Business representatives gather at Glengormley restaurant for networking breakfast

Local business representatives with councillors Neil Kelly and Michael Maguire at the networking breakfast in Knags. INNT 24-511CON

Local business representatives with councillors Neil Kelly and Michael Maguire at the networking breakfast in Knags. INNT 24-511CON

Mallusk Enterprise Park (MEP) facilitated a free business breakfast networking event on Friday, June 10 at Knags Bar and Grill in Glengormley.

Members of the local business community, along with councillors Michael Maguire and Neil Kelly, gathered at the Antrim Road eatery to enjoy breakfast and hear from the owners of Knags about their plans for the business and what they can offer in terms of catering and conferencing.

Those in attendance also had the opportunity to individually pitch their businesses to the rest of the group.

Speaking after the event, Denise Shields, Practice Manager from Armstrong Solicitors in Glengormley, said: “It really was worthwhile meeting like-minded business people and having an opportunity to talk about our own company.”

The business team at Mallusk Enterprise Park are hoping to make the ‘Business over Breakfast’ events a local fixture, with one taking place approximately every six weeks in the Newtownabbey area.

Karen Wilson, Business Support Executive at MEP, has invited local business owners to get in touch if they are interested in hosting a similar event.

“We look after the recruitment side of things which is a big help to small businesses, who don’t always have the time or the contacts to organise a business breakfast,” she explained. “The next ‘Business over Breakfast’ (#bob) event will take place in September and if you would like to be notified please send an email to business@mallusk.org to join the mailing list.”

The MEP business team thanked Kevin McCourt, owner of Knags, and his team for their warm hospitality and excellent service at the networking event.