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Mallusk enterprise park mark a milestone year of growth

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Mallusk Enterprise Park Ltd

24th May 2023

Local enterprise agency, Mallusk Enterprise Park has announced impressive full year results for 2022 at its annual general meeting.
Among the top line figures the business advice team of the social enterprise, alongside a bank of freelance expert mentors, delivered 1,065.5 hours of business start up support and 1,721 hours of business growth mentoring support to local entrepreneurs, small businesses and social enterprises across Antrim and Newtownabbey which led to the creation of 176 jobs for the local economy.
The business park, which is home to 64 businesses and 258 workers, operates as more than just a landlord, as a social enterprise with charitable status it has been reinvesting profits to help businesses start up and grow for over thirty years.

Innovative additions in 2022 included the launch of the Mallusk Enterprise Hub, a £200,000 investment that provides workspace, suitable to hybrid working such as co-working desks, private huddle rooms (small two to three person meeting rooms) and a large meeting, boardroom and training room.


Mallusk Enterprise Park also launched the inaugural Mallusk Christmas Market which took place on 1 December 2022. This flagship event supported local businesses to trade, enabled networking and the promotion of local entrepreneurs and their wares, raised funds for a number of local charities and provided local children with the opportunity to visit Santa for free.


CEO of Mallusk Enterprise Park and secretary of the board Emma Garrett extended her thanks to Chairperson Iain Patterson, Vice Chairperson Mark Owen Spence, board members, Steven Pollard and Zara Webber, the business advice, property and admin support team and the army of expert Mentors, Trainers and Marketing Angels that work alongside Mallusk Enterprise Park to support the local businesses and social enterprises of Antrim and Newtownabbey.

She said:

“The valuable work of Mallusk Enterprise Park is only possible through the dedication and hard work of our voluntary Directors, our committed team and our enviable bank of expert Mentors and Trainers.

The positive impact of our local enterprise agency on the local economy is testament to the innovative approach that we take, year after year, and in this our thirtieth year, we are proud to be more than just a business park for the benefit of so many local businesses, social enterprises and freelancers.

Our successful entrepreneurs and our budding entrepreneurs are critical to economic prosperity and we look forward to continuing our worthwhile work into a fourth decade.