Category Archives: Economy

R&D investment at record level

A large increase in the level of investment on research and development (R&D) by businesses in Northern Ireland has contributed to the highest level on record. Published in November 2016, the Northern...

Growing in success

Social Enterprise NI is the voice for social enterprises in Northern Ireland, and manages the delivery of the Social Economy Work Programme on behalf of the Department for the Economy. The organisation...

Industry to innovation

Once one of Belfast’s largest employers, the site of the James Mackie & Sons textile machinery engineering plant and foundry, has been redeveloped to create up to 400 new jobs. In some...

Stepping stones to success

agendaNi explores the growing success of Stepping Stones NI which has underwent an expansion from a pilot project to now operating six highly successful social enterprises helping those with learning disabilities and...

A Social Value Act?

  East Antrim MLA, and chair for the Assembly All-Party Group on Social Enterprise, Stewart Dickson discusses the implications of a fresh election on the Social Value Act for which he pioneered....

Tourism’s record year

                          Brian Ambrose Chief Executive of George Best Belfast City Airport and outgoing Chair of Tourism Ireland talks to Owen...

North by north west

Despite encompassing Derry, Northern Ireland’s second city, as well as sites of substantial historical and aesthetic significance, the North West region continues to exist in economic isolation. agendaNi provides an overview. For...