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Designer bets her shirts on ‘pop up’ business model

WITH the recession continuing to hammer retailers in South Belfast, one local fashion designer is weathering the storm by moulding her business model to the market and embracing the trend for ‘pop-up’ venues, in her exclusive new store.

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Blind ambitions

Twenty-five year-old Ormeau resident Niall Dempsey is a youth worker for the RNIB in Northern Ireland which helps blind and partially-sighted young people enjoy independent and fulfilling lives.

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Everyday items used to reflect on the story of the conflict

A new exhibition looking at how everyday objects were shaped by the Troubles is currently running in South Belfast.

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Gimme a break

Belfast has been voted one of the top 12 cities in the world, and with more people than ever keen to visit its hottest bars, most exclusive restaurants and luxury hotels Melita Williams is helping them get the most out of the city.

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Gas times as city shines under glow of new lights

Cost-cutting has forced some local authorities to reduce expenditure by turning off lights in towns and on motorways. Belfast does not seem to have suffered in this way, as a look over the city from the surrounding hills will show. But the place was not always so brightly illuminated.

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Soul provider

Tracey Dempsey is a South Belfast-based life coach who runs her own company Soul Ambition. She describes her work as helping people fulfill their potential in ‘life, career and business’.

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