Craigavon sets out its stall at Stormont

Some of Craigavon’s most successful companies travelled to Stormont to brief MLAs and key business stakeholders about the opportunities available and industries that are thriving in the Craigavon Borough.

The event was organised by Craigavon Borough Council as part of its ‘Craigavon Means Business’ initiative, which aims to profile the key agri-food, health and life sciences sectors in the Craigavon business community. Guests got to hear from Moy Park, from Almac Group, one of Northern Ireland’s most successful pharmaceutical development companies, and Andrew Morgan, Founder of Edenballycoggill Workshop.

Moy Park and Almac led a delegation of Craigavon businesses to Parliament Buildings, Stormont, today to brief MLAs and stakeholders on the positive contribution which the Craigavon business community is making to the NI economy. At the business showcasing event in the Long Gallery, which was organised by Craigavon Borough Council as part of its 'Craigavon Means Business' programme, are, l-r,  the Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker; Doug Cookson, VP Corporate Marketing, Almac; Olga Murtagh, Director of Development, Craigavon Borough Council and Brian Johnston, Factory Manager, Moy Park.

Moy Park and Almac led a delegation of Craigavon businesses to Parliament Buildings, Stormont, today to brief MLAs and stakeholders on the positive contribution which the Craigavon business community is making to the NI economy. At the business showcasing event in the Long Gallery, which was organised by Craigavon Borough Council as part of its 'Craigavon Means Business' programme, are, l-r, the Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker; Doug Cookson, VP Corporate Marketing, Almac; Olga Murtagh, Director of Development, Craigavon Borough Council and Brian Johnston, Factory Manager, Moy Park.

Councillor Colin McCusker, Mayor of Craigavon, said: “We have the highest percentage of agri-food and drink businesses per sq mile/ per capita of any other region in Northern Ireland, for example, and some of the largest employers in Northern Ireland are based in the borough.”

Craigavon Borough Council will be running the ‘Craigavon Means Business’ project until the end of March 2015. to get involved contact Louise Cushnahan, Regeneration and Economic Development Officer, on 028 3831 2572 or louise.cushnahan@craigavon.gov.uk