Marcon builds new McDonald’s in Belfast

Chamber member Marcon Fit-Out is putting the finishing touches to a major new McDonald’s restaurant in Belfast. The building at Boucher Road is the global restaurant chain’s first new build restaurant in Northern Ireland since 2001. Marcon is currently completing works to the new build project, at what will be the 27th McDonald’s restaurant in Northern Ireland. The 84-seater restaurant featuring a two-lane drive-thru is due to open on […]

Progressive invests £1m in Ballymena

Ballymena town centre has received a significant economic boost with Progressive Building Society re-opening its doors after a £1m investment. The redevelopment of the branch, one of 12 that Progressive has in cities and towns across Northern Ireland, is a good news story for Ballymena which, along with 9 other UK towns, is the subject […]

Invest NI helps open more doors for local company

Ballymena company Garage Door Systems Ltd is creating 17 new jobs as part of a £2 million investment supported by Invest Northern Ireland. The family-run business, which manufactures and installs a range of made-to-measure garage doors for the domestic and professional markets, is now in its 20th year of trading and employs 33 staff. As well as recruiting more staff, the investment will see […]

Wrightbus International Opens Middle East Office

Wrightbus International – the International arm of Wrights Group – has strengthened its presence in the Middle East region with the opening of a permanent office at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. The office, which will be headed up by Wrightbus International Director – Middle East, Paul Brannigan, will provide a springboard for the company’s business […]

Hotel Chain Expands into R.O.I.

County Antrim-based McKeever Hotel Group has announced its expansion into the Republic of Ireland with the purchase of the Letterkenny Court Hotel in Donegal. A major renovation of the three star hotel has just started with the first two phases seeing a £400,000 investment (€500,000) to totally refurbish the ground floor, including building a new […]

Ballymena to be Enterprise Town

£1m Enterprise Investment for Ballymena. Ballymena is to benefit from a £1m Enterprise Investment to promote opportunities for private and social entrepreneurs to start and grow their business in Ballymena.  This joint announcement was made by social enterprise Ballymena Business Centre and Bank of Ireland UK at a briefing held in the Leighinmohr House Hotel […]

Ulster Bank: £1 Billion for Business

Ulster Bank Announces £1billion Available for Business – Get ‘Ahead for Business’ – Ballymena event – 20th February 2014. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Click here for invite & RSVP details. Please RSVP by 13th February. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ulster Bank today announced that it has a dedicated £1billion available for business in Ireland in 2014.  Building on Ulster Bank’s existing supports […]

Wrightbus launches its first fully-electric bus

In close partnership with UK leading automotive specialists, Ballymena based coachbuilder Wrightbus has launched its first fully-electric powered vehicle.  The Minister of State for Transport officially launched an all-electric bus route this week in Milton Keynes that will test whether electric buses can perform on a par with their diesel counterparts in a real-world operational […]

Ballymena fights back against ‘empty town’ claim

Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry urges support for Small Business Saturday.  Ballymena Borough Chamber of Commerce and Industry is this week launching a fight back against claims that the town is empty by urging residents and visitors to come out and see for themselves the vibrant network of local businesses the town has […]

Christmas Parking Rate – 5 hours for £1.00

Ballymena is set to benefit from a special Christmas parking rate! Five hours parking will cost £1.00 in car parks operated by the Department for Regional Development (DRD).  The scheme will run from 2 December until 11 January and will apply to car parks that have a tariff of 30p or more per hour. Transport […]

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