Natasha Doherty has been appointed as a
Client Executive at MCE Public Relations.
She has previously worked in the UTV
newsroom, assisting on a range of current
affairs programmes including UTV Live
and UTV Live Tonight.
Grainne Glenny has been appointed
Ireland Manager at MCE Public Relations.
Her new role will see her utilise her
extensive knowledge of the ROI market
to service growing demand from MCE’s
consumer and lifestyle clients.
Susie Osborough has joined Selective
Travel Management in the role of
Customer Relations Manager. Susie will
be responsible for clients across the island
of Ireland and joins a growing team of
professionals in the role.
Larry McGrath has joined The Mount
Charles Group as Operations Manager for
Ireland, where he will be responsible for
developing new business, building brand
awareness and overseeing the group’s
existing contracts in Ireland.
Claire McCombe has been appointed
Private Banker at Barclays Wealth and
Investment Management. Claire works
with Barclays’ high net worth clients in
Northern Ireland, providing investment
advice and private banking services.
David Clements has joined Fujitsu as
Client Director. David will be responsible
for continuing to grow Fujitsu’s business
in Northern Ireland through establishing
new customer relationships and
developing existing ones.
Rachael Gamble has been appointed
as a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution
department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin.
Rachael studied Law with Politics at
Queen’s University in Belfast graduating
in June 2011, before obtaining her
Certificate of Professional Legal Studies.
Laura Feeney has joined Worthingtons
Solicitors as a Corporate Solicitor within
their Belfast office. Laura provides advice
in relation to all aspects of corporate and
commercial law, with a particular interest
in, charitable law and licensing matters.
Sara McGaughey has joined Worthingtons
Solicitors and works in the Commercial
Property Department. Sara deals with a
wide range of work including commercial
and residential property transactions,
Telecommunications and Renewable
Michael Duffy has joined Worthingtons
Solicitors as a Commercial Property and
Banking Solicitor. Michael deals with a
wide range of work including disposals
and acquisitions, commercial leases and
Nicola Adamson has also been
appointed Account Director at Morrow
Communications. Nicola has over
eight years’ experience working at
the company and brings a wealth of
knowledge as a skilled communicator
and creative thinker.
Jonny Ross has been appointed Regional
Manager at Ground Espresso Bars. He
constructs and maintains relationships
with all store managers to ensure
customers receive the authentic Ground
Espresso Bars experience.
Kim McCourt has been appointed Forensic
and Investigation Services Manager at
Grant Thornton Northern Ireland. She
will develop Grant Thornton’s Forensic
Accountancy and Investigation Services in
the Northern Ireland market place.
Ward Solutions has appointed Alan
McVey as business development manager,
Northern Ireland. In his new role, Alan
will be responsible for managing Ward
Solutions’ existing relationships in
Dr Jonathan Heggarty has been
appointed Director of Curriculum of
Belfast Met. Jonathan joins the Chief
Executive team and is responsible for
leading and managing the delivery of the
The Digital Futures Programme is currently working its way around Northern Ireland to help pupils to consider how digital technology can provide a solution to the challenges facing businesses and consumers
Anne-Marie Rainey has joined the Mount
Charles Group as a Personal Assistant
to the company’s senior management.
Anne-Marie joins the company from Quigg
Golden, where she spent five years in a
Danielle McAllister has been appointed as
Health, Safety and Environmental Officer
for the Mount Charles Group. Danielle
holds a degree in Land use & Environmental
Management and joins Mount Charles from
Belfast Harbour Commissioners.
John Casey has been appointed as
Operations Manager for the Cleaning
division at the Mount Charles Group. John
will oversee a number of key contracts
throughout Northern Ireland, leading a
team of four Area Managers.
Kirsty Finney has been appointed as
the new Lettings Manager for Michael
Chandler Estate Agents. Kirsty has over 10
years’ experience in estate agency with
knowledge in sales, valuations and new
Paula Lyttle has been appointed as
Sales Negotiator for Michael Chandler
Estate Agents. Paula’s role is to provide
a high quality service to both clients and
purchasers in handling every aspect of the
Robert Jordan has been appointed
Land Liaison Manager for Gaelectric
Developments Ltd having previously been
a property developer in the private and
commercial sector. The County Antrim man
holds an OND in Business and Finance.
Victoria Parks has been appointed Banquet
Manager at the Hastings Culloden Estate &
Spa after joining from sister establishment
the Stormont Hotel. Victoria holds a Level
3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision
Niall Burns has been appointed Bar
Manager at Hastings Slieve Donard
Resort & Spa making him responsible for
managing the hotel’s bar facilities. Niall
is a previous winner of the LCN Trainee
Manager of the Year.
Laura West has been appointed senior
events manager at Hastings Culloden
Estate & Spa. In her role, she will be
responsible for managing the Culloden’s
events and helping the hotel grow its
conference and banqueting business.
Lilly McKibbin has been appointed
Communications Executive with the
Institution of Civil Engineers. Lilly will
be responsible for raising the profile
of civil engineering in Northern Ireland
by delivering strategic communications
Nigel Robbins has been appointed Commercial Director of the Odyssey Trust, taking responsibility for business development across the portfolio. Most recently he spent three years at UTV Media plc as Group Commercial Director.
A new practice direction which came into play on 01 June 2015 is set to bring about more focus on the use of expert witnesses and the asssociated costs in commercial litigation cases. John Dugdale, Associate at A&L Goodbody, explains how this will impact on how an expert is instructed going forward.
Maria O’Loan has been appointed a partner
in law firm Tughans. She is a specialist
in planning, environmental, energy and
regulatory matters and is experienced in
advising throughout the planning process.
David McAleese has been appointed a
partner at law firm Tughans. He specialises
in real estate finance, refinance and
restructuring and is regularly involved
in property and corporate finance
Tim Kinney has been appointed a
partner at law firm Tughans. He joins
the construction team as a construction
and projects lawyer and holds an MSc in
construction law and arbitration and is an
Zoe Starrett has been appointed as
Personal One2One Patient Advisor at
3fivetwo Group. One2One is a personal
service from beginning to end offered
within Kingsbridge Private Hospital for
Russell Lever has been appointed
Account Director at ASG PR. Russell has
10 years’ experience in the PR industry.
He specialises in media relations and has
been responsible for a number of high
David Ramsey has joined Bank of Ireland
UK as Branch Manager of City Hall,
Belfast. David successfully completed
the HSBC Graduate Management Trainee
Scheme in 2009 and has since held a
variety of management positions.
Stephanie Mulholland has been appointed Associate Director with Brightwater Recruitment Specialists. Stephanie has been in recruitment for 16 years and with Brightwater for 10 years. She will be responsible for continuing to drive the Brightwater brand, commercial relationships and managing a team of specialist consultants.
Michael Barnett has been appointed
Audit Director at Grant Thornton in
Northern Ireland. Bringing with him
18 years’ experience, he specialises in
advising Owner Managed Businesses
across a range of industry sectors.
Francis Shields has been appointed as
Head of Professional Practices at Grant
Thornton Northern Ireland. Francis
will have a varied client base, but will
specialise in advising businesses with
Clare Guinness has been appointed
Director for Corporate Services at Fane
Valley Group. She will be responsible
for M&A activity, corporate governance,
board administration, human resources,
health & safety and marketing/
Sara Rafferty has been appointed
Business Development Executive – Food
to Go at Henderson Foodservice. She will
be focused on Developing Food to Go
sales within the Spar estate in Counties
Tyrone and Fermanagh.
Anna Magee has been appointed
Construction Project Manager at
Gaelectric Developments Ltd. Anna
manages Gaelectric’s onshore wind farm
construction programme in Northern
Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Theresa Hannon joins the Account
Management team at Ardmore,
bringing a wealth of agency
experience to her new role. She will be
responsible for the continued strategic
development of her portfolio of clients.
Brian Cumming has been appointed
Investment Director at Clarendon
Fund Managers. Brian has 10 years
international business and corporate
development experience with a further
ten years in venture capital fund
Elaine Smyth has been has been
appointed to the role of Head of
Programmes at NISP CONNECT at the
Northern Ireland Science Park. Elaine
has over 18 years’ experience in the
science and technology industries.
Dr Erin Byrd has been appointed
physiotherapist specialising in sports
injuries with ReBound Physiotherapy
Clinic. A former International gymnast
and athlete herself, Erin specialises in
Catriona Saunders has been appointed
Finance Manager at Northern Ireland
Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI
Chamber). Throughout her career to
date, Catriona has been responsible for
the financial management of various
organisations within both the private
and public sectors
Phelim O’Neill has been appointed to
the Northern Ireland Food Advisory
Committee. He is the Chief Executive
of the NI Meat Exporters Association
(NIMEA), the trade association which
represents the major meat processing
Lorraine McGoran has been appointed
Marketing and Campaigns Manager at
Visit Belfast. Lorraine joins Visit Belfast
to take on the role of developing
and implementing the organisations
marketing and promotions campaign
strategy across NI, ROI, GB and Europe.
The Law Society of Northern Ireland has
announced that Arleen Elliott will serve
as its new President. Miss Elliott brings
to the Presidency a wealth of knowledge
and experience gained in private
practice at the Elliott-Trainor
O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors has
appointed Eddie McAllister to the firm’s
Commercial Department. Eddie has
specialised in Bookmakers’ Licensing
Law in addition to his Residential and
Darryl Campbell has joined NakedPR as
their Junior Account Executive. He has
recently been professionally accredited
as an Associate Member of CIPR and has
previously worked as an Assistant Brand
Chris Jamison has been promoted to
Business Systems Manager at Stanley
Security. Having previously held the post
of Systems Management Co-Ordinator,
Chris has seven years’ experience in the
Orla Milligan has joined Energis to
launch its Global Legal Services Division.
She will specialise in the recruitment of
legal professionals for private practices,
in-house roles and public sector bodies.