Web hosting company Big Wet Fish opens its new Carrickfergus base

Laura McCourt (Mid and East Antrim Borough Council), Russel Crawford (Big Wet Fish Limited), Stephen Kinkaid (Big Wet Fish Limited), Mayor Maureen Morrow, Keli Baghaus (Carrick Enterprise Agency) and Sammy Wilson (MP for East Antrim)

CLOUD and web hosting company Big Wet Fish (BWF) has officially opened its new Carrickfergus offices.

Set up in 2002, the company has announced a £1.7 million investment programme over the next five years to include its new premises; the addition of a new co-working space – ‘The Fish Tank'; and a new data centre, which is to set to create a further five tech jobs.

The company has been backed by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council's Amplify growth programme.

Mayor Maureen Morrow said: “Amplify was created to boost the economy across the borough and I am delighted to see local businesses such as Big Wet Fish Ltd succeeding.

“BWF has worked closely with council over the last six years; and I am delighted at the impact that the continual engagement with ourselves, and stakeholders including Invest Northern Ireland and Carrickfergus Enterprise Agency has had on this business.

“This is testament to council's ambition of creating an integrated approach to supporting our businesses to grow.”

BWF managing director Stephen Kinkaid said: “I am delighted at the successes we have achieved to date, and look forward to many more at our new premises at the De Courcy centre.

“I am very passionate about the borough and Carrickfergus; the Fish Tank gives me the opportunity to facilitate a co-working space to up and coming businesses.

“We pride ourselves in providing dedicated cloud and web hosting solutions with local customer support and I would like to thank our customers and stakeholders. I look forward to working with them for years to come.”

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