Entries by Clive Jones

For small businesses just starting on their GDPR journey, the best first course of action should be a data audit

Any small businesses remain blissfully ignorant of the new GDPR rules that come into force next year. But now is the time to make sure they’re fully prepared for its introduction, as Jo Faragher explains World Emoji Day might seem an unusual time to highlight a data protection campaign, but this year the Information Commissioner’s […]

Case Study : Geoff Castles Boiler Services Carrickfergus – “The speed of response and competency of Precept’s engineers is unparalleled”

Geoff Castles Boiler Services is a small service organisation based in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim in Northern Ireland with a satellite office in Cork Ireland. Michael Crymble of Geoff Castles Boiler Services recently discussed their engagement with Precept IT Our original supplier had let us down, migrating their service base to Great Britain leaving no support […]

Why I’d rather be naked on a train than write my novel in public

For your eyes only Temporarily quitting Twitter to give myself more time to write has been amazing. I might be missing out on photos of particularly delicious avocado toast, but it’s a small price to pay. To my shame, however, I haven’t spent as much of that extra time working on my novel as I’d like. The […]

Investors losing confidence in Northern Ireland commercial property market because of Brexit, says survey

Brexit fears are holding back the commercial property market in Northern Ireland with fewer overseas investors prepared to spend money here, according to a survey today. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Ulster Bank research found that occupier and investor demand for commercial property here had fallen between April and June. And surveyors also told […]

Ulster Bank to produce new plastic £5 and £10 notes

Ulster Bank is to introduce plastic £5 and £10 notes in Northern Ireland. The notes, which will replace designs that have been in circulation for 40 years, will be released in 2019. The bank said they will include “advanced security features” and their designs will be unveiled in the coming months. All four Northern Ireland […]

More new 12-sided pound coins in circulation than round ones

The new pound coin has become more common than its round predecessor, the Treasury has announced. There are now more new 12-sided quids in circulation than circular pounds. Ministers announced the landmark as they urged the public to continue to return their old coins. The Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Jones, is visiting a […]