AquaQ Analytics: Technology firm creates over 120 jobs in Belfast
A technology company called AquaQ Analytics is creating 123 jobs in Belfast in an £8.3m investment. The company uses data for clients that are mostly in the financial technology sector.
Thirty-five of the roles are already in place and recruitment is under way for roles such as data analysts. Invest NI is offering £861,000 towards the new jobs, which have been welcomed by Economy Minister Diane Dodds.
In the article it estimated 3 yearsDid Belfast Harbour ever build a cruise terminal? It wonder how long it will take that sector to recover, maybe operators will offer cruises for next to nothing to stay afloat. I'm sure the tourist impact on Belfast will be felt in places like the Titanic Museum.
How does Northern Ireland benefit in number 1? We have Customs checks with GB.I actually think you maybe wrong here but I’m not certain as these are unpredictable times.
1. Northern Ireland’s unique position of being in the land border of a post brexit uk and the Eu, any trade between EU and Uk will be mainly through NI and the South of England. I know a few investment bankers and they advised to invest in Belfast post Brexit for that reason, but this is contingent on the union remaining, which Brexit may have decreased the likelihood of that.
2. Northern Ireland has the best covid numbers in the Uk and one of the best in Europe. This means we have a head start at reopening are economy.The world’s economy has taken a hit due to covid,so we have the chance to overtake countries traditionally ahead of us with investment.
In a no deal possibly, but in any deal there will have to be exceptions for Ni to not infringe upon the the Good Friday agreement.Yes, but we’re cutting off our greatest trading partner. We will lose British companies and choice in Northern Ireland.
We won’t have much of an advantage given that we are still leaving the EU.
*closestIn a no deal possibly, but in any deal there will have to be exceptions for Ni to not infringe upon the the Good Friday agreement.
I think the covid situation will soften the negotiations from either side due to understanding of the negative impact it has had on both economies.
Another point about a post brexit is benefitting Ni is that trade with US will increase and the closer major port in Uk to US is Belfast.