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About Carrickfergus Enterprise

Continuing to make a difference since 1981

Who We Are

Carrickfergus Enterprise has been providing support for over four decades to assist entrepreneurs to establish, expand and accelerate the growth of their business.

The social enterprise was established in 1981 to address mass job losses in the local area following the closure of key manufacturing companies including ICI and Courtaulds.

As one of the oldest enterprise agencies in Northern Ireland, it has been responsible for a range of employability and business successes both in Carrickfergus area and across Northern Ireland. Since its inception, Carrickfergus Enterprise has played a pivotal role within the East Antrim business community. We have developed a reputation for developing innovative and practical solutions for the development of the small business sector. This includes Enterprising Women, a network for female entrepreneurs within Mid & East Antrim as well as the Coastal Hub series, providing mentoring and support to 60 tourism businesses across three Council areas.

The Property

Whether you’re launching a new venture or an established business seeking relocation, Carrickfergus Enterprise has 60,000 sq. ft of innovative workspace solutions including commercial units, hi-tech offices and secure storage options tailored to suit your business requirements. Our properties are available on a flexible monthly basis, with an “easy in/easy out” arrangement.

Conveniently situated, we are within a short distance from Belfast city centre (10 miles) and 11.5 miles away from George Best Belfast City Airport. Our location offers easy access to both Larne and Belfast ferry terminals via well-connected roads. Moreover, we provide ample on-site free parking facilities for your convenience.

Meet The Team

Kelli McRoberts

Chief executive

Alan Hamilton

property & enterprise Executive

Melissa Shields

Finance & Admin executive

Board &Trustees

Carrickfergus Enterprise is steered strategically by a Board of Directors/Trustees with experience from a range of sectors including manufacturing, engineering, banking and consultancy.  The current Chairman is Mr Bill Adamson and Vice Chairman Mr David McIlhagger.

People Who Love Our Place

Together, Carrickfergus Enterprise and the People Who Love Our Place are shaping a vibrant and prosperous future for this charming town, celebrating its rich heritage while embracing new opportunities for growth and innovation.