£300k fillip for Ballymena business growth
THE Co Antrim town of Ballymena is to get an injection of £300,000 over the next three years.
Ballymena Business Centre, with the support of a £183,000 award from the Gallaher Trust, is set to host a series of initiatives in a bid to champion the growth of local start-up companies in the area.
The trust was set up by tobacco giant JTI Gallaher to bring a positive legacy to the town after it stopped production there.
Ballymena Business Centre’s first initiative will be Global Entrepreneurship Week Ballymena 2018 from November 12-17.
Based in Fairhill Shopping Centre it will showcase inspiring business start-ups and business support organisations offering advice and guidance.
Melanie Christie Boyle, chief executive of Ballymena Business Centre, said: “We are very thankful to the Gallaher Trust for their investment and support. This investment, alongside our series of planned events, will go a long way in encouraging further growth in the community.”