NI Businesses Prepare for GDPR

Belfast Law Firm, Tughans, and leading integrated communications agency, Ardmore Advertising, spearheaded a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Breakfast Briefing at James Street South recently ahead of the introduction of the new regulations later this year.   With GDPR being enforced from 25th May 2018, the breakfast event brought together representatives from NI-wide commercial, residential, ...

Housebuilding picks up but overall NI construction sector growth lacklustre

RICS and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey, Q4 2017   A rise in house-building was one of the main bright-spots as overall construction workloads edged upwards in the final quarter of 2017 (Q4 2017), according to the quarterly RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and Tughans Northern Ireland Construction & Infrastructure Market ...

Tughans maintains top legal advisor (Northern Ireland) ranking for third consecutive year.

Belfast law firm Tughans has topped the ‘Experian Market IQ United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland M&A Review’ league table for Northern Ireland for the third consecutive year.  The firm was credited with 54 deals in total last year, representing a quarter of all Northern Ireland deals identified in the report.   Published this week, ...

Dublin headquartered Broadlake sells its majority stake in Ballyclare based skincare company Vita Liberata

Vita Liberata, the international skincare and self-tan brand, has been acquired by US based Crown Laboratories Inc., a fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused in dermatology with the backing of New York private investment firm Hildred Capital Partners.   Broadlake is a private investment company that typically invests €2-10m in established and growing businesses. Broadlake invested ...

Fusion Antibodies to become third Northern Irish company listed on the London Stock Exchange

Fusion Antibodies, a Queen’s University spin-out, plans to float on the AIM market hoping to imitate the success of Northern Ireland’s only two publicly-listed companies; First Derivatives and Kainos Group. Fusion was founded in 2001 and provides services to biopharmaceutical and diagnostics companies which are involved in the development of antibodies for both therapeutic drug ...

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 ...