Big ‘thank you’ for Christmas fund-raiser

9 Jan 2015

Chartered Accountants Ulster Society (CAUS) has said a big ‘thank you’ to Belfast International, Jet2, United Airlines and private charter company, Woodgate Aviation, for supporting their hugely successful Christmas Charity Lunch.

Prizes and hampers donated by airport partners helped raise £6,205 for the nominated charity, The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity Fund. In addition, toys donated by the 440 who attended the event in the Europa Hotel were valued at £8,000 and shared between the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society.

Paul Henry, Chair of Chartered Accountants Ulster Society, thanked the airport and its partners for the contribution they made to making the day a resounding success.

Paul added: “Taken together, we raised in excess of £14,000 which is a tremendous effort and due in no small measure to the support we received from companies like Belfast International Airport, Jet2, United and Woodgate Aviation. Their generosity, and that of others who also contributed handsomely, helped bring joy to many families in need, and for that we thank them most sincerely. I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to all of you who made this possible.” 

BIA Finance Director and member of CAUS, Derek McKnight, said: “We were delighted to have been a part of this most worthwhile event. It’s one of the highlights in the CAUS calendar and this year’s event certainly lived up to its billing.”

540 jobs and £160M investment in south Antrim boost

Belfast International's Managing Director, Graham Keddie  today welcomed the news that south Antrim based global medical manufacturing company, Randox, is creating 540 new jobs and redeveloping the former Massereene army base into a manufacturing and research facility.  

Mr Keddie said: “This investment of over £160M is a powerful vote of confidence. In an area which has suffered greatly from industry closures, this investment by one of our local companies, Randox, is both significant and exciting.  

Belfast International Airport is delighted to see new jobs and investment plans which will  make south Antrim and, indeed Northern Ireland as a whole, a much more attractive proposition for inward investment in the pharmaceutical field.

Randox is a ground breaking, innovative and home grown success story and we are delighted to see it develop to this next and most exciting phase of its operation.”

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