eircom Northern Ireland has forged ahead during the recessionary months of 2009 and, crucially, bagged a £70 million government contract. Darren Lemon has been at the helm of the company since 2008

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John Keane - Ardmore Advertising

Tuesday 19 January 2010 by Ulster Business

John Keane

As the head of one of Northern Ireland’s largest advertising agencies, John Keane knows a thing or two about the local media industry. David Elliott got his thoughts on the future of the sector.

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Declan Kelly - US Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland

Tuesday 19 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Declan Kelly

The flow of US investment into Northern Ireland over the last few years through the likes of Citigroup and the New York Stock Exchange has been one of the main catalysts helping drive the local economy forward.

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Brian Irwin - Irwin’s Bakery

Tuesday 19 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Brian Irwin

Irwin’s Bakery is one of the best-known brands in Northern Ireland and one which has weathered the changing tastes and habits of local consumers. In this volatile environment, executive chairman Brian Irwin has ensured the company has stayed ahead of the curve.

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Yvonne Moore - Galgorm Resort & Spa

Tuesday 19 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Yvonne Moore

Yvonne Moore is general manager at Galgorm Resort & Spa, one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious destinations for conferences, weddings and accommodation.

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Innovation Nation

Tuesday 19 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Innovation Nation

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Eastern promise

Tuesday 19 January 2010 by Ulster Business

China Cityscape

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Ones to Watch: Greg Radcliffe & Mark Anderson

Tuesday 19 January 2010 by Ulster Business

Ristretto

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