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 the Coastal Tourism Hub (funded by the Coastal Communities Fund) and the Business Improvement Programme (funded by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council).
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.
Joanna Martin is a designer, illustrator and printmaker. A keen sailor, her work is inspired by the Northern Irish coastline and its wildlife, particularly birds. Working from her rural studio near Killyleagh, Co Down, Joanna specialises in illustrated maps, linocut prints, greetings cards and printed textiles.