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Applications open for the Accelerator business programme

1 February 2019

Access support to help you pitch for investment and grow your business

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Accelerator business programme is designed to help new and established businesses from across the borough to grow their business faster and smarter.

The programme gives access to leading industry and academic business experts who will show local businesses how to successfully pitch for investment and engage with the major Northern Ireland business funding bodies.

Participating businesses will benefit from interactive group workshops and one-to-one specialist mentoring. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to pitch for up to £1 million equity stake investment from a private investor.

Who should apply for the Accelerator programme?

You should apply for a place on the programme if you:

  • Have a desire and commitment to take your business to the next level.
  • Own and/or manage a business that is based in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area.
  • Have a potential turnover in excess of £500,000 within the next 12 -24 months.
  • Are considering the potential of an equity stake investment for your business.


Recruitment for the programme runs from 1 January to 31 March 2019.

If you would like to apply for the programme, contact Cara Dallat by email, or Tel: 028 3839 6520. Cara will guide you through the selection criteria and facilitate the application process.