Rushmere Shopping Centre and Retail Park had its busiest bank holiday weekend on record in May as more than 136,000 visitors returned after restrictions on non-essential retail outlets were lifted on Friday April 30. One of Northern Ireland’s largest and most successful retail destinations, Rushmere
As some of the 150+ businesses participating in the Belfast City Centre Gift Card GiftTheCity scheme reopen, the Belfast Business Improvement Districts (BIDS): Belfast One, Linen Quarter BID and Destination CQ BID are supporting the safe reopening of the city centre alongside Belfast City Council.
Ceramic artist Babs Belshaw has returned to live and work outside Coleraine and has opened her new pottery in the courtyard of Blackheath House, near Aghadowey. Blackheath House is a Grade-II listed house and the former stables have been refurbished to include a pottery studio,
It’s a bold predication but the traditional office working model is all but dead, according to the founding members of Belfast-based Hubflow, a ‘next generation’ hybrid working facility designed to help businesses and individuals get back to work. As lockdown restrictions ease, businesses in Northern
Translink has signed the Climate Action Pledge NI, a public commitment to achieving an ambitious target of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2030. The Pledge is a driver for business to take action on the climate emergency, working to ensure
Seven local firms whose innovative technologies are shaping the post-pandemic world have signed up to be the Bright Future Partners of the EmTech Europe conference. Kicking off its three-year series in Belfast on 1 and 2 July, EmTech Europe will explore the technologies at play
Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland increased in the first quarter of 2021, supported by the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine programme, according to analysis published today by Danske Bank. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index increased to a reading of 137 in Q1
The easing of lockdown restrictions has sparked another major recruitment drive at leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton. The Belfast office has experienced continued growth during the COVID pandemic, with the firm adding 45 colleagues to the team over the last 12 months.
The Texthelp Group, the Antrim-based leader in literacy, numeracy and accessibility technology, has been recognised with The Queen’s Award For Enterprise in the International Trade category. Her Majesty The Queen approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that The Texthelp Group should receive the accolade, recognising the
The Londonderry Chamber has welcomed Economy Minister Diane Dodds to the North West ahead of the further reopening of many more local businesses from tomorrow. The Minister met with local business representatives to hear an update ahead of the reopening of all retail, outdoor hospitality,