We are proud to work with a wide variety of businesses across Northern Ireland. Take a look what some of our clients say about our services! Just click on a section below to find out about that service area:

Latest Testimonials

Claire Cullen – The Adventures Of Fitzy Foo

Claire Cullen, Adventures of Fitzy Foo - The Ortus Group

“Ortus has given me the support and confidence to bring my dream as a children’s author into a reality. Their mentoring and business knowledge has helped my entrepreneurial ideas become a real business venture.In particular, the guidance, underpinning knowledge and network contacts in brand awareness and marketing has given me the courage to continue to go from strength to strength in the Adventures of Fitzy Foo brand.

I would highly recommend Ortus and the Exploring Enterprise course for their overarching help in taking my dream and helping create a viable and growing business.”

Claire Cullen
The Adventures Of Fitzy Foo

David Kelly – Regional Start Initiative

“The plans, guidance and help I have received from the Regional Start Initiative have been far more than I could have hoped for. This Experience has helped me greatly and given me the tools and motivation to take the first step in successfully running my own business. I am delighted.”

David Kelly

Seamus Corrigan – Enviro Care

“I met Margaret a few months ago to discuss constructing a business plan for Enviro Care which is an outdoor and indoor maintenance business. I found Margaret very quick in understanding the key issues facing our business. Our initial meeting lasted a few hours. We discussed the current activities of the business and the areas that we wanted to develop into. Margaret quickly understood the finances of the business and built a realistic and achievable financial and non financial plan. Within a few days of our initial meeting Margaret forwarded me a draft plan & financial projections that only need minor adjustments. The plan was an integral document in the business successfully wining vital funding.”

Seamus Corrigan
Enviro Care

Carol Edwards – Exploring Enterprise 2016

“I benefited lots from the course and only wish I’d signed up for it sooner.  Taking part boosted my confidence in my business idea and I am determined to make a go of it.  The course gave me access to IT and marketing experts who I would never have met otherwise.  I’d also always been nervous about the financial aspects of starting a business and dealing with tax and other legal responsibilities.  Now I understand that it is all manageable.  As well as the superb, friendly staff at Ortus who gave us every support they could it was also great to have networking opportunities with other participants and with key entrepreneurs in Belfast.”

Carol Edwards
Exploring Enterprise Autumn 2016

Sean Brown – Going Sono

“Thank you so much for everything you’ve put into my business plan – I can hardly express how delighted I am with the document! It’s outstanding in itself but is also a springboard to me taking much bigger, focused strides towards my career aspirations with Going Sono. I couldn’t have managed a business plan of such quality and so quickly without the help of Ortus.”

Brónach McGuinness – Mantelpiece

Mantlepiece Cards Collage - The Ortus Group

““I approached Invest NI looking for advice copyrighting my images. They then told me about a free service where I would get advice on writing a business plan. They put me in touch with Ortus who helped me through the process. Margaret from Ortus was very thorough in helping me with my business plan. She persisted in getting as accurate information as possible in order to provide me with a comprehensive business plan. Most useful to me was the financial forecast which was presented in a way I can both use and edit as required.

Brónach McGuinness

Michael Culbert – Coiste na nIarchimí

“Coiste Political Tours are delighted with the services and continued support which we have received from Stephanie and the rest of the team at the West Belfast Social Enterprise Hub.  From day one nothing was a problem.  In fact we have been receiving calls from them offering further and incredibly valuable support – particularly concerning issues around social media and advertising, where we were very lacking. This can only be a major plus in our efforts to increase the visitor footfall to West Belfast and Shankill areas.

So I am very glad to publicly declare that we in Coiste are very thankful to our local enterprise hub, its staff and all that they offer. Maith sibhse.”

Michael Culbert
Coiste na nIarchimí

Miguel A. González – Breochloch

Miguel from Breochloch - Social Enterprise - The Ortus Group

“In 2015 we began our business adventure with West Belfast Social Enterprise. During this time, and thanks to a dedicated team, we have received training, ideas, a space to work, contacts and most importantly friendship. It has been a year of hard work and without the helping hand of Stephanie, Nicole and Catherine would not have been possible.”

Miguel A. González

Barry Macaulay- RNIB NI

The Dark Experience RNIB

“The assistance Stephanie at the West Belfast Social Enterprise Hub gave us was invaluable. Her vast experience in the social enterprise sector allowed us to easily work through the set-up of this new enterprise. Any organisation based on teamwork – whether it’s in the public, private or voluntary sector – can benefit from The Dark Experience. Organisations working with the sight loss community will deepen their understanding of the people who use their services, and generally, this experiential workshop will help any group of people working together, especially in difficult circumstances when good communication is even more important.”

Barry Macaulay


“We have been at Westlink for a number of years and in that time have seen the business grow steadily each year. We have found the proximity to Belfast City Centre has been a major factor in this. The close connection to major road
networks, rail and bus services have made it extremely suitable for potential clients and onsite free parking has proved invaluable. There is always a quick response to any problems that may arise from the onsite staff and management and the day to day running of the buildings and units has been second to none. We would recommend the Westlink Enterprise Centre to any small business.”

BLK Box Fitness

“We relocated to our business to the Twin Spires Complex in 2013 due to the larger premises and short distance to the motorway. We are currently working with Ortus Business Services on our growth and exporting strategies. Their expertise and guidance has been invaluable in terms of identifying new markets, suppliers and sales leads.”
BLK Box Fitness

Doughzy Donuts

“We opened our business in 2013 and located it within the Twin Spires Complex. From the beginning we have found the help provided by Ortus invaluable and the regular offers of assistance on many levels are highly beneficial to our business.
I have absolutely no doubt that our business would be less developed were it not for the team at Ortus and would highly recommend them to anyone.”
Doughzy Donuts

Oscar Wooley – Suki Tea

Oscar Woolley, Suki Tea - The Ortus Group
“We moved to the Twin Spires Complex due to the proximity to the city and the motorway and we didn’t realise Ortus would be helping us out so much.
Asides marketing support and an excellent tenant service, their business services team suggested that we go through the Lean Manufacturing Programme to stimulate growth. The mentoring support we received heavily assisted in our development of a new product which we now sell internationally on-line.”
Oscar Wooley
Suki Tea

Gail Smith – Schrader Electronics

Sensata Logo - Schrader Electronics
“As a global organisation, and in support of our business needs, Schrader Electronics have utilised the services of Flex Language Services on numerous occasions.
We have availed of various services including; document translation, interpreter provision, language and culture workshops and one to one language tuition for our employees. These services have spanned; French, German, Japanese and Mandarin. Flex Language Services have been a great support to our business providing timely language solutions.”
Gail Smith
Schrader Electronics

Rosie McLaughlin – McLaughlin and Co. Solicitors

We have used Flex‘s services for several years for interpreting and translation of documents for many different languages. The documents translated are very varied and range from medical reports to court orders, marriage certificates among others and again in many
different languages.
Flex have always provided us with an excellent and efficient service. The staff are always very accommodating, very friendly and professional and will do their utmost to ensure we have the interpreting facilities required – sometimes at very short notice.
They are on hand to provide advice if necessary and in relation to translation once instructed provide the information required very competently and quickly.
It is always a pleasure to contact and speak to any member of Flex and we are very happy with the services provided.
Rosie McLaughlin
McLaughlin and Co. Solicitors

John Emerson – St. Marks Church of Ireland

“The Fire Safety course was very helpful. It made me aware of the steps to be taken in the event of fire and I will certainly now make myself aware of the position and type of fire extinguisher in the building. Would recommend to others”
John Emerson
St. Marks Church of Ireland

Gerry Anderson – St. Michaels Church

“Today has made me aware of the importance of checking what fire extinguisher is in the appropriate area and taking the time to operate them. The Fire Safety course was enjoyable, concise but highly informative and provided excellent presentations. I would recommend that all employees do this course”
Gerry Anderson
St. Michaels Church

Gary Robinson – St. Vincent de Paul

“The  Fire Safety Training School  was very helpful in identifying fire hazards present and what to do in the event of fire. I would recommend the course to all of my colleagues”
Gary Robinson
St. Vincent de Paul

Neil Fowler – NI Hospice

“Fire Risk NI not only ensured that I was legally compliant, they have also given me peace of mind that the shops, employees and visitors are in safe hands”
Neil Fowler
NI Hospice

David Martin – Com-Net Corporate Consultants

“I engaged companyregistry.eu to carry out work on behalf of a client and was very impressed with the speed and quality of the service we received, at a very competitive price. I will have no hesitation in contacting them again for any future matters concerning our clients in Northern Ireland or the UK.”
David Martin
Com-Net Corporate Consultants

Carol Woods – Dungannon Enterprise Centre

“We have just incorporated our first company using companyregistry.eu and found it a very simple process. The staff are willing to go the extra mile to make sure our client was satisfied. We are looking forward to working with them in the future and would definitely recommend them.”
Carol Woods
Dungannon Enterprise Centre

Martin Gilchrist – Gilchrist & Co Chartered Accountants

“companyregistry.eu represents the best option available for forming companies in Northern Ireland. The speed, cost and quality of the service cannot be matched and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Martin Gilchrist
Gilchrist & Co Chartered Accountants

Henry Johnson – Dantes Catering

Henry Johnston Dantes Catering - The Ortus Group
“Dantes had historically been involved in retail, though recently re-positioned itself as a corporate catering company. We identified that we needed a new centrally located production facility, with good connections to the arterial roads. The move to Twin Spires has been very successful for us. The location is very central and we have been able to reduce our production costs”
Henry Johnson
Dantes Catering

Helen Davis – Diamond Tanning

Diamond Beauty and Tanning - The Ortus Group
“The team at Ortus were a great help in structuring our business idea of starting Diamond Beauty and Tanning. The business plan has been invaluable to us as we start out. We have used it to approach the bank and justify our business but also to keep us on the right track in terms of where we want to be. Ortus were encouraging and helpful not only with the plan but in advising us on local “suppliers and ways we could further the business”
Helen Davis
Diamond Tanning

Peter Callan – The Fat Truck

Peter Callan and The Fat Truck Belfast - The Ortus Group
“I’m passionate about food and wanted to bring the American street food dining experience to Northern Ireland focussing on high quality local produce and exciting flavours. The Go for It programme and my business advisor at Ortus helped me to develop my idea, put my thoughts in actions and now I’ve achieved my dream of running my own kitchen in my own way.”
Peter Callan
The Fat Truck

Fiona Diamond – The Milk Whisker

Fiona Diamond The Milk Whisker, Exploring Enterprise - The Ortus Group

“I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to become a children’s author. I wanted to start my business but wasn’t sure how. That’s when I saw the two week course advertised with Ortus and I couldn’t believe my luck. It was free and gave me the opportunity to gain valuable education in business related subjects as well as be around like-minded people who had creative ideas of their own”

Fiona Diamond
The Milk Whisker

Dr. Haniah Abdullah – Exploring Enterprise 2015

“By joining the Exploring Enterprise programme I learnt a lot more about how to set up a business in term of having a unique idea, build a business strategy and financial planning. Moreover I have also explored different ways to market and advertise my product and what character that I need to have as a business woman.”
Dr. Haniah Abdullah
Exploring Enterprise Winter 2015

Grainne Maher – Millinery

Grainne Maher Millinery - The Ortus Group

“Ortus provided me with the support and assistance I needed to develop my creative business from a small craft industry to a fully-fledged set of accessory brands which are now sold across Europe and into the US and Australia. Their guidance to implement best business practice and advice on export has been invaluable”

Grainne Maher

Edith Moorhead, Cooneen Watts and Stone – Fire Safety Training School

“Noel Rooney from Fire Risk NI conducted a thorough Fire Risk Assessment in a pleasant and efficient manner, highlighting pragmatic suggestions for continual improvements to minimise fire risk”

Edith Moorhead
Cooneen Watts and Stone

Clare McCloskey, St. Malachys – Fire Risk Assessment Service

Thanks you for all of your help and advice, when you see things through eyes of a business so professional as Fire Risk NI you can grasp the silly mistakes and oversights that are being made. I would highly recommend your services to anyone. Thanks again from everyone at St Malachys.

Clare McCloskey
St. Malachys




Fire Risk NI Testimonials