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Airport tax tweak doesn’t go far enough

Wednesday 3 December 2014 by Ulster Business

Airport tax tweak doesnt go far enough

Chancellor abolishes APD for children under 12s and under 16s but still too high for Northern Ireland operaters

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Westminster: corporation tax devolved provided Stormont behaves

Wednesday 3 December 2014 by Ulster Business

Corporation tax devolved provided stormont behalves

Chancellor says Executive needs to prove it can work together before powers are devolved

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Don’t ignore risks with devolved tax-setting power

Wednesday 3 December 2014 by Ulster Business

Dont ignore risks with devolved tax setting power

Accountants body warns that tax shortfall and increased administrative burden shouldn’t be overlooked

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Housing market recovery takes hold as prices climb 5.2%

Wednesday 26 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Housing market recovery takes hold as prices climb 5

Latest data shows average Northern Ireland house price stands at £141,173

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NICEP: Economy grows but time to walk the austerity walk

Wednesday 26 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Nicep economy grows but time to walk the austerity walk

Recovery has taken hold but growth will be tempered by spending cuts

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German software company SQS creates 30 jobs

Wednesday 26 November 2014 by Ulster Business

German software company sqs creates 30 jobs

Posts will pay £37,500 a year and represent the second reinvestment for the firm

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Belfast’s Titanic Marketing Event

Thursday 20 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Belfast's Titanic marketing event

Belfast Technology and Design company i3 Digital has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Marketing to deliver a one-off marketing event for businesses and organisations.

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London and Belfast accountancy firm Ross Boyd set to grow in new home

Thursday 20 November 2014 by Ulster Business

London and Belfast accountancy firm Ross Boyd set to grow in new home

A move into Belfast city centre has kick-started ambitious growth plans for an accountancy firm that operates in both Northern Ireland and London.

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Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Directors Revealed in Shortlist for IoD Awards

Thursday 20 November 2014 by Ulster Business

DoTY Judging Panel 2014

Winners to be announced on December 5th in Merchant Hotel

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House prices climb 7% as property market recovers

Wednesday 19 November 2014 by Ulster Business

House prices climb sharply as property market recovers

Data shows apartments leading the rebound but prices still a long way off the 2007 peak

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Asda creates 230 jobs as shoppers click and collect

Wednesday 19 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Asda creates 230 jobs as shoppers click and collect

New jobs will service supermarket’s growing online business

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Christmas parties: even HRMC approves

Wednesday 19 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Christmas parties even hrmc approves

Companies can spend up to £150 on each employee tax free.

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At last: wage growth beats inflation

Wednesday 12 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Wage growth beats inflation

Wages grow at a faster rate than inflation for first time in five years

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Unemployment rate falls again

Wednesday 12 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Unemployment falls but still work to do

Improving economy helps get Northern Ireland back to work

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New Belfast nightclub to create 60 jobs

Wednesday 12 November 2014 by Ulster Business

New belfast nightclub creates 60 jobs

Beannchor close to finishing Sixty6 nightclub, an extension to National Grand Café on High Street

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Business Thinking Rewired - Arts and Business

Wednesday 12 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Business thinking rewired  with arts and business

Business Thinking Rewired is a series of inspirational Business Breakfasts sponsored by AES Northern Ireland and supported by Invest NI

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Hilton Templepatrick has invested £250,000 in its spa and gym facilities

Monday 10 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Hilton Templepatrick has invested £250,000 in its spa and gym facilities

The revamp includes new Precor gym equipment with individual internet and TV access as well as a new spa experience called "Comforzone".

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Charles Hurst launches new B2B car division to support local businesses

Wednesday 5 November 2014 by Ulster Business

Charles Hurst launches new B2B car division to support local businesses

Charles Hurst and Fleet Financial join forces under one major new B2B brand

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Danske notches up £81m profit

Thursday 30 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Danske bank notches up 81m pounds profit

Danske Bank has notched up pre-tax profits of £81m for the first nine months of the year, according to its latest results.

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Growth Loan Fund lends £25m in two years

Wednesday 29 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Growth loan fund lends 25m in two years

Invest NI-backed fund lends half of £50m target through 80 loans

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Entrepreneurial teachers come up with iPad device for the classroom

Wednesday 29 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Entrepreneurial teachers come up with ipad device for the classroom

Modern Efficient Design develop device to help teachers use an iPad while teaching

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New Italian restaurant set for Belfast's Great Victoria Street

Wednesday 29 October 2014 by Ulster Business

New italian restaurant set for belfasts great victoria street

Fratelli’s to open on site of Malt Room, backed by Galgorm owners

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Ministers try to stop Gallahers factory being stubbed out

Tuesday 21 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Ministers try to stop gallahers factory being stubbed out

Enterprise and Employment minister met with representatives of parent company JTI

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Bitnet bags £9m of funding

Tuesday 21 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Bitnet bags 9m of funding

Bitcoin service provider plans to expand business in Europe and Asia

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Clock ticking for decision on corporation tax

Tuesday 21 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Clock ticking on corporation tax decision

Prime Minister has promised to make a decision on the issue before December 3

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Leaf 365 creates 10 jobs in Dublin

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Leaf 365 creates 10 jobs in dublin

Expansion for IT company takes headcount to 50

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Clare Heaney

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Clare Heaney

Former Fortwilliam School student Clare Heaney from North Belfast has joined Tughans as a trainee solicitor. Clare graduated in Law this summer from Liverpool University.

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Fiona Boyle

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Fiona Boyle

Fiona Boyle has been appointed to Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland. She runs her own consultancy, specialising in social research and evaluations.

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Paul Wilson

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson has been appointed to Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland. He is Project Director for the Strategic Investment Board.

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Sharon O'Connor

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Sharon O'Connor

Sharon O’Connor has been appointed to Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland. She is Town Clerk and Chief Executive of Derry City Council.

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Lisa Keys

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Lisa Keys

Lisa Keys takes on the new role of Head of Business Development (NI) with the Institute of Directors. Lisa has almost 20 years of experience in the fields of marketing and business development.

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Leanne Rice

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Leanne Rice

Henderson Group has appointed Leanne Rice as Brand Manager of their large format/supermarket retail offering. Leanne will be working to drive sales and awareness of the supermarket brands.

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Darren Oldroyd

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Darren Oldroyd

Darren Oldroyd has been appointed Membership Executive at Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber). He will recruit new members and liaise with companies.

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Tony O'Neill

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Tony O'Neill

Dunbia has appointed former Moy Park director Tony O’Neill as Group deputy chief executive. In this newly-created role, Mr O’Neill will hold responsibility for Dunbia’s UK and Ireland business.

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Suzanne Patton

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Suzanne Patton

Suzanne Patton has been appointed as Healthcare Vacancy Co-ordinator at Lucas Love Healthcare.

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Mike Crone

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Mike Crone

Mike Crone joins the Smarts Communicate team as Studio Manager where he will work on clients including Johnnie Walker, Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Smirnoff.

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Tracey Kershaw

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Tracey Kershaw

Technology specialist Saville Audio Visual has announced the appointment of Tracey Kershaw as Group HR manager, based at the company’s head office.

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Jennifer Meagher

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Jennifer Meagher

Close Brothers Commercial Finance has announced the appointment of Jennifer Meagher as Sales Director, Invoice Finance, across Ireland.

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Brian McFetridge

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Brian McFetridge

Brian McFetridge has joined Muldoon & Co. Chartered Accountants to take on the role of Business Advisory Manager. Brian joins the firm from another midtier practice.

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Róisín Brennan

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Roisin Brennan

Róisín Brennan has been appointed Non-Executive Director of UTV Ireland Limited, the group’s new television channel which will launch in Ireland in 2015.

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John Quinn

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

John Quinn

John Quinn has been appointed as Marketing Executive at Leaf. John has four years’ experience in the technology and marketing sector.

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Philip Burton

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Philip Burton

Philip Burton has been appointed as an Administrative Technician at Leaf. Philip has over 20 years’ experience within the IT industry.

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Robert McKibben

Thursday 16 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Robert McKibben

Robert McKibben has been appointed to the position of IT Consultant at Leaf. With over 10 years’ experience in the IT and communications industry Robert will be supporting Leaf clients.

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Unemployment falls but still work to be done

Wednesday 15 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Unemployment falls but still work to do

Number of people out of work falls by 0.5% but dole queue continues to snake

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Tesco to open Banbridge store

Wednesday 15 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Tesco to open new banbridge store

New 63,500 square feet store in Bridgewater Park will create 252 jobs

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Setting out the Marketstall

Wednesday 15 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Setting out the marketstall

Templepatrick business takes on six new staff to target overseas markets

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Liberty sets out stall after Hughes Insurance takeover

Wednesday 15 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Liberty sets out stall after huges insurance takeover

Ambitions to break into a new geographical market leave a company with two options...

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Richard Houliston

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Richard Houliston

TLT has appointed Richard Houliston as an Associate to their Northern Ireland office. Richard joins the firm’s growing Banking & Restructuring team from A&L Goodbody.

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Julie Tierney

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Julie Tierney

Julie Tierney has been appointed a solicitor at Edwards & Co Solicitors and will take up the role of Head of Family Law. Julie trained and qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland.

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Judith Corbett

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Judith Corbett

Judith Corbett has been appointed a partner at A&L Goodbody. Judith has extensive experience in all areas of commercial property with an emphasis on commercial landlord and tenant and investment acquisitions and disposals.

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Matt McCloskey

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Matt McCloskey

Matt McCloskey joins eircom NI as Sales Director helping build on eircom’s rapid growth across Public and Enterprise markets. Matt joins from Virgin Media.

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John Moore

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

John Moore

John Moore has been promoted to managing director for Hays in Northern Ireland. Hays provides bespoke recruitment services to corporate organisations.

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Deborah McAleese

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Deborah McAleese

Deborah McAleese has joined Ashtree as Financial Planning Consultant. She moves from Bank of Ireland where she worked for almost sixteen years.

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Gerry Coghlan

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Gerry Coghlan

The Association for Project Management has appointed Gerry Coghlan as Chairman of its Northern Ireland Branch. Gerry previously held the post of Treasurer.

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Paul Clarke

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Paul Clarke

Paul Clarke has been appointed as Channel Manager for UTV Television in Northern Ireland with responsibility for leading local production output, resources and budgeting.

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Carolyn Avery

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Carolyn Avery

Carolyn Avery MRICS has been promoted to Associate Director within the Commercial Lease Consultancy/Rating Department at Colliers International.

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Emma MacSweeney

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Emma MacSweeney

Emma MacSweeney MRICS has been promoted to Associate Director within the Investment Property Management Department at Colliers International.

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Lindsay Pigott

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Lindsay Pigott

Lindsay Pigott MRICS has been promoted to Senior Surveyor within the Investment Property Management Department at Colliers International.

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Peter Bryans

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Peter Bryans

Peter Bryans MRICS has been promoted to Senior Surveyor within the Valuation Department at Colliers International. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management and is responsible for Red Book valuation instructions.

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Christopher Henry

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Christopher Henry

Christopher Henry has been appointed Graduate Building Surveyor within the Building Consultancy Department at Colliers International. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying from the University of Jordanstown.

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Amy Black

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Amy Black

Amy Black has been appointed Client Executive at Lighthouse Communications. Having worked across the charity, banking, consumer and travel sectors, Amy has extensive PR experience.

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Robbie Milliken

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Robbie Milliken

Robbie Milliken has joined Bank of Ireland (UK) plc as a Business Manager within the Business Banking Belfast Growth team. Robbie is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with PwC.

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Sean O'Neill

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Sean ONeill

Sean O’Neill has joined Bank of Ireland (UK) plc as a Business Manager within the Business Banking Belfast Growth team. Sean holds an Economics Degree and Advanced Diploma in Credit and has 16 years’ experience in financial services.

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Rosemary Gormley

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Rosemary Gormley

Rosemary Gormley has been appointed Business Operations Director at Capita Managed IT Solutions. Rosemary will be responsible for driving Capita’s internal business improvement operation.

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Tony Rice

Friday 10 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Tony Rice

Tony Rice has been appointed Sales Director of Ireland at Capita Managed IT Solutions. He has over 20 years’ senior level ICT experience.

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Cheers for Belfast as Boston company creates 75 jobs

Tuesday 7 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Cheers for belfast as boston company creates 75 jobs

Cybersecurity company Rapid7 to set up development centre and pay £40,000 salaries

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Fiesta time for retailers as new car regs return to growth

Tuesday 7 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Fiesta time for retailers as new car regs return to growth

August’s dip proves a bump in the road with nearly 48,000 new cars registered so far this year

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Gallaher cigarette plant in Ballymena to close

Tuesday 7 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Gallaher cigarette plant in ballymena to close

Around 800 jobs lost as JTI moves production to eastern Europe

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Business leaders hungry for Belfast Restaurant Week

Thursday 2 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Business leaders hungry for belfast restaurant week

Business bodies back week-long festival of Northern Ireland's best restaurants

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PwC creates 807 jobs in Belfast

Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Pwc creates 807 jobs in belfast

Posts will pay an average of £21,000 a year each

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Aer Lingus explore direct flights to Germany

Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Ulster Business

aer lingus explored direct flights to germany

Airline said it is looking to add new routes from Belfast to Germany and other ‘sun’ destinations

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Tenants take over Belfast’s Kremlin club

Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Ulster Business

Tenants take over belfasts kremlin club

Prominent night club changes hands for close to £3m asking price

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Hotel operators urged to check in to new Belfast hotel

Wednesday 24 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Hotel operators urged to check in to new belfast hotel

Belfast Harbour Commission to construct up to 200-bed hotel as part of City Quays development

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US takeover helps Belfast golf company add 28 new hires

Wednesday 24 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Nbc takeover helps belfast golf company add 28 new hires

BRS Golf will become NBC subsidiary GolfNow’s European base

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Online shopping in Northern Ireland to reach £41m by 2018 – Barclays

Wednesday 24 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Online shopping in Northern Ireland to reach 41m by 2018 barclays

Clothing, footwear and food will make up bulk of online sales while books and films will fall

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60 new jobs as Chinawhite comes to Belfast

Thursday 18 September 2014 by Ulster Business

60 new jobs as Chinawhite comes to Belfast

Belfast's reputation as a thriving entertainment & visitor location received a significant boost with the announcement that the popular Chinawhite night club is locating in the City Centre.

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Hastings Hotels serves up Digi-Talk 2014

Wednesday 17 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Hastings Hotels serves up Digi-Talk 2014

Leading digital experts head up conference to help local businesses and students.

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Belfast casino backers roll dice with councillers

Wednesday 17 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Belfast casino plans look for green light from council

Rank Group present plans for casino complex to Belfast City Council

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One in five young people out of work in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 17 September 2014 by Ulster Business

One in five young people out of work in Northern Ireland

Government statistics show young still struggling to find work despite improving headline numbers

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From Augher to Arabia: baby food company signs Dubai deal

Wednesday 17 September 2014 by Ulster Business

From augher to arabia baby food company signs dubai

Heavenly Tasty Organics to supply Dubai retail chain with baby food

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Hard landing for Bombardier as 390 Belfast jobs cut

Wednesday 10 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Hard landing for bombardier as 390 belfast jobs cut

Move is part of global restructure announced in July and will affect 90 full time and 300 temporary workers

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Adelaide Insurance to create 50 new posts in major rebrand

Wednesday 10 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Adelaide to create 50 new posts in major rebrand

Insurance broker will adopt parent company Cornhill Insurance Service’s name

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Costa goes Greek with Clandeboye yoghurt

Wednesday 10 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Costa goes greek with clandeboye yoghurt

Coffee giant seals £100,000 deal with Bangor dairy company

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Greyabbey company flying high with 47 new jobs

Wednesday 3 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Greyabbey compant flying high with 47 new jobs

Magellan Aerospace invests £6m at its Co Down base to grow supply of parts and service to Airbus, Boeing

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Angels buy Carryduff bathroom company

Wednesday 3 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Angels buy carryduff bathroom company

James McCormick and Ciaran Hunter plan expansion and new jobs for Adamsez

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Belfast courier company creates six new jobs

Wednesday 3 September 2014 by Ulster Business

Belfast courier company creates six new jobs

Unibaggage doubles workforce to service growing export business

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Top 100 companies make a record £1bn profit

Wednesday 27 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Top 100 companies make a record 1bn profit

Moy Park takes top spot in Ulster Business list as agri-food sector dominates

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World’s biggest law firm creates 256 jobs with new Belfast base

Wednesday 27 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Chicago law firm creates 256 jobs with new belfast base

Baker & McKenzie wooed by Northern Ireland after attending investment conference

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Northern Ireland hotels buoyed by high profile events

Wednesday 27 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Northern ireland hotels warm to high profile events

Occupancy levels and room rates rise in 2013 as tourists flock to City of Culture and World Police and Fire Games

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House prices jump 10% as property market recovery gathers pace

Wednesday 20 August 2014 by Ulster Business

House prices jump 10 percent as property market recovery gathers pace

Terraced houses lead recovery while outer Belfast is best performing region

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Tyrone strikes gold as Dalradian creates jobs

Wednesday 20 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Tyrone strikes gold as dalradian creates jobs

Mining company creates 19 posts as gold exploration ramps up

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Interest rate hike edges closer

Wednesday 20 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Interest rate hike edges closer

Two members of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee voted to raise rates at the last meeting

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Tim Reid

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Tim Reid

Tim Reid has been appointed Director of Capital Markets at CBRE. Tim’s responsibilities include the disposal and acquisition of commercial property on behalf of private and other clients.

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Ciarán Conlon

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Ciaran Conlon

Ciarán Conlon has been appointed Sales Specialist at Niavac Audio Visual. Ciarán recently graduated from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a First Class Honours in Management.

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John Lilly

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

John Lilly

John Lilly has been appointed Private Banking Manager at Danske Bank. John joins Danske after 35 years at First Trust Bank, most recently as Senior Manager for South & West Belfast.

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John Sloan

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

John Sloan

John Sloan has joined Danske Bank as Advice Partner. He will be responsible for recommending individually tailored solutions on products and providers from the whole market.

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Majella Murphy

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Majella Murphy

Majella Murphy has been appointed Private Banking Manager at Danske Bank. She joins Danske from HSBC’s Private Bank team and will be responsible for providing relationship management service.

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Morgan McSorley

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Morgan McSorley

Morgan McSorley has joined Danske Bank as Advice Partner from Hughes Financial Services. He will be responsible for recommending individually tailored solutions.

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Will Grier

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Will Grier

Will Grier has joined Danske Bank as Advice Partner Wesleyan Medical Sickness. Will is responsible for recommending individually tailored solutions on products and providers.

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Laura McAdoo

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Lorna McAdoo

IT consultancy Version 1 has appointed Lorna McAdoo as Head of Delivery Northern Ireland. Lorna has been working in the IT industry for almost three decades.

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Jorge Lopes

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Jorge Lopes

Jorge Lopes has been appointed Country Director at Diageo NI. Jorge comes to the job from Diageo’s Irish office, where he was customer marketing director. His predecessor in Belfast, Michael McCann, has moved on to a new position.

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Tony Grant

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Tony Grant

Tony Grant has joined surveying company Malcolm Hollis’s Dublin office as partner to support the company’s growth in the Republic and in Northern Ireland through its new Belfast office.

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Kate Mingay

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Kate Mingay

Kate Mingay has been appointed non-executive director at Mutual Energy. She brings a wealth of corporate finance and related commercial experience in the infrastructure sector.

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Christopher Murray

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Christopher Murray

Christopher Murray has joined Mutual Energy as non-executive director. He is former Chief Executive of Phoenix Gas between 1995 and 2000 and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Xoserve Ltd.

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Graeme McCluskey

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Graeme McCluskey

Graeme McCluskey joins the business development team at eircom NI with over 20 years Direct Sales and Management experience in the telecoms and telematics industries.

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Gillian Ritchie

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Gillian Ritchie

Gillian Ritchie has joined law firm Tughans as an Associate Director in its Banking Department. She graduated in Law (LLB) from Queen’s University.

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Robert McKay

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Robert McKay

Robert McKay has been appointed Partner with McCartan Turkington Breen in Belfast. Robert joined McCartan Turkington Breen in 2006 and was subsequently admitted to the Roll of Solicitors.

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Andrew Morrow

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Andrew Morrow

Andrew Morrow has joined McCartan Turkington Breen in Belfast as a solicitor. Andrew will be specialising in banking litigation, insolvency, debt recovery and repossession proceedings.

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James Fay

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

James Fay

James Fay has joined McCartan Turkington Breen in Belfast as a solicitor. James will be specialising in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law.

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Tanya Waterworth

Tuesday 19 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Tanya Waterworth

Tanya Waterworth has joined McCartan Turkington Breen in Belfast as a solicitor. Tanya will be specialising in Personal Injury Litigation.

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Barry McGrane

Monday 18 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Barry McGrane

Barry McGrane has been appointed to the Moy Park Executive Board as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 20 years’ experience having worked with United Drug plc.

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Suzanne Wylie

Monday 18 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Suzanne Wylie

Suzanne Wylie, previously Belfast City Council’s Director of Health and Environmental Services, has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the new Belfast council that will come into operation on 1 April 2015.

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Gavin Elliot

Monday 18 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Gavin Elliot

Gavin Elliot of CBRE has been appointed Director of Capital Markets responsible for the disposal and acquisition of commercial property as well as asset management and development.

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Julie Cathcart

Monday 18 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Julie Cathcart

Julie Cathcart has been appointed senior surveyor within the professional services department at CBRE. She will be involved in all aspects of landlord and tenant work.

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Sean Doherty

Monday 18 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Sean Doherty

Sean Doherty is a newly appointed senior building surveyor within the CBRE building consultancy department. Sean carries out a full range of professional services.

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James McGinley

Monday 18 August 2014 by Ulster Business

James McGinley

James McGinley has been appointed Projects Assistant at the National Children’s Bureau NI, a charity working to enhance the outcomes of children. He will support the implementation of evidence-based programmes.

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Graeme McClusky

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Graeme McClusky

Graeme McClusky has been appointed Business Development Manager at Eircom. He joins the company with over twenty years direct sales and management experience in the telecoms and telematics industries.

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Victoria Poole

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Victoria Poole

Victoria Poole has been appointed Account Executive at Weber Shandwick. She worked in the press office for a local council previously and will provide public relations and public affairs support for a diverse client portfolio.

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Darren Marley

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Darren Marley

Darren Marley has been appointed as an Associate Solicitor in the Corporate Department of Tughans. He will assist on M&A transactions and company funding.

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Justin Coleman

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Justin Coleman

Justin Coleman has joined Moy Park as Agriculture Development Manager in Dungannon. He has over 15 years of retail supply chain experience working for Finlay’s Horticulture Kenya Ltd.

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Jim Sands

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Jim Sands

Jim Sands has been appointed as Site Manager at Moy Park’s convenience food operation at Grantham in England. He worked for Kerry Foods for 15 years, most recently as Operations Director.

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Vicki Caddy

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Vicki Caddy

Vicki Caddy has been appointed Head of PR at ASG, where she began her PR career. Her experience spans public and private sectors, with stakeholder engagement and business development expertise.

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Sarah Monahan

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Sarah Monahan

Sarah Monahan has been appointed Client Manager at ASG. Sarah has over seven years’ experience in communications as a broadcast journalist and a Public Relations Executive.

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Rory Jeffers

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Rory Jeffers

Rory Jeffers has been appointed Deputy Creative Director at ASG. Rory has been involved in the advertising and design industry since 1998 and will drive brand and design within ASG’s creative portfolio.

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Alana Taylor

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Alana Taylor

Alana Taylor has joined MCE Public Relations as a Senior Client Executive.  She will be working with a range of consumer clients and has over six years’ experience in the PR industry. 

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Andrew Kelly

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Andrew Kelly

Andrew Kelly has joined MCE PR as a Client Executive specialising in corporate PR and event management. Andrew has previously worked in press office and events roles.

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Sarah Fox

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox has joined MCE Public Relations as a Client Executive, specialising in lifestyle and consumer PR. She previously wrote on a freelance basis for local consumer and business publications and websites. 

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Mary-Clare Deane

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Mary-Clare Deane

Mary-Clare Deane has been Chief Executive of the Grand Opera House. Prior to this, she was a Partnership Director with Capita PLC and has worked in local government in England and NI.

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Ulster Business School placement students

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Swifts Supervalu Applaud Ulster Business School Placement Students

Swifts Supervalu applaud Ulster Business School placement students

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Green Biz Conference 2014

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

STEM project Green Biz 2014 Conference

Helping your Business Think Green, Be Lean and SAVE SAVE SAVE!

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VA of the year awards 2014

Friday 15 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Heather Craig - winner of BeMyVA.com’s VA of the Year 2014 award

Down lady named winner of VA awards 2014

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New film studios for Titanic Quarter given green light

Tuesday 12 August 2014 by Ulster Business

New film studios for titanic quarter given green light

Belfast gets ready to challenge Hollywood with £14m investment on back of Game of Thrones success

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SSE creates 143 jobs at new Belfast headquarters

Tuesday 12 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Sse creates 143 jobs at new belfast headquarters

Call centre jobs will command salaries of £18,000 a year as energy company opens new base

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Just desserts for food companies at Great Taste Awards

Tuesday 12 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Just desserts for food companies at great taste awards

Northern Ireland walks off with 349 gold stars, the most of any UK region

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Tamboran “reconsidering position” in Fermanagh fracking row

Tuesday 12 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Tamboran reconsidering position in fermanagh fracking row

Australian company prevented from exploring Belcoo quarry by environment minister

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Chris Guilfoyle

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Chris Guilfoyle

Chris Guilfoyle has joined Close Brothers Commercial Finance as Vendor Manager, Asset Finance across Northern Ireland and the Republic. Chris has previously worked for Caterpillar and RBS Lombard, Ireland.

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Ciaran Lowry

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Ciaran Lowry

Ciaran Lowry has joined Henderson Foodservice as Business Development Executive for its new brand, The Coffee Porter. Ciaran has 25 years experience in the catering and foodservice industry.

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David Gavaghan

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

David Gavaghan

David Gavaghan has been appointed Chair of Visit Belfast’s Board of Directors. David is the current Chief Executive Officer of Titanic Quarter Limited.

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David Kelly

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

David Kelly

David Kelly has been appointed as Managing Director for HML Ireland. He will be responsible for aiding development of the business in the Republic.

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David Quigg

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

David Quigg

David Quigg has been appointed as Trading Manager for Ambient Groceries. Previously employed at Musgrave Retail Partners and Asda, David has over 20 years wholesale trading experience.

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Henry Algeo

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Henry Algeo

Davy Private Clients has appointed Henry Algeo to its Business Advisory Board. The former Group Managing Director of Brewin Dolphin Holdings has held board level and senior management positions with several UK stockbroking firms.

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Jenny Reid

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Jenny Reid

Jenny Reid will be joining the National Children’s Bureau NI as Projects Assistant. She will be responsible for providing high level support across a range of projects.

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John McGahan

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

John McGahan

John McGahan has joined Santander as the Director for Invoice Finance in Northern Ireland. He has spent 12 years as the Head of Invoice Finance for Allied Irish Bank (UK).

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Kevin Keegan

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan has been appointed Head of Human Resources for Ulster Bank. He has served as Chairperson of Make a Wish Foundation Ireland for the past six years.

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Kieran McGaughey

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Kieran McGaughey

Kieran McGaughey has joined Cleaver Fulton Rankin as a Paralegal in the Property Department. He has experience of both residential and commercial property.

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Laura Wright

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Laura Wright

Laura Wright has become a Customer Service Advisor at Atlas Communications. Her new role will involve liaising with customers at all levels and sales teams throughout Ireland.

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Manus Savage

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Manus Savage

Manus Savage has taken up a position in the Sales Division of Atlas Communications. Before joining Atlas, Manus worked for some of Northern Ireland’s leading software companies.

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Robert McIlroy

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Robert McIlroy

Also joining Atlas Communications is Robert McIlroy. Robert will become an ICT Support Desk Engineer, providing support and managing Altas’ field engineering team.

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Roisin Foster

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Roisin Foster

Roisin Foster, Chief Executive of Cancer Focus, has been elected to the European Cancer League Board. Roisin has been a member of ECL since joining Cancer Focus four years ago.

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Ruth Montgomery

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Ruth Montgomery

Ruth Montgomery has joined the National Children’s Bureau as a Participation Officer. Ruth holds a BA Hons in English and Modern History and an MSc in Communications, Advertising and PR.

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Stephen Mills

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Stephen Mills

Stephen Mills will become Business Development Manager-Marine for McCue Crafted Fit. He will be responsible for enhancing the company’s reputation throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.

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Steve Amos

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Steve Amos

Steve Amos has been elected Chair of the Clanmil Housing Group. He has been a member of the Clanmil Board of Management since 2011 and runs a consultancy business.

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William Corrigan

Monday 11 August 2014 by Ulster Business

William Corrigan

Dow AgroSciences has appointed William Corrigan as National Business Manager. William will be responsible for managing the company's range of grassland and cereal products in Northern Ireland and the Republic.

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New car registrations grow as confidence recovers

Thursday 7 August 2014 by Ulster Business

New car registrations grow as confidence recovers

The keys to nearly 4,200 new cars were handed over in July

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Fashion house creates jobs to tackle global market

Thursday 7 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Fashion house creates jobs to tackle global market1

Art on Fashion expands with help from Growth Loan Fund

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Leaders sought as IoD launches awards

Thursday 7 August 2014 by Ulster Business

Leaders sought as iod launches awards1

2014 Director of the Year Awards open for enty

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Armagh producers woo Asda

Tuesday 29 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Armagh producers woo asda

Food companies will supply vegetables, flowers and cider to the retailer

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Banking sector pulls itself back into the black

Tuesday 29 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Banking sector pulls itself back into the black

Ulster Bank joins Danske Bank in announcing profits for first half of 2014

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Heels and cardigans: how Northern Ireland consumers are splashing out

Tuesday 29 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Heels and cardigans how northern ireland consumers are spashing out

Consumers start spending again as confidence soars, according to Deloitte research

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Northern Ireland companies set to shine at PWC awards

Monday 28 July 2014 by Ulster Business

PwC private business awards 2014

Seven firms nominated for Private Business Awards to be held in London

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Spare cash remains tight for Northern Ireland families

Tuesday 22 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Spare cash remains tight for northern ireland families

Households here have just £82 a week to spend, less than half of UK average

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Manna from Portadown: Irwin’s seals Middle East deal

Tuesday 22 July 2014 by Ulster Business

manna from portadown irwins seals middle east deal

Company will supply soda farls and potato bread to Abu Dhabi within 24 hours of leaving Portadown

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Growth Loan Fund doles out £10m to SMEs

Tuesday 22 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Growth loan fund doles out 10m to smes

Whiterock Capital Partners funds 32 projects and approves 43 loans

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Bangor company goes from hair to the air

Thursday 17 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Bangor company goes from hair to the air

Denroy Plastics bags multimillion dollar contract to make aircraft parts

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Unemployment falls but still work to do

Thursday 17 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Unemployment falls but still work to do

Jobless rate drops 1% but Northern Ireland still has highest level of benefit claimants of all UK regions

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Visitors make less trips but stay longer and spend more

Thursday 17 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Visitors make less trips but stay longer

Latest tourist statistics show visitors are making less trips to Northern Ireland but those who come are staying longer

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All aboard! Wrightbus sells 415 double decker buses to Singapore transport company

Wednesday 9 July 2014 by Ulster Business

All aboard wrightbus sells 415 double decker buses to singapore

Ballymena company will ship buses in flat-pack kits for assembly by engineers in Singapore

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Heady days of 2007 still a long way off for housing market

Wednesday 9 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Heady days of 2007 still a long way off for housing market

PwC predicts a 10-year wait before property market recovers to pre-crisis levels

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Defibrillator maker creates 40 jobs to help double sales

Tuesday 8 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Defibrillator maker creates 40 jobs to help double sales

HeartSine Technologies targets overseas markets with its lifesaving device.

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Sparks to fly as Farry shows shipyard metal

Tuesday 8 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Sparks to fly as farry shows shipyard metal

Employment minister tackles demand for welders from Harland and Wolff

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Central bank’s financial acrobatics bring dance to Belfast

Tuesday 8 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Central banks financial acrobatics bring dance to belfast

Funding for Lending Scheme backs Academy for Professional Physical Arts and creates 12 jobs

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Pent-up US demand primes commercial property market for busy second half

Tuesday 1 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Pent up US demand primes commercial property market for busy second half

“Frustrated” US investors and completion of Nama asset sale paves way for wave of deals

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Belfast restaurant SHU in for top award

Tuesday 1 July 2014 by Ulster Business

belfast restaurant shu in for top award

Lisburn Road eaterie highest-ranked Northern Ireland restaurant in 2014 National Restaurant Awards

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Bombardier bags regional jet order worth over $1bn

Tuesday 1 July 2014 by Ulster Business

Bombardier bags regional jet order worth over  1bn

Canadian firm’s Belfast base manufactures parts for the CRJ900 aircraft

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First Derivatives creates 484 high-paying jobs in Newry

Monday 30 June 2014 by Ulster Business

First derivatives creates 484 high paying jobs in newry

New roles at Newry financial software company will be paying £45,000 on average

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Michael McKinstry appointed CEO of Phoenix Energy

Thursday 26 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Michael mckinstry appointed ceo of phoenix energy

Former finance director takes over from Peter Dixon who moves to non-exec role with parent Hasting

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Danny Moore helps bring 31 IT jobs to Belfast

Thursday 26 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Danny moore brings 31 it jobs to belfast

COO of financial services firm Options sets up new base in Northern Ireland

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Tech companies under starter’s orders for Deloitte competition

Wednesday 25 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Tech companies under starters orders for deloitte competition

2014 Technology Fast 50 awards now open for entry

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Pound slumps after central bank errs on side of caution

Tuesday 24 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Pound slumps after central bank errs on side of caution

Bank of England cools speculation an interest rate rise is just around the corner

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Foster heads to Los Angeles to sell Northern Ireland wares

Tuesday 24 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Foster heads to LA to sell NI wares

Enterprise Minister leads trade mission to US west coast to drum up business for Northern Ireland

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New London hub airport would deliver £92m to Northern Ireland economy

Tuesday 24 June 2014 by Ulster Business

New london hub airport would boost ni economy

Boris Johnson-commissioned report says Thames Estuary airport would increase number of flights from Belfast to London hub

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Danske predicts buoyant outlook for economy in 2014

Monday 23 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Danske predicts bouyant outlook for economy in 2014

Retail, manufacturing and services sector keep economy on upward trajectory

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Thomson Aero Seating creates 85 new jobs in Portadown

Thursday 19 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Thomson aero seating creates 85 new jobs in portadown

The new hires will help meet growing demand for the company’s business-class aircraft seats

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EY expects bumper year as consumer, government spending grows

Thursday 19 June 2014 by Ulster Business

EY expects bumper year as consumer and government spending grows

Bullish outlook for short term but need for corporation tax devolution hasn’t waned

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Dutch data processing company sets up Belfast office

Wednesday 18 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Dutch data processing company sets up belfast office

Genalice designs software solutions to process large amounts of data related to drug development for DNA-related diseases.

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Four new motorway service stations unveiled by Applegreen

Tuesday 17 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Four new motorway service stations unveiled by applegreen

Petrogas Global’s £25m investment will create 240 jobs

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Whale swallowed up by US marine company

Tuesday 17 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Whale swallowed up by us marine company

Bangor water pump company bought by Mercury Marine parent

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Cosmetic surgery company sets up stall in Belfast

Tuesday 17 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Dublin cosmetic surgery company sets up stall in belfast

River Medical opens a new clinic on Lisburn Road

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Thales missile contract for Belfast will protect 60 jobs

Monday 16 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Thales missile contract for belfast will protect 60 jobs

Deal with MOD will see missiles developed and manufactured for Royal Navy’s helicopters at Thales' Belfast base

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Masterchef star attends Hospitality Review NI charity BBQ

Wednesday 11 June 2014 by Ulster Business

John Torode joins Neil McGuigan at Hospitality Review NI barbeque 2014

Masterchef star and wine stalwart attend industry event of the year

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Ballymena company creates 17 new jobs

Wednesday 11 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Ballymena company creates 17 new jobs

Garage Door Systems backed by Invest NI to develop manufacturing process

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Hiring plans on hold as Northern Ireland companies lag behind other UK regions

Wednesday 11 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Hiring plans on hold as Northern Ireland companies lag behind other UK regions

Northern Ireland is only region in UK where most companies are planning to reduce workforce

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Ulster Bank: Bulging order books boost economic activity

Monday 9 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Ulster Bank: bulging order books boost Northern Ireland economy

PMI survey shows fastest rise in new orders since 2002

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Law firm TLT NI plans to create more jobs after growing Belfast office

Tuesday 3 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Law firm TLT NI plans to create more jobs after growing Belfast office

Office move gives business space to grow Northern Ireland operations, partners says

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Whiskey in the Ards: distillery promises to create 15 jobs in Kircubbin

Tuesday 3 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Whiskey in the Ards distillery promises to create 15 jobs in Kircubbin

Echlinville Distillery follows £1.5m investment to produce Feckin-branded spirit

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Full steam ahead for Belfast Harbour as profits jump 42%

Tuesday 3 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Full steam ahead for Belfast Harbour as profits jump

Growth in agri-food, freight and renewables sectors boost harbour in 400th year

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McKeever expands with Letterkenny Court Hotel acquisition

Monday 2 June 2014 by Ulster Business

Mckeever Hotel Group Northern Ireland acquires Letterkenny Court Hotel

Antrim hotel group investing £400,000 in refurbishment of Co Donegal hotel

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Scottish coal company secures berth at Larne Harbour

Wednesday 28 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Scottish coal company secures berth at Larne Harbour

Fergusson Coal will used Co Antrim town to access Northern Ireland, Republic markets

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Almac profits climb 30% as global expansion continues apace

Wednesday 28 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Almac profits climb 30% as global expansion continues apace

Craigavon pharmaceutical company notches up over £19m in profits

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Spence & Partners creates 107 new pension and IT jobs in Belfast

Wednesday 28 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Spence & Partners create 107 new pension and IT jobs in Belfast

Creation of new pension software leads to expansion of NI office

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Hotels have benefited from event-packed calendar

Tuesday 27 May 2014 by Ulster Business

ASM annual hotel industry survey

G8 and City of Culture drive occupancy higher in Northern Ireland’s hotels

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Economy growing but still lagging behind rest of UK

Friday 23 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Latest GDP data sees UK economy grow by 0.8% in Q1 2014

Latest GDP data sees UK economy grow by 0.8% in Q1 2014

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Barclays: staycations back in vogue as disposable income remains tight

Friday 23 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Domestic  tourist expenditure to grow by 24% over next four years

Domestic tourist expenditure to grow by 24% over next four years

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Gin just the tonic for new Downpatrick distillery

Tuesday 20 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Downpatrick distillery create Shortcross Gin

Shortcross Gin developed by Co Down husband and wife team at Rademon Estate

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Drinks company C&C Group raises a toast to buoyant year

Tuesday 20 May 2014 by Ulster Business

C&C Groups' profit rise

Operating profits jump as Northern Ireland market proves thirsty

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Inflation rises for first time in nine months on fuel, travel costs

Tuesday 20 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Inflation rise - ONS blames hike in petrol and airfares

ONS blames hike in petrol and airfares on CPI hike

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The Smart Business Show

Friday 16 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Smart Business Show 29 & 30 May 2014

Finding the Holy Grail with Google at the Smart Business Show.

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Leadership day promises to inspire

Friday 16 May 2014 by Ulster Business

IoD Leadership Day NI 22 May 2014

IoD NI announce Leadership Day for NI businesses.

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Five NI companies make it into EY Entrepreneur of the Year Competition

Wednesday 14 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Hutchinson Engineering has been named as one of the finalists from the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

Haldane Fisher, Kestrel Foods, Wilson Auctions, Hutchinson Engineering, Elmgrove make the cut.

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Belfast to hold animal science conference in 2016

Wednesday 14 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Animal science conference 2016 to be held at Belfast Waterfront

European Federation of Animal Science worth £2.3m to the city.

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Republic’s farming minister calls for joined-up marketing approach

Wednesday 14 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Stephen Coveney Agriculture Minister for Ireland

Stephen Coveney wants closer collaboration between agri-food industry in Northern Ireland and Republic.

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Job picture improves but economically inactive still a drag

Wednesday 14 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Northern Ireland’s dole queue fell by 800 in April, according to new data from DETI

Dole queue falls by 800 as minister hails inward investment announcements.

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Capita manages solution to IT expansion with 400 new hires

Thursday 8 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Capita IT new job creation

IT posts will command salaries averaging £34,000/year.

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Driving the fashion industry

Thursday 8 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Unify Fashion Showcase in association with Charles Hurst specialist cars

Unify NI helps local talent tap into £26 billion British fashion industry.

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Copper Industries profits from poultry push

Wednesday 7 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Copper industries toome create new jobs moy park grower expansion programme northern ireland

Moy Park expansion boosts business for Toome company

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Top NI companies rewarded at London ceremony

Thursday 1 May 2014 by Ulster Business

Aer Lingus Viscount Awards winners - Almac and Sixteen South scoop top awards

Almac and Sixteen South scoop top awards.

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Rain scoops contract with Cork IT company

Tuesday 29 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Rain Harvesting Ireland RHI wins contract from global computer giant

Coleraine company RHI Harvesting Ireland (RHI) has won business with one of the world's biggest computer companies.

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Danske Bank launches Paym service

Tuesday 29 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Danske Bank launches Paym service

Danske Bank today became the first of the four main local Northern Ireland banks to offer customers a new 'pay by mobile number' service.

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Creation of 486 jobs at Ernst & Young

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Ernst & Young to create 486 jobs in Northern Ireland

The high level of skills available amid Northern Ireland's workforce was said to have persuaded business advisory EY to expand its workforce here by 486.

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Christine Adams

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Christine Adams

Christine Adams has joined Tughans Solicitors as Director of Marketing and Business Development from Abbey Insurance and Abbey Bond Lovis, where she was Group Marketing Manager.

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Patrick McClughan

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Patrick McClughan

Patrick McClughan has been appointed Chairman of the Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group. Patrick is Commercial Manager at Gaelectric Developments Ltd.

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Chris Love

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Chris Love

Chris Love has been elected as the new Northern Ireland Chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Currently employed at Norbrook Laboratories and former owner of Love PR, Chris has 12 years of experience in the industry.

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Eimear Linden

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Eimear Linden

Eimear Linden has taken up the position of graduate surveyor at Osborne King. She holds a BSc and MSc in Environmental Planning and also has a Master’s in Construction and Property Management.

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Graham Patterson

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Graham Patterson

Graham Patterson has joined Osborne King as a graduate surveyor. He worked for a commercial general agency department in Dublin prior to joining Osborne King.

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Lisa Murphy

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Lisa Murphy

Lisa Murphy has been employed as a graduate surveyor within Osborne King’s Professional Services department. Lisa previously worked for a local estate agency.

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Ruth Devine

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Ruth Devine

Ruth Devine has been appointed Finance and Administration Manager at Fusion Heating. She has over six years’ experience in the Finance Sector, having previously worked with a major consultancy firm.

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Colleen Gordon

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Colleen Gordon

Colleen Gordon has been appointed Administration Supervisor of Fusion Heating, responsible for the management of Fusion’s growing administration team.

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Ken Chirgwin

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Ken Chirgwin

Ken Chirgwin has been appointed Electrical Manager at Fusion Heating. Ken has 20 years’ experience in the electrical industry across the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

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Alison Fleming

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Alison Fleming

Alison Fleming, a senior UTV journalist and presenter of UTV Live, is joining public relations agency LK Communications in May. Alison has worked with UTV for 15 years, covering stories across multiple platforms.

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Pete McNicholl

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Pete McNicholl

Pete McNicholl has been appointed to the position of Online Marketing Executive at Galgorm Resort & Spa. Pete has a Masters in Business Studies from the University of Ulster.

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Anne Donaghy

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Anne Donaghy

The Transition Committee of Mid and East Antrim has appointed Anne Donaghy as Chief Executive of the new Council area. Anne is currently the Chief Executive of Ballymena Borough Council.

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Claire Trainor

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Claire Trainor

Claire Trainor has become Business & Marketing Director at Mammoth. Claire will drive strategic brand development and business planning across a range of creative platforms.

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Ian McCracken

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Ian McCracken

Ian McCracken has been appointed Business Development Director at Balcas brites. Ian is responsible for growing Balcas brites customer base.

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Ursula Murphy

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Ursula Murphy

Ursula Murphy has been appointed Senior Account Manager at Massive PR. Ursula has been providing marketing, PR and event management services to high profile clients across the UK and Ireland for almost ten years.

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Nicola McCleery

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Nicola McCleery

Nicola McCleery has been appointed as head of marketing at Danske Bank. Nicola has 15 years’ marketing and commercial experience, gained with high profile multinationals in the drinks industry.

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Simon Little

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Simon Little

Simon Little has been appointed as corporate affairs manager at Danske Bank. Simon was previously Head of Communications at Phoenix Natural Gas.

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Kris Thompson

Monday 28 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Kris Thompson

Kris Thompson has been appointed as digital channels manager at Danske Bank. Kris joins Danske Bank after nine years at Ulster Bank leading teams in performance management, finance and digital channels.

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Simon Community and Fujitsu join forces to end homelessness.

Friday 25 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Simon Community NI annnounce partnership with Fujitsu NI

Simon Community NI is delighted to announce the commencement of its strategic charity partnership with Fujitsu in Northern Ireland.

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C&C investment an endorsement for Belfast

Friday 25 April 2014 by Ulster Business

C&C investment and major expansion for Belfast

Belfast beat off stiff competition from other UK and Ireland locations as the site of a major expansion by drinks company C&C.

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Visit Belfast gears up for tourism growth in 2014

Wednesday 23 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Visit Belfast gears up for tourism growth in 2014

Visit Belfast is gearing up for more tourism growth in 2014 after unveiling ambitious new plans.

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Competition is rife at the Craigavon Business Awards

Wednesday 23 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Craigavon Business Awards 2014

The high-profile gala ceremony in Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre showcased Craigavon's business calibre.

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Ireland’s tallest building has been sold

Wednesday 23 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Obel Tower - Northern Ireland's tallest building has been sold

Loan Sale of Belfast’s ‘The Obel’ takes place one month after it was launched on the market.

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Arelene Foster welcomes £30million investment by Ulster Carpets

Wednesday 16 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Ulster Carpets Northern Ireland £30 million investment DETI

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed an announcement by Ulster Carpets

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Kingsmill Supports Simon Community Northern Ireland

Wednesday 16 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Kingsmill supports Simon Community Northern Ireland

Simon Community Northern Ireland wishes to thank Kingsmill for its generous donation of loaves

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Power NI secures a two year contract with Leckey Design

Monday 14 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Power NI supplies Leckey Design green electricity from renewable energy

Power NI, Northern Ireland's leading energy supplier, has secured a 2 year contract with Leckey Design to supply their premises with 'green' electricity from renewable energy sources.

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Concentrix investment creating over 1,000 new jobs in Northern Ireland

Thursday 10 April 2014 by Ulster Business

concentrix 36 million pound investment creates 1000 jobs in northern ireland

First Minister Peter Robinson and the deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness announced a £36million investment by US company Concentrix Corporation which will create over 1,000 new jobs in Belfast.

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NI business community urged to join charity sleep out

Thursday 10 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Byte Night charity sleep out to tackle youth homelessness

Northern Ireland tech and business sectors are being urged to brave the elements for an open-air sleep out aimed at raising vital funds to prevent youth homelessness.

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NAMA announces sale of Northern Ireland loan portfolio

Friday 4 April 2014 by Ulster Business

NAMA announces sale of Northern Ireland loan portfolio

Cerberus Capital Management named as purchaser of Project Eagle loan portfolio, subject to contract.

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PwC Round Table: Can the creative sector play a starring role in NI's economy?

Friday 4 April 2014 by Ulster Business

pwc round table northern ireland creative sector

PwC recently brought together some leading players in the local creative industries to discuss how Northern Ireland can make the most of the opportunities available in one of the economy's fastest growing sectors.

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Pubs of Ulster launches new initiative to celebrate NI’s great pubs

Thursday 3 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Pubs of Ulster launches new initiative to celebrate NIs great pubs

The Great Ulster Pub Week, which takes place 1st-9th May 2014, will be the biggest pub centric multi-venue event seen in Northern Ireland.

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New partnership to boost billion pound aerospace and defence sector

Thursday 3 April 2014 by Ulster Business

New partnership to boost billion pound aerospace and defence sector

Northern Ireland’s billion pound aerospace and defence industry is set for a significant competitiveness boost through an important new partnership.

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A&L Goodbody scoops Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2013

Wednesday 2 April 2014 by Ulster Business

A&L Goodbody corporate lawfirm of the year 2013 Northern Ireland

A&L Goodbody has, for the second year running, scooped the award for the 'Corporate Law Firm of the Year' at the Insider Dealmaker Awards.

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Birthday Award Haul for Jet2.com

Wednesday 2 April 2014 by ub digital

Birthday Award Haul for Jet2.com

Leading leisure airline is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Belfast International Airport.

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Game of Thrones to promote Northern Ireland overseas

Wednesday 2 April 2014 by Ulster Business

Game of Thrones to promote Northern Ireland overseas

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced that Tourism Ireland has joined forces with HBO and its smash hit television series Game of Thrones in a new advertising campaign.

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Ulster Bank helps start-ups match their ambition

Monday 24 March 2014 by Ulster Business

Ulster Bank helping business with Start-Up Centre App

Ulster Bank has unveiled an innovative package of products, information and support for business start-ups.

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Urban Villages launch

Monday 24 March 2014 by Ulster Business

Urban Villages launch

Robinson and McGuinness announce Colin and Lower Newtownards Road as Urban Villages.

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NI Small Business Loan Fund hits the million mark

Monday 24 March 2014 by Ulster Business

NI Small Business Loan Fund hits the million mark

The £5m Northern Ireland Small Business Loan Fund (the Fund) has distributed £1m in loans in under a year to various businesses across Northern Ireland.

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Get ready to be a part of the big start

Thursday 20 March 2014 by Ulster Business

Get ready to be a part of the big start

With only 50 days to go, the excitement is continuing to build as Northern Ireland prepares to welcome the Grande Partenza or 'Big Start' of the Giro d'Italia.

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Local businesses join forces with the arts sector creating something amazing

Wednesday 19 March 2014 by Ulster Business

arts and business northern ireland investing in the arts with culture minister

Thirty four local businesses celebrated recently at the Arts & Business NI Investing in the Arts special reception, hosted by Carál Ní Chuilín, Culture Minister.

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Denman buys US haircare brands

Wednesday 12 March 2014 by Ulster Business

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Bangor-based hair care company Denman International Limited has announced the acquisition of the trading assets of San Diego firm The Bobby Company for an undisclosed sum.

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Mission to California for tech Top Guns

Wednesday 12 March 2014 by Ulster Business

Top gun

Northern Ireland's hottest innovators will get the chance to travel to California for an exclusive, money-can't-buy opportunity to connect with some of the world's top people in science and technology.

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Progressive announces new ‘direct engagement’ package

Tuesday 11 March 2014 by Ulster Business

Progressive announces new 'direct engagement' package

Pictured are Lynne Lyness, Branch Manager Progressive Portadown, Michael Boyd Deputy Chief Executive Progressive Building Society and Sorcha Chipperfield, Regional Fundraiser Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.

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Almac opens new offices in Asia

Tuesday 11 March 2014 by Ulster Business

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Craigavon-based pharmaceutical development company Almac has opened regional offices in Singapore and Japan to help service increasing demand for its services in the Asian market, the company has announced.

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BoE economist: Don’t fear the rate rise

Friday 7 March 2014 by Ulster Business

Bank of England

After five years of record low interest rates an increase is expected by early 2015 amid improving economic indicators. But Bank of England chief economist Spencer Dale told Ulster Business the cost of borrowing is likely to remain low for some time.

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Motivated to make a difference

Wednesday 5 March 2014 by Ulster Business

Jenny Pyper

Jenny Pyper, the new CEO of the Utility Regulator, talks to Ulster Business about power prices, security of supply and the need for new infrastructure.

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Hollywood connections

Wednesday 5 March 2014 by Ulster Business

DMB CRITICS CIRCLE FILM AWARDS ARRIVALS81

In the latest of our diaspora profiles in conjunction with NI Connections, Symon Ross talks to Hilary Oliver, who spends much of her time in the company of people most of us only know from the silver screen.

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NI Impact awards deadline extended

Wednesday 5 March 2014 by Ulster Business

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The deadline for entries for Business in the Community's 2014 Northern Ireland Impact Awards for responsible business has been extended until Friday 14 March.

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Hong Kong deals for Wrightbus

Wednesday 5 March 2014 by Ulster Business

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The international division of Ballymena-based bus manufacturer Wrightbus has secured new orders from two Hong Kong-based transport companies, both of whom are new customers.

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Back to the future

Wednesday 5 March 2014 by Ulster Business

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In the latest in our series of articles from members of the Matrix NI panel, the University of Ulster's Tim Brundle outlines the need for more people to engage with its work.

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Five year anniversary for interest rate low

Wednesday 5 March 2014 by Ulster Business

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Low interest rates will likely continue for at least another year, according to one of Northern Ireland's best known economists.

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Scottish Mutual hotel plans get approval

Wednesday 5 March 2014 by Ulster Business

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Plans for a £12m scheme to convert a listed building opposite Belfast City Hall into a luxury boutique hotel have been given formal planning approval.

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Bright future projected for the Strand

Wednesday 5 March 2014 by Ulster Business

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The famous Strand Cinema in East Belfast is to get a significant upgrade, with three new state-of-the-art projectors, thanks to a loan secured from the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT).

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SDC creates 40 jobs after contract win

Tuesday 25 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Toomebridge based manufacturing company SDC Trailers is planning to create 40 new jobs after announcing it has won a new order worth £1.25m from a Saudi Arabia based company.

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Novosco grows turnover to £23m

Tuesday 25 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Belfast-headquartered Novosco has increased its turnover by 50% to over £23m on the back of winning a series of new contracts in Great Britain.

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Plotbox wins Propel company of the year

Friday 21 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Propel Company of the Year

A start-up whose online tool combines cemetery management software and genealogy resources has been named Propel Company of the Year at Invest NI's Propel Programme awards ceremony.

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Fane Valley milks £40m from exports

Friday 21 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Banbridge milk processor Fane Valley Dairies has increased its exports by winning new business worth more than £40m in China, Indonesia, Algeria, Venezuela, Cuba and Europe.

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Rainbow expands as part of 4G push

Friday 21 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Belfast based Rainbow Communications is to create 20 jobs linked to the announcement this week that the mobile phone company EE is to open a customer contact centre in the city.

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Conference brings leadership into focus

Friday 21 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Local managers and leaders have been encouraged to make the most of the Management & Leadership Conference, which returns to Belfast at the end of February.

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US firm creates 35 jobs in Belfast

Thursday 20 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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New York software company ShopKeep POS has announced it is setting up its first European office in Belfast in a move that will bring 35 high quality jobs to the city.

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FPM Accountants launch new academy

Thursday 20 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Newry headquartered chartered accountants FPM have launched a new scheme to attract future business leaders to the company which will be known as the FPM Academy.

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EE to bring 250 jobs to Northern Ireland

Thursday 20 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Mobile network operator and communications firm EE is to create 250 customer service jobs in Northern Ireland as part of a move to bring 1,000 jobs back to the UK from overseas service centres.

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Belfast to Europe flights on IAG's radar

Tuesday 18 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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The parent company of British Airways could operate flights to Europe from George Best Belfast City Airport in future with one of its other airlines, according to the company's Chief Executive Willie Walsh.

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Exports lead to Deluxe expansion plans

Tuesday 18 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Portadown based fit-out and joinery business the Deluxe Group has announced plans to invest in an expansion which will see it create 21 new jobs in the next year.

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‘I’ll just wing it...’

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Michael Bay

Andrew Keogh of aristo.ie, a pitch and performance coach who works with start-up entrepreneurs on Invest NI's Propel programme, gives his top tips for giving a strong pitch.

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NISP lays down challenge to INVENT

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Small private sector organisations will for the first time have the chance to enter a competition which aims to find Northern Ireland's next generation of innovators.

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Richard Gray

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Richard Gray

Richard Gray has joined law firm Carson McDowell. One of the region's leading commercial lawyers, Gray will head up the firm's corporate team alongside Neasa Quigley.

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Dawson McConkey

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Dawson McConkey

Also joining Carson McDowell is Dawson McConkey. He will become a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Team, focusing mainly on renewable energy.

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Sinead McGrath

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Sinead McGrath

Sinead McGrath has also joined law firm Carson McDowell from one of its rivals. Sinead has become a partner in the firm, with expertise across banking and insolvency issues.

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Regina Finn

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Mutual Energy, the local company which owns and operates Northern Ireland’s major electricity and gas links to the UK, has appointed Regina Finn as its new Chair. Regina has been on the Mutual Energy Board since 2008.

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Máirín Murray

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Mairin Murray

Máirín Murray has become Learning Services Manager at Aurion Learning with responsibility for the design, development and delivery of creative E-Learning and digital media solutions.

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Eamon McHugh

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Eamon McHugh

Eamon McHugh has joined Aurion Learning as a Business Development Executive. He will be responsible for the acquisition and development of new business opportunities.

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Ivan McMinn

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Ivan McMinn

Ivan McMinn has been appointed Head of Corporate Banking at Danske Bank. Ivan will be involved in leadership, management and development of the Corporate Banking Team.

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Robert Garrett

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Robert Garrett

Robert Garrett has been appointed as Head of Customer Service for Business Banking at Danske Bank. His new role will include responsibility for the strategic development and management of customer satisfaction.

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Carmel Scott

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Carmel Scott

Carmel Scott has been appointed Regional Director for Madison Soho, a retail destination marketing agency. Carmel has over 10 years’ experience working in marketing communications.

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John Boland

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

John Bolland

John Boland has been appointed a director of Lisburn-based Andrew Ingredients. He has worked for the company for 28 years after joining as New Business Development Manager.

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Brian Hegarty

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Brian Hegarty

Brian Hegarty has recently taken on a role with Cavanagh Kelly as a Director specialising in Corporate Recovery, Insolvency Services and Corporate Finance.

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Una McKearney

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Una McKearney

Una McKearney has recently taken on a role in Cavanagh Kelly’s tax department as a tax consultant. With 8 years’ experience in tax compliance she advises both individuals and businesses on a wide range of taxation matters.

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Michael Purcell

Monday 17 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Michael Purcell

JPR has recruited Michael Purcell to help expand its content marketing and social media offering. Michael previously founded and ran Firefly Integrated Marketing Communications.

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Kate Ferguson

Friday 14 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson has joined Musgrave Retail Partners NI as Communications Manager. She joins with 11 years marketing and communications experience in London and Belfast.

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Terry Bradley

Friday 14 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Terry Bradley

Terry Bradley has also joined Musgrave as Business Development Manager. He has over 20 years’ experience within the FMCG sector and previously worked for Henderson’s as Merchandising Manager.

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Chanelle Conway

Friday 14 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Chanelle Conway

Chanelle Conway has become a Food to go Specialist at Musgrave Retail Partners NI. Chanelle joisns MRPNI following 10 years of employment with Henderson Foodservice.

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Michelle McDonnell

Friday 14 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Michelle McDonnell

Michelle McDonnell has joined Musgrave as Mace Sales Advisor. She has 13 years’ experience in the FMCG market and was previously with Cuisine De France.

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Mark Orchard

Friday 14 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Mark Orchard

Mark Orchard has become Head of IT at Musgrave Retail Partners NI. Mark, who first joined Musgrave in 1997 as a parttime checkout operator, has progressed through the company and was most recently IT Services and Business Intelligence Manager.

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Catagen in the fast lane with $1m deal

Thursday 13 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Belfast based Catagen Ltd has secured a deal with US automotive firm MAHLE worth $1m for its revolutionary large-scale testing equipment for catalytic converters called Maxcat.

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Dublin deal puts Aetopia centre stage

Thursday 13 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Aetopia, the Belfast-based developer of digital asset management systems, has developed a bespoke software solution to digitise the archives of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, in association with experts at the National University of Ireland in Galway

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Intriguing Management Masterclass puts ‘Bright Ideas’ Under the Spotlight

Wednesday 12 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Intriguing Management Masterclass puts  Bright Ideas Under the Spotlight

Business owners and Managers in the Castlereagh area and beyond are being invited to attend a free breakfast Masterclass on Tuesday 18th February from 8.00am – 10.00am at Castlereagh Borough Council's Upper Galwally Offices.

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Analysts expect 2015 interest rate rise

Wednesday 12 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Investors and analysts expect the Bank of England to begin raising interest rates early next year after the central bank's governor Mark Carney announced an overhaul of its interest rate policy.

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Belfast start-up flowers after investment

Wednesday 12 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Belfast-based start up Yours Florally has received an early Valentine's Day gift after Lough Shore Investments confirmed it has made a further investment into the business.

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SSE rebrands Airtricity business

Tuesday 11 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Energy company SSE plc has announced that its energy supply and energy services business in Northern Ireland is to be rebranded as SSE Airtricity.

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Firms urged to enter Viscount Awards

Tuesday 11 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Aer Lingus

Northern Ireland-based companies have been urged to enter the 2014 Aer Lingus Viscount Awards by two of the leading business figures who will sit on this year's judging panel.

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NI ‘must increase graduate numbers’

Tuesday 11 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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There is a pressing need to expand university provision in Northern Ireland to make the region more competitive, according to a new report from U4D, a group lobbying for a full university in Derry-Londonderry.

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Diagnostics firm to create 10 new jobs

Monday 10 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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A Ballymena company is to create up to 10 jobs in the next two years and is expanding its operation in the North American market after getting backing of £500,000 from the Growth Loan Fund.

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PMI shows recovery gathering pace

Monday 10 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Survey shows recovery gaining momentum

The economic recovery in Northern Ireland gained momentum in January as private sector organisations recorded record growth in new business, according to the latest PMI report from Ulster Bank.

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Making a business case for renewables

Friday 7 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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NI Chamber of Commerce and UtilityWise are inviting businesses to hear how to enhance their business potential within the renewables and sustainability sectors at an event in Belfast.

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Rebuilding trust NI’s big challenge - IoD

Friday 7 February 2014 by Ulster Business

LIB Paul Terrington

Rebuilding trust is the greatest challenge facing Northern Ireland, according to the Chairman of the Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland.

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BA moves Belfast and Dublin flights to T5

Thursday 6 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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British Airways has announced that flights from Belfast City Airport and Dublin will be moving to the airline's flagship Heathrow home, Terminal 5, from the end of October.

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Danske Bank posts full year profit

Thursday 6 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Danske Bank's Northern Ireland operation has recorded its first full year profit since the start of the financial crisis.

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Infographic: Facebook celebrate 10 years

Wednesday 5 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Hutchinson aiming high with new division

Tuesday 4 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Mark Hutchinson

Mark Hutchinson from SJC Hutchinson Engineering tells Ulster Business why he is confident of breaking into the lucrative aerospace sector.

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Falcon Reveals Payday Surge in Holiday Bookings

Tuesday 4 February 2014 by Ulster Business

Falcon Reveals Payday Surge in Holiday Bookings

Star Destinations of Corfu & Ibiza help NI families banish January blues

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Ryobi makes £32m investment in NI

Tuesday 4 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Japanese owned automotive manufacturer Ryobi has announced it will invest £32m in its Carrickfergus plant and is planning to create 100 new jobs in Northern Ireland.

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EY launches Entrepreneur Of The Year

Tuesday 4 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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Nominations for the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme officially opened this morning as EY kicked off their search for Northern Ireland's leading entrepreneurs.

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Top actors set sail for Driftwood Bay

Monday 3 February 2014 by Ulster Business

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The new animated show from Belfast-based Sixteen South will feature an A-list cast including Stephen Fry, Peter Mullan and Ardal O'Hanlon, it was announced today.

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Titanic Quarter confirms film studio expansion

Thursday 30 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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The developers of Titanic Quarter confirm that they have lodged a planning application for a 100,000 sq ft extension to the existing film studios in the area.

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Sainsbury’s CEO King to step down

Wednesday 29 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Retailer Sainsbury's has announced that Justin King has decided to step down in July 2014 after 10 years as CEO, and that Mike Coupe, currently its Group Commercial Director, will succeed him as CEO.

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New $9m investment by Caterpillar

Wednesday 29 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Caterpillar confirmed plans to invest a further $9 million to expand its local manufacturing operations to produce articulated truck axles in Northern Ireland.

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People: Your most valuable resource

Monday 27 January 2014 by Ulster Business

People: Your most valuable resource

Based in Newry, Co. Down, BMM People Development is a leading training and coaching company working with private and public sector organisations across Ireland.

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NITB launches 2014 tourism awards

Friday 24 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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The Northern Ireland Tourist Board has launched this year's Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, which recognise excellence in the tourism industry and are regarded as one of the main highlights in the tourism calendar.

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PwC to up its graduate intake in 2014

Friday 24 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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PwC in Northern Ireland will recruit over 130 new graduates in 2014, accounting for almost 10% of PwC's total UK graduate recruitment, the company said today.

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How Kickstarter is helping NI start-ups

Thursday 23 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Once seen as something of a novelty, crowdfunding website Kickstarter has become a viable option for innovative start-ups struggling to get money through conventional channels, writes Amanda Ferguson.

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New Year Resolutions

Thursday 23 January 2014 by Ulster Business

David Meade

2014 is upon us and in this review of the year, David Meade reminds us how some of the simplest techniques discussed in his column can have a fundamental impact on your business performance.

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Corporate NI: Helping businesses connect and grow

Wednesday 22 January 2014 by Ulster Business

Corporate NI

The time has come for Northern Ireland's private sector business to have its own corporate portal and online network.

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Banker urges NI firms to target Canada

Wednesday 22 January 2014 by Ulster Business

NI Connections

In the latest of our NI Connections diaspora interviews, Ulster Business talks to John Speers, a senior executive with Bank of Montreal in Canada who is originally from Belfast.

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MOOCs: a new driver of disruptive innovation

Wednesday 22 January 2014 by Ulster Business

Open University

Massive Open Online Courses will lead to disruptive innovation and drive change, collaboration and access across the globe, says the Open University's John D'Arcy.

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Launch: Craigavon Business Awards 2014

Wednesday 22 January 2014 by Ulster Business

Craigavon Business Awards 2014

Craigavon Business Awards 2014 were launched this week with events in both Portadown and Lurgan which were attended by local businesses from across the Craigavon area.

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Big conversation about youth unemployment

Tuesday 21 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Business leaders and HR Directors from private sector organisations have been invited to attend a free Big Business Conversation event on how to tackle youth unemployment.

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NI consumer confidence at record high

Monday 20 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland has risen to its highest level since records began in September 2008, according to a report by Danske Bank.

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Intel backs Belfast hackerspace

Sunday 19 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Computing giant Intel has given Belfast's Farset Labs a huge boost by becoming a corporate member of the hackerspace.

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New hi-tech tenant for Belfast Harbour

Friday 17 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Boston-based payment technology firm Merchant Warehouse has located its first permanent operation outside the US in Belfast Harbour's Clarendon Building at City Quays.

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Wrightbus wins contract worth £45m

Friday 17 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland bus manufacturer Wrightbus has received confirmation of a major order worth around £45m from the UK bus division of FirstGroup.

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One of the province’s most respected brand experts launches PART TWO

Wednesday 15 January 2014 by Ulster Business

One of the provinces most respected brand experts launches Part Two

Ian Bennington, who for 31 years was the public face and Managing Director of Belfast-based Triplicate, has opened PART TWO Design.

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Tasty outlook for agri-food sector

Tuesday 14 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland's agri-food sector is predicted to experience 'above average' growth in 2014 and will rank among the top five performing sectors this year, according to forecasts from Danske Bank.

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No Christmas cheer for NI retailers

Tuesday 14 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland's retail sector had a miserable December, with shopper numbers almost 9 per cent lower than the same month a year earlier, according to new figures.

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House prices up for seventh month

Tuesday 14 January 2014 by Ulster Business

John Simpson

House prices in Northern Ireland increased for the seventh consecutive month in December, according to the latest housing market survey from the RICS and Ulster Bank.

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PMI shows job creation picking up pace

Monday 13 January 2014 by Ulster Business

Ramsey

Private sector firms in Northern Ireland are increasing employment at the fastest rate since mid-2007, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index report by the Ulster Bank.

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Cloud tool to drive JAR Tech growth

Friday 10 January 2014 by Ulster Business

JAR Technologies

Belfast based JAR Technologies has launched a new cloud based load testing tool and is allowing local businesses to use it for free until the end of January.

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NI Chamber optimistic on export growth

Friday 10 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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NI Chamber of Commerce President Mark Nodder tells Ulster Business it will continue to focus on supporting local firms as they increase exports in 2014, as well as maintaining its role in the push to gain the devolution of corporation tax.

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FSB wants action on finance and energy

Friday 10 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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The Federation of Small Businesses in Northern Ireland says the organisation and its members still have big concerns around access to finance, employment law and energy in 2014.

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Signs of construction sector recovery

Friday 10 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland's building sector recovery continued in the final quarter of 2013, according to the latest Construction Market Survey published by the RICS.

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Renewable awards deadline approaches

Thursday 9 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Local businesses only have until January 31 to get their applications in for the 2014 Action Renewables Energy awards.

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IoD NI eyes push on R&D and exports

Wednesday 8 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Paul Terrington, Chairman of the Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland, outlines the organisation's priorities for 2014 and the measures it believes will help the economy to recover.

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CBI sees growth and challenges ahead

Wednesday 8 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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CBI NI Chairman Colin Walsh talks to Ulster Business about the business organisation's outlook for the year ahead and the main issues it will be focusing on in 2014.

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4G a 'game changer' for business

Wednesday 8 January 2014 by Ulster Business

4G

Network operator EE and Rainbow Communications, their partner in Northern Ireland, are the only providers offering 4G mobile to customers in the province. Ulster Business met them to find out how 4G can open up a world of possibilities for local businesses.

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Chef Michael Deane to expand restaurant

Wednesday 8 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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Chef Michael Deane has announced a £500,000 expansion of his flagship restaurant on Howard Street which will create thirty new jobs.

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Taggled secures £300k seed funding

Monday 6 January 2014 by Ulster Business

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One of Northern Ireland's hottest startups, Taggled TV, has completed its initial seed funding round, securing £300,000 in growth capital.

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Irwin’s partnership continues to flour

Wednesday 1 January 2014 by Ulster Business

Irwins

Having helped make Irish breads everyday products in British supermarkets, Irwin's Bakery and Paul Rankin are aiming to capture more of the market in both GB and Ireland.

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