Category Archives: Economy

Connecting Stormont and business

Northern Ireland Assembly and Business Trust Chair Phil Flanagan talks to Peter Cheney about its work and how businesses can attend Assembly briefings and provide work experience opportunities on fellowships. Even six...

Exciting times ahead for agri-food

Richard Halleron senses a mood of optimism within the food and drink industry but also hears calls for more marketing to promote local produce. As the local agri-food sectors settle down to...

Zero hours: limited options

Writing a £7.20 living wage into public procurement contracts could make life better for the most vulnerable employees. John O’Farrell sets out alternatives to zero hours conditions. There are days when reading...

Investing in the future

NESTA Chief Executive Geoff Mulgan wants governments and the private sector to focus on the long-term future despite the multitude of current economic problems. He shares his perspective on innovation with Peter...

Experimenting with ICT in Belfast

Based on the Sandy Row, Farset Labs is Belfast’s first hackerspace: a place for ICT enthusiasts to work, meet and relax. Director Andrew Bolster talked to Peter Cheney. What’s the big idea?...

Social solutions from technology

Glen Mehn, Managing Director of Social Innovation Camp, talks to Peter Cheney about how its approach helps to find solutions to social problems. “What can you do with technology to make the...

Tourism 2020

With 2012 changing the perception of Northern Ireland as a destination, Northern Ireland Tourist Board Chief Executive Alan Clarke talks to agendaNi about tourism’s contribution to the economy and plans to double...