Ready to do business?

Our free business health check will give you a clear picture of the relative strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and areas for improvement within your business.

    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.

    Upcoming events

    There aren't currently any events planned.

    Sign Up Now

    Join our local business network and meet like minded business people who are striving to grow their business.

    • Meet other Businesses
    • Funding Opportunities
    • Business Help
    • Business Mentorship