Mark Nodder

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A protest after Wrightbus was placed into administration last week. Photograph: Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press

Union leaders in Northern Ireland have called on members of a Ballymena family who own a site connected with Wrightbus to “do the right thing and hand(...)

Workers at Wrightbus in Ballymena leave with personal tools on Wednesday. Wrights Group’s  discussions with potential buyers  all ended without a deal in place. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

How did Wrightbus, a winner of the Queen’s Award for exporting, one of the UK’s top industry accolades, take such a wrong turn? Though Brexit has not(...)

A Wright Group bus. The chairman of the group, Mark Nodder, has said bus operators are either postponing or delaying ordering new buses because of “continuing uncertainty” in the UK which has had a knock on effect for the Northern Ireland business.

The Ballymena bus builders Wright Group has warned that 95 jobs are likely to go in Northern Ireland because of a lack of new orders from the UK. The(...)

The  JTI Gallaher site which has closed down  and is now being sought by local engineering group Wrights. Photograph:    Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Ballymena bus manufacturer, the Wrights Group, plans to acquire the 100-acre site which was formerly the JTI cigarette factory in its home town. Deta(...)

A Wrightbus double decker  in operation in Singapore:  the company’s annual accounts for 2014 covered a 15-month period of trading. Photograph: PA

The net worth of the privately owned, Ballymena-based WrightBus increased last year to £24.4 million, according to latest accounts which also show a £(...)

Van Morrison: one of the 85 recipients from  Northern Ireland  who will be honoured by Queen Elizabeth. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

East Belfast-born Van Morrison is to be knighted for services to the music industry. The singer-songwriter was named in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday hon(...)

Wrights Group chief executive Mark Nodder (left): “Having a presence on the ground in the territory and a bus range design specifically for the Indian market, will help sustain employment for the current workforce of 130 Wrightbus International employees based at group headquarters  in Northern Ireland.”

Wrights Group, the Ballymena-headquartered bus manufacturer, has opened its first bus body plant in India, a move which it says will “help sustain emp(...)

Barry Cryan, Pat Walsh, Conal O’Neill and Anthony Killeen from PanelDuct: the Co Mayo engineering firm  won the overall Innovation of the Year award at The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2015. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A couple of US visitors broke away from their guided tour of Belfast’s historic City Hall on Friday night, abandoning talk of the past for a snapshot (...)

Barry Cryan, Conal O’Neill, Pat Walsh and Anthony Killeen from winning Mayo company PanelDuct. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A cost-saving innovation for the construction industry, developed by a west of Ireland engineering firm, has won the overall prize at this year’s Iri(...)

Judges for Innovation Awards 2015 (front, from left) Dr Bernadette McGahon, Tim Brundle and Marion Boland, and back row (from left) Niall Campbell, Pat Daly and Frank Roche. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

Guilt-free chocolate, a revolutionary new music creation app and a host of disruptive new cost-saving advances in medicine, engineering and tech ar(...)

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