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Budget breakdown: Public sector seeking plans to deliver new impetus

Friday 21 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Economist John Simpson examines the latest Budget and looks at what challenges remain for the public sector as the UK emerges from years of austerity

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Ulster Rugby player developing luxury homes

Friday 21 December 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A series of new luxury homes are being developed by an Ulster Rugby player in east Belfast, Ulster Business can reveal

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Yearbook: Taking a business look at the year that was 2018

Friday 21 December 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Ulster Business takes a snapshot of the year that was 2018

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David Queen

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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David Queen has been appointed as operations manager for Northern Ireland at Mercury Security and Facilities Management.

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Janine Gelston

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Janine Gelston joins the Merchant Hotel in Belfast as business development manager. She has more than 13 years’ experience within hospitality.

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Kieran Hurley

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Lockton Belfast has appointed Kieran Hurley as commercial insurance consultant. He will oversee the development and delivery of insurance solutions for businesses of varying sizes.

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Andrew Cheadle

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Andrew Cheadle has been appointed general manager for the Republic of Ireland by Mercury Security and Facilities Management.

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Gerry McGinn

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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The University Economic Policy Centre has appointed Gerry McGinn as an independent member to its advisory board. He was previously chief executive of institutions in London, Dublin, and Belfast.

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Bernard Bogues

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Mercury Security and Facilities Management has taken on Bernard Bogues as commercial director. Mr Bogues brings more than 25 years of leadership experience and knowledge of the service industry.

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Caoimhe McCann

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Caoimhe McCann has been appointed as sales administrator at Mercury Security and Facilities Management and will be responsible for providing an excellent level of service to all clients.

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Dave Vincent

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Tourism NI has added to its senior management team with the appointment of Dave Vincent as chief digital officer. He wll be responsible for driving digital transformation across the organisation.

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Jenna Bell

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jenna Bell has been appointed business development executive at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is responsible for recruiting and retaining NI Chamber members.

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Nicola Trimby

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Nicola Trimby has been appointed credit controller at Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She has worked in a finance role in various companies for almost 20 years.

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Nicola Woods

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Glandore has appointed Nicola as community and events executive. She will be responsible for running member events, workplace wellness and CSR initiatives.

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Caroline McSorley

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Caroline McSorley joins Glandore as sales manager. She will be working closely with new and existing members to find the right flexible workspace for their needs.

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Sarah Fleming

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Sarah Fleming has been appointed senior manager at Muldoon & Co Chartered Accountants. In her new role she will be responsible for managing and enhancing relationships with SME clients.

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Stephen Crozier

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Stephen Crozier has been appointed as director in business consultancy with CBRE. He will drive forward CBRE’s project management and building surveying capabilities in Northern Ireland.

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Tom Rodgers

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Tom Rodgers has been appointed health, safety and environmental manager at Warrenpoint Port. He will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the highest safety standards.

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Brian Mullen

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Brian Mullen has been appointed to oversee Lockton’s newest innovative insurance solution, Lockton Commercial in the Armagh, Newry and Dungannon areas.

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Lewis Davison

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Lewis Davison has been appointed as help-desk co-ordinator at Mercury Security and Facilities Management and will be responsible for ensuring that any issues reported by the company’s clients are attended to in a timely manner.

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Mark Huddleston

Wednesday 19 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Mark Huddleston has been appointed management and leadership ambassador at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland. He will engage with IoD members and all other stakeholders.

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Trying to solve the Brexit border issue

Tuesday 11 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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As the UK edges to some form of Brexit deal, John Mulgrew examines the challenges facing the NI companies which count cross-border trade as a key part of their business

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Nurturing and driving top STEM talent

Tuesday 11 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Emma Deighan looks at the who, what and why of STEM initiatives in the business sector

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NI Hospice: The best of business and sport championing a force for good

Tuesday 11 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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We speak to some of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice supporters, including Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, and why they are firmly behind the charity

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IT and the City Deal

Tuesday 11 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew looks at what major IT elements Belfast and the surrounding regions could get out of a potential £1bn City Deal

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Northern Ireland retail footfall rises 2.7%

Friday 7 December 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s retail sector has a seen a jump of 2.7% in footfall, according to the latest figures

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EY: Growing and leading the way

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business speaks to EY Northern Ireland’s leadership about growing its headcount to 500 people, its progressive working environment and leading the way in innovation

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Dearbhla Sloan

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Dearbhla Sloan has been appointed as communications and evaluation specialist with RNN Communications. Her role will include creating and implementing successful campaigns and content that make an impact, and securing new business for the agency.

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Jo Davidson

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jo Davidson is now the general manager of the Falls Leisure Centre. Ms Davidson joined GLL in 2016 as health and fitness service manager for Olympia Leisure Centre, and started in the industry as a group exercise instructor with a private gym.

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Jolene Kelly

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jolene Kelly has been appointed as communications and social media consultant at RNN Communications. Ms Kelly will be managing an all-Ireland portfolio of RNN Social clients in a variety of sectors, providing counsel on social strategy and implementing campaigns.

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Jacqui Pope

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jacqui Pope is the new head of service at GLL. She has responsibility for overseeing operations at all 14 leisure centres across Belfast. In a previous role, she was regional manager for a large gym chain in the private sector.

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Matthew Howse

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Matthew Howse has joined the Belfast office of Eversheds Sutherland as partner. He brings 13 years of legal experience with him and specialises in litigation and dispute resolution.

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Emma Murray

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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ASG & Partners has named Emma Murray as its deputy chief executive. Ms Murray, who leads the recruitment marketing division, has been with the company for eight years and was appointed to the advertising and communications agency’s board in 2016.

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David Clements

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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David Clements has been appointed as client managing director in NI at Fujitsu. In the role he will be responsible for developing Fujitsu’s public and private sector business in Northern Ireland.

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Adeline Lindberg

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Adeline Lindberg has been appointed as assistant manager at Exchange Accountants. As assistant manager Ms Lindberg will be responsible for corporate accounts work, managing a portfolio of sole traders and clients.

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More than 93% of business group members back Brexit withdrawal deal

Monday 3 December 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s business community has overwhelming thrown its weight behind a withdrawal agreement on Brexit

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Hugh McPoland

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Clarendon Executive has appointed Hugh McPoland as associate consultant. Previously director of HR at BSO, Mr McPoland has a considerable track record in organisational change along with considerable knowledge and experience in assessing the leadership credentials of directors across the public sector.

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Angela Craigan

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Angela Craigan has been appointed a partner with Harbinson Mulholland. She is a Fellow Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

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Belfast's Flatiron building takes on first tenants

Monday 3 December 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A design agency has become the first tenant of a newly renovated Victorian listed building with another business expected to become the second soon

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Darren McDowell

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Darren McDowell has been appointed senior partner in Harbinson Mulholland. He has been with the firm for 19 years and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

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Jill McLernon

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jill McLernon has been appointed as events consultant at PR agency RNN Communications. In her role, she will be managing an all-Ireland portfolio of clients, working on integrated campaigns, as well as creating and delivering events.

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Mairead Regan

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Mairead Regan joins Clarendon Executive as associate consultant. Previously group HR director at UTV Media plc, she has more than 25 years’ experience in HR at a senior level.

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Laura Stefan

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Laura Stefan has been appointed Ireland operations and development manager at Mount Charles. She will be responsible for managing contracts across the company’s catering, cleaning and general facilities management portfolio in the Republic of Ireland.

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Caitriona Allis

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Caitriona Allis has been appointed as the new head of ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in Ireland. She is now responsible for the strategic development of the professional body in Ireland, including building ACCA’s brand presence.

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Julie Bolton

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Julie Bolton is the new general manager at Grove Wellbeing Centre. She started working for Belfast City Council and transferred to GLL in 2015.

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Rachel Steenson

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Esri Ireland has appointed Rachel Steenson as market engagement manager for Northern Ireland. In the new role she will be responsible for overall market development in Northern Ireland.

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Sinead Barnes

Monday 3 December 2018 by Ulster Business

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Sinead Barnes is now general manager of Whiterock Leisure Centre. She joined Better Belfast in December 2015 starting as duty manager before progressing to service manager in Girdwood Community Hub in 2016.

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Dale Farm boss: A 'no deal' would be mad and disruptive for Northern Ireland

Monday 3 December 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Dale Farm chief executive Nick Whelan speaks to John Mulgrew about his pride in the business, growing profits, facing Brexit hurdles

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'Outline your alternative to Brexit deal' says NI Chamber president

Thursday 29 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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It’s now time for political leaders opposed to a draft withdrawal agreement on Brexit to 'outline alternative proposals'

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Lunn's opening £1m Rolex store in city

Thursday 29 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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Luxury watch and jewellery business Lunn’s is opening a new £1m Rolex store in Belfast city centre

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A Word from the Wise: Les McCracken

Monday 26 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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We hear from McCue Crafted Fit's Les McCracken

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Kainos sees profits and sales surge

Monday 26 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland IT firm Kainos has seen a sales and profits surge with revenue rising by 62% to £67.2m for the first half of the year

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Majority of NI firms expanding workforce in 2019

Friday 23 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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More Northern Ireland firms say they will take on new staff next year than compared to the rest of the UK

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Bombardier cutting 490 jobs in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 21 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Bombardier has announced it’s cutting almost 500 jobs in Northern Ireland in the latest fresh blow to the aerospace giant’s workforce

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Belfast City Airport unveils £15m terminal revamp

Wednesday 21 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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The owners of George Best Belfast City Airport are set to spend millions of pounds over the next two winters following a £15m investment in its terminal

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Here comes Generation Z

Monday 19 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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‘Millenial’ is one of my least favourite words, in truth it is just behind Brexit in my top 10

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Reset your mindset on mental health

Monday 19 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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Keeping your team happy and healthy is essential if you want your business to excel

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Thought about the Christmas party? It's just a few weeks away

Monday 19 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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Emma Deighan scours some of the top NI venues to see how they are catering to the corporate Christmas

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Business breakfast: Angela McGowan

Monday 19 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Ulster Business sits down for a very late breakfast with CBI NI director Angela McGowan

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Alternative London: The place to be seen in the city

Monday 19 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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From London’s thriving bohemian hub and street art capital to a food, drink and nightlife must-visit... John Mulgrew explores Shoreditch and beyond

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Belfast restaurant contents sold at auction

Thursday 15 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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The contents of a Belfast restaurant which shut last month have gone under the hammer

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The Brexit draft agreement: business reaction

Thursday 15 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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What do business groups think about the draft agreement on the UK's exit from the EU?

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City student scheme site on market for £2.5m

Wednesday 14 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A student accommodation development site has gone on the market for £2.5m

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Plans to build 1,300 new homes in Co Antrim

Wednesday 14 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Around 1,300 new homes could be built in Co Antrim in one of the largest developments to take place here in the last few years

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Titanic Quarter office scheme 'out for tender'

Tuesday 13 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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A huge office scheme for the Titanic Quarter has taken a step forward as the development is put out for tender

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The economy’s secret weapon revealed

Monday 12 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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Anne Donaghy, chief executive of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, explains how an entrepreneurial approach by the council is bearing fruit for the economy

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New apartment building for Belfast city centre

Monday 12 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A new apartment building could be built in Belfast city centre amid early development plans, Ulster Business can reveal

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Areas of city centre suffer 60% drop in shopper numbers

Friday 9 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Some areas of Belfast have suffered a 60% drop in shopper numbers in the wake of a fire which gutted the Bank Buildings in the city centre – home to Primark

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Firms 'must expect to be victim of hacking'

Wednesday 7 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Businesses of all shapes and sizes must expect to be the victim of a cyber attack, according to one of the world’s leading experts

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Planes, pills and generators: NI’s global enterprises

Wednesday 7 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew looks at those making it work abroad and the Northern Ireland’s businesses which rely on selling outside these shores as their bread and butter

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NI house prices 'outpace UK market'

Wednesday 7 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland homes have avoided a UK-wide dip in prices, according to a new survey

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CastleCourt refurb ‘to begin at start of 2019’

Tuesday 6 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Belfast shopping centre CastleCourt could undergo a major refurbishment early next year as it’s in talks with new food and fashion retailers following a series of recent openings

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Danske Bank: leading the tech and digital charge

Monday 5 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business chats to Danske Bank about the bank’s new Catalyst Belfast Fintech Hub and ‘Making more possible’ for Northern Ireland businesses

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Tribal Burger to open new city restaurant

Friday 2 November 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Around 20 new jobs are being creating as a Belfast-burger restaurant expands into the city centre, Ulster Business can reveal

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Brian McGrath: We were swept up in a national Brexit debate which wasn't relevant for us

Friday 2 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew speaks to Foyle Port chief executive Brian McGrath about sharing UK and Irish waters and the burden of increased bureaucracy

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Donegall House on sale for £11.25m

Thursday 1 November 2018 by Ulster Business

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A prominent Belfast building has gone on the market for offers over £11.25m

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Cheryl McNeill

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Cheryl McNeill is now programmes manager at Women in Business. Ms McNeill is responsible for planning and managing current programmes and developing new initiatives.

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Claire Winter

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Claire Winter is now group marketing managerat 3fivetwo Group. She will be responsible for managing the marketing activity for group and associated firms including Kingsbridge Private Hospital.

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Gareth Crudden

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Gareth Crudden has been appointed as sales executive with 3fivetwo Group. Mr Crudden is responsible for generating new sales leads to expand its customer base and increase brand awareness.

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Jacquie Henriette

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Women in Business has appointed Jacquie Henriette as business development manager. She is responsible for the strategic growth within Women in Business.

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Matthew Smyth

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Matthew Smyth has been appointed as director of the Northern Group and its associated companies Northern Lift Trucks (NI) Ltd and Norspace Ltd.

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Laura Kearney

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Laura Kearney has joined the Abacus Group to work in the field of temporary recruitment. She brings more than four years’ experience of working within temporary commercial recruitment in NI.

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Alison McParland

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Alison McParland has been appointed to the role of talent management executive at the Abacus Group. In her new role Ms McParland is responsible for all inquiries from new hires to development.

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Robert Maye

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Robert Maye is now group sales manager at 3fivetwo Group’s. Mr Maye’s new role will be to drive sales growth and revenue for the group, implementing a strategic sales plan.

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Roisin McLernon

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Roisin McLernon has been appointed as company secretary of the Northern Group and its associated companies. She worked for six years in a large manufacturing firm before joining the company in 2000.

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Simon Sharkey

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Simon Sharkey is now graphic designer with 3fivetwo. Mr Sharkey’s role is to support the sales and marketing team’s activity by designing and editing print and digital material for the group.

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Victoria Nicol

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Belfast-based PR firm Jago has appointed Victoria Nicol as a director. She joins joined the practice, bringing more than eight years of management consultancy experience.

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Sophie Maxwell

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Sophie Maxwell has been appointed as director of the Northern Group and its associated companies Northern Lift Trucks (NI) Ltd and Norspace Ltd. Ms Maxwell is responsible for driving sales growth and revenue for Northern Lift Trucks.

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Marc Kelly

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Marc Kelly has been appointed as a solicitor in the dispute resolution department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin. He studied law at Queen’s, obtaining a scholarship to study in the US.

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Helen Smyth

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Helen Smyth has been appointed as a solicitor in the dispute resolution department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

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Kristina Killen

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Kristina Killen has been appointed as an associate solicitor in the residential conveyancing team at Cleaver Fulton Rankin, as part of the wider private client department.

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Jane McManus

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jane McManus has been appointed as a solicitor in the planning and environmental department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin. She was admitted to the roll of solicitors in NI in 2014.

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Amanda Sistern

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin has appointed Amanda Sistern as business development and marketing manager. Ms Sistern, who has 10 years’ marketing experience in a range of sectors.

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Claire McBride

Saturday 27 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Olenick has appointed Claire McBride as managing diirector of its Belfast office. In her new role she will be responsible forl business growth and lead plans for expansion into the UK and Ireland markets.

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Business breakfast: Aodhan Connolly

Friday 26 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business has a breakfast chat with Aodhan Connolly of the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium

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Diversity can provide catalyst for SMEs

Friday 26 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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The past year has seen a noticeable increase in the number of companies who are recognising the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace

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John Simpson: With no deal on Brexit, what exactly are we facing?

Friday 26 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Following the publication of a ‘disastrous’ planning document from the Government on a ‘no deal’ Brexit, John Simpson examines the reality of life outside the EU in the worst case scenario

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Primark to reopen and city cordon reduced

Friday 26 October 2018 by John Mulgrew

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The green light has been given to begin work on the Bank Buildings in Belfast which were gutted in a fire – leading to a huge cordon hitting city centre retail

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'More promotion' needed for NI hotel industry

Wednesday 17 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland hotels need more promotion if demand is to keep up with a rise in supply as a "stormy" year beckons

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How to make a business rocket

Wednesday 17 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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How does a growing company help its expansion plans really take off?

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Dublin Information Sec 18: Ransomware 'remains a major threat for businesses'

Monday 15 October 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Ransomware remains a major threat for businesses and individuals across Ireland, a leading cyber-security event has heard

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Belfast retail sees 30% drop following Primark fire

Friday 12 October 2018 by John Mulgrew

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The high street has been dealt a heavy blow as footfall plummets a third in the wake of a huge fire which gutted the Primark building in Belfast

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An Englishman, a Frenchman and an Irishman went to the pub

Friday 12 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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The above used to be the start of a good joke before the era of political correctness made this type of humour unfashionable and likely to embroil one in a law suit from a supposedly wronged section of the community

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From Michelin stars to home grown grub: Northern Ireland as a food hotspot

Tuesday 9 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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With Ireland’s greatest restaurant and a burgeoning food and drinks scene, John Mulgrew asks has NI firmly forged its place as a foodie tourism hotspot?

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NI economic growth 'due to slow down'

Tuesday 9 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Brexit-related uncertainty and high inflation are expected to contribute to a slowdown in economic growth here

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Dublin Information Sec 2018: Cyber-security event to hear from top experts

Monday 8 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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A host of top cyber-security experts are set to descend on Dublin later this month as part of the largest annual event of its kind in Ireland

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Watch: Ulster Business Top 100 official launch in Belfast

Sunday 7 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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The Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies edition has officially been unveiled

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In Focus: Peter Hannan on beef, Brexit and business

Thursday 4 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Peter Hannan tells John Mulgrew about turning away the big retailers, growing trade by 40% and that he doesn’t believe Brexit will happen once people see what’s at the edge of the cliff

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Pinnacle marks 25 years with huge bash in Portugal

Thursday 4 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Belfast firm Pinnacle has celebrated 25 years in business by taking more than 100 of its staff to Portugal for an an all-expenses paid trip

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The rise of the Recruit-bot

Thursday 4 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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In 1950, Alan Turing predicted that by the year 2000, computers would be able to pass as human during a text conversation. Alan was a little out, but not by much

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Retail chain Menarys sees pre-tax profits rise

Thursday 4 October 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Family-owned retail chain Menarys has seen its pre-tax profits rise to more than £400,000 with turnover of £18.4m

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Bank of Ireland: Building long-term business partnerships

Wednesday 3 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business speaks to Gavin Kennedy, head of business banking NI at Bank of Ireland UK and some of those burgeoning firms it has developed strong relationships with

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CavanaghKelly: a partner in business across Northern Ireland

Wednesday 3 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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Michael Drumm has spent his entire professional career training and progressing up through top accountancy and business advisory practice CavanaghKelly

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Premier Inn ‘looking at two new NI hotels’

Wednesday 3 October 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Premier Inn is eyeing up opening new hotels in Newry and Enniskillen as it seeks to expand across Northern Ireland

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Belfast's future: The changing face of a city

Wednesday 3 October 2018 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew looks at the changing face of Belfast city centre and its building heritage, and speaks to Patrick O’Gorman of Bywater about its £50m mixed-use redevelopment

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Meat Merchant to expand into Republic

Monday 1 October 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Meat mogul Peter Hannan says he will expand the retail arm of his successful Co Down business into the Republic this year, Ulster Business can reveal

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NI businessman revamping major Belfast city building

Monday 1 October 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A top Northern Ireland businessman is planning on revamping a major city centre building into an office and retail development, Ulster Business can reveal

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Kate McIlvenny

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Kate McIlvenny is now an associate in litigation with law firm A&L Goodbody. Her specialism within the wider litigation department is providing contentious and non-contentious advice across the broad spectrum of public and regulatory law.

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Nadine Shrourou

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Neueda has appointed Nadine Shrourou as account manager in capital markets. Based in Neueda’s London office, she will be managing client accounts within the capital markets team. Nadine has a wide variety of technology solutions experience within financial markets.

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Marguerite Clarke

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Neueda has appointed Marguerite Clarke as account director. Ms Clarke will help enable Neueda’s public sector customers to transform the way they do business using digital solutions. She previously held management positions with Sopra Steria and Invest NI.

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Chris Love

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Chris Love has been appointed as PR account director at ASG & Partners. He brings with him over 15 years’ experience in communications, working with and representing SMEs to global brands in both the public and private sector.

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Catherine Cree

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Catherine Cree has been appointed office manager at Insight.Out Financial. Having previously worked in the voluntary sector for over nine years, she joins the team at Insight. Out Financial bringing a wealth of experience to the new role.

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Damian Tumilty

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Damian Tumilty has been appointed executive head chef at the Grand Central Hotel. Mr Tumilty has over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and his previous employment includes Shu Restaurant and French Village. He is a parttime lecturer in professional cookery.

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Matthew Roddy

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Morrow Communications has appointed Matthew Roddy as a graphic designer. Mr Roddy is responsible for designing a wide range of brand and corporate materials including creating new brands, product packaging, exhibition stands and advertising.

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Damien McDonald

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Damien McDonald has been appointed as food and beverage manager for the Grand Central Hotel. Mr McDonald has been with Hastings Hotels for 15 years and was most recently the beverage manager in the Europa Hotel.

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Dr Xavier Jacq

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Dr Xavier Jacq is now vice-president of biology at Almac Discovery. He will be responsible for leading the company’s small-molecule discovery biology team as well as playing a key role in defining the strategic direction of both the biology group and Almac Discovery.

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Jonathan White

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jonathan White has joined Liberty IT as senior director of operations. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the organisation with over 22 years’ experience in IT including more than 10 years in the fintech industry.

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Shona Ayre

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Shona Ayre has been appointed as sales and business development executive by the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society. She will be responsible for sales, events and account management at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, the society’s leading exhibition and events space.

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Stuart Cosby

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Neueda has appointed Stuart Cosby as delivery manager. He is responsible for the delivery of Neueda’s digital transformation services and offerings to its public sector customers. He previously held sales and management positions in Microsoft and Nortel Networks.

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Sean Tanuvasa

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Sean Tanuvasa has been appointed as a paraplanner at Insight.Out Financial. With four years’ experience in the financial services industry, specialising in pensions and investments, he joins the team at Insight.Out Financial from a financial advisory company.

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Claire Ball

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Claire Ball is now senior graphic designer at Morrow Communications. She works closely with clients to develop creative solutions for print and digital formats. As well as graphic and web design, Claire develops brands, creates event exhibition materials and is an email marketing specialist.

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Marina McBride

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Marina McBride has been promoted to branch manager in Progressive Building Society’s Glengormley branch. She has been employed by the society since 1993 and has a host of experience in both lending and savings at a branch level.

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Leah Griffin

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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GOC Estate Agents in Belfast has appointed Leah Griffin as lettings team leader. With five years’ experience, she will be responsible for overseeing the busy rental department including liaising with clients, valuations, inventories and inspections.

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Joy Scott

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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The Clanmil Housing Group has announced the appointment of Joy Scott as its new chairman. Ms Scott has been a member of the Clanmil Board since 2012 and vice-chairman since 2014.

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Lauren Coughlan

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Lauren Coughlan has been appointed manager of the Seahorse Restaurant and Bar at the Grand Central Hotel. Ms Coughlan has more than eight years’ industry experience some of which she gained at an international level and holds a degree in hospitality management.

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Travel: From Belgium with love - beer, food and jazz

Sunday 30 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew returns to Brussels and takes in neighbouring Antwerp to discover Belgium’s brewing and food scene, while baking in the summer heat and taking in some late-night jazz along the way

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Leader of the House addresses Top 100 Companies gala event

Friday 28 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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The EU should "come to the table and start taking our Chequers proposals very seriously" the Leader of the House of Commons has told a top business event in Belfast

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Former Belfast bank building sold off

Wednesday 26 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A former Belfast city bank building - on the market for £2m - has been sold, Ulster Business can reveal

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Foyle Port posts record turnover of £9.1m

Wednesday 26 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Foyle Port has posted record turnover of £9.1m while pre-tax profits now sit at £1.6m

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New online auction for commercial property agent

Tuesday 25 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Commercial property agent Osborne King will sell off dozens of properties in a new online auction format for the first time

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Belfast city centre building revamp plans

Tuesday 25 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A major Belfast building in the heart of the city centre could be redeveloped for retail and office use amid new plans

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Going green and growing a charitable business

Friday 21 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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One area which businesses increasingly can’t ignore, or place in the pile of ‘things to do tomorrow’ is the issue of their ‘green’ footprint on the landscape here

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Burger chain Five Guys opening third NI restaurant

Monday 17 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Top end burger chain Five Guys is set to open its third Northern Ireland restaurant in south Belfast

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STATSports creating more than 200 jobs

Monday 17 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Newry firm STATSports is creating around 237 jobs as part of its ongoing growth plans

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The great Brexit workplace jigsaw

Monday 17 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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The countdown is on to a post-Brexit Northern Ireland. John Mulgrew speaks to legal experts about what that could mean for workforces across the region

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Moy Park sales soar to £1.55bn

Friday 14 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Poultry giant Moy Park has increased its position as Northern Ireland’s largest company after posting sales of £1.55bn

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£250m Belfast children's hospital plans revealed

Friday 14 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A new £250m children’s hospital for Belfast has taken a step forward after plans were submitted for the 10-storey building, Ulster Business can reveal

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Henderson Foodservice now ‘heading for a £115m turnover’

Friday 14 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Since taking over at the helm of Henderson Foodservice more than a decade ago, boss Damien Barrett tells John Mulgrew the firm is heading towards a £115m turnover

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Justin Rush: Taking pride in recruitment

Thursday 13 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Anyone that attended the 2018 Belfast Pride Festival would have been bowled over by the number of participants in the parade, the huge crowds of well-wishers who assembled

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Former Bubbacue restaurant back on the market

Thursday 13 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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The former home of Belfast barbecue restaurant Bubbacue has gone back on the market, Ulster Business can reveal

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Crumlin Road courthouse hotel given go ahead

Thursday 13 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A new hotel at the former Crumlin Road courthouse has been given go ahead

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The new power generation

Monday 10 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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It feels like the future of energy provision in Northern Ireland is at somewhat of stalling point as is its political counter-part at Stormont

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Apartment building close to Windsor Park 'up for refusal'

Monday 10 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A new four-storey apartment development planned close to Windsor Park could be refused permission at a planning committee meeting in Belfast

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US tech firm creating 250 jobs in Derry

Monday 10 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A US tech firm is creating around 250 new jobs in Londonderry in one of the single biggest announcements in the north west in the last few years

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NI business confidence and job creation sees uplift: survey

Friday 7 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland business confidence and job creation has seen an uplift while overall private sector stalled growth stalled, according to survey

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Business leaders in Westminster call for restoration of power-sharing

Thursday 6 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Top business leaders have travelled to Westminster to call on polticians to return to a power-sharing government

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Kicking up a storm in telecoms

Monday 3 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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Ian Megahey of Barclay Digital Services tells Ulster Business about the telecoms firm’s rapid expansion, disrupting the market, and landing top end customers

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Lawrence Kenwright: I’ve gone into these hotel developments with my eyes open

Monday 3 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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It’s been 18 months since Liverpool developer Lawrence Kenwright first officially dipped his toe in the waters of the Belfast hotel scene

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Belfast Waterfront undergoing fresh rebrand

Monday 3 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Belfast’s Waterfront Hall is getting a major rebrand as the business expands its growing conference and events business, Ulster Business can reveal

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Dark horizon for NI amid 'disastrous' no deal Brexit paper

Monday 3 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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There could now be a worrying “dark horizon” for Northern Ireland’s economy as the Government publishes its paper on a potential “disastrous” no deal Brexit scenario

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The longest period without a government... and we won't even get a record

Monday 3 September 2018 by John Mulgrew

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As Northern Ireland headed towards what we thought was going to be the unenviable accolade of having gone the longest period of time without a government, even that bubble was burst by the Guinness World Records

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Powering through to the next industrial revolution

Sunday 2 September 2018 by Ulster Business

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With Northern Ireland on the brink of fourth industrial revolution in IT, John Simpson looks at what’s needed to get it off the ground and ensure we have the right people to do it

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Our top companies must test their own recruitment processes

Thursday 30 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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When was the last time you searched for a job at your own company? writes John Moore, managing director of Hays Northern Ireland

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Barclays giving Northern Ireland businesses a digital boost

Thursday 30 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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At times in Northern Ireland, it can look frustratingly like a lot of things stay the same. However in business, things are really moving and the way we do business is evolving at a breath-taking pace

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Women in Business: The fight is not over yet

Wednesday 29 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Women in Business chief executive Roseann Kelly says more must be done to ensure greater female representation in boardrooms across NI

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Mills Selig: Charting a course to the top

Wednesday 29 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Emma Hunt and Chris Guy of Mills Selig on charting their career courses from the ground up to the top table at one of Northern Ireland’s leading law firms

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Top 100: Tayto king of NI snack castle

Monday 27 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Tayto has been king of the castle in terms of Northern Ireland’s crisp and snack sector since 1956, when it moved into its grand Tandragee headquarters

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Top 100: Charles Hurst

Monday 27 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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With more than a century of business under its belt, Charles Hurst is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest car retailers

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Graham Construction: The rise to the billion pound mark

Monday 27 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew speaks to boss Michael Graham about growing the business here and elsewhere in the UK, landing some major contracts, and the impact of Brexit on the construction sector

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Top 100: NI Water

Monday 27 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Sara Venning’s job involves looking after one of Northern Ireland’s largest and most crucial pieces of infrastructure

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Top 100: Companies list shows importance of manufacturing to NI economy

Monday 27 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Manufacturing NI chief executive Stephen Kelly looks at how crucial the sector is for the Northern Ireland economy

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Derry: City luxury on the doorstep

Friday 24 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew takes a domestic trip to Derry to sample the cuisine, culture and the city’s emerging brewing scene... and there’s not a tobacco onion in sight

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Business breakfast: Fergal McFerran, Stonewall

Friday 24 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Inclusivity across a vast range of Northern Ireland’s workforces is now at the top of Fergal McFerran’s daily agenda

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Top 100: Heron Bros makes list after £40m sales boost

Friday 24 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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While there are always newcomers to the Ulster Business Top 100 list, construction firm Heron Bros managed to not just creep on to the bottom of it, but shoot well up

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Michael Bell: Food firms are key to the Northern Ireland economy

Friday 24 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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The significance of the Northern Ireland food and drink industry really cannot be overstated, writes Michael Bell of the Northern Ireland Food and Drinks Association.

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Top 100: Donnelly Group growing business across Northern Ireland

Wednesday 22 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Donnelly Group has been in the motor sales business for more than 70 years, and in that time has grown considerably into one of the biggest in the trade

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FinTrU: from start-up to the region’s fastest job creator

Wednesday 22 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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It was almost a year ago exactly that FinTrU founder Darragh McCarthy told this journalist he would grow his firm to a 1,000 worker business in five years

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Our towns and cities must evolve to survive

Wednesday 22 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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It has therefore never been more evident that our town and city centres must evolve beyond a traditional retail dynamic in order to survive

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Tayto boss buys over McErlain’s Bakery

Tuesday 21 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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The boss of Tayto in Northern Ireland has bought over a Co Londonderry family bakery business – saving around 260 jobs

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Automation: still some way to go?

Monday 20 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Ulster Business brought together some experts to discuss the future of automation across Northern Ireland business and industry

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Ulster Bank names Jane Howard as new chief executive

Monday 20 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jane Howard has been confirmed as the new chief executive of Ulster Bank

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Top 100: Flashback to the list back in 1988

Friday 17 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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If 1988 (for those who can remember it) seems like another world, it’s because it was. Thirty years later, it’s easy to forget how much has changed, writes Eddie O'Gorman

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Ulster Business Top 100 official launch

Friday 17 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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The Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies edition has officially been unveiled

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Gareth Stewart

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Gareth Stewart is now sales executive with Donnelly Group’s Land Rover business. He has been in the industry for almost 25 years, and joined the Donnelly Vauxhall team in Dungannon six years ago.

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Richard Crawford

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Richard Crawford has been appointed in a sales position with Donnelly Group’s Land Rover business. he started his career with Land Rover before taking on a sales manager role at Donnelly Honda.

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Catriona Henry

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Catriona Henry has been appointed business support executive at Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Chris Kirke

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Chris Kirke is taking over as president of poultry giant Moy Park. He’s taken over from Janet McCollum, who has headed the business since 2014.

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David Clark

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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David Clark has been appointed as head of manufacturing and innovation at McAvoy Group. In his new role he will lead manufacturing excellence across the group’s two offsite production centres.

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Michael McQuillan

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Enterprise NI has announced Michael McQuillan as its new chief executive. Prior to his appointment he was the director of the Business Institute at the Ulster University Business School.

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Louise Dubras

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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professor Louise Dubras is now professor and foundation dean of the School of Medicine at Ulster University.

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Mark Latuske

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Ulster University has appointed Mark Latuske as deputy director of talent and performance. Mark is a human resources specialist and has both consultancy and in-house experience.

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Colm McElroy

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Law firm Arthur Cox has further strengthened its fiinance practice in Northern Ireland with the appointment of Colm McElroy as partner.

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Sarah McGonigle

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Sarah McGonigle has been promoted to associate at White Ink Architects in Belfast. She specialises in complex residential schemes.

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Martin Ellis

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Martin Ellis has been promoted to associate at White Ink Architects in Belfast. In his new role hewill be integral to the management and strategic development of the practice.

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Lindsey McCracken

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Lindsey McCracken has been appointed head of HR at Fscom. She will be responsible for developing and implementing the HR and recruitment strategy for the firm.

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Catherine Cooney

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Catherine Cooney is now partner at Worthingtons Solicitors. She advises in all aspects of charity, corporate and commercial law.

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Stephen Watkins

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Stephen Watkins has been appointed senior manager of information security at Fscom. He will be responsible for mitigating network security vulnerabilities, GDPR gap analysis and compliance delivery.

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Mark English

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Mark English has been appointed as vicepresident of packaging and logistics operations at Almac Group. He will have responsibility for all packaging and logistics operations within the UK and Ireland sites.

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Grainne Hughes

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Grainne Hughes is now vice-president of business support operations at Almac Group. She will support functions across pharma services including client services, planning, business projects and business systems.

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David Taylor

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Almac Group has appointed David Taylor as head of manufacturing operations. He will have responsibility for small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and peptide manufacturing in Craigavon.

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Mark Ford

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Moy Park has appointed Mark Ford as intake operative. He is responsible for monitoring loads on arrival from suppliers, updating the intake management system and overseeing distribution to relevant facilities.

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First phase of £400m Belfast Waterside given planning permission

Wednesday 15 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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The first stage of a £400m Belfast waterside regeneration scheme has been given the go ahead

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Top 100: W&R Barnett lands at number two after cracking £1.1bn turnover

Tuesday 14 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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If you’re a business which has just cracked the £1bn turnover mark, you’re normally on the tip of the most peoples’ tongues...

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Top 100: In-depth analysis of the best of Northern Ireland business

Tuesday 14 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jonathan Cushley, who compiled the Top 100 list using data from global data and analytics company Dun & Bradstreet, breaks down the numbers

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Top 100: Moy Park tops list for seventh year in a row

Tuesday 14 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Moy Park topped this year's Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies list

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NI shopping centres see slump in footfall

Monday 13 August 2018 by Seren Pemrick

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Northern Ireland’s shopping centres have been dealt a body blow after suffering a 5.5% slump in footfall, according to new figures.

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Obel sold to Belfast Harbour 'above £15m asking price'

Monday 13 August 2018 by Seren Pemrick

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Ireland’s tallest building, Obel Tower, has been sold to Belfast Harbour for more than its £15m asking price, it’s been confirmed

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Michael Neill: Turning challenge into opportunity

Friday 10 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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At A&L Goodbody we are proud to be again supporting the Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies list, writes Michael Neill, head of office at A&L Goodbody in Belfast

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Alastair Hamilton: If one thing is certain it is that nothing is certain

Thursday 9 August 2018 by Ulster Business

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Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton says the Top 100 list showcases many of our big exporters on the world stage

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First phase of £400m Belfast Waterside scheme 'due for green light'

Wednesday 8 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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The first phase of a major £400m Belfast waterside regeneration scheme is expected to get the green light next week, Ulster Business can reveal

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Centra creating 80 jobs with new stores

Wednesday 8 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Centra is creating around 80 new jobs with three new stores, Ulster Business can reveal

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Ulster Business Top 100 companies boost profits by 80%

Monday 6 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s biggest companies have boosted their profits by almost 80% in the space of a year, according to the Ulster Business Top 100 Companies for 2018

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Construction giant Farrans to build City Quays 3

Monday 6 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Construction giant Farrans looks set to build the huge £40m 17-storey City Quays 3 building at Belfast Harbour

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Jack Nicklaus designed golf course ‘could come to Belfast’

Monday 6 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A top-end multi-million pound luxury golf course designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus could be coming to Northern Ireland, Ulster Business can reveal

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Lynas Foodservice turnover hits £131m

Thursday 2 August 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Food distribution giant Lynas Foodservice has seen a surge in turnover to more than £131m

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Duddy Group in business link-up with former Lord Sugar aide

Tuesday 31 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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One of Londonderry’s most prominent business families has entered into a major multi-million pound business partnership with a former adviser to Lord Sugar

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Bombardier jets among UK deliveries in June

Sunday 29 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Bombardier’s part-Belfast made passenger jets made up more than 165 commercial aircraft deliveries for the UK industry last month

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Co Tyrone aviation manufacturing firm creating 210 new jobs

Monday 23 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Co Tyrone aviation manufacturing firm Mallaghan is doubling its workforce by taking on 210 new staff

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Ulster Business Top 100 to showcase biggest companies in Northern Ireland

Monday 23 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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It's almost time for the Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies list for 2018

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Entrepreneur of the month: Joanne Liddle

Friday 20 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Joanne Liddle, managing director of IPC Mouldings

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Motoring: Alfa Romeo's new SUV powerhouse

Friday 20 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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The 510bhp Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio sets a new benchmark in the premium midsize SUV segment

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Business breakfast: Suzanne Wylie

Friday 20 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Suzanne Wylie managed to squeeze in an early morning cappuccino ahead of what was already looking like another busy day for the boss of a public sector body boasting numbers equivalent to a large international manufacturer

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Belfast office building sold for £2.4m

Thursday 19 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A Belfast city centre office building has been sold off for £2.4m

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First Derivatives lands electricity grid deal with Finland

Monday 16 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Newry-based global financial services software firm First Derivatives has landed a deal with Finland’s electricity transmission operator

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Bombardier lands deal worth up to £8bn

Wednesday 11 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Bombardier has landed a potential £8bn deal for up to 120 of its newly rebranded A220 passenger planes after its tie-up with Airbus

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Bombardier's C Series rebranded as A220

Tuesday 10 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Bombardier’s part-Belfast made C Series aircraft have been rebranded and renamed following its fresh tie-up with Airbus

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easyCoffee opening up to 12 NI cafes

Tuesday 10 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Easycoffee - led by Northern Ireland man Nathan Lowry - is to open up to a dozen new outlets here next year

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Belfast IT firm creating 200 jobs in Republic

Tuesday 10 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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A Belfast IT company is opening a software engineering hub in Co Westmeath with the creation of 200 jobs over four years

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Cloudy with a chance of GDPR

Tuesday 10 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Emma Deighan takes a look at the burgeoning cloud computing sector and why Northern Ireland is at the centre of it

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Fresh Belfast courthouse hotel plans revealed

Friday 6 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A new hotel at a derelict Belfast courthouse could now be a smaller development with 71 bedrooms amid newly filed plans, Ulster Business can reveal

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Belfast 'now among top 10 UK cities' outside London

Friday 6 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Belfast is now in the top 10 of the most important UK cities outside London, according to a new report

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New £7.3m distillery being built in Newry

Thursday 5 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A new £7.3m whiskey distillery is getting the go ahead in Co Down

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Construction giant Graham lands £113m student build deal

Wednesday 4 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Co Down construction giant Graham has landed a huge £113m deal to build a 1,400-bedroom student accommodation scheme in England

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Belfast Harbour unveils record profit

Tuesday 3 July 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Belfast Harbour has unveiled record results, including a 5.6% surge in operating profits to £34m

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Karen Johnston

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Karen Johnston has been appointed sales and business executive at Louthbased skin healthcare company Ovelle Pharmaceuticals.

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Glenn Chambers

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Glenn Chambers has been appointed as health and safety manager for fit-out specialist, Portview. He brings 20 years’ of hands-on experience from across the construction, civil engineering and manufacturing sectors.

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Lisa Trainor

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Lisa Trainor has been appointed as manager in charge of quality, environment, business continuity and information security systems fit-out specialist, Portview. She was formerly a site manager for Lagan Construction.

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Nicholas Sloan

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Nicholas Sloan has been appointed to the position of solicitor at O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors in Belfast. He will be responsible for advising clients in all areas of commercial property.

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Kevin Hegarty

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Kevin Hegarty has been appointed to the role of associate at O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors in Belfast. He will deal with healthcare and personal injury litigation for clients across Ireland.

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Emma Kieran

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Emma Kieran joins Clarendon Executive as a consultant, supporting clients in finding the best candidates for business-critical roles. She works with many of Northern Ireland’s top 100 companies.

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Shane Garvey

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Shane Garvey joins Johnsons Solicitors as a solicitor, specialising in defence insurance litigation. Shane has 10 years’ experience in personal injuries litigation, product liability, employers’ liability and motor claims.

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Sarah McFarland

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Sarah McFarland has joined Johnsons Solicitors a paralegal. She has more than eights years’ experience in commercial law, specialising in property, litigation and telecoms.

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David Wilson

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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David Wilson joins Johnsons Solicitors in Belfast as partner. He is dual-qualified in Northern Ireland and the Republic and has wide experience of acting in both jurisdictions.

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Paul James

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Paul James joins Ardmore Advertising as an account director, with 13 years’ experience in advertising and marketing. He comes to the company from CDE Global.

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Aidan Harbinson

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Aidan Harbinson has been appointed as senior digital project manager with Ardmore Advertising. He joins the company with over nine years’ experience in providing clients with digital strategies.

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Ed Henderson

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Ardmore Advertising has appointed Ed Henderson as planning director. He will oversee the planning of integrated campaigns and digital projects for clients, and has more than 10 years’ experience.

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Craig Brown

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Craig Brown has been appointed as media manager with Ardmore Advertising. He joins Ardmore from GroupM, a global media investment management company based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Victoria Taylor

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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A&L Goodbody has appointed Victoria Taylor as a solicitor in finance. She specialises in advising clients across various financial industry sectors on corporate transactions.

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Jonathan Simpson

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jonathan Simpson has been taken on as solicitor in employment and incentives with A&L Goodbody. He specialises in providing employment law advice and representation.

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Eimear Digney

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Eimear Digney has been appointed as solicitor in litigation and dispute resolution at law firm A&L Goodbody.

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Michael Drumm

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Michael Drumm has been appointed as partner at CavanaghKelly and will lead the corporate finance and advisory department. He joined CavanaghKelly as a trainee, rising through the ranks and gaining experience in various departments.

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Jonathan Guest

Monday 2 July 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jonathan Guest has taken over as chief executive of Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Limited. The former director of business development and improvement replaces Robert J Cooper, who is retiring the role.

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Changing face of NI investment market

Friday 29 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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John Mulgrew speaks to some of Northern Ireland’s wealth management experts about the changing face of the investment market over the last decade

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Are you in control of your costs?

Friday 29 June 2018 by Ulster Business

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While every business strives to have a strong order book, a focus on sales alone can blur the lines between being busy and being profitable

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Belfast's FinTrU creating 600 new jobs

Monday 25 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Belfast financial services firm FinTrU is creating more than 600 new jobs and opening a new hub in Londonderry

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Northern Ireland economic growth 'sluggish'

Monday 25 June 2018 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland's economy will grow by just 1.1% during this year as its progress continues to lag behind the Republic, according to a report today

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£53m Grand Central hotel opens in Belfast

Wednesday 20 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s largest hotel – worth around £53m – has opened its doors in Belfast city centre

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Novosco wins £107m contract with the NHS in England

Wednesday 13 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Belfast IT firm Novosco has won a major £107m contract with the NHS in England

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James Bond boosts NI flooring business

Wednesday 13 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A Northern Ireland flooring firm which helped furnish one of the main sets on James Bond blockbuster Spectre has expanded and created jobs with a new store in London

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Warrenpoint Port in £3m investment

Wednesday 13 June 2018 by Ulster Business

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Warrenpoint Port is set to pump £3m into its infrastructure as the busy harbour prepares to make itself Brexit-ready.

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Civil servants ‘won’t give sign-off for major infrastructure schemes’

Monday 11 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Hundreds of millions of pounds worth of major infrastructure schemes are being placed on hold until the restoration of devolution or a return to direct rule

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Round-table: What does Brexit mean for the NI economy?

Monday 11 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Ulster Business and Osborne King gathered together some top experts to examine what’s around the corner for post-Brexit Northern Ireland

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David Meade: the future of leader development?

Monday 11 June 2018 by Ulster Business

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David Meade on why top firms are turning to EQ to balance and boost their business

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First Trust's new man at the helm

Wednesday 6 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Ulster Business speaks to Adrian Moynihan, the new head of First Trust Bank, about growing business and personal banking while breaking new digital barriers

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Gilbert Ash: construction giant reaching new heights

Wednesday 6 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Gilbert Ash managing director Ray Hutchinson speaks to John Mulgrew about growing the company turnover towards the £200m mark and Stormont’s impasse hitting the sector

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Spirit still alive in Scotland

Tuesday 5 June 2018 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew takes in the grand surroundings of the world-famous Gleneagles with a few drams along the way during a Scottish expedition

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NI tourism spending increases to £926m

Tuesday 5 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s tourism sector is heading towards the billion pound mark as fresh figures show record spending

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NI manufacturing: from smokestacks to sophistication

Tuesday 5 June 2018 by Ulster Business

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John Simpson examines Northern Ireland’s manufacturing heritage, its move away from traditional industry and what’s around the corner

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Copeland Gin secures deal with Aldi

Monday 4 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Co Down’s Copeland has become the first Northern Ireland gin to be stocked at German supermarket giant Aldi

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RSUA appoints new president

Friday 1 June 2018 by John Mulgrew

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The body representing the best of Northern Ireland’s architects has appointed a new president

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Patricia Murtagh

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Patricia Murtagh has been appointed as business development manager for the Europa and Grand Central hotels. Ms Murtagh has more than 15 years’ experience in business development.

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Liam McGonigle

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Barclays has appointed Liam McGonigle to the role of business development manager.

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Alex Tait

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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RSM UK has announced the appointment of Alex Tait as the regional managing partner for its Scotland and Northern Ireland region.

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Danielle Hibbert

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Danielle Hibbert has been appointed project director at Clearbox. As project director Ms Hibbert will lead Clearbox’s ‘experiences team’.

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Claire Best

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Claire Best has been appointed to the board of directors at Clearbox. Ms Best will take on the position of company board member while continuing in her role as internal communications manager.

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Ashley Dalzell

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Ashley Dalzell has joined Clearbox as senior project manager. Ms Dalzell will work on consumer focused projects for clients including Universal Pictures Ireland, Bushmills Irish whiskey and Morelli Ice-Cream.

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Claire Hamilton

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Claire Hamilton has joined Holywood communications agency, Clearbox as PR manager. In the role Ms Hamilton will be responsible for campaigns for clients including Amazon and Sony Xperia.

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Mark Foley

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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EirGrid Group has appointed Mark Foley as group chief executive. Mr Foley has significant management experience in the private, multinational and commercial semi-state sectors.

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Jonathan Topping

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jonathan Topping has been appointed general manager of Clayton Hotel Belfast, part of the Dalata Hotel Group. Mr Topping has extensive hotel and hospitality experience.

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Michael Bell

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Michael Bell, executive Director of the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has been elected as vice president of The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).

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Rob Tubman

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Rob Tubman has been appointed as a solicitor with A&L Goodbody. He advises a wide range of public and private sector clients on contentious and noncontentious aspects of employment law.

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Lauren Bishop

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Lauren Bishop is now a solicitor in corporate and M&A with A&L Goodbody. Ms Bishop completed her training contract with the firm and qualified into the corporate team in September 2017.

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Craig Routledge

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Craig Routledge has been appointed as senior consultant with Cunningham Coates. Mr Routledge is responsible for providing independent financial planning advice to private and non-personal clients.

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Polly Adgey

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Polly Adgey has been appointed nurse advisor and business development lead at SureCert. Ms Adgey is a registered learning disabilities nurse with over 20 years’ experience in the sector.

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Carole Callender

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Carole Callender has joined Holywood’s Ardmore Advertising as talent director, with a wealth of experience in resource and performance management.

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Anna Valli

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Anna Valli has been appointed chief marketing Officer at SureCert, an online recruitment platform. Ms Valli will be responsible for a seamless user experience for all users of the platform.

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Barry McIvor

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Barry McIvor has been appointed as sales executive for ICT and technology company Fujitsu. He is responsible for the sustainability and growth of Fujitsu’s public sector business in Northern Ireland.

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Aideen Conway

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Aideen Conway has been appointed compliance director at Willis Insurance and Risk Management. With over 23 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Aideen will be responsible for developing, implementing and embedding regulatory compliance and risk management frameworks.

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NI business plea to Secretary of State

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s top business leaders are calling for the Secretary of State to give increased powers to civil servants

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Kainos revenue rises to almost £100m

Tuesday 29 May 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Kainos has posted a 16% surge in revenue to almost £100m with profits rising to £15.3m

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Bombardier lands aircraft deal worth up to £4.5bn

Monday 28 May 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Bombardier has landed a deal for up to 60 of its part Belfast-made aircraft – worth up to £4.5bn

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Pushing the boat out

Monday 28 May 2018 by John Mulgrew

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P&O Ferries has enjoyed its highest level of freight traffic in six years. John Mulgrew speaks to Roger Armson about its growth in Larne and a post-Brexit future

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Political deadlock hitting construction sector

Monday 28 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Two decades on from the Good Friday Agreement, John Armstrong, managing director of the Construction Employers Federation looks at how the industry is performing with a lack of government

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Is our future just a gamble to our politicians?

Monday 28 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Is our future just a gamble to our politicians?, writes Martin McDowell, managing director, Osborne King

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Back in the black

Monday 28 May 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A decade on from the biggest economic crisis in a generation, John Mulgrew asks whether Northern Ireland’s banking sector is fully back on track

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Starbucks moving into revamped city building

Tuesday 22 May 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Coffee chain Starbucks is set to open up a new shop at a recently refurbished city centre building.

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Powered by Talent event kicking off in Belfast

Friday 11 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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The Powered By Talent conference is set to hit Belfast's Waterfront Hall in June.

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Deloitte investing in growing NI

Thursday 10 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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There’s more interest from investors in companies from Northern Ireland than might be expected in a time of Brexit uncertainty, according to the corporate finance advisory practice at Deloitte.

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Sirocco: The £400m city scheme rising from the ashes

Wednesday 9 May 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Chris Kane - the man behind the BBC's move to Salford - wants to turn Belfast's long-vacant Sirocco site into a thriving £400m hub. He speaks to John Mulgrew.

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Gerry Mallon: Difficult decision to leave Ulster Bank

Wednesday 9 May 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Gerry Mallon tells Ulster Business he has “zero regrets” as he’s set to leave the Ulster Bank in the Republic after less than two years in charge.

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Barry Turley

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Canadian gold mine firm, Dalradian, has appointed NI public relations and public affairs specialist Barry Turley as director of communications. Mr Turley has been involved in strategic communications since the late 1990s.

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Peter Murray

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Peter Murray has been promoted to assistant portfolio manager at Brewin Dolphin Belfast. Mr Murray was previously a trade support assistant at Citibank, and studied at Queen’s University.

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Declan McAlister

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Brewin Dolphin Belfast has appointed Declan McAlister as a graduate trainee. Mr McAlister studied Scots and English Law at Queen’s University and has a postgraduate degree in Law (Banking and Finance).

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Andrew Burns

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Andrew Burns has been appointed divisional director at Brewin Dolphin Belfast. A chartered FCSI, Mr Burns has been with the company for 10 years and is responsible for agent business development and portfolio management.

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Oliver Loughead

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Oliver Loughead joins Brewin Dolphin’s financial planning team as a financial planning assistant. Mr Loughead studied finance at Queen’s University before working at First Derivatives.

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Sarah Bradley

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Sarah Bradley has been appointed account manager for Export Technologies. Ms Bradley’s role is to guide and influence retailers on how to grow their online businesses. Her experience lies in digital marketing and web development.

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Martin Gribbin

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Martin Gribbin has been appointed account manager for Export Technologies. Mr Gribbin’s main role is to assist on application functionality, advance international growth for clients.

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James Cave

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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James Cave has been appointed account manager for Export Technologies. His role is to optimise online sales for some of the UK’s largest e-retailers.

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Laura Collins

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Laura Collins has been appointed support and training specialist for IRP Commerce. Her role involves providing technical support for online customers.

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Caroline Greer

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Caroline Greer has been appointed finance director for IRP Commerce. 25 years of experience in senior finance roles across manufacturing, retail and charity sectors.

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Veronica Morris

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Charis Cancer Care has appointed Veronica Morris as director of fundraising to support the charity enhance its long-term sustainability.

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Ryan Bell

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Ryan Bell been appointed business development executive at Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is responsible for recruiting and retaining NI Chamber members and ensuring that members maximise NI Chamber’s services.

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Pamela McCreedy

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Pamela McCreedy has been appointed as Local Government Auditor (LGA), with the responsibility for leading all local government audits across Northern Ireland.

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Dr Donna Hamilton

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Dr Donna Hamilton has joined R&D tax credit business the Momentum Group. Dr Hamilton has been appointed as R&D technical consultant with the Bangor based company.

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Tom Cosgrove

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Tom Cosgrove has joined Londonderry firm Gradon Architecture. He joins the practice following more than two years Faulkner Brown in Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated in 2015 from Queen’s University with a Masters in Architecture.

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Tina McKenzie

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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The Federation of Small Businesses has appointed Tina McKenzie as its new policy chair in Northern Ireland. Ms McKenzie is managing director of Staffline Group.

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Dr Stefan Mix

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Dr Stefan Mix has been appointed as head of biocatalysis at Almac Group. In his new role he is responsible for the development and application of platform technologies within Almac Sciences.

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Jane Williams

Monday 7 May 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jane Williams has been appointed to the new role of brand communications director at PR and content agency JComms. Ms Williams takes on the position having been with the company for more than six years, and the past three as a senior consultant.

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Commercial property sector 'less worried' about Brexit

Thursday 3 May 2018 by John Mulgrew

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The commercial property sector is less worried about the impact Brexit will have on business, according to a new survey.

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Majority of NI firms see pay rise

Wednesday 2 May 2018 by John Mulgrew

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More than half of Northern Ireland workers across the professional services sector have received a pay rise in the last year.

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Lagan Group sold for £455m

Tuesday 17 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland construction giant Lagan Group has been sold to a listed UK firm for £455m

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iMultiply helping family businesses access talent

Monday 9 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Family-owned, entrepreneurial enterprises account for almost three quarters of companies in Northern Ireland

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Fresh plans for new Sprucefield development revealed

Monday 9 April 2018 by John Mulgrew

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New plans are now under way to develop the Sprucefield site outside Lisburn which could attract long-awaited retail giant John Lewis, Ulster Business can reveal.

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Craig Walker

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Craig Walker has been promoted to Group Operations Manager in Wilsons Auctions. Reporting directly to the Group Operations Director, Craig heads up the Contracts and Logistics department.

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Aidan Murphy

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Aidan Murphy has been appointed Group Finance Director at Park Electrical Services. Aidan is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and brings a wealth of experience.

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Stephen Staerke

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Stephen Staerke has been appointed to the new role of Business Development Manager for Selective Travel Management. Stephen’s role will involve engaging with current and prospective new customers.

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Niall McNulty

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Business Development Manager for Co-Ownership. Niall has worked for Co-Ownership since 2013, starting as an Acquisitions Officer before progressing to an Operations Lead.

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Mark Woods

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Mark Woods has joined Wilsons Auctions as an Asset Recovery Executive. Mark manages the asset realisation process with a particular focus on developing the company’s Cryptocurrency offering.

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Rosanne Brennan

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Rosanne Brennan has joined the Corporate/Commercial team at Carson McDowell as an Associate Solicitor. She previously worked as a Senior Associate at Eversheds LLP and is an experienced commercial contracts solicitor.

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Colin Weir

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Colin Weir has been appointed as a Director at Park Electrical Services. Colin started his career as a qualified electrician before moving into sales and business development.

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Aidan Larkin

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Aidan Larkin has been promoted to Group Asset Recovery Manager in Wilsons Auctions. Aidan heads up the Asset Recovery Department and manages nationwide law enforcement contracts for the Home Office.

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Joanne Kee

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Joanne Kee has been appointed associate director within the property management accounts team at Lambert Smith Hampton. She will manage the credit control team.

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Hannah McKeague

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Hannah McKeague has joined Carson McDowell’s Banking and Finance Team. She gained experience working for a Capital Markets consultancy company in London, Canada and Dublin.

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Sean Dolan

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Bibby Financial Services Ireland has appointed Sean Dolan as Business Development Manager. Sean has been working in Business Development in Northern Ireland for over 20 years.

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Alan Crowe

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society has announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive Designate, Alan Crowe. Alan was previously the Chief Executive for Northern Ireland Co-Ownership Housing, and its subsidiary Own-Co.

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Rob Cupit

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Rob Cupit has been appointed as a Director at Park Electrical Services. Rob will be focusing on improving group efficiencies and synergies, alongside his sales role in Park’s Wrexham branch.

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Aimee McGregor

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Aimee McGregor has begun her career at HLM as an Office Administrator to support the growing HLM team. She is currently studying her OCR Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Business Administration.

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Sharon Kirkpatrick

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Mercury Security Management have welcomed their new Sales Manager, Sharon Kirkpatrick. Prior to joining Mercury Security Management, Sharon served as the Area Sales Manager for a provider of lone worker safety services.

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Lynette McCrudden

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Lynette McCrudden has been appointed to the position of Associate Director in the property management accounts team at Lambert Smith Hampton. In this role, Lynette will oversee the purchase ledger and cash teams.

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Jim Gillan

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Jim Gillan has been appointed as a Director at Park Electrical Services. Jim has over 20 years’ experience with the company and is a leading expert in industrial automation within Northern Ireland.

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Elise Quigley

Tuesday 3 April 2018 by Ulster Business

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Elise Quigley has joined the Commercial Litigation Team at Carson McDowell. She has previous experience in defamation, privacy and data protection cases.

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STATSports lands £1bn deal in the US

Thursday 29 March 2018 by Ulster Business

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A Co Down firm has landed a massive £1bn deal which will see four million footballers using its technology in the US

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Aer Lingus Takeoff Foundation awards shortlist revealed

Tuesday 27 March 2018 by Ulster Business

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A full list of those businesses in the running for the awards has been revealed

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NI employment level on the rise

Wednesday 21 March 2018 by John Mulgrew

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The labour market in Northern Ireland is continuing to improve as the number of people in work has increased

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London investment firm takes majority stake in NI rental business

Wednesday 14 March 2018 by John Mulgrew

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A London investment firm has taken on a majority stake in a Northern Ireland refrigeration business in a deal worth £60m

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Where to next for retail in Northern Ireland?

Wednesday 14 March 2018 by Ulster Business

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Not a title that propositions one of the largest high street retailers, as Next was one of the stronger performers of 2017, but a question for anyone with an interest in the retail sector.

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Toys R Us stores across UK 'to close within next six weeks'

Wednesday 14 March 2018 by John Mulgrew

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Retailer Toys R Us is expected to close all of its UK stores within the next six weeks, it has emerged

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Subway to open first Northern Ireland drive-through

Wednesday 14 March 2018 by Ulster Business

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Sandwich chain Subway is opening its first drive-through restaurant in south Belfast

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Tracy Flannigan

Tuesday 27 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Tracy Flannigan has been appointed as Director, Advisory & Transaction Services at CBRE. She will be advising both landlord and tenant clients in respect of lease renewals and rent reviews.

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Matthew Jeffrey

Tuesday 27 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Matthew Jeffrey

Matthew Jeffrey has been appointed as an Associate at Lanyon Communications. He will continue to service the firm’s growing portfolio of high-profile clients across a range of sectors.

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Helen McErlean

Tuesday 27 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Helen McErlean joins Danske Bank as a Mortgage Consultant where she is responsible for looking after the mortgage needs of customers in Greater Belfast. She brings to the role 12 years’ experience.

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Gavin McGill

Tuesday 27 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Gavin McGill has been promoted to Senior Planner at Clyde Shanks. Gavin is a chartered planner and works across a wide range of development sectors.

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Clare McParland

Tuesday 27 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Clare McParland has been appointed Associate in Clyde Shanks. She is a chartered member of the RTPI with substantial experience in co-ordinating and managing planning applications across several sectors.

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Thomas Bell

Tuesday 27 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Thomas Bell has been appointed as Planning Director at Clyde Shanks. Thomas is an RTPI chartered planner with 12 years’ experience. He leads on a range of development projects managing a diverse workload.

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Tracey Blacker

Tuesday 27 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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In her new role as Group Head of HR, Tracey Blacker is responsible for delivering human resource services across the Almac Group, including Europe and Asia Pacific. Tracey joins Almac from Dunbia.

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Laura Calvert

Tuesday 27 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Laura has been appointed as Business Support Executive at 4c Executive Search. Laura has extensive experience working closely with clients across a number of sectors.

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Orla McGreevy

Tuesday 27 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Orla McGreevy has been promoted to Senior Business Development Executive at 4c Executive Search where she delivers support to the company and develops customer relationships.

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Gordon Carson

Monday 26 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Gordon Carson joins the 4c Executive Search team as Managing Director. Gordon has over 25 years’ international business experience in senior roles across the UK and Ireland, Europe and the USA.

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Richard Fulton

Monday 26 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Hughes Insurance has appointed Richard Fulton as Chairman. Richard has 25 years’ experience practicing corporate law and has held a range of board level appointments across many of N.Ireland’s companies.

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David Egan

Monday 26 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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David Egan has been appointed Chief Executive of Hughes Insurance. David previously held the role of Managing Director at Post Insurance, and prior to this was CEO and Company Secretary at AON.

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Andrew Mawhinney

Monday 26 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Newry sports-tech firm STATSports has appointed Andrew Mawhinney as Business Development Executive. He has developed a specialism in sports marketing and business improvement.

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Andrew Jennings

Monday 26 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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TLT has appointed Andrew Jennings as a corporate partner in its Belfast office, completing the firm’s full service offering in NI and demonstrating its ambitions in the NI legal market.

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Una McDermott

Monday 26 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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As Service Reporting Analyst for eir Business NI, Una McDermott will provide administrative and reporting support. Una previously held positions at Void Gallery Derry-Londonderry and the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

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Katie McAllister

Monday 26 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Katie McAllister has joined Carson McDowell’s Media Law team where she is involved in all aspects of media and entertainment law including defamation, privacy, data protection and intellectual property.

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Amy McConnell

Monday 26 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Amy McConnell

Amy McConnell has been appointed to the role of Solicitor in Carson McDowell’s Real Estate team where she will assist in all aspects of commercial property.

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Kerry Calvert

Monday 26 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Kerry Calvert has joined HLM as a Senior Architect. Kerry is a graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture and has extensive experience delivering award winning architecture projects.

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The internet of things

Thursday 15 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business spoke to Philip Dowds, Managing director at OKTO Technologies, to find out how the company is preparing to deliver technology in the cognitive buildings of the future, starting today

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Kathryn Stevenson

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Kathryn Stevenson

Kathryn Stevenson has been appointed as a Client Executive at MCE Public Relations. She joins MCE having previously worked for another PR agency and in the European Parliament for a local MEP.

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Darragh Carney

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Darragh Carney

Darragh Carney has been appointed Trainee Solicitor at Johnsons Solicitors Darragh is a former Head Boy of St Joseph’s College Coalisland and a graduate of the University of Ulster.

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Emma McKee

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Emma McKee has been appointed Trainee Solicitor at Johnsons Solicitors. Having worked in Johnsons since 2015 as a Paralegal, Emma graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in September 2015.

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Bradley Duncan

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Bradley Duncan

Bradley Duncan has been appointed Solicitor at Johnsons Solicitors. Having joined Johnsons as a trainee in 2015, Bradley qualified as a solicitor in 2017.

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Jenna Watt

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Jenna Watt

Jenna Watt has been appointed Solicitor at Johnsons Solicitors. Having joined Johnsons in 2013 as a paralegal, she commenced a training contract before qualifying as solicitor in 2016.

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Claira McMinn

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Claira McMinn

Claira McMinn has been appointed to the design team at 1080, as interior designer. Her duties include space planning, full interior design specification, preparing fit-out drawings and sample/mood boards.

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Siobhan Bailie

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

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Siobhan Bailie has been appointed graphic designer at The Alpha Group. Siobhan and her team are responsible for all marketing related graphic design production for the Alpha Group.

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Emily Houston

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Emily Houston

Emily Houston has joined The Alpha Group as Sales Support Administrator Her role includes handling sales enquiries, order processing and supporting the sales team.

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Adam Brown

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Adam Brown

Adam Brown has joined CloudMigrator36 as Pre-Sales Technical Manager. He has held several technical positions across a range of Government and local companies.

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Michael Colton

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Michael Colton

Michael Colton has joined CloudMigrator36 as Partner Manager. His experience to date includes working on behalf of some of the largest technology clients worldwide.

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Giles Williams

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Giles Williams

Giles Williams has joined Davidson McDonnell from Aaron & Partners in Chester. Giles brings considerable expertise to the already highly regarded Commercial Property team.

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Raymond Duddy

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Raymond Duddy

Raymond Duddy has joined Davidson McDonnell from Tughans. Raymond possesses an extensive knowledge on a wide range of corporate matters and will grow the firm’s corporate and commercial practice.

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Kevin Reavey

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Kevin Reavey

Kevin Reavey takes up the position of Graduate Surveyor at Osborne King’s Agency Department which involves a wide variety of commercial property activities.

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Hannah McGrath

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Hannah McGrath

Hannah McGrath has been appointed as a solicitor at O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors in Belfast. Hannah joined the firm in 2013 as a paralegal and completed her professional studies in September.

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George McQuitty

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

George McQuitty

George McQuitty has been appointed Business Services Assistant at Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In his role George will work as part of NI Chamber’s Business Services team.

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David McMenemy

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

David McMenemy

David McMenemy joins Enlighten IC as Digital Designer, providing full-service web development and graphic design for the business’s broad range of clients.

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Ruth Maguire

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Ruth Maguire

Ruth Maguire has been appointed PR & Content Manager at Enlighten IC and is responsible for generating PR and specialist content for clients. Previously Ruth worked for three years as Marketing Manager for a start-up company.

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Victoria Hogg

Sunday 4 February 2018 by Ulster Business

Victoria Hogg

Victoria Hogg has been appointed Commerical Director at Enlighten IC. She spent over 10 years at DELL as Sales Director and is responsible for developing client relationships.

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Entries open for the 2018 Aer Lingus Takeoff Foundation Business Awards, in association with Ulster Business

Wednesday 24 January 2018 by Ulster Business

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The most innovative organisations in all sectors and from all corners of Northern Ireland urged to get their entries into the most prestigious awards of the year

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A big exchange of ideas

Tuesday 9 January 2018 by Ulster Business

A big exchange of ideas with cme group

David Elliott speaks to Bryan Durkin, the President of the world’s biggest futures exchange CME Group, which has been slowly building up a substantial base in Belfast since arriving here five years ago

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