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Venture Causeway is a new initiative created by Causeway Enterprise Agency in partnership with 10 Business Champions from Coleraine and supported by University of Ulster, Coleraine campus and Coleraine Borough Council.

The competition has been developed to:

  • Inspire, encourage and support entrepreneurship in Coleraine
  • To grow the local economy and create employment opportunities within the borough of Coleraine
  • All applicants businesses must be located in the Borough of Coleraine
  • If the business is not yet started, the applicant must set their business up within the Borough of Coleraine.

The competition is open to both existing and new businesses including those not yet started but who have a clear business idea and well thought out strategy.

Enter the competition now – Entry is now closed

The Current Entry window to the Venture Causeway Competition is now closed.

The Champions have offered investment and mentoring support to 21 businesses which is now in progress.

To view details on successful applicants check out our news page after November 2014 for updates and case studies.


Meet the Champions

Norman Lynas: Chairman and founder of Lynas Food Service, Coleraine

Karen Yates: Owns Zing Design and Print together with her husband Russell Yates.

Dr Mark McKinney: Founder and Owner of ATG Group Coleraine

John Armstrong: Founder and MD of Armstrong Medical Ltd

Darren Gardiner: Founder and Owner LSFX Productions (Light and Sound FX) and co-founder and owner of Ground Espresso Bars together with his wife Karen Gardiner

Jack Cassidy: Founder and Owner of JKC BMW Colerane

Kenny Bradley: Founder and Owner of Kenny’s Spar and Kenny’s Home Delivery Wine

Colin Mairs: Founder and Owner of Blairs Caravans Portursh and Blairs Gas Supplies

Dr Norry McBride: “Director of Academic Enterprise, Ulster Business School, University of UIster” and  “Non-Executive Director of Innovation Ulster Ltd”

Jayne Taggart: Chief Executive, Causeway Enterprise Agency. Venture Causeway Programme Manager and Mentor.

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