Clarke cut the ribbon to their new HQ with Eamonn Holmes!
Posted: 2 August 2022
A proud day for Clarke and the Mid and East Antrim Borough as the specialist façade contractor officially opened the doors to its new Head Office and Fabrication Development
Building the manufacturing skills pipeline as students take a tour of Kilwaughter Minerals
Posted: 21 June 2022
Pupils from Larne High School alongside the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, had the opportunity to learn about local firm, Kilwaughter Minerals which produces high quality products for the construction and agriculture sectors.
O’Dowd visits Wrightbus to discuss journey towards zero-emission transport
Posted: 10 June 2022
Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has visited Wrightbus where he had the opportunity to tour the factory and hear about the technologies used in delivering zero-emission buses.
Electricityworx: a powerful, sustainable new tenant at Ecos
Posted: 30 May 2022
The Innovation Centre at Ecos in Ballymena has welcomed another tenant as it expands its occupant portfolio. Electricityworx, which operates in the independent connections market and in the renewable energy sector, has moved into the business hub in order to facilitate future growth.
Manufacturing Task Force sets out ambition for the future
Posted: 16 May 2022
Mid and East Antrim’s Manufacturing Task Force (MTF) has set out its plans to grow and support the manufacturing sector in the area for the months and years ahead.
Funding opportunity in Mid and East Antrim for vacant town centre commercial properties
Posted: 4 April 2022
The Town Centre Property revamp scheme is reopening for a limited period of time, with the opportunity to secure funding to assist capital development and repurposing works on vacant town centre commercial properties.
Mallon welcomes first new Electric Powered Buses set to enter passenger service
Posted: 24 March 2022
Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has welcomed the first batch of zero emission, electric double decker buses from Wrightbus set to enter passenger service in Belfast from Monday 28 March 2022
Alexander Dennis, holding a series of career events for Engineers
Posted: 13 March 2022
Alexander Dennis are holding a series of career events for Engineers, Ballymena is Tuesday 15 March
Local talent remains key to bus and coach builder’s success
Posted: 10 February 2022
Mid and East Antrim’s “rich pool of outstanding talent” continues to be a key benefit for inward investment companies, according to the Mayor, Councillor William McCaughey.
Kilwaughter Minerals’s £500k investment
Posted: 8 February 2022
Kilwaughter Minerals has completed a £500,000 capital investment as part of its growth and development plans.
Importance of Apprenticeship opportunities across Mid and East Antrim
Posted: 4 February 2022
Mid and East Antrim’s Manufacturing Task Force has celebrated NI Apprenticeship Week with an event highlighting the importance of apprenticeships to the local economy.
Minister welcomes launch of “Revolutionary” Hydrogen Training Academy
Posted: 2 February 2022
Minister for the Economy, Gordon Lyons MLA, has welcomed the launch of a “revolutionary project” in Ballymena, which he said will support the development of a skilled workforce that can take full advantage of hydrogen and cleantech opportunities.
Castillo Pools’ move to Ballymena’s Ecos Centre going swimmingly
Posted: 31 January 2022
The Innovation Centre at Ecos has welcomed another tenant to its Ballymena-based business hub as it expands its occupant portfolio.
Innovation in Mid & East Antrim at “sky high” levels
Posted: 18 January 2022
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor William McCaughey has described a Carrickfergus manufacturing firm as a “shining example of the wealth of world-leading innovation in Mid and East Antrim”.
Ballymena’s manufacturing academy improves employability
Posted: 22 December 2021
Students who have successfully completed the intensive five-week training programme at Ballymena’s Manufacturing Excellence Academy, say it will improve their employability
City Deal signing gives green light to more than £60m investment
Posted: 17 December 2021
Mid and East Antrim is to benefit from more than £60m of investment following the signing of Northern Ireland’s first City Deal
Council unveils plans to become Cleantech Hub for Northern Ireland
Posted: 7 December 2021
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has provided an update on its plans for future growth and investment at this year’s Northern Ireland Economic Conference, hosted by the Council and held at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort.
Stock management software company creates 75 jobs
Posted: 24 November 2021
Mid and East Antrim's Mayor, Councillor William McCaughey, said. "Improving the inventory management of firms, not just on a local basis, but on a potentially international scale, is a fantastic achievement for Scanmatix and is a prime example of the levels of entrepreneurship that exists in the borough.”
“Revolutionary” Ballymena Hydrogen Project
Posted: 15 November 2021
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor William McCaughey, has welcomed the announcement of over half-a-million pounds of investment towards a new Hydrogen Training Academy, based in Ballymena from the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund.
Duneane Engineering announces 40 jobs
Posted: 2 November 2021
Duneane Engineering announces 40 new jobs in move to Ballymena with new welding and fabricating business. The decision to set up in Ballymena was made due to the area’s long-held reputation for being a leader in the highly skilled manufacturing and engineering industries.