Lunch and Learn Event in Mallusk Helps Local Businesses Navigate Recruitment and Retention of Employees

Mallusk Enterprise Park welcomed local entrepreneurs and managers to a Lunch and Learn event focused on helping local businesses learn how to navigate recruiting, developing and retaining employees.

Hosted in Mallusk Enterprise Hub the free event was made possible with sponsorship from Danske Bank.

Lunch & Learn events will return to Mallusk Enterprise Hub in January 2024.

For information on the business support mentoring and events available from the Newtownabbey business park visit


Lunch and Learn at Mallusk Enterprise Hub sponsored by Danske Bank photo from Effective HR without a Big Budget session to support local businessesPictured: Expert Speaker, HR Professional Lauren Glencross with Danske Bank Head of Small Business Banking Ryan Mawhinney and CEO of Mallusk Enterprise Park Emma Garrett.







About the Lunch and Learn series at Mallusk Enterprise Park sponsored by Danske Bank


The educational lunches aim to bring local entrepreneurs together to benefit from quick lessons and tips in managing threats to business as well as enablers for growth such as cyber security, fraud, sustainability and people.
The sessions delivered by experts from across Danske bank are part of the leadership team commitment to supporting Northern Ireland business owners and encouraging them to take proactive steps to reduce or alleviate risks and to understand the things that they can proactively put in place to improve their sustainability score.
Ryan Mawhinney, Head of small business banking at Danske Bank said:
“Small and emerging businesses are at the heart of the Northern Ireland economy. They provide a key role in innovation and the development of new ways of working. We in Danske Bank are proud to be able to support this sector in conjunction with Mallusk Enterprise Park in sponsoring a number of Lunch and learn events in the coming months, specifically looking at topics that will be beneficial to smaller businesses, with sustainability, fraud protection, accessing finance, HR and being the best place to work amongst the range of topics.”
The business events will be hosted in Mallusk Enterprise Park’s new enterprise hub space.


About Mallusk Enterprise Park



Established in 1992 Mallusk Enterprise Park is a local enterprise agency located in Newtownabbey. Operating as a social enterprise Mallusk Enterprise Park is committed to supporting individuals and businesses in the Newtownabbey area, throughout each and every stage of their entrepreneurial journey. Through various programmes, events, initiatives and available spaces, the experienced business advisory team at Mallusk Enterprise Park provide advice, guidance and resources to help entrepreneurs realise their business goals.

Mallusk Enterprise Park operates from a purpose built business park offering 50,000 square feet of workspace, office accommodation, meeting and conference spaces including private huddle rooms, co-working desks and a professional mailing address service to more than 60 local businesses and their 250+ employees.

CEO of Mallusk Enterprise Park, Emma Garrett is available for interview and for viewings of the workspaces available across Mallusk Enterprise Park and within Mallusk Enterprise Hub and  tenant businesses located within the business park.


About Mallusk Enterprise Hub


The Mallusk Enterprise Hub in Mallusk Enterprise Park business park comprises five individual huddle rooms/private 2-3 person meeting pods, a co-working area, a breakout space and a conference room, with state of the art equipment including a Donview interactive scree and  a meeting owl for hybrid events, which can accommodate up to 40 delegates.



Photo credits: Christine Watson, Watson & Co. Chartered Marketing