About Us

Our focus is business success through economic growth in the Ards and North Down Borough.

Welcome to Ards and North Down Borough Council's Economic Development department.

Our focus is business success through economic growth in the Ards and North Down Borough. As a team we seek to support and encourage Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to achieve sustained growth.

To assist business development, we provide a comprehensive range of services including:

  • Confidential business advice
  • Dedicated market research/business intelligence
  • Networking opportunities
  • Funded business development programmes
  • Advice sessions
  • Links to other economic development agencies and programmes

Our Strategy

The Integrated Strategy for Tourism, Regeneration and Economic Development presents a coherent vision for the pursuit of prosperity in the Borough. It responds to the vision and outcomes of the Community Plan for the area and is to be used as the common point of reference for all those contributing to the growth of our economy, the welcoming of visitors and the improvement of our places, both urban and rural.

The strategy is built on an evidence base that identifies the key assets of the Borough, as well as economic and environmental challenges faced at local and regional level. While uncertainties continue in the wider political and economic context, this strategy presents a confident and ambitious plan for the future.

Read more about the strategy here

Susie McCullough Integrated Strategy Launch