Ian Newell Boat Building & Repair Ltd is a well-established business which operates from the harbour in Kilkeel. The business undertakes a range of steel fabrication and engineering work within the fishing industry.
The Fisheries Local Action Group approved Ian Newell Boat Building & Repair’s application and awarded grant assistance towards a high definition plasma cutting machine. The equipment provides the business the opportunity to undertake a wide range of jobs with greater turnaround time. This includes the making and repair scallop fishing equipment. Previously local fishermen had the inconvenience and cost of sending the equipment to England for repairs, but with a high quality service available in Kilkeel, the business has continued to thrive.