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Grow your business

It’s essential to get the right advice and support as your business develops and expands. We’re here to deliver the resources you need to grow your business.

The Economic Development team provides business support that’s built around the needs of local businesses. We take a tailored approach to business growth by sharing knowledge, providing opportunities to learn from others and developing the skills of local business owners and their staff.

Business Research

Business is good and you’re thinking of expanding. Unsure of the next steps? We’re here to help with advice, mentoring and research to help grow your bottom line.

Business Support Programmes

Funded opportunities can help your business grow through equipping you with new skills, increasing your business capabilities and more.

Find a location

Where is the best place to establish your growing business? And what are you getting into when you commit to a particular location?   

Business opportunities

Don't miss out on opportunities to improve your business, from employing apprentices to selling your products or services to public sector organisations.

Improve your workplace

Ensuring your own health and wellbeing, and that of your staff, has positive effects on health and productivity. In fact, it’s crucial to the success of your business.


Need advice on Planning matters or whether you require planning permission or advertising consent?

Rural Development

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Rural Development Section has the role of supporting businesses and the community in rural areas of our borough.

Expand and export

Exporting your business allows you to sell your goods and services around the world.