Energy Institute launches Amped start-up competition

The Energy Institute in Northern Ireland is looking for the brightest minds in energy from across Ireland for its new Amped initiative, part of its Opportunities in Energy series.  Amped is a start-up elevator pitch competition, focused specifically on the energy sector, and applications are now open.   Sponsored by Energia Group and supported by ...

Tughans leads the deal league in the first six months of 2019

Tughans leads the field in the volume of corporate deals struck in Northern Ireland during the first half of 2019, the latest report from Experian Market IQ shows. While the year-on-year value of transactions in Northern Ireland fell, a total of 137 deals were completed in the six months to June 2019, up from 101 ...

Tughans team raises over £6,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

Team members at Tughans have raised over £6,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society, the charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure, and supports people living with dementia.   The Alzheimer’s Society was chosen by team members as the firm’s charity of the year. As part of the partnership, The Alzheimer’s Society also ...

NI Manufacturers continue to show resilience

The latest Manufacturing NI and Tughans “The State of Northern Ireland Manufacturing 2019” manufacturing survey reveals a sector demonstrating continued resilience and growth in a context of political uncertainty, skills shortages and rising costs.   The survey, which was conducted in May/June 2019 for Manufacturing NI and legal firm Tughans, showed that 76% of respondents ...

Appointment of new Senior Partner at Tughans

Tughans, one of Northern Ireland’s leading commercial law firms, has announced the appointment of a new Senior Partner, Michael McCord. Michael has taken over the responsibilities of the role as Senior Partner from John-George Willis, who will remain with firm as a consultant in the Corporate team.   Michael, who leads the Commercial Dispute Resolution ...

Free Legal Clinic for Start-ups

As official upSTART sponsor this year, we will be running a free legal clinic at this year’s Digital DNA.   Tughans Head of IT & Contracts, Adrian O’Connell said: “We are delighted to continue our support of upSTART at Digital DNA this year. Through the legal clinics we aim to assist start-ups in navigating any ...

Saffron Business Forum’s annual fundraiser celebrates Gaelic games in style, the event kicks off with a bang thanks to Tughans

On Friday 17 May the Saffron Business Forum hosted their annual fundraising luncheon event in the Crowne Plaza Belfast, sponsored by Tughans. Following two very memorable events in 2017 and 2018 featuring special guests AP Mc Coy and Henry Shefflin – the 2019 event had a lot to live up to. With over 500 people in ...

Political challenges continue to impact NI’s suffering construction sector

Local construction activity continued to fall amidst a lack of publicly-funded building work in Northern Ireland during the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest RICS and Tughans Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey.   However, the one sector that stood out from a positive perspective was private sector house building, with a net balance ...

3fivetwo Group receives multi-million growth capital investment from 57 Stars and Foresight Group

Northern Ireland’s largest private healthcare group, the 3fivetwo Group, has secured a multi-million pound investment from a new fund dedicated to investing in Northern Ireland.   The fund, created by US-based 57 Stars LLC and leading UK SME investor Foresight Group, will be used to provide additional capacity, including beds and laminar flow theatres, at ...

Tughans at the heart of Northern Ireland’s top transactions, again

Tughans has reaffirmed its position at the top of the league as one of Northern Ireland’s most active deal makers. The firm marked its continuing success at the 2019 Insider Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards having advised on two of the economy’s most significant deals last year.   Tughans partner, James Donnelly, led the transactions on ...