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Demand for grade A office space

As Northern Ireland’s economy continues to diversify, Belfast is experiencing an acute and increasing demand for grade A office accommodation. agendaNi explores the recent Belfast City Council’s investment to try to tackle...

Percent for Art

agendaNi explores the Percent for Art initiative launched by former Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir prior to the collapse of the Assembly. Recognising the role art can play in transforming spaces across...

Powering sustainable procurement

Following its commendation at the recent National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards, agendaNi speaks to Rodney Smyth, Specialist Procurement Manager within Business Services Organisation’s (BSO) Procurement and Logistics Service,...

Understanding procurement change

The term procurement, for many, conjures up a myriad of complex rules and regulations which do little to encourage businesses to compete for lucrative public contracts, writes Caroline Prunty of Millar McCall...

Ambassador for growth

Conference tourism is big business in Belfast. In the last five years, Visit Belfast, with Belfast Waterfront and city partners, has attracted conferences bringing 135,000 delegates and generating £186 million to the...

Tourism VAT reduction a Brexit possibility

An inquiry into the potential benefits for lowering the VAT rate for Northern Ireland’s tourism sector has been closed with no signal whether the new UK Government will respond to the Northern...

Screen tourism

Following the announcement of the final series of Game of Thrones, a major part of screen tourism revenue in Northern Ireland, David Whelan talks with Film Studies lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast,...

2016 tourism in numbers

With greater recognition and focus on the potential for tourism to help grow the Northern Ireland economy, agendaNi analyses the recently published figures for 2016. Statistically, the overall tourism figures for 2016...

Local economic growth

agendaNi gives a snapshot of some of the latest tourism strategies to be published by local authorities. Mid Ulster: grow visitor economy to £50 million by 2021 Previously the region of Mid...