Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Businesses

The World Health Organisation has declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Businesses should prepare their workplace. 

The help you need to succeed

Welcome to Ards and North Down Borough Council's Economic Development department.

So you’re thinking of starting a business or developing an existing one? Whatever you’re doing it’s vital to be well prepared and informed. This web site is your primary online business resource, with a comprehensive range of support, information and tailored tools to help you to navigate the steps to starting, managing and growing your own business.

  • Helping you to start: find out what it takes to make your business dream a reality with advice on key elements such as your business plan, location and funding.
  • Helping you to manage: advice on how to keep legally compliant, finance your business and develop your market
  • Helping you to grow: discover the help available to assist you in staff recruitment, managing your marketing, growing through acquisition and more.

Latest News

  • Plan for Jobs

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his ‘Plan for Jobs’ to Parliament on Wednesday 8 July 2020 to outline how the government will boost job creation in the UK. 

    Friday, 10 July 2020 - 16:01
  • COVID-19 Connecting Businesses Directory has Launched

    To support our local businesses, we want to use the AND Business website to match resources with emerging issues. If your business can offer support, or needs support, please register.

    Tuesday, 09 June 2020 - 12:34
  • Non-Essential Goods Retailers to Re-open

    The Economy Minister announced on 8 June that all non-essential goods retailers can re-open from 12 June 2020.

    Tuesday, 09 June 2020 - 12:35

Upcoming events

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