About Us

SCCUL Enterprises CLG who manage The SCCUL Enterprise Centre, Ballybane is a registered charity set up by but independent to St. Columba’s Credit Union, Galway in 2000. As a not for profit, social enterprise, SCCUL aims to champion societal change by promoting community, enterprise, wellbeing and social inclusion. Since its establishment, SCCUL has initiated and developed many projects in pursuit of its mission.


Currently this is achieved through a number of successful initiatives operating from the West of Ireland;

  1. SCCUL Enterprise Centre,

  2. bizmentors®

  3. Bizmentors International

  4. SCCUL Sanctuary,

  5. Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre

Our Vision

To alleviate poverty and disadvantage by empowering positive well-being and growth.

Our Mission

To facilitate individual, community and economic growth in a sustainable manner through socio-economic development and the provision of supports and infrastructure.

Leadership Team


TJ Forde

Chief Executive

TJ is a MSc in Business graduate with a proven track record in project and facility management. Having started with SCCUL in 2016 TJ has been involved in several aspects of the organisation which included projects for both social and entrepreneurial initiatives. Within his role as Enterprise Centre and BCNC manager TJ has managed teams which strive to support and foster growth in the local enterprise eco system and the local community alike.