Council is developing a new ‘Business Growth Programme’

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is developing a new ‘Business Growth Programme’ to bring more prosperity to the Borough.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 5:00 pm
Helen Reidy from Ivy Lane Floral Design in Antrim who has previously availed of Council's Business Support and Mentoring programmes

This new one-to-one business mentoring and support programme, which is due to commence in May 2021, aims to create at least 155 jobs and sustain at least 50 jobs by December 30 2023.

PraiMayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery commented: ”The Council is backing businesses, providing support and mentoring through this new Programme.

“We’re already supporting over 200 businesses through the Optimal Programme, delivering 4250 mentor hours of support and is scheduled to create 165 jobs by Sept 2022. The local economy has been hit hard by the recent pandemic and I am sure many of our businesses will avail of this much needed service.”

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Helen Reidy from Ivy Lane Floral Design in Antrim was one of the local businesses who availed of Council’s Business Support and Mentoring programmes.

This programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Invest Northern Ireland and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

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