Mallusk Enterprise Park hosted a special Summer Celebration BBQ for local businesses and their employees on Monday (June 20).
During the event a presentation was made to outgoing Chair of the Park’s Board of Directors, Mr Arthur Kell, who recently stood down from his position after serving the local business community for over 15 years.
Over 120 new businesses are helped to start up by the organisation each year, and in the business park itself more than 55 tenant companies provide nearly 300 local jobs.
Small business is big business in the borough of Newtownabbey, and Mallusk Enterprise Park’s Summer BBQ was held in recognition of the courage and success of local entrepreneurs and provided a great opportunity for business people to meet other business owners and even their locally elected politicians.
Mallusk Enterprise Park has been providing workspace and support training and advice for business for over 18 years and for the last 15 of these the charitable organisation has been run by the CEO and staff, guided by a group of local business people who give of their time in a purely voluntary capacity.
The volunteer directors have contributed to the success of the organisation and the Chair of the Board, former councillor and Mayor, Mr Arthur Kell, has served the local business community for over 15 years. Mr Kell has now stood down and hands over the post of Chair to councillor Noreen McClelland and the role of Vice-Chair to Mr Raymond McIlrath.
“I have given my very best support to Mallusk Enterprise Park over the years and I am delighted that we have built up a strong organisation that has provided invaluable support to the local business community in providing them with workspace suited to their needs and exceptional business advice and guidance to help them start a business or to expand and grow their business into export markets and I am convinced that Mallusk Enterprise will continue to support our local entrepreneurs under the new chairperson, Mrs Noreen McClelland,” Mr Kell commented.
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