About Us

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 needs.

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 Bagchus

E-mail: kelli@ceal.co.uk

Kelli has 19 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.

Lorna Shields

E-mail: lorna@ceal.co.uk

Lorna has nearly 20 years’ experience in the sector, providing financial administration and customer support to Carrickfergus Enterprise tenants and business clients. She is the first point of contact for property and room hire enquiries.

Alan Hamilton

E-mail: alan@ceal.co.uk

Alan has been with Carrickfergus Enterprise since 2012 and has experience of assisting a broad range of clients both at start up and growth stage. He is the key contact for start up programmes such as Exploring Enterprise and Go For It.

 

Expert Mentors

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
  • Taxation
  • Marketing
  • Health & Safety
  • Website Development
  • Social Media