Starting a Business in Belfast? Want to know if there are Business Grants or Business Loans available for your business? Need a dedicated Business Advisor to help guide you through starting up or growing your business?

East Belfast Enterprise is the Local Enterprise Agency for East Belfast and the starting point for anyone wishing to start a business or improve and grow their current business. The mission of EBE is to “To inspire and nurture entrepreneurs to make a positive difference in East Belfast”. We do this by providing Office Accommodation Premises in our City East Building designed with small businesses in mind, Workshop Premises at our Albertbridge Road location on the edge of Belfast City and by delivering cutting edge, innovative and “best in the field” Business Start-Up Training, Business Growth Advice and Business Assistance from our specialised Business Advisors.

Office & Industrial Units

EBE offers two sites for workspace at the Albertbridge Road (close to the Connswater Shopping Centre) and at CityEast Business Centre (close to the M2 & M3 and City Centre)

Foundry Hot Desking

The Foundry is much more than just a desk and internet access, it’s an energising environment that fosters collaboration in a shared and supportive space.  It is located on the ground floor of City East.

Business Advice & Training

Got a business idea?  Whether it’s big or small our business advisors are here to help you!  We’ll help you develop your business plan that will lead your business forward!

The Latest News

If you would like to share your story about human kindness, how you have coped in 2020, if you know a teacher who has...

Posted by East Belfast Enterprise & The Foundry on Thursday, 26 November 2020

Work well underway for EMINENT - supporting female migrants to launch and develop their business. Check out for more information!

Posted by East Belfast Enterprise & The Foundry on Thursday, 26 November 2020


As a conference facility City East has it all.  We are fully Flexible and can cater to everyone’s individual needs.


  • Used the hot desk service for a month and couldn't have asked for more. Incredibly affordable overall, reliable wi-fi, comfortable workspace, friendly co-workers, and a helpful reception/management team. Don't be put off by the location. It's not in the city centre but it's an 8-15 minute walk from most central places (or a 3-5 minute bus).
    Ross Brown
  • I booked space at City East today to deliver a leadership course and Kerri-Anne could not have been more helpful. Great central well-resourced venue. Thank you.
    Alison McCaw
  • Delighted to be a Foundry member for at least the next 3 months. Look forward to seeing you there!
    Rosemary Morrison
  • A big shout out to ‘The Foundry’ and to Patrick and Robbie in particular. I recently launched a new venture and was in need of a first-class venue. I needed somewhere that was central, clean and not too expensive (if you have ever launched a new business venture -you will certainly appreciate that last one). I approached my local Enterprise Centre and was pointed in the direction of ‘The Foundry’ for those who don’t know the Foundry is one of N Ireland’s foremost shared office facilities, including some pretty super meeting rooms. However, it was the vibe that I encountered at the Foundry that most blew me away. Right from minute one, I was made to feel right at home. I met with Patrick (Marketing) and he helped me to outline my plans, we secured a suitable date and then the Foundry set about marketing my new venture to their more than significant contacts list. Last Friday came the day of the event. A small meeting room was full to brim thanks in no small way to the heart and commitment shown by the team members. My event went well and the next thing that I must do is get back in touch to discuss another event in the very near future.
    Philip Wilson

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