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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

  • Winter Economy Plan

    The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has outlined the Winter Economy Plan which includes a new Job Support Scheme and flexibility for businesses paying back loans.

    Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 16:35
  • Re-Opening of Wet Pubs

    From today, 23 September, wet pubs are permitted to re-open to the public provided they follow new regulations put in place to support their safe operation.

    Thursday, 24 September 2020 - 10:04
  • Apprenticeship Recovery Package

    The Department for the Economy has announced an apprenticeship recovery package, to support employers and apprentices in the economic recovery from COVID-19.

    Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - 11:44

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