Specialised Business Growth Mentoring Support Helps CoCo Bleu Candle Company Set a Clear Vision for the Future


CoCo Bleu Candles founder Clare Getty praises the expert help she received from Business Adviser Louise Parkes of Mallusk Enterprise Park. Clare received specialist mentoring in marketing as part of the fully funded OPTIMAL business growth support programme.


She said:

“The OPTIMAL programme helped me to get organised and see a clear direction for my marketing campaign. My expert mentor Louise was fabulous for helping me have a clear vision of where my business needed to be.”


To learn more about the handcrafted candles and diffusers of local business CoCo Bleu Candles, visit cocobleucandles.com or follow them on social media:

  • Facebook.com/cocobleucandles
  • Instagram.com/cocobleucandles
  • Linkedin.com/company/coco-bleu-candles


About CoCo Bleu Candles:

CoCo Bleu are a luxury soy candle company located in the Antrim and Newtownabbey borough, near the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland.

All CoCo Bleu candles are hand poured in small batches in a studio in County Antrim which overlooks Belfast Lough.

Read more about founder Clare’s story on the CoCo Bleu website at: https://www.cocobleucandles.com/my-story


About Mallusk Enterprise Park:

Established in 1992 Mallusk Enterprise Park is 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.


About the OPTIMAL Business Growth Support Programme:

The OPTIMAL Programme is Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s principal business support and growth programme. It provides free, tailored business support in the form of workshops and specialist mentoring to support the development of a more prosperous economy within the Council area.

Mentoring is a proactive way to stop and take stock of your enterprise and think about what you’re doing.

Who can apply?

Small to medium sized businesses and social enterprises with a registered business address in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area.

This project is part-funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.


Latest Update: The OPTIMAL Programme is not currently open for new applications. To stay informed by email about business growth support programmes for entrepreneurs, businesses and social enterprises in the Newtownabbey area, join the Mallusk Enterprise Park mailing list > ‘Newsletter Sign Up’