Category Archives: Business and Finance

Businesses prepare for election

As political parties prepare for the general election on 7 May, the Federation of Small Businesses and Confederation of British Industry are highlighting business through policy manifestos. Among the key issues identified...

Randox announces expansion plans

Global medical diagnostics provider Randox Laboratories has unveiled plans for a new a £161 million project in County Antrim. The award-winning biotechnology firm recently obtained the former Massereene army base in Antrim...

New UFU CEO

Wesley Aston, a livestock farmer from Markethill, has been appointed as the Chief Executive-designate of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU). Wesley’s career with the UFU began in 1991, firstly as policy officer...

Corporation Tax Bill

Legislation to devolve corporation tax powers to Northern Ireland has passed its second stage in the House of Commons without a vote. At the time of going to press, the Corporation Tax...

New NIE Managing Director

Nicholas Tarrant has been appointed Managing Director of Northern Ireland Electricity, succeeding Joe O’Mahony. He joined ESB in 1993 and has held a number of senior management positions including Generation Manager with...

Business-friendly city

Belfast has been named as the world’s most business-friendly city of its size by the Financial Times. It is also included in the top 10 cities for business friendliness of any size...

The Gateway to Ballymena

The potential creation of 1,000 jobs in Ballymena has been announced. The Gateway project is a public-private partnership which hopes to develop a 97 acre site adjacent to the Seven Towers roundabout...