This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme

Starting your Business

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is working together with LEDCOM, Mallusk Enterprise Park and Antrim Enterprise Agency to provide local people with free advice and mentoring to set up in business through the Go for it programme.

Go for it Success Stories

Whiteabbey entrepreneur offers personal touch with boutique baby store

DATE: 08/04/21

A new boutique baby store is all set to cater for pandemic babies this spring, with a wide range of nursery products and a new online store, thanks to help from the Go For It programme in partnership with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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Local beardsman launches online beard grooming brand

DATE: 25/09/20

John McCourt launched Big Phat Beard in July 2020 after being made redundant from the local automotive industry. Read how he turned his hobby of creating his own beard oils and balms into his own range of premium quality beard care products for passionate beardsmen.

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Further Support

The Optimal Programme

OPTIMAL is Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council’s principal business support and growth programme.

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LEAN Business Network

The LEAN business network is an exciting business forum designed to help local business people meet and develop their business contacts.

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Yes You Can

YES YOU CAN is a new 3-year Female Enterprise Programme which is a collaboration between the 11 Local Councils, Invest NI and Women in Business.

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, in partnership with Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council,

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Key Contact Information

Antrim Civic Centre
50 Stiles Way
BT41 2UB

Mossley Mill
Carnmoney Road,
BT36 5QA