I WAS delighted last week to learn that Invest NI is supporting the creation of 300 new jobs through the expansion of Pearson Plc, and I'll be happy to walk the few stairs to the floor below my office at Millennium House to personally give a very warm Northern Ireland welcome.
WHILE you might be reading this piece at your desk in front of your desktop computer, the next generation entering the workforce—Generation Z – is most likely reading it on a tablet or phone, laying back on a sofa.
ON Friday the consultation closed for Belfast City Council’s proposal to re-designate as a ‘holiday resort’, as a wheeze to skirt around a popular prohibition on large shops opening for trading all day for 18 Sundays a year.
Next Monday marks the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the Northern Ireland Assembly, memorable in many people’s minds for being a beacon of what could be, as we reflect on an incredulous journey of two of the most politically, religiously, socially and culturally opposed leaders the north has ever seen.
THIS month saw the announcement that London’s Square Mile is preparing to upgrade its public wifi after awarding a multimillion-pound contract to Cornerstone, a company jointly owned by Vodafone and O2.
IT’S not often you’ll hear business welcome the prospect of tax rises, but the Chancellor’s comments in Washington last week that his current commitment to not raising VAT, national insurance or income tax was hampering the Government’s ability to reduce the deficit was surely a statement of the obvious.