07 December 2021
A rise in staycations in NI during the pandemic has benefited some businesses on the north coast. Picture: Getty Images

Welcome to the first Business Telegraph of December.

It's been one of the defining lifestyle trends of the last 18 months - now we reveal that staycationing has helped a famous Northern Ireland business more than double its pre-tax profits.

Also on the retail front, Lidl is now going ahead with an £18m investment in greater Belfast after winning planning permission for three new supermarkets - including a store which is part of the wider rejuvenation plan for Carryduff Shopping Centre.

Fusion Antibodies has revealed its half-year results, with the company telling us it's resigned to making a loss as it prioritises research and development over profit.

Supply chain worries are continuing to weigh on new car sales here, with a drop of over 400 in the number of new cars sold in November.

John Simpson considers the work of the Fiscal Council in Northern Ireland, and Emma Deighan talks to Ryan Crown and Oisin McEvoy about their new cafe business in Cathedral Quarter.

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