Liam Nagle to lead Norbrook

Liam Nagle has been appointed Chief Executive of Norbrook, the Newry-based company which is a world leader in veterinary pharmaceuticals, with effect from the beginning of February 2015. Liam joins Norbrook from the SISK Group where he has been Chief Executive, and latterly Chairman, of Sisk’s construction and healthcare businesses. Commenting on the appointment, Chairman […]

Grant Thornton Northern Ireland announces new partners

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 over the coming years. Grant Thornton, which operates in 130 countries globally, employs 300 staff in Belfast. Louise Kelly […]

Last chance to enter Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards

The deadline for the island’s most prestigious awards for innovation is looming. Firms from Northern Ireland are being urged to enter The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards to be in with a chance of winning a top prize worth €150,000. The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 1st December. Applications are invited from […]

UPS estate agency takes gold in national competition

UPS, Northern Ireland’s largest estate agency chain, won a Gold award at a recent national property awards’ ceremony in London where it took the top honour as Regional Agency of the Year. The Negotiator Awards 2014, which were held at the Hilton Hotel earlier this month, had a record number of entries for the competition […]

Tesco launches Clubcard App in Northern Ireland

Tesco is urging its customers in Northern Ireland to get ‘Appy with its brand new next generation Clubcard app. Tesco is leading the digital revolution in shopping as one of the first supermarkets  in the UK to introduce paperless discount coupons as part of a response to customers’ demands – so no more bulky paper […]

Cleaver Fulton Rankin Wins UK wide Law Award for Community Work

Belfast Law firm, Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been awarded the Law Net Award for Best Community Contribution at the annual awards ceremony held recently in Sutton Coldfield, England. Cleaver Fulton Rankin was the only Northern Ireland winner in these UK-wide awards and picked up the ‘Best Community Contribution Award’ which recognises firms that have implemented […]

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    Liam Nagle to lead Norbrook

    Liam Nagle has been appointed Chief Executive of Norbrook, the Newry-based company which is a world leader in veterinary pharmaceuticals, with effect from the beginning of February 2015. Liam joins Norbrook from the SISK Group where he has been Chief Executive, and latterly Chairman, of Sisk’s construction and healthcare businesses. Commenting on the appointment, Chairman […]

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    Northern Ireland firms urged to get behind IAESTE exchange scheme

    Devenish Nutrition and Michelin Tyres, want local companies to get behind IAESTE — the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience — a programme managed by the British Council. IAESTE provides highly motivated and talented graduates from over 80 countries worldwide to support engineering, IT and Industrial companies gain an edge in […]

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    Down Royal a dead cert to beat the Boxing Day blues.

    As traditional as mince pies and Christmas pudding, Down Royal is preparing to welcome thousands of racegoers to the County Down course for the annual Boxing Day race meeting, one of the most popular and fun days out in Northern Ireland’s sporting and social calendar. This popular fixture will feature one of the best hunter […]

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    Grant Thornton Northern Ireland announces new partners

    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 over the coming years. Grant Thornton, which operates in 130 countries globally, employs 300 staff in Belfast. Louise Kelly […]

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    Richard Ramsey comment on inflation

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    Your 7 steps to guaranteed networking success

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