Mairaid McMahon, Development Manager at FSB Northern Ireland and John Conaghan, Group Director of Professional Services

Owners to talk about mental health

FSB and Inspire have launched a new partnership aimed at encouraging small business owners across Northern Ireland to look after their own wellbeing and wellbeing of their staff.

Kim Calvert, high-performance mentor and world-leading motivational speaker is pictured alongside Joe Quail, Banbridge Chamber of Commerce, Walter Russell, owner of the Belmont House Hotel, Frank Lennon, Executive Chef and Julie-Ann Smart, Manageress

Growth masterclass on the menu in Banbridge

It’s going to be business combined with pleasure at the award-winning Belmont House Hotel in Banbridge on September 26, as the four-star venue launches its recently refurbished facilities with an exclusive personal development business masterclass.

NIHF Hotel Heroes with NIHF President Gavin Carroll and Pamela Ballantine

Hotel Heroes celebrated in Grand Central

People are the lifeblood of the hotel industry and to celebrate its 20th anniversary the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) recognised 20 hotel heroes at a special awards ceremony in the Observatory at Grand Central Hotel, Belfast recently.

High quality apartment accommodation on Scrabo Street, south of the Lagan Bridge

‘Build-To-Rent’ Scheme worth £25m to boost city

Proposals for a new ‘build-to-rent’ scheme in east Belfast are set to be submitted to Belfast City Council this autumn as the partnership between Vinder Capital and Aldgate Developments seeks to develop high quality apartment accommodation on Scrabo Street, south of the Lagan Bridge.

Pictured with Stephanie Rice (left) and Joanne Gallagher (right) is their business advisor, Orla McNulty, Strabane Enterprise Agency (Centre right) and yoga instructor, Cathy Brogan (Centre left)

Lifelong friends bring some Good Vibes

Two best friends from Strabane have combined their knowledge and passion for alternative therapies by joining forces to launch their own wellness business, thanks to support from the Go For It programme in association with Derry City and Strabane District Council.

BLK Box Fitness for future growth

BLK Box Fitness for future growth

Belfast-based BLK BOX Fitness has invested £1.4m in a new laser-cutting machine and press brake, expanded premises and hired 12 new staff, following several significant contract wins. The latest investment was supported by Danske Bank.

Pictured are Paul Nesbitt (left) and Thomas Glackin (right), Directors at Linen Bundle with Jenna Mairs, Senior Investment Manager at Whiterock Finance

Bed linen firm secures funding

A luxury bed linen company has secured a £400,000 investment from the Growth Loan Fund II to fund working capital and create four new jobs over the next 12 months.

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