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'Deal done' between UK and EU on Brexit

Thursday 17 October 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A Brexit deal has been agreed between the EU and the UK more than three years following the referendum

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Dawn Hesketh

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Dawn Hesketh has joined public relations firm MCE as a client director. She will be responsible for a portfolio of accounts across the tourism, retail and leisure sectors as well new business development.

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Mark Priestley

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Mark Priestley is project architect at Hamilton Architects and has more than 20 years’ experience. His role is heading up teams delivering large scale education, health and commercial projects.

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Tanith Panayotou

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Tanith Panayotou has been appointed business development manager at The Merchant Hotel. She will develop and nurture long-term relationships with new and existing customers.

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Andrew McKee

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Hamilton Architects has appointed Andrew McKee as a technologist to work on a range of diverse projects in the education and health sectors. He holds a degree in architectural technology and management from Ulster University.

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Andrew Molloy

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Andrew Molloy joins Hamilton Architects as project architect on a range of important conservation schemes. He has extensive experience in domestic, commercial and public sector projects.

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Bryony Chapman

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Bryony Chapman has taken on the role of account manager within the Massive PR team. She will take a strategic lead in the development of client projects, acting as the first point of contact for a full portfolio of consumer and business clients.

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Lisa Keys

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Lisa Keys has joined Pinnacle as commercial director. Ms Keys is an experienced senior leader experience across charity, commercial organisations and professional services.

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Richard Crawford

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Richard Crawford is now general manager with Shelbourne Motors. He will oversee the running of the Nissan franchise at Shelbourne Motors Portadown.

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Stephen Allen

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Stephen Allen has been appointed to the position of corporate banking relationship director with Barclays in Northern Ireland. He is a chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience.

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Emma Murtagh

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Emma Murtagh is now a senior architect with Hamilton Architects. She will be working on major education sector projects, including Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Lucy Ashe

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Lucy Ashe joins the Hamilton Architects as senior architect after gaining experience with practices in London and Northern Ireland, delivering projects in the aviation, mixed use commercial and high-end residential sectors.

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Ryan Cuthbertson

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ryan Cuthbertson has joined Hamilton Architects as a project architect on new healthcare and education schemes. He has three years’ post graduate experience in the residential, healthcare and transport sectors.

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Paul Harvey

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Donnelly Group has appointed company stalwart Paul Harvey as Land Rover sales manager at its new £6m Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Dungannon.

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Jack Chan

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Jack Chan is now group aftersales assistant manager at Shelbourne Motors Group. He will be responsible for the development of all service and parts departments across the firm.

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Sandra Williams

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Sandra Williams has been appointed chairwoman of the Fairhill Shopping Centre Traders’ Association. Sandra is store manager for the centre’s Starbucks store and has worked in retail for more than 40 years.

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Suzi McIlwain

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Suzi McIlwain has joined Business in the Community Northern Ireland as communications manager. She is responsible for raising awareness of corporate responsibility issues among businesses in NI.

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Eamon Clarke

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Eamon Clarke has been appointed as the age at work programme manager for Business in the Community Northern Ireland. He has several years’ experience in the third sector, specialising in employment and support services.

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Sonia Armstrong

Wednesday 16 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Sonia Armstrong has been appointed as head of business development for Business in the Community Northern Ireland. She will lead the membership team in supporting member organisations to drive their responsible business agenda.

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Novosco sold to global services giant for £70m

Monday 14 October 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland IT services firm Novosco has been bought by a German-based global industry giant, it has emerged

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Twelve NI firms make Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list

Monday 14 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Twelve Northern Ireland companies have made it on to this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list

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Connected Health manager up for UK award

Wednesday 9 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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A part-time care worker turned care service manager from Northern Ireland is in the running for a top UK-wide award recognising inspired leadership

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Bank of Ireland UK: Empowering colleagues to support local communities

Tuesday 8 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business speaks to Bank of Ireland UK's Northern Ireland managing director Ian Sheppard, and learns more about how colleagues are being empowered to play an active role in the local communities where they live and work

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Invest NI appoints Kevin Holland as new chief executive

Monday 7 October 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A former global life sciences executive has been named as the new head of economic development agency Invest NI, it has been revealed

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£54m Belfast hotel and office scheme takes step forward

Friday 4 October 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A £53m hotel, office and retail scheme close the home of Primark in Belfast city centre has taken a major step forward, it can be revealed

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Belfast Harbour’s Joe O’Neill: Brexit, development and beyond

Tuesday 1 October 2019 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew sits down with Belfast Harbour chief executive Joe O’Neill to chat about 18 months in charge, a £250m investment, tripling its film studio business, further residential developments, Brexit, attracting new foreign investors and diversification

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Firms must prepare for ‘no deal’ as economic forecast revised down

Tuesday 1 October 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland firms must prepare for a ‘no deal’ Brexit – a bank chief economist has warned – as it downgraded its forecast for the economy to 0.9%

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Google planning digital training centre for Belfast

Monday 30 September 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Tech giant Google looks set to open one of its new digital skills training centres in the heart of Belfast city centre, Ulster Business can reveal

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Top 100: Voice of business 'never stronger or more important'

Friday 27 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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The voice of Northern Ireland’s business community has never been stronger and more important as industry attempts to avoid a hard Brexit, a gathering of top business leaders has heard

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£500m 'green energy' plan for Northern Ireland

Thursday 26 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland’s electricity operator has outlined a major £500m five-year investment plan for a green energy system here

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Around 1,200 jobs lost as Wrightbus enters administration

Wednesday 25 September 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Around 1,200 jobs have been lost after Ballymena bus maker Wrightbus entered administration

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Bombardier 'planning major Belfast factory extension'

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Aerospace giant Bombardier is planning to build a major expansion of its aircraft facility in Belfast, it can be revealed

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Andrew Murray

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Andrew Murray is now a director at Todd Architects after purchasing equity from existing directors Peter Minnis and Paul Crowe. Mr Murray began his career with Todd Architects in 2001.

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Darragh Coleman

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

Darragh Coleman

Darragh Coleman is now a director at Todd Architects after purchasing equity from existing directors Peter Minnis and Paul Crowe. Mr Coleman joined Todd Architects in 2001, becoming an associate in 2012.

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Ben Robinson

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ben Robinson is now video editor and camera operator at Morrow Communications. He will be directly involved in the filming process while also editing a range of assets for clients including customer case studies, social media and e-learning videos.

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Liam Moran

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Morrow Communications has appointed Liam Moran as a junior designer. He is responsible for the design of a wide range of materials across print, digital and social media.

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Paul Clarkin

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Paul Clarkin has been appointed finance director at Wilsons Auctions. He came into the business as financial controller and has developed the finance function to work alongside and service the expanding business.

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Alan Thompson

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Charles Hurst Group has appointed Alan Thompson as head of business at its signature £8m Jaguar and Land Rover base. He has 14 years of service with Charles Hurst.

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Craig Walker

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Craig Walker has been appointed contracts director at Wilsons Auctions. He is responsible for the operational delivery of all government and large sector clients and internal compliance in addition to managing all online sales for the business.

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Claire Steele

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Claire Steele has been appointed meetings and events co-ordinator at Roe Park Resort in Limavady. She will be responsible for co-ordinating weddings, meetings and events across the resort.

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Jim Mulholland

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Jim Mulholland is now a director at Todd Architects after purchasing equity from existing directors Peter Minnis and Paul Crowe, both of whom are staying on in the business in an executive capacity to provide strategic direction and remain as major shareholders.

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Kim Lucas

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Kim Lucas has been appointed as the first IT director at Ulster Carpets. With over 23 years’ IT experience in the manufacturing and construction sector, she will be responsible for spearheading the company’s global technology strategy.

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Michael Edwards

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Michael Edwards has been appointed director of finance and operations at Todd Architects. He has gained extensive experience over the past 20 years within the construction industry, having held positions with Lagan Construction, H&J Martin and Mascott Construction.

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Nicola Abernethy

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Nicola Abernethy has been appointed as communications assistant with Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The role will see her support the execution of NI Chamber’s marketing strategy, including the promotion of member services and events.

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Aidan Larkin

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Aidan Larkin has been appointed asset recovery director at Wilsons Auctions. He manages nationwide government and law enforcement contracts and in recent years has focused on business development and innovation in emerging markets worldwide.

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Nigel Binks

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Nigel Binks is UK vehicle sales manager with Wilsons Auctions. In his new role, he will help the departments across the group maximise their existing business, attracting new buyers and vendors as well as developing operations.

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Lynsey Foster

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Lynsey Foster has taken up a position as international trade executive with Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She will support the growth of NI Chamber’s new international division by providing members with expert support on global trade.

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Olivia Stewart

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

Olivia Stewart

Olivia Stewart has been appointed to the role of communications manager at Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She joins from Morrow Communications, having previously worked with some of the UK and Ireland’s leading businesses and public bodies.

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Paddy Murray

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Willis Insurance & Risk Management has appointed Paddy Murray as head of HR for the employment services division within the group. Mr Murray is an experienced HR director with over 20 years in senior roles.

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Simone Martin

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Simone Martin is now meeting and events manager at Roe Park Resort in Limavady. She is the point of contact and responsible for guidance from event initial enquiry to the event date.

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US cyber security firm creating 120 jobs in Belfast

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A US cyber-security firm is creating 120 jobs with a new base in Belfast

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Belfast City Airport named ‘airport of the year’

Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Belfast City Airport has been named ‘airport of the year’ at an international aviation industry event

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Moy Park sales grow to £1.61bn

Friday 20 September 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Poultry giant has further strengthened its position as Northern Ireland’s largest company as sales grow to £1.61bn

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NI business leaders to outline major job creation plan at Downing Street and Westminster

Tuesday 10 September 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland industry leaders will outline their plans to create tens of thousands of new jobs to Downing Street and hundreds of MPs and company leaders today as part of a major business delegation visiting London

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Tech entrepreneur named Catalyst’s Innovation Founder

Tuesday 10 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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A top tech entrepreneur has been named as Catalyst’s Innovation Founder for 2019 by a panel of leading judges

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Greggs to open new Belfast city centre store

Tuesday 10 September 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Greggs looks set to open a new store in the heart of Belfast city centre, it can be revealed

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Unemployment levels reach record low in NI

Tuesday 10 September 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s unemployment rate has reached a new record low as the level of employment here is also on the rise

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Clarity Telecom: building telecoms from the ground up

Monday 9 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Clarity Telecom founder and managing director David Whelan speaks to Ulster Business about a business which boasts the right tools for the job

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New 50-bedroom boutique hotel planned for Belfast

Wednesday 4 September 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A listed Belfast building could become a new hotel and restaurant amid wider plans for a £500m revamp of the city centre

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Word from the Wise: Kathryn Collie

Wednesday 4 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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Word from the Wise speaks to Kathryn Collie commercial property director at law firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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How do you retain staff and keep them enjoying their job?

Wednesday 4 September 2019 by Ulster Business

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With such intense competition for talent, the challenge for employers isn’t just finding prospective candidates, it’s also keeping them, writes John Moore, managing director of Hays NI

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More than third of planning refusals successful on appeal

Thursday 29 August 2019 by John Mulgrew

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More than a third of rejected planning applications refused have been overturned and given the green light on appeal, new figures show

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Major Belfast waterside development Odyssey Quays takes step forward

Wednesday 28 August 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A major redevelopment of a waterside area in Belfast has taken a step forward after almost 10 years

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axial3D: from start-up seed to a global business

Wednesday 28 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Medical 3D printing firm axial3D has shone as one of the major success stories to emerge from leading technology hub Catalyst. We speak to founder Daniel Crawford and his team about the journey so far

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Audrey McStraw

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Audrey McStraw is now associate director and RICS registered valuer at CBRE. With more than 25 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor, she has worked predominantly providing valuation advice and services.

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Henry Daly

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Henry Daly has been appointed head of marketing at Glandore. He brings a wealth of marketing experience to the role from his time as head of brand and marketing for Dublin-based Aura Holohan Group.

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Jayne McKee

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Jayne McKee has been appointed senior finance manager at The Momentum Group. Managing the finance team at the firm, she will ensure all aspects of R&D costs, capital allowances and patent box initiatives are fully optimised.

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Robyn McMurray

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Robyn McMurray has been appointed senior communications manager at Morrow Communications. She delivers integrated campaigns for a broad range of clients such as The Lost City Adventure Golf, Asda and Flahavan’s Porridge.

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Michael Magill

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Morrow Communications has appointed Michael Magill as communications manager. He manages integrated communications campaigns for clients such as Moy Park and InterTradeIreland.

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Annette Small

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Annette Small is now a communications director at Morrow Communications. She is responsible for creating impactful communications strategies and managing delivery across account teams, with more than 11 years’ experience.

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Cahal Carvill

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

Cahal Carvill

Cahal Carvill is now a partner at Arthur Cox and is a member of the infrastructure, construction and utilities team, and is involved in a full range of construction and engineering projects.

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Taylor Stronge

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Taylor Stronge, a marketing graduate from Ulster University, has joined Pinnacle’s Sage acquisition team. She will oversee the development of fresh and innovative marketing campaigns to target markets.

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David Currie

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Pinnacle has appointed David Currie to its marketing team. He joins the company’s customer marketing team to ensure customer retention, customer service, as well as providing sales support.

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Chris Milligan

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Chris Milligan is now a partner with law firm Arthur Cox. He advises a wide range of clients on acquisitions and disposals, land assembly and development, investment and financing and management of property assets.

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David Black

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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David Black has been appointed as a partner at law firm Arthur Cox. A litigation and dispute resolution lawyer, he acts on behalf of local and international organisations on a wide range of litigation matters.

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Mark Jameson

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Arthur Cox has appointed Mark Jameson as a partner. He is a commercial property lawyer who has experience across a broad spectrum of property matters, with an emphasis on retail, development and investment.

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Oonagh Murdock

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Oonagh Murdock has been appointed as a solicitor with O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors. Oonagh will be responsible for advising clients in relation to residential purchases and sales,and the administration of estates.

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Jack Walker

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Jack Walker has been appointed agency sales executive at Bauer Media Northern Ireland. He will be working with agencies in Belfast and Dublin to provide creative and innovative campaigns.

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Regina Gregan

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Hannon Travel has appointed Regina Gregan as head of sales and account management. She has more than 20 years in the travel industry, primarily across the business travel sector.

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James Donnelly

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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James Donnelly is now taking over the leadership of the corporate department at Belfast law firm Tughans. He was appointed as a partner in 2010 and has more than 12 years’ experience of advising on corporate transactions.

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Michael McCord

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Law firm Tughans has announced the appointment of a new senior partner, Michael McCord. He has taken over the responsibilities of the role as senior partner from John-George Willis, who will remain with firm as a consultant in the corporate team.

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Dr Sheryl Foster

Friday 23 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Almac Sciences, a member of the Almac Group, has appointed Dr Sheryl Foster to the position of vice-president of quality, reporting to managing director and president, Dr Stephen Barr.

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Sales surge for Top 100 companies

Tuesday 20 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Risk management consultant Jonathan Cushley breaks down the key numbers and metrics, in conjunction with Dun & Bradstreet, in the Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies 2019 and discovers some interesting trends and success stories

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Ulster Business Top 100 launch 2019

Wednesday 14 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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The cream of Northern Ireland’s business community have gathered to mark the official launch of the Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies 2019, with A&L Goodbody

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Flashback to the Top 100 in 2009: has it really been 10 years?

Thursday 8 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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The Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies list was a very different one in 2009. Editor John Mulgrew looks at the numbers, the analysis and the once household names no longer with us

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Top 100: Moy Park takes number one spot

Thursday 8 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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From a purely editorial perspective it would be refreshing to have a different company head up the Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies list, but it's made it once again

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Top 100: Construction - an industry at a crossroads

Thursday 8 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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David Fry of the Construction Employers Federation (CEF) assesses the triumph of some of Northern Ireland’s biggest construction firms making the Top 100 while observing the challenges ahead for the industry

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Majority of process manufacturers ‘preparing for growth’

Thursday 8 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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The latest Sage research reveals 99% of process manufacturers preparing for growth despite challenging market conditions

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Emma Murray: meet PwC's latest equity partner

Tuesday 6 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Professional services giant PwC is developing and expanding, and that includes appointing its latest equity partner Emma Murray, moving in to the firm’s new Audit line of service

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Top performance but challenges remain for our businesses

Tuesday 6 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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CBI Northern Ireland director Angela McGowan assesses the landscape for our top companies and the areas which look set to bloom in the coming years

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Top 100 showcasing changing business landscape

Tuesday 6 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business editor John Mulgrew looks at the changing sectoral landscape of this year’s Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies and pulls out some of the interesting stories of the business list

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Ulster Business Top 100 sees sales rise by 9.4%

Monday 5 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland’s largest businesses have seen sales rise by 9.4% to more £24.8bn, the Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies list 2019 has revealed

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Thompson Aero: The Co Armagh manufacturer doubling turnover with bigger plans for growth

Sunday 4 August 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business editor John Mulgrew sits down with Thompson Aero Seating chief executive Andres Budo to discuss doubling sales in the space of a year, expanding its headcount to 1,700 and starting work on a new 350,000 sq ft top-end production facility

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Simon Hamilton: strong desire for orderly Brexit

Friday 2 August 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Former jobs minister Simon Hamilton says there is a strong desire to achieve “an orderly Brexit” to avoid long term damage to the economy, as he takes up his new role as head of Belfast Chamber.

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Newry firm to build Queen's Students' Union

Friday 2 August 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A Newry construction firm has landed the contract to build the new multi-million pound Students’ Union building at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ulster Business can reveal.

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Business groups call on 'redoubling' of Stormont restoration efforts

Tuesday 30 July 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Almost two dozen Northern Ireland business groups say they have deep concerns over the lack of local political representation and are calling for a “redoubling” of efforts to restore the Assembly

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New 276 bedroom hotel for Titanic Quarter

Monday 29 July 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Belfast looks set to get a new 276-bedroom hotel amid freshly submitted plans for a development across from Titanic Belfast

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Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies 2019 to be unveiled

Monday 29 July 2019 by Ulster Business

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The Ulster Business Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies list for 2019 is almost upon us

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Co Antrim manufacturer Creative Composites creating 132 new jobs

Monday 29 July 2019 by Ulster Business

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A Co Antrim manufacturer is creating 132 jobs as part of a £11m expansion of its Lisburn base

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£40m digestion plant plans under way for Belfast

Monday 29 July 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A major £40m anaerobic digestion plant could soon be built in Belfast, it has emerged

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First Derivatives founder Brian Conlon dies aged 53

Monday 29 July 2019 by John Mulgrew

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The founder of one of Northern Ireland’s leading technology companies has died at the age of 53 following a battle with cancer

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No deal Brexit ‘could cost NI 40,000 jobs’

Wednesday 10 July 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland faces losing 40,000 jobs in a ‘no deal’ Brexit which could have ‘immediate and severe consequences' for its position as an all-island and UK economy, a government paper has warned

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Deloitte Technology Fast 50 gets under way for 2019

Tuesday 2 July 2019 by Ulster Business

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Some of Ireland’s top tech firms are being encouraged to get involved in the this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50

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Alice McGill

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Alice McGill has joined Osborne King as accounts administrator within the credit management team.

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Michael Harris

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Michael Harris has joined Osborne King as a consultant providing architectural services in connection with new building projects. Mr Harris has more than 35 years’ experience.

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Tracey McMullan

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Belfast commercial property business Osborne King has appointed Tracey McMullan as accounts administrator within the credit management team.

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Ashleigh Allen

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ashleigh Allen has been appointed financial director at ASG & Partners. She has been with the company since 2006 previously holding the position of group financial controller.

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Mike Pyle

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Mike Pyle has been appointed senior mechanical engineer for Re-Gen Robotics. Mr Pyle has more than 15 years of experience working in the petrochemical industry.

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Ceara Gallagher

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ceara Gallagher has been appointed as the new head of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists in Northern Ireland. She has over 23 years’ experience as a highly specialised speech and language therapist.

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Vicki Newell

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Vicki Newell has been appointed contract manager for Re-Gen Robotics. She will be responsible for the robotics integrated management system and project management of contracts.

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John Lavery

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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John Lavery has been appointed associate director, economic advisory at Grant Thornton. he will provide advice and insight to a range of public and private sector clients.

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James Power

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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James Power has been appointed tanker and site supervisor for Re-Gen Robotics. He will be responsible for tanker operations, site set-up and supervision.

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Stuart Gaffikin

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Stuart Gaffikin has been appointed investment manager at Clarendon Fund Managers. He will manage and deliver investment opportunities to a wide range of Northern Ireland-based SMEs.

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Claudine Owens

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Claudine Owens has been appointed portfolio manager at Clarendon Fund Managers. She spent 12 years working in corporate and business banking where she managed a varied portfolio of business clients.

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Una Warnock

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Una Warnock has been appointed as senior portfolio manager at Whiterock Finance. She previously worked at PwC for over 13 years specialising in business restructuring and debt advisory.

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Connor Kelly

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Connor Kelly has been appointed robotics engineer for Re-Gen Robotics. He will be responsible for operations during the robotic tank cleaning process.

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Andrew Webb

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Andrew Webb is now chief economist for Grant Thornton. Mr Webb will lead Grant Thornton’s economic advisory services to the firm’s broad base of clients across Ireland.

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Jennie McCurry

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Smarts Communicate has appointed Jennie McCurry as a communications director. She was previously the driving force behind successful integrated campaigns for brands such as Vodafone, Diageo and Unilever.

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David Clark

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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McAvoy Group has appointed David Clark as manufacturing director. Mr Clark joined McAvoy in 2012 and now takes overall responsibility for offsite manufacturing across the group.

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Graeme Bennett

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Graeme Bennett has joined the team at IPC Mouldings as general manager. He brings his expertise of managing multi-functional departments to provide business and engineering operations to the firm.

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Shane Webb

Sunday 30 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Down Royal Racecourse has appointed Shane Webb as head groundsman. Mr Webb has more than nine years’ experience in the industry, having worked as racetrack groundsman at The Curragh Racecourse.

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Major new apartment building planned for Dublin Road

Friday 28 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A new serviced apartment building could be developed along Belfast’s so-called ‘Golden Mile’ on the Dublin Road, it can be revealed

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NI politicians ‘must not waste time’ amid restoration talks

Friday 28 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s politicians “must not waste time” amid ongoing talks at restoring an Executive while business here should employ the “collaborative vision” that saw industries grow following the Good Friday Agreement

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Bombardier 'reviewing impact on NI base' amid sale of regional aircraft business

Tuesday 25 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Bombardier says it is “reviewing what impact” a deal to sell off part of its regional jet aircraft business will have on its Northern Ireland base

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Belfast's North Street Arcade 'to be redeveloped'

Tuesday 25 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A former Belfast shopping arcade left derelict after being gutted in a blaze more than a decade ago could be brought back to life amid fresh development plans

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Brexit deadlock likely to continue hit on NI firms

Monday 24 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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The latest report from Danske Bank paints another mixed picture for the Northern Ireland economy and expects to see a further extension of the Article 50 withdrawal process

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Silicon Valley firm Dynamic Signal creating 100 Belfast jobs

Monday 24 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A US tech firm is creating up to 100 well-paid jobs as it sets up a new technology centre in Belfast city centre

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Coffee chain Bob & Berts creating 175 new jobs

Monday 24 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A Northern Ireland coffee shop chain is creating 175 new jobs as its expands its reach across the UK with eight new store, it has emerged.

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New Northern Ireland trade alliance formed

Wednesday 19 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s newest trade body alliance will take its message to Westminster later this year amid the ongoing political vacuum at home and Brexit on the horizon

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Farming, food and the challenges facing the new crop

Wednesday 19 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business sat down with experts in the field of farming and agri-business for the latest in a series of Ulster Bank DSE dinners to examine the lay of the land

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Software firm creating 80 Belfast jobs

Tuesday 18 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A UK software firm is creating 80 jobs at a new Belfast base as part of a £5.5m investment

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Economy suffers third month of slowdown

Friday 7 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s private sector has suffered its third consecutive month of slowdown and contraction – faring worse than any other UK region

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Glandore: the family flexible workspace on the rise

Wednesday 5 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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High-end flexible office company Glandore has expanded rapidly into an all-island family business with further growth on the horizon

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NI bosses 'searching new markets to boost exports'

Tuesday 4 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Around 84% of Northern Ireland bosses are exploring emerging markets in order grow their exports, according to the latest survey from KPMG

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Food firm stockpiling £1m of goods in Republic

Tuesday 4 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A major Northern Ireland food manufacturer has stockpiled more than £1m of goods in the Republic of Ireland amid concerns of tariffs being imposed with a hard Brexit, Ulster Business can reveal

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Kathryn Thomson: From centres of culture to commercial concerns

Tuesday 4 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew speaks to National Museums NI chief executive Kathryn Thomson about challenging finances, cracking the one million visitor mark and support for a Troubles ‘peace centre’

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Manufacturing: is NI bucking the global slowdown?

Tuesday 4 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Global manufacturing and industry stalwarts such as Germany are feeling the slowdown. So, why are Northern Ireland’s makers and engineers bucking the trend?

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NI economy 'to experience slowed growth'

Monday 3 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland’s economic output, employment and house price growth are expected to stall in the next three years – slowing at a greater rate than the UK as a whole, according to fresh predictions

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Editor's comment: Right, let’s try this again, shall we?

Monday 3 June 2019 by Ulster Business

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It’s been another extremely busy few weeks in the world of business, and a mixture of the very positive, with a touch of unease

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Pair putting pampered pooches in prime position

Monday 3 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Two technology entrepreneurs are launching a new high-end mail-order dog snack business with plans to grow their fresh workforce further, Ulster Business can reveal

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Almac sees turnover soar to £548m

Monday 3 June 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Pharma giant Almac has seen its turnover soar to £548m as its headcount has increased by almost 400 in the last year

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My Day: Jannine Waddell

Friday 31 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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We speak to Jannine Waddell, managing director at Waddell Media, about her not so nine-to-five day

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Across the borderline: export focus

Friday 31 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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The export market is booming in cross-border areas in and around Newry, but how will things change post-Brexit? Pavel Barter checks out the pulse of businesses in the region

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Andrew Irwin

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Andrew Irwin is now a solicitor with A&L Goodbody. He will work within the commercial property team in Belfast and act in a wide variety of property matters in Northern Ireland including advising on sales and acquisitions, commercial leasing and landlord and tenant issues.

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Aimee Larkin

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Aimee Larkin has been appointed a banking associate with law firm A&L Goodbody. She will act in respect of banking and finance transactions in Northern Ireland, including advising on various aspects of development finance, real estate finance and acquisition.

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Jacob Gray

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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A&L Goodbody has appointed Jacob Gray as a solicitor in corporate and commercial. He will advise clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including advising clients on corporate transactions, including M&A, venture capital, group reorganisations and joint ventures.

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Caroline Magee

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Caroline Magee has been appointed head of human resources and organisation development at Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council. Ms Magee is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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Brian Monroe

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Baker McKenzie has appointed Brian Monroe as finance director for all professional and business services operations across the firm, covering the centres and colleagues in some 77 offices around the globe.

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Simon Huntley

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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The Momentum Group has appointed Simon Huntley as business development director. In his new role Mr Huntley will focus on the strategic management and support of the sales and marketing team, alongside representing this department on the board of directors.

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Janine Gelston

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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The Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast has appointed Janine Gelston as director of sales and marketing.

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Helena Woodward

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Helena Woodward will now have the responsibility for the overall strategy and management of the people function and operations of Baker McKenzie’s centres in Belfast, Buenos Aires, Manila and Tampa.

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Lee Donaghy

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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John McKee Solicitors has appointed Lee Donaghy as manager in the legal expenses insurance team. She is responsible for the management of the legal expenses insurance team which deals with high volume claimant personal injury claims.

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Alan Thomson

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Radius Housing has appointed Alan Thomson as its new director of finance and ICT. He will help deliver the ambitious development plans that the housing association has set out for the next few years.

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Michelle Stowell

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Michelle Stowell has been appointed as paediatric physiotherapist at Leckey, supporting the company’s multidisciplinary approach to designing posturally supportive products with a clinical and emotional focus.

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Jessica O’Neill

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Jessica O’Neill has been appointed as bid co-ordinator at design and architecture firm HLM. Ms O’Neill will support the business development of the Belfast studio through coordinating and developing high quality bids for the practice.

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Nick Coburn

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Carpets’s group managing director Nick Coburn CBE has been appointed as Northern Ireland’s single representative on the Department for International Trade’s newly established Strategic Trade Advisory Group.

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Christopher Bullock

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors has appointed Christopher Bullock as an associate solicitor in the commercial department. He has considerable experience in advising businesses in commercial and corporate law, also specialises in the area of liquor licensing.

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Dionne Darragh

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Dionne Darragh has been appointed to the position of director within the personal injury litigation department at O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors in Belfast. She specialises in catastrophic injury and serious accident cases, with particular expertise in motorcycle accident claims.

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Fergal O’Prey

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Fergal O’Prey is now a solicitor within the litigation department at O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors, advising clients in personal injury and clinical negligence matters. He has experience acting for clients in healthcare and civil litigation cases.

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Nora O’Hare

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Nora O’Hare, who was one of Baker McKenzie Belfast’s very first employees, will take over from Brian Monroe as the Belfast centre’s finance director.

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Jonny Lester

Monday 27 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Jonny Lester has joined agri technology company Devenish as poultry technical manager. Originally from Armagh, Mr Lester will be based in Edinburgh and responsible for the growth of the the firm’s poultry sector offering.

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Lack of Northern Ireland Executive 'costing economy £1bn'

Thursday 23 May 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A ‘no deal’ Brexit and a hard border would be a “wrecking ball” and almost three years without an Executive could cost the Northern Ireland economy £1bn, a top business chief has warned

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Belfast to get superfast 5G mobile broadband this month

Wednesday 22 May 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Belfast is to become one of five UK cities to get superfast 5G mobile broadband later this month, it has emerged

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The next generation of talent must be nurtured

Monday 20 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Generation Z often receives pointed criticism in business circles and in the media, particularly from employers who are struggling to either get the best out of them or having a tough time hiring new talent, writes John Moore, managing director, Hays Northern Ireland

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Justin Rush: Money still talks

Wednesday 15 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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In the last few years, commercial businesses have considered in great detail the question of employee reward. Analysis of both the financial and non-financial elements has taken place to ensure attraction and retention of talent, writes Justin Rush

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Word from the Wise: Graham Lapsley

Wednesday 15 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business speaks to Graham Lapsley, head of private banking at Danske Bank

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Top food firms recognised at Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards

Monday 13 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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A host of Northern Ireland’s top food firms have walked away with a series of gongs at the Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards

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Belfast: a growing city with challenges ahead

Friday 10 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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With more than two dozen buildings under way, three regionally significant developments given sign-off from Stormont, and almost a billion pounds of future masterplan schemes, John Mulgrew looks at what’s keeping the cranes up and the challenges ahead

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Could a new dawn boost NI business development?

Friday 10 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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While Brexit is still upon us, John Simpson says the business sectors' finances have proved stronger than predicted and lending could be boosted on the outside as the veil of uncertainty lifts

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Bombardier, Brexit and a booming industry worth billions

Friday 10 May 2019 by John Mulgrew

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John Mulgrew speaks to Paul Everitt, boss of aerospace body ADS, about the future of Bombardier in Northern Ireland, the pitfalls of Brexit and a rapidly evolving global industry worth billions to the UK each year

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NI business rates 'to undergo full review'

Thursday 9 May 2019 by John Mulgrew

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There will be a full review of Northern Ireland’s business rates system, a top civil servant has revealed

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Belfast distillery plans take next step

Wednesday 8 May 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Work on a long-awaited multi-million pound distillery could get up-and-running once again amid fresh plans, Ulster Business can reveal

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New exercise business for city centre hotel

Tuesday 7 May 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s largest hotel will soon be punching well above its weight as a new exercise business sets up shop, Ulster Business can reveal

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Prestige Insurance: Building on a legacy with further growth on the horizon

Tuesday 7 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Prestige Insurance Holdings, owner of Abbey Insurance Brokers, is building on five decades of industry foundation and expanding through investment and acquisition. Ulster Business speaks to chief executive Trevor Shaw about growth and the road ahead

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'Trusted trader' status could help NI firms with Brexit

Monday 6 May 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland exporters could avoid some of the damaging impact and friction of a hard Brexit by adopting the Government’s ‘trusted trader’ status, Ulster Business can reveal

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Bombardier: a tumultuous journey for a Northern Ireland manufacturing giant

Thursday 2 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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Bombardier is never likely to be far from the front pages of our daily newspapers here, whether it be good, or bad news, writes John Mulgrew.

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Bombardier selling off Belfast business

Thursday 2 May 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Bombardier’s Belfast base – which employs around 4,000 staff – is being put up for sale, it has emerged

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Danske Bank posts £24.7m profits for first quarter

Wednesday 1 May 2019 by Ulster Business

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IT firm Pinnacle hosting event at Kingspan Stadium

Tuesday 30 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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A leading IT firm will host an event at the home of Ulster Rugby in an event to help educate and inform businesses.

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Bombardier 'to see increased jet demand'

Tuesday 30 April 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Demand for Bombardier’s part-Belfast made passenger jets will continue to increase and helps “demonstrate there is a life beyond whatever the name above the door might be”, it’s been claimed

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Tenders open for £7.5m Opera House refurb

Tuesday 30 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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A £7.5m revamp of Belfast’s Grand Opera House has taken its next step as it opens up tenders for the ambitious project, it can be revealed

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Eight Bombardier jets make up chunk of £6.5bn UK aircraft deliveries

Friday 26 April 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Eight part-Belfast built passenger jets have made up more than 300 UK aircraft deliveries in the first quarter of the year, new figures show

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Debenhams pushes on with CVA and store closures

Friday 26 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Debenhams has launched its cost-saving plans as it reveals it will push forward with the closure of 22 of its stores next year, it has emerged

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STATSports takes on Premier League's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Raheem Sterling

Thursday 25 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Newry firm STATSports have taken on board Premier League players Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Raheem Sterling as significant investors as well as global ambassadors for the burgeoning tech firm

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Demand for NI retail space 'falls for fifth quarter in a row'

Wednesday 24 April 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Demand for retail space in Northern Ireland has fallen for the fifth successive quarter while the office market here has seen a four-year high, it has emerged

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Ciaran Doherty

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Tourism Ireland has announced the appointment of Ciaran Doherty to the new position of stakeholder liaison manager for Northern Ireland. He will work collaboratively with colleagues in Tourism NI and other agencies.

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James Manley

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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James Manley has been appointed as senior consultant at Vickerstock. Mr Manley has a wealth of experience and will manage health, safety and environment recruitment across Northern Ireland.

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Matt McRoberts

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Matt McRoberts is now digital marketing executive at Hastings Hotels. He is responsible for managing the Hastings Hotels’ websites, digital advertising, email campaigns and liaising with business partners across all seven hotels.

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Peter Quinn

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Vickerstock has appointed Peter Quinn as a senior consultant within its growing construction division. Peter specialises in recruiting within infrastructure and civil engineering.

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Scott Howes

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Scott Howes has been appointed public engagement and education manager at W5. He will head up the team of educators at the centre to promote learning opportunities for children and adults in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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Wesley Brownlee

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Wesley Brownlee joins the White Ink Architects team as an architect. He has more than 10 years’ experience, primarily gained with architectural practices in London. His experience encompasses a wide range of work in retail, residential and commercial.

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Lucy Ashe

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Lucy Ashe has been appointed as an architect with White Ink Architects. She gained 13 years’ experience working with leading architectural practices in London.

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Albert Parkhouse

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Albert Parkhouse takes up the role of part two architectural assistant with White Ink Architects, having spent three years with a London architectural practice working on large scale masterplanning.

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Matthew McKinley

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Matthew McKinley has been appointed executive development chef for the Mount Charles Group, with responsibility for creating and developing catering solutions for clients.

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Emily Holland

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Emily Holland has been appointed to the role of assistant accountant for the Mount Charles Group. She will be responsible for supporting the monthly management accounts process.

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Neil Jamieson

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Neil Jamieson has been appointed as a project manager for the Mount Charles Group. He has more than 20 years’ business improvement and project management experience.

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Emma-Jane McKee

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Emma-Jane McKee is the internal auditor for the Mount Charles Group. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Joanne McDermott

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Joanne McDermott is a management accountant for The Mount Charles Group. She has more than 30 years’ finance experience spanning both public and private sectors.

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Stephen Mackie

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Stephen Mackie has been appointed marketing and brand manager for the Mount Charles Group. Before joining the company, he worked predominantly in the hospitality sector.

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Bryan Hickland

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Bryan Hickland has been appointed as sales executive by NTD. The former surveyor/junior sales officer for Energystore will be responsible for new access control business.

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John Cochrane

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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John Cochrane has recently been appointed to the position of IT support technician at NTD. His responsibilities include helpdesk support and software installation.

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Mags McKee

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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NTD has appointed Mags McKee to the role of part-time sales administrator within the ID solutions department, and will be responsible for the administration of sales within this growing sector of NTD.

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Matthew Irwin

Monday 22 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Matthew Irwin has been appointed to the position of field service technician at NTD. He will be responsible for installing time management systems and access control.

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Powered by Talent making return to Belfast

Friday 19 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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A host of top speakers will descend on Belfast in May for the second Powered by Talent event

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Would you do a blind interview?

Friday 19 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Diversity and inclusion in the workplace has never been more relevant than it is today, writes John Moore

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How to create a quality job

Friday 19 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Our working world is more dynamic than it has ever been, jobs now change regularly, writes Justin Rush

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Family business: the backbone of Northern Ireland's economy

Wednesday 17 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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It may be the big firms which often make the headlines, but John Mulgrew looks at the SMEs, and some of which have grown considerably bigger, many multi-generational, and help prop up our economy

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NI high streets suffer 3.3% slump

Monday 15 April 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s high streets have been hit by the biggest drop in footfall across the UK, new figures show

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Brexit deadline extended to Halloween: Business reaction

Thursday 11 April 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Theresa May has secured a Halloween extension to Brexit following agreement with the 27 EU leaders

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Next 200: CDE Global

Friday 5 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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For the last 25 years, Co Tyrone-headquartered CDE Global has designed and installed almost 2,000 turnkey wet processing solutions across the world

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NI private sector suffers first slump in three years

Friday 5 April 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s private sector has suffered its first slump in almost three years as ongoing uncertainty and concerns over Brexit continue.

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Next 200: Northern Ireland SMEs see 8.5% sales boost

Thursday 4 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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The Ulster Business Next 200 is a snapshot of Northern Ireland’s small and medium-sized businesses. John Lavery of Grant Thornton crunches the numbers and picks out some of the top facts and figures

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We need a sea change… and this is just the beginning

Thursday 4 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business sits down with a host of top female (and male) business leaders at one of Ulster Bank’s DSE dinners to look at the challenges facing women entering the world of business

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5G mobile 'could boost NI economy by £283m a year'

Wednesday 3 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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The arrival of 5G technology services in Northern Ireland could boost the economy by up to £283m per year by 2025, it's been claimed.

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GMcG on a bright future and its next generation

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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GMcG is already a well-established and leading independent accountancy and advisory business, and the growing firm tells Ulster Business about planning for a brighter future, carrying out major investment and developing the next generation

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Next 200: NI SMEs sees 8.5% sales surge

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s leading small and medium-sized businesses have seen a 8.5% surge in sales in the last year, Ulster Business can reveal.

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Tim Acheson

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Tim Acheson has joined Smarts Communicate as a communications manager. His previous experience includes helping brands to transform their digital footprint and grow visibility.

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Alan Bissett

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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John McKee Solicitors has appointed Alan Bissett as a partner. He has extensive experience in corporate, commercial, and energy lawyers and is qualified to practise here and in England.

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Joe McVey

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Joe McVey has been appointed as the new chief executive of Brain Injury Matters, the leading brain injury charity in Northern Ireland. Mr McVey has experience in strategic planning, governance and organisational development.

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Adrian Doran

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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The CBI has appointed Adrian Doran as its new vice-chairman. He will serve in the role before taking up the position as chairman from Trevor Lockhart in January next year.

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Cathy Walker

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Cathy Walker has joined Larchfield Estate as accommodation supervisor. She is the new go-to contact for corporate retreats and group stays in the venue’s on-site luxury accommodation.

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Donald Thompson

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Donald Thompson is now a partner with John McKee Solicitors. He specialises in commercial property and addition to practising in Northern Ireland, is qualified in England.

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Laura Connor

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Laura Connor has been appointed as an associate solicitor in the defence litigation team at law firm Tughans. She will work for a wide variety of insurance clients across a range of areas.

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Alain Kerloc’h

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Alain Kerloc’h has been appointed visiting professor at Ulster University Business School. Mr Kerloc’h is co-owner of the Michelin-starred OX restaurant in Belfast city centre.

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Lisa Bryson

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Lisa Bryson as a new partner in its Belfast office. The announcement comes as the firm makes a total of three key partner appointments in Dublin and Belfast.

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Richard Pakenham

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Richard Pakenham is now head of commercial publishing at Ulster Business and Belfast Telegraph publisher Independent News and Media NI.

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Gregg Reid

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Gregg Reid has been appointed as a communications manager at Smarts Communicate He joins Smarts’ digital team working on developing and delivering digital content strategies.

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Darragh Rutherford

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Darragh Rutherford has been appointed as head of finance for fit-out specialist, Portview. He brings with him 15 years of experience in the manufacturing, construction, mining and retail sectors.

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Michael McCrory

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Michael McCrory has been appointed as a senior communications consultant with Smarts Communicate. He brings more than 15 years’ experience to the business.

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Hannah Watson

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Hannah Watson has been appointed sales and marketing co-ordinator at Larchfield Estate. She will develop the corporate offering for tailored corporate events, group stays and weddings.

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Matthew Hamilton

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Matthew Hamilton is assistant contracts manager at Hagan Homes. He will assist with the overseeing of construction projects from start to finish to ensure that they are completed on schedule.

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Matthew McKee

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Matthew McKee has been appointed forensic investigation services manager at Grant Thornton in Belfast. He will specialise in e-discovery and legal technology services at the business advisory firm.

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Dearbhla Lavery

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Dearbhla Lavery is now an associate solicitor in the defence litigation team at law firm Tughans. She will focus on commercial disputes for corporate clients.

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Anna McKelvey

Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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Anna McKelvey has joined Smarts Communicate as a senior communications consultant. She will be responsible for creating and delivering creative, engaging digital communications and marketing.

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New warehouse plans for Titanic Quarter

Monday 1 April 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A new warehouse distribution facility could be built at the site of a former manufacturing hub at Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, it can be revealed.

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Work to start on £400m NI gas scheme

Monday 1 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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A proposed £400m natural gas storage facility in Co Antrim has taken a step forward after an engineering design firm was appointed to the scheme, it has been revealed.

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Additional £800m investment in city water system needed

Monday 1 April 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Major commercial investment in Belfast and beyond could be at risk and new connections stopped by 2021 if an additional £800m is not freed up to modernise the sewage system

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Taking a musical and business journey into the mainstream

Monday 1 April 2019 by Ulster Business

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He’s been at the forefront of high-end guitar-making in Ireland for five decades. Now, George Lowden has taken the biggest step in his career and paired up with a global superstar to develop an instrument for the masses, writes John Mulgrew

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Belfast to get new craft beer brewery

Thursday 28 March 2019 by John Mulgrew

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East Belfast looks set to get a new craft micro-brewery amid fresh plans, it can be revealed.

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Stormont departments 'compiling emergency no deal Brexit contingency list'

Wednesday 27 March 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Stormont departments are building a key list of emergency contacts across business and the wider sectors amid contingency planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, Ulster Business can reveal.

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£300m gas power plant given green light for Belfast

Monday 25 March 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A £300m gas-fired power plant has been given the green light by Stormont, it has emerged

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Business breakfast: Johnny Hanna

Monday 25 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business sits down with KPMG's Johnny Hanna over a cup of coffee at Deanes Deli

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David Meade has his mind on international markets

Monday 25 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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David Meade, the renowned international keynote speaker and broadcaster who runs David Meade Events, on creating one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting success stories

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Life-saving tech in Northern Ireland's blood

Monday 25 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland Professor Frank Pantridge created a medical device which has gone on to save countless lives. John Mulgrew looks at the next generation of life-saving tech entrepreneurs

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Bricks and mortar retailing… the future

Monday 25 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Osborne King director Frank Cassidy assesses Northern Ireland’s retail landscape, and looks at the challenges facing an ever-changing high street and beyond

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How SMEs can shape their offering to solve the talent challenge

Monday 25 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Demand for top talent has never been more of an issue for local businesses, writes Justin Rush

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High street in need of leadership to ensure its future

Monday 25 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland retailers are increasingly frustrated that a lack of government means key areas of reform aren’t being looked at. John Mulgrew speaks to retail experts about the challenges of the high street

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£208m Belfast Transport Hub given approval

Thursday 21 March 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A new £208m Belfast Transport Hub has been given the planning go ahead by Stormont, it has been revealed

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NI direct: helpful advice about the UK's exit from the EU

Tuesday 19 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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People living across Northern Ireland will have many practical questions about how things may change for them after Brexit

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Diaceutics to list on London Stock Exchange

Tuesday 19 March 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A Belfast firm is to join a handful of Northern Ireland companies to list on the London Stock Exchange

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Major NI firms in eleventh hour Westminster plea to avoid 'no deal' Brexit

Friday 8 March 2019 by John Mulgrew

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More than 50 of Northern Ireland’s biggest businesses – employing tens of thousands of workers here – have written to MPs in an eleventh hour plea to avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit

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PwC NI to crack 3,000 staff by 2020

Thursday 7 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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PwC is set crack the 3,000 staff mark by the end of next year as it moves into its new £75m offices in the heart of Belfast city centre

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PwC: investing in people, purpose and Belfast

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Almost 20 years after it moved 600 staff and 16,000 paper files into Waterfront Plaza, PwC will move again – this time taking around 3,000 people to Belfast city centre

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Pinnacle given top Sage accolade

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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IT firm Pinnacle has been awarded a top accolade for its Sage software and services in Ireland

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Robert Kidd

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has appointed Robert Kidd as its new chief executive. He joins HSENI from the Department of Justice (DoJ) firearms and explosives branch.

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Sean Boyle

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Sean Boyle has been appointed delivery co-ordinator for Into Film’s new ScreenWorks project. The aim of the project is to give young people high quality work experience opportunities in the industry.

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Nicola McClean

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Nicola McClean has been appointed as senior communications director with Morrow Communications. She leads a number of accounts including Asda, Flahavan’s Porridge and Greggs.

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Joanne English

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Joanne English is now senior events manager with Morrow Communications. She works closely with clients including Tourism NI, Devenish and the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA).

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Fiona Anderson

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Morrow Communications has appointed Fiona Anderson as senior communications executive. She plays an integral role in delivering strategic campaigns across a number of account teams.

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Clare Daly

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Clare Daly has been appointed as communications director with Morrow Communications. Specialising in corporate PR, she is responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of campaigns for a number of clients.

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Gary Blair

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Gary Blair from Farrans Construction has commenced his term as chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Belfast Hub.

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Eoin McGrath

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Eoin McGrath is now luxury leisure sales manager at Hastings Hotels. He has 10 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and has worked for Hastings Hotels for three years.

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Michael Barnett

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Accountancy firm McAleer Jackson has announced the appointment of Michael Barnett as director. Mr Barnett brings 20 years’ experience with two mid-tier firms to the company.

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Mark Sterritt

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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The British Business Bank has appointed Mark Sterritt to a new position as senior manager, UK network for Northern Ireland.

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Chloe Ferris

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Chloe Ferris has been appointed business development executive at Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She will be responsible for recruiting and retaining NI Chamber growth level members.

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Pedro Torres

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Pedro Torres has been appointed business development executive at Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He will be responsible for recruiting and retaining NI Chamber essential level members.

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Patrick O’Hanlon

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Law firm TLT has taken on Patrick O’Hanlon as legal director in NI. He brings a wide range of experience to TLT’s leading real estate team.

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Brendan McVeigh

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Norbrook has appointed Brendan McVeigh as regional head of sales and marketing in Ireland. This role will see him leading all sales and marketing activities in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

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Helen Skeffington

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Helen Skeffington has been appointed payroll manager at Mount Charles. She is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals and has worked in payroll for more than 13 years.

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Chris Kilpatrick

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Chris Kilpatrick has been appointed strategic communications manager for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. The former journalist was previously media relations and communications officer with the council.

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Dr Dennise Broderick

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Northern Ireland pharmaceutical company Galen Ltd has appointed Dr Dennise Broderick as its new managing director and president. She will report to Alan Armstrong, head of Almac Group.

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Wendy Close

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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Wendy Close has been appointed as group HR director for Prestige Insurance Holdings, the parent company of Abbey Insurance Brokers. She was previously Bank of Ireland’s senior HR business partner for Northern Ireland.

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The Open: it's the biggest thing since sliced bread

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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With just 19 weeks until Northern Ireland hosts the biggest sporting event in its history, John Mulgrew speaks to the bosses tasked with organising the legendary Open Championship

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Remember corporation tax?

Wednesday 6 March 2019 by Ulster Business

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It’s hard to believe we were (almost) gifted a low-rate of corporation tax four years ago. John Mulgrew takes a retrospective look over the business levy which slipped out of our hands

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Belfast student accommodation plans revealed

Tuesday 5 March 2019 by John Mulgrew

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The details of a new 251-bedroom student accommodation development for south Belfast have been revealed

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£77m BBC NI building redevelopment takes next step

Tuesday 5 March 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A £77m redevelopment of the BBC’s Northern Ireland headquarters has moved a step forward as it hosts an event for the public on its ambitious plans, it can be revealed.

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Financial planning business buying BDO NI wealth management arm

Friday 1 March 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Financial planning business 1825 has bought over the wealth management arm of BDO Northern Ireland, it has emerged

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Invest NI boss Alastair Hamilton stepping down

Thursday 28 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Invest NI boss Alastair Hamilton is stepping down from his role after a decade at the helm

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Business breakfast: Brian Murphy, BDO

Thursday 28 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business editor John Mulgrew sits down with BDO's Brian Murphy over a scone and coffee

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Is the future bright for the NI energy market?

Tuesday 26 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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It is clear that there are a number of significant challenges facing the energy sector in Northern Ireland but where there are challenges, there are also opportunities

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Keep retention high on the corporate agenda

Tuesday 26 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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Understanding why an individual chooses to leave an employer, this is one of the first issues a recruiter will explore with a client seeking a new role, writes Justin Rush

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AI advances should drive finance leaders to upskill their teams

Tuesday 26 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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The challenges facing finance leaders in a fast-changing world are numerous, with skills shortages and staff retention near the top of the list

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Accidents in the workplace – examining recent trends

Tuesday 26 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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Chris Ritchie, a litigation and dispute resolution partner at leading law firm Arthur Cox, discusses how employers should prepare to deal with accidents and their consequences

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From CCTV to GDPR: the people keeping your business safe

Tuesday 26 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Ulster Business examines an ever-changing approach to business security and what companies are turning to in an increasingly digital age

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The changing face of the office

Tuesday 26 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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Emma Deighan looks at the trends in office interiors and the businesses here that marry style with substance

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Entrepreneur of the month: James Pau, Asia Supermarket

Tuesday 26 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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We speak to James Pau of Belfast's Asia Supermarket

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US fraud protection firm creating 150 Belfast jobs

Monday 25 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A US fraud protection company is creating 150 jobs for Belfast as part of its new global research and development centre

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Ulster Bank posts £51m pre-tax profit

Friday 15 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Ulster Bank has posted a pre-tax profit of £51m while its boss here says a worst case ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario could impact consumer behaviour here

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Belfast office building comes on to the market

Tuesday 12 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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A major city centre office building with around 60,000 sq ft of space has gone on the market

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Belfast Harbour sets new cargo record

Tuesday 12 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Belfast Harbour has handled more than 24 million tonnes of cargo for the first time in its history

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Kainos taking on Bankmore Square for Belfast office scheme

Tuesday 12 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Tech firm Kainos will take on a massive proposed office scheme in Belfast for its new headquarters

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How to find the right person for the top

Monday 11 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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Finding the right person for a job is already tough enough, but what about searching for the best executive to head up a business? John Mulgrew examines what it takes to find top bosses

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Osborne King: developing and nurturing talent within

Monday 11 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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We speak to three of Osborne King’s team about moving up through the commercial property firm and what sets it apart from the competition

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Ryder Cup legend to address Belfast leadership conference

Friday 8 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ryder Cup legend Paul McGinley has been revealed as one of the key speakers at a leadership event taking place in Belfast next month

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Future of House of Fraser in Belfast 'secured' amid fresh lease

Friday 8 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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The future of House of Fraser in Belfast appears to be safe after the retailer signed a fresh lease on its anchor store at Victoria Square

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Tech firm setting up office at Belfast law courts building

Tuesday 5 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Tech firm Unosquare is setting up a new office in former law courts in Belfast city centre

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ABL Group: Looking to the future and expanding an industry stalwart

Tuesday 5 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business speaks to Maurice Boyd and Stephen Carlisle of leading insurance broker ABL Group about its ongoing expansion plans, its top client base and growing the next generation of its workforce

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Impact of lack of Executive ‘can’t be underestimated’ warns Allstate boss

Tuesday 5 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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The impact of two years of a lack of government on Northern Ireland business cannot be underestimated, one leading company boss has told Ulster Business

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NI growth 'outpaced UK average but to slow in 2019'

Monday 4 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s economy grew by 1.5% last year – slightly outpacing the UK as a whole, it’s been claimed

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Uncertainty, interconnectors and the future of NI energy post-Brexit

Monday 4 February 2019 by Ulster Business

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With a potential ‘no deal’ around the corner on Brexit, what will that mean for the future of Northern Ireland’s energy policy?

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No deal Brexit 'biggest risk to NI economy in a generation'

Friday 1 February 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Exiting the EU without a deal is biggest risk to the Northern Ireland economy in a generation, one top bank boss has warned

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Ones to Watch: Ian Cullen, Grofuse

Thursday 31 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Grofuse is a full-service digital agency which is focused on ensuring clients achieve their sales targets, says Ian Cullen

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Ones to Watch: Hans Enoksen, Enoksen Watches

Thursday 31 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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We speak to Hans Enoksen, founder of Enoksen Watches

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Editor's comment: History will not look kindly at circus we find ourselves in

Wednesday 30 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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History is not going to look kindly on the rambling, rudderless and self-interest focused circus we have found ourselves in – and we need to remember that

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Fit-out firm Marcon lands visitor centre deal with English abbey

Wednesday 30 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland fit-out firm Marcon has landed a deal to build a new exhibition centre at a 13th century abbey in England

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NI 'knowledge economy' growth four times overall GVA

Wednesday 30 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland is one of the UK’s fastest growing ‘knowledge’ economies – outpacing overall GVA four-fold

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Eight part-Belfast made Airbus passenger jets delivered

Friday 25 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Eight part-Belfast made Bombardier/Airbus passenger jets were delivered at the end of last year

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Leaders in Business: Darina Armstrong

Friday 25 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Darina Armstrong’s career within the Progressive Building Society began at a young age, working her way up to leading the organisation since 2011 – almost 20 years after first starting with the society

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Leaders in Business: Kieran Kennedy

Friday 25 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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For Kieran Kennedy the O’Neills company journey has also been a personal one for the business boss for almost 40 years

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Roger McMillan

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Roger McMillan will become managing partner of Carson McDowell, from May this year. He will have a primary focus on the internal running of the firm and core operational matters.

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Georgina O’Leary

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Georgina O’Leary has been appointed by Chancellor of the Exchequer as Northern Ireland’s fintech envoy. She will be responsible for promoting Northern Ireland’s thriving fintech sector.

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Mary Scullion

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Fujitsu has appointed of Mary Scullion to her new role as sector lead, local and devolved government and transport. Ms Scullion has over 12 years’ experience with the company.

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Olwen Dawe

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Olwen Dawe has been appointed as board member of the Lyric Theatre. She is a consultant and policy analyst, and has led on gender equality and diversity initiatives in theatre and the arts.

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Oliver Tighe

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Oliver Tighe has been appointed associate solicitor in Carson McDowell’s commercial property team. He has gained experience as a general practitioner in property and probate law.

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Ben Dowd

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Onecom has appointed Ben Dowd as chief executive, to drive the business’s ambitious expansion plans. The company operates a base in Belfast.

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Nuala Donnelly

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Nuala Donnelly is now on the board of the Lyric Theatre. She is responsible for building the commercial partnership with AEG and overseeing the sponsorship of The O2.

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Daniel Quee

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Daniel Quee has been appointed as senior communications manager with PR firm Jago. He has more than eight years’ of experience within public relations at a national level.

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Michele Reid

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Michele Reid has been appointed group manager for Mount Charles’ healthy eating franchise, Freshly Chopped. She will oversee the opening of the restaurants across Northern Ireland and Donegal.

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Kerri Bradley

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Kerri Bradley has been appointed as HR director at Cleaver Fulton Rankin. She joined the law firm, having previously worked as an HR manager at Robinsons Services Group.

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Damian Thornton

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Damian Thornton has been appointed as chief operating officer of Diaceutics. He will be responsible for the organisation’s business operations and strategic planning.

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Conor McCrory

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Conor McCrory has been appointed as an associate solicitor in the employment and immigration law department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin. He joined the law firm following 10 years working in London.

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Jason Crane

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Jason Crane joins GOC Estate Agents with more than 20 years’ experience in the corporate relocation industry assisting clients relocating to Northern Ireland to find new homes.

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Claire Murray

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Claire Murray has been appointed to the board of the Lyric Theatre. She has worked for 15 years in marketing and communications at a senior level with Coca-Cola and Heineken Ireland.

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Phil Murray

Thursday 24 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Phil Murray has been appointed programmes manager at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He will provide support to firms which access the NI Chamber’s Learn Grow Excel programme.

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Further growth at Abacus sees new joint managing directors appointed

Wednesday 23 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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One of Northern Ireland’s leading recruitment businesses is heading into the New Year with two new managing directors

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Lifestyle: A Rolex for the next generation?

Wednesday 23 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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John Mulgrew gets hands-on with the flagship of watchmaker Tudor’s revamped line-up and examines the lineage of the luxury Swiss brand

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Ones to Watch: Darren Nugent

Wednesday 23 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Time for a tipple? We speak to Darren Nugent of Co Tyrone's Ion Distillery

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Leaders in Business: Brian Smith

Wednesday 23 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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For Brian and Rory Smith, going out on their own with an online golf-booking platform came about a result of necessity

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Leaders in Business: Darragh McCarthy

Wednesday 23 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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‘I’m going to work until the day I die’, says FinTrU founder and boss Darragh McCarthy

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No deal Brexit 'could cost NI economy £5bn by 2034'

Monday 21 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Northern Ireland’s economy could suffer an annual £5bn drop in output in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, it’s been claimed

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Brexit: Immigration tips for employers

Monday 21 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Due to the impact of Brexit, immigration law in the UK is set to substantially change. Facing this prospect, which key areas should employers be aware of, asks Philip McNally from KPMG Legal Services?

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Round-table with Bank of Ireland UK: How to take the lead in business

Monday 21 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business and Bank of Ireland UK gathered business bosses and thinkers together to examine what true leadership means and the challenges facing the next generation

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Ones to Watch: Ursula Mayers

Monday 21 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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We speak to Ursula Mayers of Mayers Real Estate

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Ones to Watch: William Mayne

Monday 21 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business speaks to William Mayne, founder of Bullhouse Brewing Company

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Ones to Watch: Nuala Murphy

Monday 21 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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We speak to Nuala Murphy of Moment Health

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Leaders in Business: Howard Hastings

Friday 18 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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This year marks Howard Hastings’ three decades working at the company, which was founded by his late father – the charismatic and inimitable Sir William Hastings – more than 50 years ago

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Leaders in Business: Tina McKenzie

Friday 18 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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If running several multi-million pound job and recruitment businesses isn’t already enough to keep an entrepreneur’s diary packed, Tina McKenzie is also now heading up the Federation of Small Businesses in Northern Ireland

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A positive outlook for A&L Goodbody in 2019

Friday 18 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Nine months into his role as head of office at A&L Goodbody in Northern Ireland, Michael Neill gives us his outlook for the firm in 2019

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UK economic confidence 'dips to lowest level in a decade'

Thursday 17 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Confidence in the UK’s economy dropped sharply in the last quarter of 2018

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The Catalyst to putting Northern Ireland on the global map

Wednesday 16 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Ulster Business speaks to Catalyst Inc chief executive Steve Orr about his hugely ambitious plans for growth, expansion and moulding NI into a world-leader in tech

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Leaders in Business: Owen Brennan

Wednesday 16 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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In 1997, Devenish Nutrition was an agri-feed business, established in Fermanagh, with around two dozen staff

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Leaders in Business: Catriona Gibson

Wednesday 16 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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When Catriona Gibson left to practice commercial law in London, it was supposed to be just a short stint

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Outlook 2019: The year ahead – has forecasting ever been harder?

Wednesday 16 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Professor Neil Gibson, chief economist at EY Ireland says in two decades in the field, predicting the future has never been harder

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Online property auctions start to replace the traditional ballroom sales

Wednesday 16 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Mark Carron of Osborne King on the company’s new online auctions – helping reshape the future of the industry

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Theresa May's Brexit deal voted down: Business reaction

Wednesday 16 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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We take a look at business reaction to the vote against the Prime Minister's Brexit withdrawal agreement

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Is NI bucking the funding trend?

Tuesday 15 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Despite figures showing an overall slump in venture capital among firms across Ireland, the funding options for businesses in Northern Ireland couldn’t be wider

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Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards kick off

Monday 14 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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Responsible businesses will have the chance to highlight and celebrate their achievements with the launch of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards

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Deloitte new NI headquarters at £85m Bedford Square

Monday 14 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Deloitte will take on the Bedford Square building as its new Northern Ireland headquarters, it has emerged

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Outlook 2019: Uncertain times may lead to a business downturn

Friday 11 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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It's already the New Year and economist John Simpson examines what's facing the Northern Ireland business community in the next 12 months

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Year ahead 'hardest to forecast' in decades

Friday 11 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Top economists say forecasting the state of Northern Ireland’s economy has never been harder due to ongoing political uncertainty and turmoil

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Two tech firms setting up in Belfast city centre

Friday 11 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Two UK tech firms are setting up shop in one of Belfast’s newly revamped city centre buildings, Ulster Business can reveal

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Delta Air Lines buying 15 new Airbus jets

Monday 7 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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US carrier Delta Air Lines is buying an additional 15 part-Belfast made passenger planes

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NI hospitality sector sees Christmas surge

Monday 7 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Almost two thirds of Northern Ireland’s pub and restaurant trade have seen an increase in drink sales of the Christmas period

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Supporting Belfast start-ups on the rise

Thursday 3 January 2019 by Ulster Business

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The UK’s digital tech sector has attracted more capital than any other European country and Belfast has established itself as a key hub, writes Roisin Byrne

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Lack of NI government 'hindering property investment'

Wednesday 2 January 2019 by John Mulgrew

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Major investments in commercial property have been stymied due to the lack of a devolved government in Northern Ireland

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