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

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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Celebrity florist comes back to his roots with blossoming new business in Ballymena

DATE: 08/09/20

A local florist who is well known in royal circles for his beautiful arrangements has taken the plunge and opened his own florist shop, Le Jardin Sauvage in Ballymena.

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Further Support

Kickstart – Setting goals for business success

The Kickstart Programme offers specialist-mentoring support to those businesses in the start-up phase of trading.

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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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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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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