A major new enterprise support service - ‘Go Succeed’ was officially revealed at Lagan Valley Island this week, promising to support entrepreneurs, new starts, and existing businesses across the Lisburn and Castlereagh area.

Go Succeed will provide a holistic approach to government support services with a greater focus on tailored services to suit individual needs. It will be led by Northern Ireland’s 11 local councils, providing flexible and easily accessible advice and support at every stage of the growth journey including mentoring, masterclasses, peer networks, access to grant funding and a business plan.

Funded by the UK Government and powered by the government’s Levelling Up Fund, Go Succeed represents a significant investment in local entrepreneurship and businesses.

Speaking on behalf of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Cllr John Laverty BEM, Chair of the Regeneration and Growth Committee said:  "The Go Succeed launch marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to promoting economic growth and encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit within our local area.

“By offering tailored advice, guidance and promoting a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, we're not just supporting businesses; we're investing in the prosperity of our entire community."

The new service has been informed by research undertaken by a range of experts in the field of enterprise development, who provided solutions on the types of interventions needed to ‘move the dial’ for the Northern Ireland local economy relating to business start-ups, productivity, innovation and levels of export. These recommendations provide the foundation for the new service – Go Succeed.

For more information, visit www.go-succeed.com