There are few institutions across the globe as widely recognised and respected as the University of Cambridge. It has spawned some of the greatest minds in history, including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the futility of having two strategies on one island. While islands such as New Zealand and Taiwan have kept the virus under control, the lack of alignment on either side of the border in Ireland did not help curtail the disease.
With the arrival of Covid-19, conventional expectations and rules were side-lined. Now, nearly a year later, the public sector finances show little resemblance to the original budget allowances. In aggregate, Stormont budgets are estimated to be about £2.5bn higher than was originally expected. This is probably over 30% higher than first expected even before furlough payments are added.
‘Early market mornings and chatting to the producers, walking around picking new seasonal produce that’s just arrived, hearing the hustle and bustle of growers, suppliers and other chefs is a little gift in these crazy times’, Stevie Toman says.
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is renowned as a heartland of manufacturing and in recent years has grown its burgeoning tourism sector. Now, more than ever, innovation is central to this region’s road to economic recovery.
Sometimes the sheer number of formal morning, day or black tie soirées can overwhelm a magazine editor’s calendar. It’s all part of the job, though, and a crucial part of the networking that the Northern Ireland business community is so good at.
For Randal Gilbert a long-awaited new Energy Strategy, Climate Change Act and a focus on the decarbonisation of both heat and transport, are at the core of the required thinking needed to ensure Northern Ireland’s greener energy future.
Viewers of the latest series of ITV’s popular ‘Ulster Giants’ programme in July and August will have witnessed the breathtaking scenery of a range of tourism destinations across Mid and East Antrim – all showcased in a portfolio of television ads specially commissioned by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
I think, around a decade on after the real effects of the last recession were being truly felt, we were somewhat positive about both the future ahead, a strengthening Northern Ireland economy and one with plans for diversification and expansion into new booming markets.
“Anyone involved in the fishing industry has to be brave – none more so than the guys actually out there on the boats. It takes guts to go to sea, dealing with mother nature on a daily basis, and everything that comes with it. There is no other business like it.”
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