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

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is working together with Ballymena Business Centre, LEDCOM and Carrickfergus Enterprise 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

Car-Crazy Entrepreneur Revs into Action with Car Detailing Business

DATE: 11/01/22

Darren Black, a 36-year-old from Larne, launched Blacky’s Detailing Garage at LEDCOM Industrial Estate in September 2021 after starting out cleaning, restoring, and finishing his own car as a hobby and then moving on to transform cars of friends and family’s to new like condition.

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Antrim Entrepreneur sees his Amazon FBA company become number one seller in USA

DATE: 12/04/22

A Co Antrim entrepreneur has launched his very own outdoor brand in the USA, only to see it become the number one selling brand in its market.

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Nutrition student accelerates business plan after skincare clinic takes off

DATE: 08/04/21

A nutrition student has used her studies and passion for beauty to fulfil her dream of owning her own business with the launch of a new skincare clinic, thanks to help from the Go For It programme in association with Mid & East Antrim Borough Council.

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Further Support


Spark provides free specialist support across a wide range of areas from digital marketing and financial management to innovation, helping you to build your confidence, capacity and increase sales.

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Business Escalator Programme – Growing your business

Free one to one growth mentoring support based on current business growth needs as assessed by a Business Client Manager.

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Amplify Digital Boost Programme

The Amplify Digital Boost programme will support businesses at various stages of development to transform and grow through the use of digital technologies and E-commerce.

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Amplify Womens Network

Mid & East Antrim Women’s Network supports female entrepreneurs to meet, share and explore business opportunities.

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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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The BuySupplyNI portal was originally developed by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council’s Manufacturing Taskforce for Manufacturing, Construction and Engineering companies.

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Key Contact Information

The Braid
1-29 Bridge Street
BT43 5EJ