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

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Starting your Business

Ards and North Down Borough Council is working together with Ards Business Centre and North Down Development Organisation 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

The Paw Dressers get help to put their best paw forward

DATE: 24/09/18

The Go For It programme helps dog lovers to set up The Pawdressers, their own pooch pampering business.

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Hide and Seek Travel Takes Off

DATE: 23/10/18

A passion for travel and the desire to provide customers with a top-class service has led to the creation of a new travel company…

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Further Support

The Shine Programme

The Shine Programme is Ards and North Down Borough Council’s principal business support and growth programme.

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The GAP Programme

GAP (Growth Achievement Programme) is here to help you take your business to the next step of business development. 

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1:1 Business Advice

Free one hour, 1-1 business advice service available from Ards and North Down Borough Council.

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ANDSEP – Social Entrepreneurship Programme

This programme is designed to help social entrepreneurs start a business and encourage existing social enterprises to grow.

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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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Key Contact Information

Signal Centre
2 Innotec Drive
Balloo Road
Bangor
BT19 7PD
United Kingdom