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2nd January 2019

Belfast bar set to extend with a rooftop terrace and 10 new jobs

Muriel’s Cafe Bar was once known as Belfast’s smallest bar is set to see an investment of £350,000. Owner Janine Kane who also owns Pablos, the adjacent restaurant has applied to take over an near by two story building. The expansion will add a second story to Muriel’s and extend the first floor of the...

28th December 2018

Medical devices firm reveals new trade deals and 7 new jobs

A Belfast company which makes medical devices has secured four orders for its new non-contact thermometers. TriMedika successfully secured these deals at the international trade show Medica in Dusseldorf to sell its high-tech TriTemp devices into German, Swiss and Austrian markets. The company was founded Julie Brien and Dr Roisin Molloy and saw a £90,000 investment from Invest NI...

18th December 2018

Investment will allow sports tech firm to create 15 roles

A Belfast sports tech firm founded by former Ulster Rugby player Andrew Trimble hopes to create 15 new jobs. Kairos, set up by Mr Trimble and Gareth Quinn, enables professional sports clubs to plan and communicate with players more efficiently. Kairos said it worked with sports clubs including Manchester City and Ospreys rugby/hockey to build...

18th December 2018

Healthy fast-food chain Freshly Chopped opens in Belfast

Freshly Chopped, the chain owned by food service giant Mount Charles, has opened its flagship store in Belfast. Located in Donegall Square West, the new store opening follows on from the launch of their outlet at Ulster University‘s Belfast Campus in October. Freshly Chopped has pledged to open six stores across Northern Ireland over the...

13th December 2018

Mary McAfee – Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation, NHS Blood & Transplant

The Post: Specialist Nurse in Organ Donation, NHS Blood & Transplant, Causeway Hospital, Coleraine The Post Holder: Mary McAfee HOW I BECAME A SPECIALIST NURSE IN ORGAN DONATION A varied career in nursing has led Mary McAfee to her current role as a specialist nurse for organ donation. Give a brief outline of your career...

13th December 2018

Penny McGrigor – Marketing Manager, Eventist Group and Best Parties Ever

The Post: Marketing Manager, Eventist Group and Best Parties Ever The Post Holder: Penny McGrigor HOW I BECAME A GROUP MARKETING MANAGER As a naturally outgoing person Penny McGrigor found her perfect role working in marketing and communications. Give a brief outline of your career to date. So it all began about 25 years ago...

12th December 2018

Northern Ireland Jobs: 10 jobs in the charity and voluntary sector on nijobfinder

10 jobs in the charity and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. Community Group Executive- Action Cancer, Belfast The role holder will be responsible for maintaining and managing a network of volunteer fundraising support groups throughout NI, managing income expectations and targets and reporting regularly on the overall performance of each group. Applicants should possess a...

12th December 2018

The all-new nijobfinder is one year old!

It’s our birthday! This time a year ago, we launched our brand new site, making it even easier to find your next job. nijobfinder – works for you! Search jobs in Northern Ireland here. 

12th December 2018

Tech firm announces 20 jobs after £250k spend on software to help charities

GCD Technologies, a Co Armagh technology firm, has invested £250,000 in new software as it launches its ‘Chariteer’ software. The software allows charity donors to track how donations are spent. The new product has already been trialled and adopted by a number of local charities, including Fields of Life and Drop Inn. 12 jobs in...

12th December 2018

Belfast named the world’s most business-friendly small city

The Financial Times has named Belfast as the most business-friendly small city. Belfast has been ranked number one in a list of 10 small to mid-sized world cities for business friendliness in the report by fDi Intelligence, a service which is run by the FT. Ranking behind Zurich in Switzerland, Belfast is also ranked number...

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