Danny Kennedy MLA, Minister for Regional Development and Trevor Clarke MLA, Chairperson of the Committee for Regional Development briefed the NIABT on plans for the Belfast Rapid Transit system on 14 October 2014. Download the presentation.
Following the NIABT AGM on Mon 16 June 2014, Alastair Hamilton, CEO of Invest NI delivered an Invest NI performance update. New Board Members confirmed as Claire Sugden MLA, Chris Brown, MCE PR and Stephen Kelly, manufacturing NI.
Phil Flanagan MLA and NIABT Chair spent the afternoon with officials from Danske Bank to find out more about the banking sector.
During his visit, Phil met with Gerry Mallon, CEO who provided an excellent overview of Danske Bank in NI. Following on, Phil then met with Charlie Carlin, Customer Service Manager who gave Phil a tour of the inbound and outbound customer service areas.
Ivan McMinn, Head of Corporate Banking, also explained the bank’s business banking area to Phil.
Simon Little, Corporate Affairs Manager then had the opportunity to brief Phil on recent topical developments in personal banking.
Members of the NIABT took part in a two day programme where they met with a series of Ministers, MSPs and business representatives.
Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, NIABT Vice Chair, Alban Maginness MLA, NIABT Board Member, John Rooney, NIABT Board Member, Michelle Thompson, Business for Scotland, Michael Bell, NIABT Board Member, Amanda Harvie, Better Together, Megan Fearon MLA, Phil Flanagan MLA, NIABT Chair
Phil Flanagan MLA, NIABT Chair with Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism
Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, NIABT Vice Chair, Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning, Phil Flanagan MLA, NIABT Chair
Sandra Overend MLA, Alban Maginness MLA, NIABT Board Member, Phil Flanagan MLA, NIABT Chair, Megan Fearon MLA
Mike Nesbitt MLA, OFMDFM Committee Chair, Professor David Phinnemore, Professor of European Politics, QUB, Jane Morrice, Vice President European Economic and Social Committee and Colette Fitzgerald, Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Belfast all addressed the delegation.
David, Jane and Colette then took questions from the audience.