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Major organisations come together to recognise excellence

December 22, 2014 - 11:43 am in News

Some of the largest organisations in Northern Ireland are on board to back one of the first major business events of 2015. Ulster Bank, Capita, the Department of Finance & Personnel, and NIE are sponsoring this year’s Centre for Competitiveness (CforC)…


Business has role to play in continuing education improvement

December 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm in News

Education is delivering better for all our children and young people year-on-year, and business has a crucial role in continuing this trend. Education…


Belfast the number one business friendly city

December 9, 2014 - 8:13 am in News

Belfast has just been named the world’s most Business Friendly City of its size by the fDi intelligence division of the FT. Research for fDi’s Global…


Five tips for starting your own business

December 9, 2014 - 7:54 am in Advice, Featured Advice

Leaving the comfort of an employed position to take on the challenges of running your own business is a very daunting step to take. If you have decided that 2015 is going to be the year for you to go out on your own, Rebecca Kincade, who has two successful…

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Weakest increase in business activity since mid-2013

December 8, 2014 - 2:27 pm in News

Today sees the release of November data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®. The latest report – produced for Ulster Bank by Markit – showed further signs of a loss of growth momentum in the Northern Ireland private sector as output, new orders…

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Business in Dubai ‘Wee Buns’ for Graham’s Bakery

December 8, 2014 - 12:15 pm in News

Graham’s Bakery in Dromore has won business with one of the biggest supermarkets in the United Arab Emirates for a new range of mini cakes with assistance from Invest Northern Ireland. The company has begun supplying Spinneys in Dubai with a mini bite range…


Campaign launched to boost public confidence in business

December 1, 2014 - 8:09 am in News

The UK economy, including Northern Ireland, has rediscovered its vitality and is set to overtake many of our competitors. But, while growth firms up, only around half of people (53%) think business makes a positive contribution to society, according to a YouGov…

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Grant Thornton NI announces partners to lead the business

November 24, 2014 - 2:07 pm in News

Leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton has announced the appointment of three partners who will lead the company within Northern Ireland. Louise Kelly (Audit), Peter Legge (Tax) and Richard Gillan (Advisory) will spearhead significant expansion plans…


TreatTicket named among UK’s ‘ELITE’ businesses

November 11, 2014 - 8:07 am in News

One of Northern Ireland’s most innovative local companies is celebrating today after being selected by the London Stock Exchange to join its ELITE programme – as one of the 16 most high-growth potential businesses around the UK. ELITE is a unique…


Growth of business activity at 16-month low

November 10, 2014 - 9:02 am in News

Today sees the release of October data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®. The latest report – produced for Ulster Bank by Markit – pointed to a slowdown of growth in the Northern Ireland private sector, with weaker rises seen for output, new…