Danny Kinahan MLA visited officials from Danske Bank

On 4th November 2014 Danny Kinahan MLA visited officials from Danske Bank on an NIABT fellowship to find out more about the banking sector.

During his visit, Danny met with Kevin Kingston, Deputy CEO, who provided an excellent overview of Danske Bank in Northern Ireland.

Danny then had the chance to meet with Richard Caldwell, Head of Finance Centre, to discuss business banking and the challenges facing this area of banking in both the short, medium and long term.

Accompanying Danny Kinahan MLA during his visit was Simon Little, Corporate Affairs Manager.

Danny Kinahan MLA pictured with Richard Caldwell, Head of Finance Centres, Danske Bank
Danny Kinahan MLA pictured with Richard Caldwell, Head of Finance Centres, Danske Bank
Danny Kinahan MLA pictured with Kevin Kingston Deputy CEO of Danske Bank
Danny Kinahan MLA pictured with Kevin Kingston Deputy CEO of Danske Bank

Belfast Rapid Transit system – How will it affect your business?

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.

l-r Dr Patrice Cairns RICS, Minister Danny Kennedy MLA, Judith Cochrane MLA, NIABT Chair, Trevor Clarke MLA, Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, NIABT Vice Chair
l-r Dr Patrice Cairns RICS, Minister Danny Kennedy MLA, Judith Cochrane MLA, NIABT Chair, Trevor Clarke MLA, Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, NIABT Vice Chair
Bronwyn McGahan MLA with Seán Rogers MLA
Bronwyn McGahan MLA with Seán Rogers MLA
Leslie Cree MBE MLA and Michael Bell, NIFDA
Leslie Cree MBE MLA and Michael Bell, NIFDA
Glenn Bradley, Hardscape with Sammy Douglas MBE MCA MLA
Glenn Bradley, Hardscape with Sammy Douglas MBE MCA MLA

NIABT AGM on Mon 16 June 2014

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.

l-r Professor The Honourable James Haughey, Judith Cochrane MLA, Michael Bell, Phil Flanagan MLA, Speaker William Hay MLA, Alastair Hamilton, Dr Joanne Stuart OBE
l-r Professor The Honourable James Haughey, Judith Cochrane MLA, Michael Bell, Phil Flanagan MLA, Speaker William Hay MLA, Alastair Hamilton, Dr Joanne Stuart OBE
l-r Julie Galbraith, C & H Jefferson with Judith Cochrane MLA
l-r Julie Galbraith, C & H Jefferson with Judith Cochrane MLA
l-r Colin Neill, Pubs of Ulster with Chris Brown, MCE PR
l-r Colin Neill, Pubs of Ulster with Chris Brown, MCE PR

 

Phil Flanagan MLA visits Danske Bank for NIABT Fellowship

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.

Charlie Carlin (Customer Service Manager) with Phil Flanagan MLA
Charlie Carlin (Customer Service Manager) with Phil Flanagan MLA
Ivan McMinn (Head of Corporate Banking) with Phil Flanagan MLA
Ivan McMinn (Head of Corporate Banking) with Phil Flanagan MLA
Phil Flanagan MLA with Simon Little (Corporate Affairs Manager)
Phil Flanagan MLA with Simon Little (Corporate Affairs Manager)

NIABT delegation visits Scotland for an educational visit.

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

 

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 MLAPhil Flanagan MLA, NIABT Chair with Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism

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Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, NIABT Vice Chair, Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Local Government and Planning, Phil Flanagan MLA, NIABT Chair

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Sandra Overend MLA, Alban Maginness MLA, NIABT Board Member, Phil Flanagan MLA, NIABT Chair, Megan Fearon MLA

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NIABT delegation in the Scottish Parliament

NIABT debate what Europe can do for the business sector

The NIABT hosted a European debate on 13th May.

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.

Colette Fitzgerald, Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Belfast
Colette Fitzgerald, Head of the European Commission Regional Office in Belfast

 

Mike Nesbitt MLA, OFMDFM Committee Chair
Mike Nesbitt MLA, OFMDFM Committee Chair