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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

  • Lockdown Extended

    The current lockdown has been extended now until 5 March 2021.

    Updated:
    Friday, 22 January 2021 - 14:19
  • How Cyber Secure is your Business?

    Cyber crime costs the Northern Ireland economy millions of pounds annually.

    Updated:
    Wednesday, 13 January 2021 - 10:13
  • Six Weeks of Restrictions Announced

    The Executive agreed on 17 December 2020 to implement restrictions from 26 December 2020 for six weeks.

    Updated:
    Friday, 18 December 2020 - 08:57

Upcoming events

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Be the first to know about business events happening around the Ards and North Down area and funding opportunities currently available.