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Hospitality Ulster Launches Guide To Employing Over 50s

Minister for the Economy Conor Murphy MLA was in attendance as Hospitality Ulster launched their Hospitality Guide to Recruiting Workers Aged 50+ in conjunction with Tourism NI. Launched in Café Parisien in Belfast city centre, the guide focuses on supporting the integration and sustainment of

Women In Business All-Island Event Is Held In Belfast

Dublin-based businesswoman Meg Brennan has been crowned winner of the Yes You Can £20000 pitching competition held during 2024’s Women in Business All-Island Female Entrepreneurs Conference on Thursday. Hosted at Belfast’s Europa Hotel and sponsored by AIB, this year’s conference opened with Minister for the

Gillian Sadlier Becomes Chair Of Chartered Accountants Ulster Society

Gillian Sadlier has been elected Chair of the Chartered Accountants Ireland Ulster Society at its 117th AGM in Belfast. Taking office, Ms Sadlier, a senior manager with Bank of Ireland UK committed to advancing measures to address the skills shortage that is impacting the profession

Soni Seeks Views to Shape Future Strategy

Northern Ireland’s Electricity Transmission System Operator, SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland), has launched an extensive engagement process for its new multi-year Strategy and regulatory funding submission at its annual business breakfast event with the leaders of Northern Ireland’s main business representative organisations. To

Costa Coffee Takes Off With easyJet

 easyJet and Costa Coffee have announced a new collaboration that will see two of the UK’s leading brands take flight together. Serving millions of customers across Europe, Costa Coffee will be available onboard all easyJet flights from this summer.  Set to launch late summer 2024,

Employee Ownership Gathers Momentum In NI

The concept of employee ownership (EO) was top of the agenda at a series of events this week as business owners gathered to learn about the model as a succession solution. Organised by DLD Fund alongside the Chartered Accountants Ulster Society, the Ownership Succession events in

Queen’s University Launches New Civic Mission

Queen’s University has launched its civic mission by pledging to become a Civic University and University of Sanctuary. The path to achieving Sanctuary status will reaffirm the University’s dedication to its social charter by intent to welcome people seeking sanctuary through facilitated access to higher

Geothermal Drilling & Testing At Stormont Estate Gets Underway

Exploratory geothermal drilling and testing on the grounds of Stormont Estate has begun as part of the Department for the Economy’s £3 million GeoEnergy NI project. Economy Minister Conor Murphy, Finance Minister Dr Caoimhe Archibald and the US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs, Joe

200 NI Employers Gather To Address Workplace Wellbeing

Responsible business network Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI), in partnership with wellbeing brand Elemis and local engineering company, Hutchinson, hosted a half-day conference to inspire employers to network and explore the challenges and opportunities facing their business in creating a positive and healthy

Dalata Hotels Opens Maldron Manchester

Dalata Hotels, the largest hotel operator in Ireland, with a growing presence in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, has created 32 new jobs with the official opening of its second Maldron Hotel in Manchester. Maldron Hotel Manchester Cathedral Quarter is Dalata Hotel Group’s fourth


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