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Entrepreneurs and businesses encouraged to ‘Go Succeed’

A major new Enterprise Support Service - ‘Go Succeed’ – was officially revealed on 13 November at Belfast City Hall…

Promising to support entrepreneurs, new starts, and existing businesses across Northern Ireland, the new service offers flexible and easily accessible advice and support at every stage of their growth journey.  

Go Succeed will provide a holistic approach to government support services with a greater focus on providing a tailored service to suit individual needs, in a bid to foster enterprise across the region. Led by Northern Ireland’s 11 local Councils, it will provide entrepreneurs and businesses with the direct support they need including mentoring, masterclasses, peer networks, access to grant funding and a business plan. 

Funded by the UK Government and powered by the government’s Levelling Up Fund, Go Succeed represents a significant investment in local entrepreneurs and businesses.  

Speaking on behalf of Ards and North Down Borough Council Clare McGill, Head of Economic Development said: 'We are excited to work with Entrepreneurs across Ards and North Down through this new, integrated and flexible service.  New and existing business owners will be encouraged and supported to test and implement their business ideas, to bring new and improved products and services to market, and to create new and sustainable jobs.  We encourage entrepreneurs across all sectors to realise their full business potential.’

The new service has been informed by research undertaken by a range of expertise in the field of enterprise development who provided solutions on the types of interventions that might be required to ‘move the dial’ for the Northern Ireland local economy relating to levels of business start-ups, productivity, access to innovation and levels of export. These recommendations provide the foundation for the new service – Go Succeed. 

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Pictured at the launch event: Karine McGuckin, Economic Development Manager, Ards and North Down Borough Council, Councillor Hannah Irwin, Deputy Mayor of Ards and North Down, Clare McGill, Head of Economic Development, Ards and North Down Borough Council