Carrickfergus Enterprise has been providing support to the local business community, as well as budding entrepreneurs for nearly 35 years. As a result
it has built up an excellent knowledge of the types of businesses operating in the Carrickfergus area and has a comprehensive understanding of their
Carrickfergus Enterprise has developed a reputation for punching above its weight and providing innovative and practical solutions for the development
of the small business sector. This has included the Business Improvement Programme (funded by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council) as well as the
Coastal Tourism Hub (funded by the Coastal Communities Fund).
This success has been achieved through the alignment of an experienced core team of staff with expertise in the development, implementation and administration
of business support programmes and working with a pool of experienced mentors.
Meet the Team
Kelli has over 20 years’ experience in the Enterprise sector and has been instrumental in the development of innovative and flexible business support programmes such as the Business Improvement Programme and Coastal Tourism Hub. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of Carrickfergus Enterprise.
Alan has been with Carrickfergus Enterprise since 2012 and is the key contact for property enquiries and start up programmes such as Exploring Enterprise and Go For It. He has experience of assisting a broad range of clients both at start up and growth stage.
Portia Woods joined Carrickfergus Enterprise as Business Development Executive with a range of sector skills in Field Sales, Marketing & Promotion, Sales Information Management and Operations Control where she previously worked in the SME sector, with brands such as Spar, Dale Farm, Stella Artois and Autotrader for over 20 years.
Carrickfergus Enterprise has been developing, its pool of specialists for over 12 years and, as such, can match clients with someone who can really make
a difference to their business.
Mentors can provide assistance in areas such as:
- Business Planning
- Strategy Development
- Financial Management
- Health & Safety
- Website Development
- Social Media