Napoleon reputedly said that we are a nation of shopkeepers, however contrary to popular belief, the phrase did not originate with Napoleon and was first coined in “The Wealth of Nations’ by Adam Smith” in 1776.
Laganview House, a landmark building on the corner of Ann Street and Oxford Street in Belfast has been sold, comfortably exceeding its asking price of £1.25 million, according to selling agents, Osborne King.
Would Andy Murray be a multiple grand slam winner and world number one without Novak Djokovic? Or would Rory Mc Ilroy be as good as he is if Tiger Woods hadn’t set such a high standard?
Canadian healthy casual food chain, Freshii, is set to open its first UK outlet within landmark Scottish Provident Building on Donegal Square West in the heart of Belfast city centre. The franchise will offer fresh and nutritious meal options specialising in salads, wraps, burritos, soups and a range of smoothies.
Overall, last year was a positive one for commercial property and an improvement upon 2015, and while the immediate fall-out from the Brexit vote appeared to have had a negative impact, it was very much a case of business as usual towards the end of 2016.
Henry Ford, the great American industrialist, is quoted as saying “I am always puzzled to find union leaders speaking of increased worker productivity as though workers must sweat harder to produce more”.