A group of overseas management students and their tutor paid a visit to Mallusk Enterprise Park last Tuesday, May 17.
Dr Richard Bell and a group of 11 students enrolled in the Sport Management (the business of sports) programme at Colorado Mesa University (CMU) in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA were welcomed to the local business hub by Chief Executive Melanie Humphrey.
The visiting students are currently taking a course entitled ‘History and Sport in Ireland’ and are spending time in Dublin and Belfast touring a variety of sports facilities and historic sites.
They visited Mallusk Enterprise Park to gain a better understanding of the efforts being made in Northern Ireland to stimulate small business growth.
The tour was organised through Cllr Noreen McClelland, Chair of MEP’s Board of Directors.
“It was a pleasure to welcome Dr Bell and the students from CMU Colorado to Mallusk Enterprise Park. As part of their study visit to Ireland they had the opportunity to hear from our CEO Melanie Humphrey about the work undertaken by MEP in the local area,” Cllr McClelland explained. “They heard about the history of the park, how we work with businesses across the borough to help them develop to their full potential and about the various training courses we provide to enhance opportunity of those in business or those starting out.”
Chris McCullough, Business Project Officer at MEP, expressed his gratitude to Cllr McClelland for arranging the visit.
“I would also like to thank our tenants for their support, with special thanks to Golden Popcorn for providing free samples of their delicious popcorn for all the guests,” he added.
Mallusk Enterprise Park is a social enterprise company with charitable status. It provides suitable workspace for small businesses and also offers free education and training courses for people interested in self-employment.