New Enniskillen Site Could Create 80-Plus Jobs

New business park set on a three-acre site in the former NI Water premises at Killyhevlin industrial estate in Enniskillen “has the potential to create more than 80 jobs”, its promoters believe.

Fermanagh Enterprise Ltd says the latest addition to its services for small businesses in the county will provide both office and industrial workspace.

Its chairman John O’Kane said: “This has been a significant investment which does involve risks in an uncertain economy.

“But we have developed a vacant site at Lackaghboy into a thriving busy business centre which enjoys virtually 100 per cent occupancy and is the headquarters of 40 businesses providing jobs for 160 people.

“It’s the vision of our board that we can similarly develop this property, transforming what was a vacant abandoned site to support business development and create jobs. It’s a challenging but exciting initiative and we are very optimistic of success, given that occupancy here hasalready reached 70 per cent.”

The site is already headquarters to 21 businesses, ranging from the innovative Birdseye Kite Photography to Graphic and Web Design, from the wholesale frozen foods supplied by Castle Foods Services to O’Neill Communications, which is set to supply a global market with vehicle monitoring solutions aimed at motor insurance providers.