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

  • Cyber Health Check

    The Northern Ireland Cyber Security Centre is working in collaboration with the local councils across Northern Ireland to provide help and guidance that will enable businesses across Northern Ireland to be safer,  better protected and more resilient against cyber-attacks.

    Updated:
    Tuesday, 11 August 2020 - 16:35
  • Rural Micro Business Growth Scheme

    Rural Affairs Minster Edwin Poots MLA has launched a £1.7 million stimulus fund to help rural and micro businesses expand, innovate and sustain rural communities.

    Updated:
    Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - 15:18
  • Stay Local, Eat Local AND Shop Safe

    Ards and North Down Borough Council in collaboration with the town chambers of commerce for Bangor, Comber, Donaghadee, Holywood and Newtownards has launched their new Support Local campaign.

    Updated:
    Wednesday, 29 July 2020 - 16:57

Upcoming events

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