Who We Are

BIG is a strategic body, lobbying group, builder of relationships and consultation forum in Ballybeen.

BIG is an active amalgam of statutory, voluntary, community and church organisations from the locality and has been active since 2002.

BIG’s membership includes representatives from: Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, PSNI, Brooklands Primary School, Dundonald High School, Brooklands Youth Centre, NIHE, Health Trust, Dundonald Methodist Church, Christ Church, St Mary’s Church, Ballybeen Women’s Centre, Ballybeen Action Group Initiative Trust, Ballybeen Men’s Health and Motivation Group, Dungoyne FC, Dundonald FC and Salvation Army. Its Board of Directors is currently drawn from local churches, Ballybeen Women’s Centre, BAGIT, BMMG, Dundonald FC and Dungoyne FC.




Tanya Hughes

Mrs Tanya Hughes
Director of Ballybeen Womens Centre and Director of BIG

Richard McIlhatton

Rev Richard McIlhatton 
Minister at Christ Church Dundonald, Director of BIG


Neil Shields
Dundonald Football Club, Director of BIG

Rev Stephen Sheerin
Minister of Dundonald Methodist Church, Director of BIG

Davy Livingstone
Secretary Dungoyne Football Club, Chairperson of BIG

JIm Cheshire

Minister @ St Marys Church- Director of BIG






Craig Mullan

Member of Ballybeen Action Group Initiative Trust- Director of BIG