Entries by Colm Begley

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FinTrU to create over 600 new jobs in Belfast and Londonderry as part of £38m expansion

FinTrU to create over 600 new jobs in Belfast and Londonderry as part of £38m expansion Invest Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive, Alastair Hamilton has announced that 605 new jobs are to be created by multi-award winning financial services firm FinTrU over the next five years. This significant expansion by FinTrU will see it establish a […]

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MANUFACTURING LOCALLY, SELLING GLOBALLY CREATES MORE JOBS AT FLEMING AGRI

MANUFACTURING LOCALLY, SELLING GLOBALLY CREATES MORE JOBS AT FLEMING AGRI Fleming Agri Products is a fifth generation family business manufacturing a range of agricultural and grounds-care machinery at their factory in Newbuildings. With almost 90% of production exported outside Northern Ireland, the company see a solid future in the viability of engineering and manufacturing in […]

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ALLSTATE EMBRACES THE ‘COGNITIVE ERA

ALLSTATE EMBRACES THE ‘COGNITIVE ERA Whatever the sector, all industries are facing disruption by digital technologies and business models. This is presenting significant threats and opportunities for the technology and insurance industry. Allstate Northern Ireland Senior Manager, Kathryn Harkin, shares how Allstate is embracing these opportunities to leverage the latest cognitive approaches in Artificial Intelligence […]

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US SPIRITS COMPANY ACQUIRES STAKE IN DERRY’S NICHE DRINKS

US SPIRITS COMPANY ACQUIRES STAKE IN DERRY’S NICHE DRINKS A US spirits company in Missouri has acquired a stake in a Londonderry liqueur firm as they look to build a distillery in the city. Luxco in St Louis and Niche Drinks already produce Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream and global brand, The Quiet Man Irish whiskey. […]

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Derry firm Blockception leads global Minecraft building boom

Derry company Blockception is taking the world by storm with its virtual creations for blockbuster game ‘Minecraft’. The Campsie-based company was recently honoured as ‘North West Creative Industries Business of the Year’ in recognition of its leadership in a global marketplace for Minecraft ‘maps’. The business essentially creates sets of Lego-like virtual building blocks and […]

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Innovation at the heart of North West Brewery

Innovation at the heart of North West Brewery Walled City Brewery, located in Derry’s exciting new cultural quarter Ebrington Square, has been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to develop a new craft beer. Master Brewer, James Huey used an Invest NI £5,000 Innovation Voucher to develop the recipe for its ‘1689’ Mumm ale, which comes […]

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Ulster University and Randox to invest £5m in a new Industrial PhD Academy

A major boost for Northern Ireland’s future economy, life sciences industry and global patient healthcare through a collaboration between Randox and Ulster University. Ulster University and Randox Laboratories Ltd have launched a £5 million skills development initiative to support up to ten individuals annually through PhD level study in the Life Sciences sector. The Randox-Ulster […]

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Derry City and Strabane District Council and Invest NI International Team Stakeholder Lunch

Derry City and Strabane District Council and Invest NI International Team Stakeholder Lunch Derry City & Strabane District Council invites you to attend the Invest NI International Team Stakeholder Lunch. Join us on Monday 4th June 2018 for access to Invest NI’s International team (approx. 100 staff from across the globe) as well as members […]