Karen and Darren Gardiner, proprietors of Ground Espresso Bars, which plans to create more than 100 jobs in the coming year as part of a multimillion-pound expansion plan that will include a unit in Dublin.

Northern Ireland’s largest independent cafe chain, Ground Espresso Bars, is opening its first outlet in the Republic, with clothing retailer Next, in (...)

Lynas Food Service, which was founded by Norman Lynas, is  the largest independent food service company in the North, supplying everyone from the local chip shop to schools, hospitals and leading restaurants. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

When a well-known company with an established reputation advertises a job vacancy it naturally expects to get a good response, particularly in (...)