The catalyst for enterpreneurial growth

A local economic development company with community at its heart

LEDCOM is a business enterprise company which inspires business growth in the community by nurturing entrepreneurs and businesses at all stages of their journey.

Our Mission

Within LEDCOM, we focus on developing our local economy by nurturing start-ups and businesses in their journey to success and providing complete professional services for all in our community.

Meet the LEDCOM team

Meet our team of individuals who are committed to providing quality, professional services, tailored to your individual needs.

Ken Nelson

Chief Executive Officer
(Holder of the Queen’s Award for
Enterprise Promotion)

ken.nelson@ledcom.org Ext 216

David Gillespie

General Manager

david.gillespie@ledcom.org Ext 220

June Scullion

Finance Officer

june.scullion@ledcom.org Ext 214

Anne Taylor

Community Engagement Officer

anne.taylor@ledcom.org Ext 215

Catherine Henderson

Business and Marketing Executive

catherine.henderson@ledcom.org Ext 218

Dr. Michael van der Merwe

Business Operations Executive

mike.vdm@ledcom.org Ext 217

Nigel Taylor

Facilities Officer

nigel.taylor@ledcom.org Ext 219

Our Board of Directors

Arthur Henderson MBE

David McClean

Eleanor McCann

Hazel Bell OBE

Henry Fletcher

Jim Mcllroy

John Shannon

John Somerville

Maureen Stewart

Mervyn Watley

Prof Norman Apsley

Roy Beggs

Our History



LEDCOM was officially established.


Willowbank Business Park was officially opened.


LEDCOM celebrated thirty years of service.


LEDCOM opened the Work Cube in Ballyclare.

Social Impact

As one of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprises, LEDCOM is a centre of excellence for economic development and enterprise. The LEDCOM Charity Group includes LEDCOM, Business Led and Heritage Experience.

Their services focus around three core areas: start-up and growth, property and conferencing and community engagement. These services are designed to provide the highest level of support for all businesses whilst nurturing and developing the local community.

LEDCOM is recognised as a key player in terms of economic growth and employment in the region.