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 […]

Mervyn McCall is Northern Ireland Business Angel of the Year

Mervyn McCall has been named as the 2014 Halo “Business Angel of the Year.” Mervyn McCall, co-founder of Mivan Ltd, was awarded the accolade by Halo, the NI Business Angel network, at Belfast City Hall on Tuesday evening. [18 November]. Mervyn, who owns MNV consulting, has invested over £1million into eight different startups in Northern […]

Power NI keeps Ulster Rugby fans topped up

Northern Ireland’s leading energy supplier, Power NI, has teamed up with Ulster Rugby to bring fans a unique, new service at Kingspan Stadium. Two solar powered phone-charging points have been erected at the Memorial Archway, which fans can use to give their phone batteries a quick boost – absolutely free! Power NI Commercial Sales and […]

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  • The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards

    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 […]

  • Citi creates 600 jobs in Belfast

    Citi creates 600 jobs in Belfast

    The global financial services company Citi is creating 600 new jobs in Belfast, in an investment worth £54m. The firm already employs about 1,500 staff at its office in the Titanic Quarter and these new positions will pay salaries of about £35,000. First Minister Peter Robinson said: “This announcement by one of the most prestigious […]

  • Ulster University knowledge opens new markets for local window manufacturer

    Ulster University knowledge opens new markets for local window manufacturer

    A partnership between Ulster University and Cookstown-based window manufacturers, Keylite, has helped the company to compete in international markets and increase sales by over 25 per cent year on year. The university and the company worked closely to develop new products, enhance existing designs and improve business processes as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership […]

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    Protect Your Reputation

    by Vicki Caddy, Head of PR, ASG Just this week a couple were fined £100 by a hotel in Blackpool. Not because they had broken the bathroom mirror or stained the flowery carpet…but because they had left negative comments (actually a damning review) about the establishment on travel website, TripAdvisor. Clearly the hotel had come […]

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  • Protect your reputation

    Protect Your Reputation

    by Vicki Caddy, Head of PR, ASG Just this week a couple were fined £100 by a hotel in Blackpool. Not because they had broken the bathroom mirror or stained the flowery carpet…but because they had left negative comments (actually a damning review) about the establishment on travel website, TripAdvisor. Clearly the hotel had come […]

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    Richard Ramsey comment on inflation

    The Bank of England and other economic policy-makers remain concerned that the annual rate of UK consumer price inflation remains too low, according to Richard Ramsey, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank. Indeed last week the Governor, Mark Carney, said that it was more likely than not that he would be required to write a letter to the […]

  • Your 7 steps to guaranteed networking success

    Your 7 steps to guaranteed networking success

    Many business owners, directors and sales people, use networking as a means of attracting business – but the results can sometimes be disappointing. According to William Buist, CEO of Abelard and Founder of xTEN Club, creating a great value proposition addresses this and increases the number and quality of your referrals. A value proposition presents […]

  • How to qualify a lead in a 10-minute phone call

    How to qualify a lead in a 10-minute phone call

    79% of marketing leads never convert into sales (Source: MarketingSherpa). So how can you qualify a lead quickly and efficiently in order to avoid wasting their time and yours? Shweta Jhajharia founder of The London Coaching Group, explains a systematic approach to qualifying leads and earning their trust at the same time – in just […]

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  • UPS estate agency

    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 Northern Ireland

    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 […]

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    London’s Ross Boyd set to grow in Belfast

    A move into Belfast city centre has kick-started ambitious growth plans for an accountancy firm that operates in both Northern Ireland and London. Ross Boyd Ltd Chartered Accountants, which was founded in 2010, has just opened new offices at James Street South in the city. And owner Ross Boyd revealed the move into larger premises […]

  • TESCO opens 55th store in Northern Ireland

    TESCO opens 55th store in Northern Ireland

    Tesco has unveiled its 55th store in Northern Ireland at Bridgewater Park, Banbridge, bringing 252 new jobs to the area and potentially boosting cross-border trade.The 63,500 sq ft store, which is the first in Northern Ireland to have a Community Room manned by a Community Space Champion, represents a capital investment of £38m by Tesco. Bridgewater Park’s Tesco Extra, which has 648 free car […]

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