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 Ulster District Council is working together with enterprise partners in the area 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

Maghera’s Shoe Dr designs custom shoes for global brands

DATE: 07/06/22

A Maghera man is customising trainers and cycling shoes for some of the world’s biggest brands after launching his own custom shoe designing start-up business

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Media company shoots more than 200 videos in the first year of business

DATE: 23/02/21

A local entrepreneur who quit her office job to focus on photography and videography just as lockdown hit has beaten

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Entrepreneurial Father and Daughter duo launch Nordic-inspired timber-frame module business

DATE: 17/09/20

A father and daughter duo from Co. Tyrone have joined forces during the Coronavirus pandemic to launch a bespoke Scandinavian-style timber cabin business. Read their story.

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Further Support

Gearing for Growth Programme

This Programme seeks to drive growth and increase employment through building the capacity of Mid Ulster’s enterprises in key business areas.

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Tender Ready Programme

Mid Ulster District Council have developed a new Tender Ready Programme to build the capacity of micro and small businesses to source new work and prepare high quality tender bids.

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Digital First Programme

This Programme will build businesses’ digital capacity, providing expertise to help them adopt new technologies and strategies to grow their online presence and sales and create new jobs

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Transform Programme

Transform is designed to help businesses enhance their attractiveness to the labour market and adopt a holistic approach to implementing tailored and sustainable measures to recruit and retain staff.

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Mid Ulster Social Enterprise Programme

Mid Ulster District Council has appointed Workspace Enterprises Ltd to deliver the new ‘Mid Ulster Social Enterprise Programme’ which aims to assist the start-up, development of new and growth of existing social enterprises.

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Digital Support Programme

Learn how to grow your business online through the Digital Support programme.  The programme aims to enhance the business owners digital skills from experienced digital marketing experts (must be trading over 1-year).

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