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Ulster Bank Fraud Seminar Reaches Omagh

Continuing with the Ahead for Business Programme and trying to help businesses get ahead in Tyrone, Ulster Bank held their latest Fraud Awareness Seminar in Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh. The objective of the seminar is to help businesses keep themselves safe, by understanding the threats from fraud and what measures […]

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Ulster Bank helps STEM sector

The Northern Ireland Executive’s has recognised that the future success of the Northern Ireland economy will require increased numbers of skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) qualifications. A STEM business group was set up in 2013 to examine how businesses can inspire young people, male and female […]

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Queens University: Dragons Den

Lights, Camera, Action…..Queens University: Dragons Den Head of Mid-Ulster and Fermanagh Business Centre Shauna Burns recounts her recent experience as a judge on Queen’s University’s Dragons Den, where enterprising local students faced a grilling as they pitched for new investment… IT bench marking for the agriculture sector; concierge for the […]

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Why doesn’t anybody believe me?

Mr Carney chose Nottingham, middle England, to make his first public speech since assuming the role of governor of the Bank of England. Nottingham at the heart of the country with it’s small & medium sized businesses represents the core of the British economy. His, was a message of reassurance […]

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What now for Sterling?

In my note last month I finished off by saying ‘’ Mark Carney may have to delve deeper into his unconventional toolkit to get significant Stg weakness (above .8800)’’. In the event he did just that and came up with ‘’Forward Guidance’’ (this is the communication by a central bank […]

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The future of enterpreneurship In Ireland

The cut and thrust of real-life business were high on the agenda for young entrepreneurs exhibiting their own ‘real-world’ successful businesses at this year’s 11th annual Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park on April 17th. With support and resources from the local Enterprise Boards, this annual competition is the largest […]

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Want to see Robert Kelsey for free?

Robert Kelsey is coming to Belfast and we have 5 pairs of tickets to give away. Compliments of Ulster Bank. The first 5 people to add a tip to this blog (submit in the comments below) will get a pair of free tickets to the event. For more details head […]

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Good Food Ireland to have ‘Experience’ at NPC

Emphasising its commitment to local food, Good Food Ireland is creating a live food ‘Experience’ at the National Ploughing Championships in New Ross, Co Wexford on 25-27 September. Minister Brendan Howlin TD will officially open the Experience, which is sponsored by Ulster Bank. It will include cookery demonstrations from well-known […]

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“We’re sorry” says Ulster Bank boss

“We’re sorry and our number 1 job right now is to put things right” said the boss of Ulster Bank’s corporate banking division, David Thomas. Speaking to SBC as Ulster Bank announced steps to make amends for the havoc caused during the recent RBS IT systems incident, Thomas went on […]

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