Our mission is to be recognised as a centre of excellence providing an effective local focus for business support acting as a catalyst for local economic development.
As one of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprises LEDCOM is a “one-stop-shop” for economic development and enterprise. LEDCOM Charity group which includes LEDCOM, Chain HR, Business Led and Heritage Experience provides a wide range of services including managed workspace, business incubation/innovation support, business skills training, business and economic development consultancy, community economic development, information and advice , international business match making/trade missions, social enterprise development, and local partnership management/administration services.
LEDCOM has a history of programme management and /administration of local economic development for Local Councils, and encouraging the setting up of new indigenous businesses and social enterprises. In addition LEDCOM has managed key programmes for Invest NI and DSD and is recognised as a key player in terms of economic growth and employment in the region.
Through CHAIN HR and Business Led NI LEDCOM’s two subsidiary companies bespoke HR services , training , consultancy , and recruitment and temping services are offered to the private, public ,community and voluntary sectors across Northern Ireland
In 2013 LEDCOM won the Promoting Entrepreneurial Spirit award at the Enterprise NI Business Awards event In 2011 LEDCOM was awarded the Northern Ireland Supporting Economic Growth Award by Business in the Community, recognising its contribution to the social economy in NI.
Also in 2011 The Chief Executive Officer of LEDCOM Ken Nelson was awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise in recognition of his and LEDCOM’s work within enterprise development and Audrey Murray the Business Development Manager was awarded the MBE for services to the social economy.
Willowbank Business Centre is also an accredited Chartered Management Institute (CMI) centre, for the management and delivery of CMI programmes alongside our business centre IT training suite.
Within the Willowbank Business Centre LEDCOM offers a state of the art conference facility. This multi room facility can cater for up to 300 people and offers the latest technology and comfort to the client.
LEDCOM is fully accredited under ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Investors in People gold standard and Customer Service Excellence .
LEDCOM staff seeks to provide a quality, professional service tailored to customers’ requirements and aim to give complete customer satisfaction across all LEDCOM services.
As a social enterprise LEDCOM is committed to making the difference to its community, LEDCOM does offer a commercial service and all profits are reinvested by LEDCOM into economic and community development in Larne.
In addition our voluntary directors and staff give an average of 140 days each year to help economic and community development locally and regionally
There are nine core LEDCOM business activities and , although they are all different, they also all interact with each other.
These activities have been developed since 1985 and in each of the nine areas LEDCOM has achieved excellent customer feedback and is seen as one of the leading organisations in the sector.
Full detail on each of these services is outlined within this document.
Local Economic Development Company