Capacity crowd gears up for NI Chamber President’s Banquet

  Over 825 guests set to hear from ex Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond   Over 825 members of the local business community will attend one of the largest business galas ever to be held in Northern Ireland.   Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual President’s Banquet takes place at Belfast Waterfront on ...

£150,000 worth of legal advice made available to sport and recreation organisations

Sport and Recreation Alliance, Sport England, UK Sport, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland to administer pro-bono legal service across England, Wales and Northern Ireland A refresh of the Legal Panel Framework for the sport and recreation sector has made £75,000 worth of legal services available to sport and recreation organisations each year over the ...

Insurance professionals learn how to achieve a competitive edge from sporting and business ‘elite’ at first series masterclass

Tughans is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland’s Premium Masterclass series.  Neil Cahill from the Dispute Resolution team at Tughans was joined at the launch by keynote speaker and four-time Paralympic gold medallist Dr Michael McKillop and Institute President Iain Patterson.   Under the theme of ‘Premium’, the series, ...

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 ...