With over 600 events every year including live music, discos, art exhibits, comedy sketches, open mic storytelling nights and much much more, The Black Box is without a doubt the creative heartbeat of our city.
All kinds of scary spirits, wicked witches and ghostly ghouls will be making themselves known in Belfast as the Halloween season gets under way and promises to be as fang-tastic as ever. It’s hoped the events will provide a timely and welcome boost for business at a difficult time.
The decision to cut air passenger duty for long-haul flights from Belfast to the US has been welcomed by politicians and business leaders.Air passenger duty (APD) currently adds £60 to an economy fare and £120 to a business ticket. Under new proposals the direct long-haul rate of APD will fall to the lower short-haul rate of £12 per passenger in economy and £24 for business and first class passengers.
Recent research carried out by Belfast-based business development agency Ortus on behalf of Charity Bank has identified a need for third sector organisations to reposition themselves for sustainable investment in light of the sudden collapse in previously assured funding streams.
At this year's seventh annual Belfast Business Top 50 Awards a new IMPACT Award will be unveiled, sponsored by the Belfast group of local enterprise agencies, North City Business Centre, Ormeau Business Park, East Belfast Enterprise, Ortus, Work West and Townsend Enterprise.