Some answers to the most frequently asked questions about our services
Our business research facility will delivers invaluable support to individual businesses throughout the borough, compiling detailed market research, competitor analysis, funding sources and legal pro formas about their service area. Find out how business research can help you here.
The new Growth Achievement Programme (GAP) Programme offers a tailored support programme for post start-up businesses through mentoring and workshops. The aim is to encourage job creation within businesses with high growth potential. Find out more here.
My business is established, however, I could benefit from advice and guidance. Is there any help available?
There are a variety of funded programmes that can help with business growth along with one-to-one advice and mentoring sessions. To better understand your needs contact Paula Ault, Business Development Executive on email@example.com
I could benefit from specialist training in bookkeeping or marketing. Can you recommend a company or course?
We can help with one-to-one advice or arrange bespoke mentoring. Alternatively, our variety of funded support programmes can offer training modules including marketing, business planning, sales, digital success, book keeping, finance and more. Find out what is currently scheduled here or join our mailing list to keep up-to-date on future workshops and training.
Whether you are interested in franchising your own business or purchasing a franchise email Paula Ault, Business Development Executive on firstname.lastname@example.org
In Ards and North Down there are various organisation’s that can offer sound advice starting a business or developing your business idea including; local enterprise agencies, chambers of trade and training providers. Find out more here.
Our Business Opportunities section has a wealth of information on how to apply for council and government tender opportunities.