About Us



Work West Enterprise Agency, established in 1989 aims to be a commercially viable organisation which seeks to improve the economic and social profile of West Belfast by motivating and enabling enterprising people to establish and expand job creating businesses.

Furthermore Work West is now recognised as a market leader in the provision of support for those operating within the social economy and has delivered a range of social economy support programmes to groups and individual social entrepreneurs across the Eastern Region for the past 20 years.

A Company Limited by Guarantee (NI18257), with charitable status (XR79622) Work West is managed and controlled by a  with a wide skill base:

Board of Directors

Kevin Delaney, Company Secretary, Law Society
Paul Mulholland, Partner, Harbinson & Mulholland Accountants.
John McMullan, Chief Executive, Bryson Charitable Group
Alexander McRitchie: Retired (former Bombardier)
Majella McCloskey,Centre for Effective Services


Staff Team

Work West are committed to local business support and development and as such employs skilled staff to engage in the development of small businesses and social enterprises

Claire Ferris, Agency Manager

Andrea Hanna, Finance and Property Manager

Emma Garrett, Business Adviser

Majella Barkley, Business Adviser

Helen Lunny, Programme Manager

Sandra Young, Business Adviser

Meike White, Business Adviser

Mary Smith, Administrator

Paul McCooey, Maintenance Officer

Partnership Working

Work West are involved in a number of local networks including Board membership of the following:

West Belfast Partnership Board
Employment Services Board
Lisburn: Castlereagh: Belfast Rural Development Programme Local Action Group
Upper Springfield Development Trust
Footprints Women’s Centre Ltd
Work West are also represented on all 5 local Neighbourhood Partnerships in West Belfast, namely; Colin, Upper Springfield/Whiterock, Lenadoon, Andersonstown and Greater Falls.

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