Case Studies

Nurturing growth and motivation for greater success

Nurturing growth and motivation for greater success

‘It’s all about the cow!’ explains Gareth Wilson.  Wilson Agri was the first importer of cow mattresses into Europe in 1994 and today they supply everything to ensure that the cow has a clean dry comfortable bed, with clean fresh water and air, with...

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Lighting up the future

Lighting up the future

Textile designer Olive Rankin established LoveOlli in 2012 with the simple desire to create inspiring and unique candles and accessories with a vintage twist.  Four years on, the business was experiencing relative success supplying 200...

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Seeing a dream come true in the community

Seeing a dream come true in the community

Established in 2012 in Coleraine, Hope and Gloria is a community enterprise vintage themed lifestyle store with a coffee shop selling fashion, furniture, homewares and accessories.   It is operated by Causeway Coast Vineyard with profits...

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Supplying blooming inspiration

Supplying blooming inspiration

For over 25 years, Garth Mahood has been “supplying inspiration” from his shop in Coleraine to thousands of professional and hobby florists all over the world.  Established in 1998, Floristry Warehouse is a UK and Ireland based worldwide suppliers of florist supplies,...

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Leading the artisan way

Leading the artisan way

Crusoes Coffee Shop is the creation of local artist Roger Robinson. With a love for good food and local produce,  Roger spent time travelling across Europe and to New Zealand to find the very best recipes for his coffee shop, which he...

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Just Jemima and the journal

Just Jemima and the journal

We all have madcap ideas from time to time, but how many of us take the time to write them down? Lorna Kyle did, scribbling a note in her journal about a business based around a mobile craft workshop for children’s parties. It was years later...

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Coucon has everything covered

Coucon has everything covered

It’s time for home and here you are flapping about on one leg like some frustrated Flamingo, desperately attempting to extricate yourself from a wet swim suit or trunks whilst the family next to you on the beach averts their eyes. It was just...

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Marianne’s faithful to the Fifties

Marianne’s faithful to the Fifties

Daisy Mae Boutique…where the past makes the perfect present “They deal with people in business day in, day out, but they made me feel like I was the only business that had walked through their door. They made me feel like I was special.” For Marianne Blaney, owner of...

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Babushka…much more than a daily grind

Babushka…much more than a daily grind

If Babushka was any closer to the sea, they’d need to supply customers with life jackets. Perched on the pier beside Portrush’s West Strand this tiny but increasingly influential kitchen café is at the forefront of a north coast food and drink...

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Community leadership, the cooperative way

Community leadership, the cooperative way

The North Coast hasn't had a brewery since the 1980s. That is until Lacada Brewery was set up in October 2015. But, this is a business with a difference - a craft beer co-operative brewery with origins in a love of beer and brewing, a love of...

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Designing a New Future

Designing a New Future

Allprint Design & Print is a well-established label printing company established in 2002 and has built up an enviable reputation over the last 10 years. The company owner Norman Malcolmson is proud of his commitment to providing a...

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The Gates are Open for Success!

The Gates are Open for Success!

Don't fence yourself in Damian Rodgers is an experienced metalworking engineer with expertise in railings, gates and maintenance of industrial equipment. Damian became unemployed in May 2014. He reviewed his situation and felt the best...

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Fishing for the future!

Fishing for the future!

Established in 1998 by William and Stephanie Holmes, Moorbrook Lodge Trout Fishery in Castlerock has gone from strength to strength over the last 16 years. And, with a Venture Causeway investment of £10,000 awarded to the fishery in 2013,...

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Businessman’s Agri Wi-Fi To Transform Farming

Businessman’s Agri Wi-Fi To Transform Farming

A TEMPLEPATRICK businessman has developed new technology for the agricultural industry which could also have major positive implications for the rest of the world. Dr Aaron McConnell, of IT solutions company Vynomic Ltd, has created...

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A bright future for The Arcadia!

A bright future for The Arcadia!

Once the place to be for dancing the night away, and then vacant for many years the iconic building that is The Arcadia in Portrush has enjoyed a new lease of life over the past five years, thanks to Tanya Gillen.  Having already launched a...

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Artificial is simply the Best!

Artificial is simply the Best!

The next time you source a hard-to-find item, think twice, as it might just reveal a gap in the market for a great business idea… That’s precisely what happened to Maurice Lucas in 2009, when he went hunting for a few artificial trees for his...

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Signs of Success

Signs of Success

Brothers, Connory and Damian McGill, fulfilled their career ambitions when they launched Sign-It Design in 1998 with the help of Causeway Enterprise Agency. With Damian working in London and Connory creating CAD (computer-aided design) drawings...

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Self-employment is Child’s Play for Danielle

Self-employment is Child’s Play for Danielle

Exploring Enterprise Helps Mumpreneur Realise her Dream of Starting up a Daycare Nursery in Articlave Lots of women will relate to the story of Danielle Tagg, mum of 2; who pressed pause on her career to have a family only to discover that...

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It’s Feet First into Self-employment for Beverley

It’s Feet First into Self-employment for Beverley

The Future is Bright for Coleraine Woman Exploring Enterprise Coleraine woman, Beverley Ward is one of many candidates from Coleraine who are reaping the benefits of a programme to help long-term unemployed people to get back into work and get...

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