Pulse PR: a decade in Northern Ireland communications

Friday 10 January 2020 by Ulster Business

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Pulse PR’s Grainne McGarvey sits down with Ulster Business at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast to chat about marking 10 years in business amid an evolving media landscape, growing from strong entrepreneurial family roots and the next step in her company’s journey

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Whiskey, gin and the visitor experience

Monday 6 January 2020 by Ulster Business


Derek Hardy is the man tasked with bringing serial businessman Terry Cross’s distillery dreams to life, setting up Hinch beside his own home. John Mulgrew met him at Terry’s Killaney Estate to discuss the grand whiskey and gin producing plans

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Interview: Brexit and the £8bn industry

Wednesday 1 January 2020 by John Mulgrew


John Mulgrew speaks to Richard Ballantyne, chief executive of the British Ports Association about working with 350 ports and harbours across the UK, what a ‘no deal’ Brexit could mean for Northern Ireland and the wider sector

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Leading from the front: KPMG’s Johnny Hanna

Wednesday 4 December 2019 by Ulster Business

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Fresh from a three month sabbatical travelling with his family, KPMG’s new partner in charge, Johnny Hanna, sits down with Ulster Business to discuss growing an already-strong local professional services firm with global reach, developing the next generation and what’s needed to set Northern Ireland apart on the world stage

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Connaire McGreevy: Brewing a burgeoning £20m business

Monday 2 December 2019 by Ulster Business


In the last 13 years Co Down man Connaire McGreevy has built his facilities management business CTS Projects into a £20m firm, started a brewery, bought a bar and chaired a football club. He speaks to John Mulgrew

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Investors ‘holding on to property amid Brexit’

Monday 2 December 2019 by John Mulgrew

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There is a strong pipeline of commercial property investors here but there remains a lack of market supply as owners sit on assets amid Brexit uncertainty, it’s been claimed

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Business investment ‘still being put off due to Brexit’

Monday 2 December 2019 by Ulster Business

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Continued Brexit uncertainty and a lack of confidence is continuing to put off investment and business decisions here, one bank chief has said

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Growing to a £50m tech giant with the mindset of a Navy Seal

Tuesday 5 November 2019 by Ulster Business


Serial tech entrepreneur Robert O’Brien is rapidly growing his cyber-security and compliance company MetaCompliance in his native Derry, with aims of a £50m turnover and 300 staff and expanding an already lengthy blue-chip client list

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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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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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