Training and development

Are you a recent business start up or a Go For It Programme beginner? Then kick-start your business journey with a range of training, workshops, mentoring and support services. 

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

Each business will receive;

  • Up to 10 hours mentoring on a one-one basis
  • Access to 5 workshops to improve knowledge of key business areas
  • Help developing a three-year action plan
  • Signposting to other funded support and programmes

Are you eligible?

Is your business;

  • Located in the Ards and North Down Borough area.
  • Post start-up entrepreneurs that have established their business within the last three years of trading and can demonstrate that the business is scalable and has growth potential.

or

  • Newly created having progressed through the Northern Ireland Business Start Up Programme ‘Go For It’ and can demonstrate that the business is scalable and has growth potential.

Find out more about GAP

For more information contact Maura Bettes, Economic Development Officer on email or 0300 013 333 (ext 40914).

Which workshop meets your needs?

With ongoing training events and one-to-one advice sessions available we're confident that we can support your business growth.