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business growth

We understand that growing your business can be challenging and sometimes you need a helping hand or advice.  

The Business Solutions Team provides a full range of business development programmes to support business growth in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.  It does not matter what stage your business is at, we can support you along the way. 

Programmes now recruiting:


Sales Development Programme

Sales Development Programme

This programme is open for recruitment.  

Assisting local companies to grow and to sustain their competitive advantage through new sales activities that will increase their long-term sustainability.

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Selling Through Tendering Programme

Selling Through Tendering Programme

This programme is currently fully recruited.  Further details on future recruitments will be added in due course.

A tailored procurement initiative aimed at preparing local businesses for changes in the procurement landscape and increasing their competitiveness.

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Mentoring Programme

Mentoring Programme

This programme is currently fully recruited.  Please contact the Coucil for details on future recruitments.

Tailored free mentoring, providing a bespoke package of support to businesses to meet their individual needs.

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Graduate Programme

Graduate Programme

This programme is currently fully recruited.  Further details on future recruitments will be added in due course.

Tailored business support programme to local graduates who wish to start a business or who are currently running a business. 

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Innovation Programme

Innovation Programme

This programme is open for recruitment.  

Providing capability and support to enable innovative businesses to identify and develop new commercial opportunities and to access further support through various funding avenues.

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Food & Drink Programme

Food & Drink Programme

This programme is currently fully recruited.  Further details on future recruitments will be added in due course.

Delivered in tandem with Tourism NI’s 2016 Year of Food & Drink, the Food & Drink programme provides specialist business support for SMEs in the Food & Drink Production Sector.

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Small Grants Programme

Small Grants Programme

This programme is currently fully recruited.  Further details on future recruitments will be added in due course.

The Small Grants Programme will offer a maximum of up to £2,000 for local projects from not-for-profit trader groups and/or business associations, social economy enterprises, or community/voluntary groups with a business or employment focus.

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Slovenia Trade Development Programme

Slovenia Trade Development Programme

This programme will be open shortly.  Further details on future recruitments will be added in due course.

Assisting growth oriented local businesses identify and develop new market opportunities and strategic business partnerships in the Slovenia. 

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Netherlands Trade Development Programme

Netherlands Trade Development Programme

This programme is currently fully recruited.  Further details on future recruitments will be added in due course.

Assisting growth oriented local businesses identify and develop new market opportunities and strategic business partnerships in the Netherlands.   

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