Business announces £1.7 million investment with support from Mid & East Antrim Council

Pictured is Laura McCourt (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council), Russell Crawford (Big Wet Fish Limited) , Stephen Kinkaid (Big Wet Fish Limited), Mayor Maureen Morrow, Keli Baghaus (Carrick Enterprise Agency) and Sammy Wilson (MP for East Antrim)

MID and East Antrim Borough Council are delighted to celebrate the success of Big Wet Fish Ltd (BWF) at the official opening of their new premises in Carrickfergus.

The business has announced a £1.7 million investment with the support of Council’s business growth strategy, Amplify.

Over the last three years, BWF Ltd have doubled their turnover year on year through local and export markets, and employ 15 people.

The business, established in 2002, has committed to investing £1.7 million over the next five years.

This includes investment into their new premises, the addition of a new co-working space – ‘The Fish Tank’; and a new data centre which is to set to create a further five high tech jobs.

At the official opening, Mayor Councillor Maureen Morrow said: “Amplify was created to boost the economy across the Borough and I am delighted to see local businesses such as Big Wet Fish Ltd succeeding.

“BWF has worked closely with Council over the last six years; and I am delighted at the impact that the continual engagement with ourselves, and stakeholders including Invest Northern Ireland and Carrickfergus Enterprise Agency has had on this business.

“This is testament to Council’s ambition of creating an integrated approach to supporting our businesses to grow.”

Managing Director of BWF Ltd Stephen Kinkaid said: “I am delighted at the successes we have achieved to date, and look forward to many more at our new premises at the De Courcy centre.

“I am very passionate about the Borough and Carrickfergus; the Fish Tank gives me the opportunity to facilitate a co-working space to up and coming businesses.

“We pride ourselves in providing dedicated cloud and web hosting solutions with local customer support and I would like to thank our customers and stakeholders. I look forward to working with them for years to come.”

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