Activate your Big Data awareness at Big Data Belfast 2017

Global executives from SkyScanner and Microsoft among those confirmed as speakers for Belfast conference. Businesses and organisations from across Northern Ireland/Ireland are being urged to activate their awareness of the power of Big Data at the Big Data Belfast 2017 conference which takes place on 19th October at Titanic Belfast. Some of the world’s best-known ...

Software firm AI in £1.5m cash injection from Kernel Capital fund

BELFAST-based provider of enterprise software solutions Automated Intelligence (AI) has raised £1.5 million to help fund a drive of exports into global markets. The investment comprises of £1m investment from the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund, which Tughans advised on, with the remainder provided by an existing private investor. AI, a leading Microsoft ...

BOB & BERTS RECEIVES £2 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM BGF FOR EXPANSION PLANS

Coffee shop company becomes third BGF portfolio company in Northern Ireland Bob & Berts will use funds to pursue an expansion plan to open an additional 30 stores across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Scotland in the next four years   Independent coffee shop chain Bob & Berts has become the third company in ...

B-Secur raises £3.5m from two investment funds

Belfast-based cybersecurity firm B-Secur, which uses heartbeats to check identity, has raised fresh backing of £3.5m from two investment funds.   The firm has developed a biometric technology that uses an individual’s heartbeat pattern, or electrocardiogram (ECG), to authenticate their identity.   The investors are Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and Kernel Capital. Tughans acted in ...

Political impasse beginning to bite for NI construction sector

RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey, Q2 2017   Northern Ireland construction workloads have fallen for the first time in four years, according to the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey.   A lack of public sector spending and a further ...

Court Success: The dismissal of fraudulent claims

At a glance Zurich celebrates the dismissal of three fraudulent Personal Injury claims The claimants stated that each sustained whiplash type injuries The Judge dismissed the personal injury claims to all three claimants Background On 13 August 2015 the three claimants were occupants of a vehicle travelling along a road in Belfast. At that time, ...

Queen’s Students brave the Dragon’s Den to win £10,000

Queen’s University Belfast’s Dragons’ Den, sponsored by Cavanagh Kelly and Tughans Solicitors, came to an electrifying end again this year with 12 competitors braving the den to pitch their business idea to a panel of business experts.   With this year’s prize pot totalling £10,000, competition was fierce. Over 90 students applied, all aiming to ...

Skills and uncertainty key challenges for NI construction sector

RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction Market Survey, Q1 2017 Concerns around the local political situation and the lack of availability of skills are adversely impacting on Northern Ireland’s construction sector, the latest RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction Market Survey suggests.   All other UK regions saw the pace ...

Dealmaker Success for Tughans

Tughans has celebrated success at Insider’s Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards 2017 by claiming the title ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year’ for the second year running. Tughans corporate team led by John-George Willis received the highest score from the voting heads of corporate finance to win the coveted title. The accolade acknowledges a plethora of ...

Tughans success for Action Cancer

The staff of Tughans have spent the last 12 months fundraising for Action Cancer and  is delighted to have raised £7,000 for such a worthy cause.  Action Cancer, Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity was selected by the staff of Tughans as their chosen charity of the year for 2016. Commenting on the achievement, Maria O’Loan, ...