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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

  • Minister Announces Economic Recovery Action Plan

    Economy Minister, Diane Dodds, has today launched the Economic Recovery Action Plan which sets out a road map to rebuilding the economy from the impact of the pandemic.

    Thursday, 25 February 2021 - 14:11
  • Developing The Digital Assistance Scheme

    DAERA is seeking agri-food businesses to assist them with designing and developing the systems involved with the Digital Assistance Scheme. 

    Thursday, 25 February 2021 - 11:02
  • Internet of Things Programme

    The Internet of Things (IoT) solutions will provide dramatic improvements in everything we do – from agriculture and manufacturing to leisure and healthcare. The revolution is starting now, and we want Ards and North Down to be at its centre.

    Wednesday, 17 February 2021 - 14:28

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