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Ards and North Down Borough Council: Business support

29 April 2020


Business support programmes for Ards and North Down businesses

Ards and North Down Borough Council recognises that businesses are currently facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainties as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19.  The council is continuing to support the local economy and businesses through continued delivery of its business activities.

The following programmes are continuing as normal and will be delivered remotely and online ensuring businesses can access and complete programmes safely under the Public Health Agency guidelines.

SHINE Programme
Business support and growth programme. The programme is continuing to deliver and provide mentoring support and specialist business advice to help businesses to navigate through COVID—19. 
Find out more.

Go For It Programme
The Go For It Programme provides individuals planning to start a business with step-by-step advice and mentoring.  All existing applications will be processed and all initial assessment meetings will be delivered remotely via telephone or video conferencing. 
Find out more.

Digital Growth Programme
Supporting the development of existing and new digital skills and digital aspects of business from all sectors to achieve growth
Find out more.  

Upcoming webinar

How to master voice search and get heard
Voice search and personal assistants have changed the way we find information online with 20 per cent of mobile queries conducted as voice search say Google. This free webinar will help businesses understand how to optimise their presence for voice search.

Date: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Register your place


First published on 29 April 2020.