Carrickfergus Borough Council - Business

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A Buoyant Economy

BoatsCarrickfergus is a prime location in which to invest and develop your business. It is strategically situated within the greater Belfast area, Northern Ireland’s key economic hub, and provides access to key gateways by air (Belfast International and George Best City airports) and by sea (Port of Belfast and Port of Larne) all of which are within 30 minutes drive. It is also served by a well developed motorway and rail infrastructure.

The Borough has three large industrial zones, comprising:

  • Carrickfergus Industrial Centre
  • Kilroot Industrial Park
  • Trooperslane Industrial Estate

Collectively, they offer over 400 acres of zoned land, with large and small units. As a result of such factors, Carrickfergus is currently the preferred location for a range of blue chip companies from across the Die Casting, Distribution, Electronics, Energy and Mineral production sectors.

In partnership with NI Business Info the Council is now offers businesses the opporunity to apply online for a range of licences and approvals, further details can be found in the Online Services page