McDaid appointed new CEO at UCIT
AerTV's viewers double in 2013
HARRY McDaid has been appointed chief executive of Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT), the largest provider of finance to charities and socially beneficial enterprises in the North. It is increasingly providing finance to the republic.
Mr McDaid's experience includes time as a senior executive with Bank of Ireland UK. He is a fellow of the Institute of Bankers Ireland.
FREE Irish online TV service AerTV says viewer traffic doubled in early 2013 compared with the same period a year before. The company says this is partly due to the increased use of viewing devices with faster processors as well as better broadband and displays.
It says online TV is increasingly becoming the medium of choice for Irish viewers and that people are choosing to cut the cord on their traditional cable/satellite services.
PROPERTY FIRM TO CREATE 25 NEW JOBS
PROPERTY firm Extra Sales, which sells Irish-owned overseas properties, says it will create 25 jobs over the next two years in China, Bulgaria, Turkey, Spain and Russia. The company says that in contrast to the Irish property market, the demand for foreign properties outweighs supply.
It is currently entering the Chinese market in addition to a move into the UK.
ORDERS BOOST UK MANUFACTURING
A JUMP in new orders helped Britain's manufacturing sector to grow at its fastest pace in over a year last month. The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.3 in May from 50.2 in April. New orders grew at their fastest rate in two years.
The sector's expansion for a second month running will boost optimism that Britain's recovery is becoming less reliant on the services sector.
PWC, MICROSOFT IN CONSULTING DEAL
PWC AND Microsoft have formed a deal that will see PWC consultants assist clients with Microsoft software.
"Companies embarking on large transformation projects want to be sure they deliver both value and sustainable change to their organisations," said PWC consulting partner David McGee. "Using PWC's transformation skills, industry sector insights and knowledge of technology platforms and applications in combination with tools like Microsoft's suite of solutions can help companies maximise the return on their investment."