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

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is working together with Down Business Centre and Newry and Mourne 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

Dundrum Entrepreneur cooks up a storm with new and innovative dining experiences

DATE: 28/04/22

Paul Cunningham has transformed his passion for foraging and sourcing the best of local produce into an innovative dining experience.

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Local carer’s sensory box business takes flight during pandemic

DATE: 25/06/21

A local carer who has been shielding her severely disabled son throughout the pandemic has been inundated with orders after

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Entrepreneur says, ‘I DO!’ to new business venture

DATE: 25/09/20

A Crossgar based entrepreneur and owner of Runaway Irish Weddings, is helping local couples say ‘I DO’ after launching a unique new wedding venue business with the support of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.

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Further Support

NMD Business Growth

NMD Business Growth will provide free mentoring support to local companies, supporting them to become more competitive in both indigenous and export markets.

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NMD Digital Growth Programme

With digital marketing and immersive technology becoming for businesses today, businesses need knowledge and experience in this field.

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NMD Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise Newry Mourne Down (SENMD) is an innovative programme of support helping individuals and groups explore new social enterprise ideas to help them find sustainable socially innovative solutions to social problems.

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NMD Tender For Growth

The Programme will provide owner-managers of SMEs and micro enterprises in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area with

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