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Mid & East Antrim

Enterprise Week 18 – 22 November 2019


Welcome 10 million people. 35,000 events. 170+ countries. Every November. One Week. As Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, I am pleased to announce that we have once again collaborated with local business support organisations to offer a diverse range of events as we collectively participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019. Councillor Maureen Morrow Mayor Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

As part of our commitment to growing the economy under our Economic Development Strategy “Amplify�, Mid and East Antrim Enterprise Week seeks to inspire the many budding entrepreneurs and innovators in our borough to take the next step in their business journey. The events planned will inspire the young people in our colleges and schools to become the next generation of entrepreneurs and provide opportunities for business owners and those thinking of starting a business. Assistance is also available to those returning to work in our borough to help build their confidence by networking, engaging, tapping into new learning and developing new skills. This year, Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrating four distinct themes: Education, Ecosystems, Inclusion and Policy with the aim of removing barriers and welcoming all, so I encourage you to join us during Mid and East Antrim Enterprise Week and I hope that the events provide information and support which will make a difference. I wish all the participants every success.

Celebrating the innovators and job creators - together driving economic growth across the borough. Welcome to Enterprise Week From Monday 18 to Friday 22 November, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, along with key partners and stakeholders are joining in with the global enterprise movement, Global Entrepeneurship Week. This is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, promoting and driving economic growth. This week inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential.

Across Mid and East Antrim, there will be a range of events, from largescale seminars to intimate networking gatherings, with an overall aim to connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and investors. Enterprise Week 2019 is the start of new possibilities and exciting opportunities.


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Enterprise Week 2019 at a glance Wednesday 20 November

Monday 18 November – Saturday 14 December 9am – 5pm

Pop Up Shops

33-35 High Street, Carrickfergus & Murrayfield Shopping Cnt, Larne

8.15am - 10am

The “Money Talks” Big Breakfast

Ulster Bank 49 Wellington Street, Ballymena

Tuesday 12 November – Wednesday 27 November

9.30am - 2pm

Times vary (see full listing)

‘Catalyst : Design the Perfect Apprenticeship’

The Innovation Centre @ Ecos Kernohans Lane, Ballymena

9.45am -1pm

Food Futures

Hillstown Brewery 128 Glebe Road, Ahoghill

10am - 8pm

Ballymena Business Centre Roadshow

Tesco Larne Road, Ballymena

Digital Café – Selling Online

Dancing Goat Café Elizabeth Avenue, Carrickfergus

The Prince’s Trust Various courses & programmes

Start 360 Offices Wellington Street, Ballymena

Monday 18 November 8am - 10am

Are You An Autism Friendly Business?

The Innovation Centre @ Ecos Kernohan’s Lane, Ballymena

5.30pm - 7.30pm

9.30am - 12.30pm

Ideas Generation Workshop

Northern Regional College 400 Shore Road, Newtownabbey

Thursday 21 November

10am - 2pm

Enterprise & Digital Innovation

Studio Theatre, The Braid 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena

8am - 9.30am

Business Breakfast, hosted by Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort Danske Bank & Ballymena Chamber 136 Fenaghy Road, Ballymena

10am - 8pm

Ballymena Business Centre Roadshow

Tesco Larne Road, Ballymena

10am - 1pm

Enterprising Women Speed Networking & Lunch

Carrickfergus Enterprise 8 Meadowbank Rd, Carrickfergus

7pm - 9pm

Developing Tourism Together

LEDCOM Willowbank Business Park, Larne

10am - 1pm

Is Childminding The Career For Me?

Tullyglass Hotel & Residences 178 Galgorm Road, Ballymena

7pm - 9pm

Effective Governance In Running A Social Enterprise

Ballymena North Business & Recreation Centre 120 Cushendall Road, Ballymena

12pm - 2pm

Leadership and Management – Building Your Business

The Innovation Centre @ Ecos Kernohans Lane, Ballymena

5.30pm - 7pm

Go For It “Start a Business” Information Evening

P&O, Port of Larne, Redlands Industrial Estate, Larne Harbour

Midtown Makers, Ballymena / Carrickfergus Enterprise / LEDCOM Larne

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Digital Café – Selling Online

The Red Brick Coffee House Raceview Mill, Broughshane

Friday 22 November

Tuesday 19 November 9.15am - 3pm

Exploring Logistics!

9.30am - 12.30pm

Ideas Generation Workshop

Northern Regional College Farm Lodge Building, Ballymena

10am - 12pm

The Basics of Bookkeeping

LEDCOM Willowbank Business Park, Larne

9am - 3.30pm

Digital Youth Masterclass

St Killian’s College 25 Tower Road, Ballymena

10am - 8pm

Ballymena Business Centre Roadshow

Tesco Larne Road, Ballymena

10am - 1pm

Returning To Work With Confidence

Rosspark Hotel 20 Doagh Road, Kells

12pm - 2pm

Amplify Business Café Export Readiness

Ecos Centre Kernohans Lane, Ballymena

11am - 3pm

Breakthrough Marketplace

Santander 131 Church Street, Ballymena

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Digital Café – Selling Online

The Coffee Doc 21-29 Lower Cross Street, Larne


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The Prince’s Trust – 5 Day Get Started With Make-Up Programme Taster Day: Wednesday 13 November 10am – 12noon

Pop Up Shops Monday 18 November – Saturday 14 December 9am – 5pm 33-35 High Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AN Murrayfield Shopping Centre Larne BT40 1HU The Pop Up Shop initiative will allow 10 entrepreneurs from across the borough to test-trade for the first time within a retail premises. Come along and offer support to our local entrepreneurs who will be showcasing their businesses in Carrickfergus and Larne town centres from 18 November to 14 December. For further information, please contact: amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Information Session Tuesday 12 November 11am – 12noon Start 360 Offices Wellington Street Ballymena BT43 6AB The Enterprise programme is for 16-30 year olds and includes: • Free 3 day Enterprise Course • Test marketing grants averaging £175 • Potential start-up loan or grant funding (conditions apply) • Up to 2 years’ support from a volunteer business mentor. More information available online at princes-trust.org.uk or by contacting The Prince’s Trust on 0800 842 842.

5 Day Course: Monday 18 – Friday 22 November 10am – 4pm

The Prince’s Trust – 3 Day Explore Enterprise Course 3 Day Course: Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 November 10am – 4pm Start 360 Offices Wellington Street Ballymena BT43 6AB

Start 360 Offices Wellington Street Ballymena BT43 6AB

This course is designed for people interested in finding out how to set up their own business or become selfemployed.

Come along and learn about the make-up industry, acquiring new skills for your future career.

More information available online at princes-trust.org.uk or by contacting The Prince’s Trust on 0800 842 842.

More information available online at princes-trust.org.uk or by contacting The Prince’s Trust on 0800 842 842.


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Northern Regional College Ideas Generation Workshops

Ballymena Business Centre Roadshows

Monday 18 November 9.30am – 12.30pm Newtownabbey NRC Newtownabbey Campus 400 Shore Road, Newtownabbey BT37 9RS

Are You An Autism Friendly Business? Monday 18 November 8am – 10am (including breakfast) The Innovation Centre @ Ecos Kernohans Lane, Ballymena BT43 7QA This workshop is aimed at customer-facing businesses to help understand what autism is and gain an insight on becoming an Autism Friendly Business. Speakers include the Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) who are rolling out a new Autism Friendly Initiative to encourage and support local businesses. Ulster Supported Employment and Learning (USEL) who will give practical tips on becoming autism friendly; and the NOW Group who champion sustainable employment opportunities for those with autism, learning disabilities/difficulties and/or health related conditions. To register please contact: amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Tuesday 19 November 9.30am – 12.30pm Ballymena NRC Farm Lodge Campus Farm Lodge Building, Ballymena BT43 7DF Ideas Generation Workshops are open to all Level 2 and 3 students. Winning teams will receive in-house mentoring and support to develop their idea into applications for the Catalyst Invent Competition, with a first prize of £10,000. Individual students with innovation potential will receive in-house mentoring to apply for the Catalyst Generation Innovation programme in June 2020. Winning teams and individuals may also receive in-house college support such as: • Business mentor to develop the business plan • Technical support to develop the product (design and/or prototyping) • Pre-incubation workspace Registration open to NRC students only. To find out more about this initiative email: irvine.abraham@nrc.ac.uk

Enterprise & Digital Innovation Monday 18 November 10am – 2pm The Braid, 1-29 Bridge Street, Ballymena BT43 5EJ This workshop introduces Year 10-12 pupils to the process of developing digital products, to meet a business or society need led by the leading STEM educational provider Sentinus. Students will have an opportunity to learn from a professional developer about the design thinking process, as used in industry, to help with concept creation. This will be followed by some practical digital skills development for app building. The programme will conclude with an introduction to the Longitude Explorer Challenge, asking young people to develop artificial intelligence solutions to a range of real world issues. Post primary schools - by invitation only. To find out about Sentinus programmes please visit sentinus.co.uk or telephone 028 9262 7755.

Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 November 10am – 8pm Tesco, Larne Road, Ballymena BT42 3HB Thinking of Starting your own Business? Why not pop in to see us during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Ballymena Business Centre is a Northern Ireland Charity committed to promoting enterprise and entrepreneurship. We support businesses of all types, big or small from pre-start, growth to export. In addition to delivering the Go For It programme on behalf of Mid and East Antrim Council, Ballymena Business Centre together with The Gallaher Trust have recently introduced a £500 Seed Fund for start-ups. This is available in the former Ballymena Borough Council area and provides a range of free workshops to support local entrepreneurs. We have also launched affordable co-working office and retail space available in the town centre, perfect for new businesses. To register your interest and find out more, contact Deborah at Ballymena Business Centre on 028 2568 9430 or alternatively pop in to see us on one of the dates listed above.


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Developing Tourism Together Monday 18 November 7pm – 9pm Conference Centre (Henderson Suite) LEDCOM Willowbank Business Park Larne BT20 2SF Co-opetition is the latest buzzword but what does it really mean for business? Can businesses actually work together to grow our tourism offering? Come along and hear about the role and achievements of our local industry led tourism clusters. Learn from industry professionals, who have taken their businesses or events from strength to strength by recognising the importance of working in partnership with the community, businesses and statutory bodies. Guest speakers will include: • Liz Weir, Festival Director of The Glens Storytelling Festival, Owner of Ballyeamon Barn and local tour guide (Member of The Glens Cluster); • Sinead Brennan, The Bank House, Whitehead (Member of The Gobbins Cluster); • Beth Greenan, Group Sales Manager from Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort (Member of the Ballymena Cluster); and • Paul Moore, NI Survival School (Member of all 3 clusters). Spaces are limited! To reserve a place at this event go to www.eventbrite.co.uk If you have any further queries please email tourism@midandeastantrim.gov.uk or telephone 028 2826 2453.

Effective Governance In Running A Social Enterprise The Basics of Bookkeeping

Monday 18 November 7pm – 9pm Ballymena North Business & Recreation Centre, 120 Cushendall Road, Ballymena BT43 6HB This workshop will cover the fundamentals and importance of having an effective governance structure in place when running a social enterprise. It will cover the roles and responsibilities of board members, ways to unlock their potential and how to build on commitment and ownership. This workshop is part of the Inspiring Communities Programme. Registration for this event is by invitation only, but if you would like any further information on the Inspiring Communities Programme or how to set up a Social Enterprise please contact LEDCOM on 028 2826 9973 or email amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Exploring Logistics!

Tuesday 19 November 10am – 12noon (including refreshments)

Tuesday 19 November 9:15m – 12noon 12noon - 3pm

LEDCOM Willowbank Business Park Larne BT40 2SF

Port of Larne Redlands Industrial Estate, Larne Harbour BT40 1AX

This workshop is designed for sole traders, under the VAT limit, who would like to enhance their understanding of basic bookkeeping for their business. It will focus on how to create your own simple bookkeeping system whilst covering what are allowable business expenses; the records you must keep; and what to expect when it comes to submitting your tax return.

Efficient transport and logistics services are required to move goods, people and animals across the globe and they play an essential role in facilitating all types of trade and commerce. This is a complex and fast-moving industry which offers a wide variety of careers in transport management, freight forwarding, IT, engineering and customer service to name but a few. Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in partnership with P&O Ferries and the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport will welcome local Year 10 pupils on a behind the scenes tour of Larne Port. The young people will have a chance to find out about some of the career opportunities available by taking part in themed activities and hearing from people working in various roles at the port. Post primary schools - by invitation only.

Hosted by Ledcom and delivered by a qualified bookkeeper, this workshop will be highly interactive, including oneto-one sessions to discuss any queries you may have. Spaces are limited! To register your interest or to find out more contact caeris.armour@ledcom.org or telephone 028 2826 9973.


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‘Catalyst: Design The Perfect Apprenticeship’

Digital Cafés (Boroughwide)

Wednesday 20 November 9.30am – 2pm

Tuesday 19 November 5.30pm - 7.30pm Larne

Amplify Business Café - Export Readiness Tuesday 19 November 12noon – 2pm (including lunch) The Innovation Centre @ Ecos Kernohans Lane, Ballymena BT43 7QA Have you ever thought about exporting? This event will offer new, emerging exporters the opportunity to develop their knowledge of exporting processes, and what steps might be needed when entering or developing new markets. It also aims to help more experienced exporters update their understanding of best practices and what support is available through Invest Northern Ireland.

The Coffee Doc 21-29 Lower Cross Street, Larne BT40 1JW

Wednesday 20 November 5.30pm - 7.30pm Carrickfergus Dancing Goat Café Elizabeth Avenue, Carrickfergus BT38 7UY

Thursday 21 November 5.30pm - 7.30pm Broughshane

The Innovation Centre @ Ecos Kernohans Lane, Ballymena BT43 7QA

The “Money Talks” Big Breakfast Wednesday 20 November 8.15am – 10am (including light breakfast)

The Red Brick Coffee House Raceview Mill, Broughshane BT42 4JJ

Ulster Bank, 49 Wellington Street, Ballymena BT43 6AD

Boost your sales online at this interactive digital cafe. Incorporating live demonstrations, learn how to identify key target markets and use paid advertising to get the best results for your business.

Networking breakfast with a twist - join us with our exciting panel of experienced lenders and local businesses to talk all things funding.

The speaker will be Michael McIntyre of The Sales Practice who brings a wealth of sales and export experience to SME’s.

This workshop will be delivered by Daithi Conlon of Website NI, one of Northern Ireland’s leading digital agencies. Leave this interactive two hour session with the knowledge to boost your sales online! You can enjoy light refreshments on arrival and the opportunity to network before a session with Daithi that is not to be missed!

Spaces are limited! To reserve a place at this event go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Spaces are limited! To reserve a place at this event go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Whether you are starting a business from square one or trying to find funds to push your business forward, raising capital can become a full time job. Finding funding is stressful but at Ulster Bank we want to help you with that. Establishing the right approach to funding your business is key, so join us for breakfast and we will provide you with the right tools to get your business growing. Spaces are limited! To reserve a place at this event go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Catalyst, in partnership with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will be working with young people, companies and further education authorities to help design the perfect apprenticeship for our future generation of knowledge workers. Empowering our young people through apprenticeships and placements can set them on the right track with the right skillsets for the jobs of the future. This is an immersive workshop for post primary students facilitated by Patricia Flannagan. Students, teachers and prospective employers will break into teams and use design-thinking principles to ideate on their solutions and develop prototypes. The session aims to spark creativity and curiosity and develop problem solving skills and teamwork. The day will also include a presentation around our Generation Innovation Work Experience Programme. Students should attend from any discipline, as the workshop is skills based and will develop 21st century skills. Post Primary Schools and Further Education Colleges – by Invitation only.


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Food Futures Wednesday 20 November 9:45am - 1pm (including lunch & networking)

Business Breakfast

hosted by Danske Bank and Ballymena Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Hillstown Brewery 128 Glebe Road, Ahoghill BT41 3DT

Thursday 21 November 8am – 9.30am

This seminar for new and existing food businesses will provide an insight into future food trends and innovation in food production. Brian McDermott, an awardwinning celebrity chef and author from Co Donegal, as well as chef-proprietor of the newly-restored Foyle Hotel in Moville, will tell of his journey to provide tasty, healthy food based around traditional recipes. Fresh from his book Donegal Table winning Best Cookery Book in the World at the Gourmand Book Awards, Brian will give an insight into changing food trends and new innovations.

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort 136 Fenaghy Road, Ballymena BT42 1EA

There will be an overview of the Taste the Island Initiative and Nigel Logan, owner of award winning Hillstown Farm Shop, will tell how they’ve evolved from farmers to beer brewers.

Registration is by email: tom@ballymenachamber.co.uk

To secure your place please register at amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Is Childminding the Career For Me?

John-Paul Coleman, Head of Markets, Danske Bank will be updating attendees on the recent developments in the local and national markets. Conor Lambe, Danske Economist, will also speak on the local and national economy and how this may impact on local businesses. The breakfast will also allow delegates to interact with the speakers and to network with other businesses across the region.

Thursday 21 November 10am – 1pm (including lunch) Tullyglass Hotel & Residences 178 Galgorm Road, Ballymena, BT42 1HJ

Enterprising Women Speed Networking & Lunch Thursday 21 November 10am - 1pm Carrickfergus Enterprise 8 Meadowbank Road, Carrickfergus BT38 8YF Time to take a health check for you and your business whilst networking with other business women. This event features hot desks on Marketing, Mental Health, Business Health and Business Strategy. Women Entrepreneurs or those thinking of starting a part-time or full-time business are welcome to come and network. To find out more about the Enterprising Women Networking check out the Amplify Website amplifymidandeastantrim.com Spaces are limited! To reserve a place at this event go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

This session is aimed at anyone who is considering becoming a registered childminder. You’ll be able to access expertise from NICMA, NHSCT Early Years Team, Sure Start, MEABC Home Safety Team and Business Start Advice who will give you all the information needed to explore childminding as a career opportunity. NICMA, the Childminding Association, was established in 1984 as a registered charity and membership organisation to support and develop registered childminding for the benefit of children, families and communities. Find out more at nicma.org Ballymena and Little Steps Sure Start is funded by the Department of Education through the Northern Childcare Partnership and provides a range of services to children from pre-birth up to four years and their families, to ensure every child has the best possible start in life. actionforchildren.org.uk To secure your place please register at amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk


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Leadership & Management

Building Your Business Thursday 21 November 12noon - 2pm (including lunch) The Innovation Centre @ Ecos Kernohans Lane, Ballymena BT43 7QA Growing a successful small business is hard work! One of the toughest challenges that business owners face is how to move from being the ‘doer’ to building and managing a team and leading the business. Few owners have formal training in leadership or management so this taster workshop introduces you to some practical leadership and management tools which can help you design, build and shape your organisation to ensure healthy future growth.

Go For It “Start a Business” Information Evening Thursday 21 November 5.30pm – 7pm 3 locations: Midtown Makers, 50-51 Church Street Ballymena, BT43 6DD Carrickfergus Enterprise, 8 Meadowbank Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 8YF LEDCOM, Willowbank Business Park Millbrook, Larne, BT40 2SF

Key speaker Arlene McDowell has over 17 years consultancy experience. To date she has worked with more than 800 businesses on a one-to-one basis. She is an accredited business adviser and trainer, and a qualified executive/business coach. Her work over the last five years has focused on leadership and management development. Also speaking is Helen Smyth from the Labour Relations Agency who will give guidance on creating a work environment conducive to employee mental health and wellbeing.

Come along and meet your local enterprise agency team who deliver the Go For It Business Start Programme on behalf of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. Starting a business is more achievable today than it has ever been because of the increased support networks available. Hear about the opportunities under Go For It, the mentoring services available and how, with assistance, you can develop a business plan to drive your business idea forward.

Spaces are limited! To reserve a place at this event go to www.eventbrite.co.uk

Drop in to any of the 3 venues above to find out more about starting your own business.

Digital Youth Masterclass

Returning To Work With Confidence

Friday 22 November 9am – 3.30pm

Friday 22 November 10am - 1pm (including lunch)

St Killian’s College, 25 Tower Road Ballymena, BT44 0JS

Rosspark Hotel, 20 Doagh Road Kells, BT42 3LZ

YENI will deliver a Digital Masterclass event aimed at Year 10 - 12 pupils, featuring a series of challenges to ignite interest in the digital sector and provide students with an engaging experience.

This event is for women who have taken a career break and who now want to get back into the workforce. You may have taken time out to look after children or relatives, for relocation, redundancy or for health reasons. This session will give you an insight into the value you bring to an employer, give you tips to enter the workplace with confidence and consider the changes in the working environment.

Students will work in teams to create a business plan for a digital start-up. This will cover concepts including product development, target customers, design, finance and branding. Interactive equipment will be used to help generate concepts and to encourage the students to think digital. Business Volunteers will help facilitate the sessions, bridging the gap between business and education. Post Primary Schools – by invitation only. For more information on all YENI school programmes contact jane.hanna@yeni.co.uk

Our speakers include: • Camilla Long – Co-founder and Director of Bespoke Communications. Having chosen selfemployment to balance work and family life, she now empowers people to grow their skills and confidence to take on new challenges. www.bespokecomms.net • Sinéad Sharkey-Steenson - Founder and Managing Director of Generation Women, working on career advancement. This year she co-founded Career Reboot with Lisa Strutt; a company dedicated to connecting talented returners and career transitioners to employers who know that diversity makes business sense. • Tammy Whelan – ARUP, Apprentice of the Year 2018 and listed by The Daily Telegraph in its Top 50 Women in engineering as part of International Women in Engineering Day. To reserve a place at this event please email amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk


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Breakthrough Marketplace Friday 22 November 11am - 3pm Santander, 131 Church Street Ballymena, BT43 6DG Come along to the Ballymena Branch of Santander to support several local small business entrepreneurs as they set up market stall displays to showcase their products and develop their sales skills. Drop in event, open to all.

Council programmes to support your business needs and ambitions Exploring Enterprise Programme

Go For It Programme

Thinking of starting your own business or seeking employment opportunities?

Got an idea for a business? Go for it with your local council

The programme offers mentoring and training at a pace tailored to your needs. You will have the opportunity to work towards achieving a CCEA Level 1 Qualification in Understanding Business Enterprise.

The Go For It programme is designed to support and provide one-to-one mentoring services to anyone wishing to start a new business in Mid and East Antrim. As part of your journey towards self-employment, we will help you develop a business plan which will drive your business forward.


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Bid2Win Programme* Business Escalator Programme*

Kickstart Programme

Looking for ways to grow your business?

Are you a business trading for less than nine months?

Amplify Business Escalator Programme is dedicated to providing business growth support to existing businesses and social enterprises, through a bespoke, FREE, one-to-one mentoring service.

The Kickstart Programme offers specialist mentoring support to those businesses in the start-up phase of trading.

STRIDE Employability Programme

Rural Business Development Grant Pilot Scheme

What is STRIDE? Support and Training to Realise Individual Development and Employment (STRIDE) is a project designed to help people living with disability or healthrelated conditions who are out of work move towards employment or further education.

Capital Funding (50% grant up to a maximum of £4,999) to assist rural micro businesses with sustainability, growth, increased efficiency, innovation and job creation. For further details visit www.amplifymidandeastantrim.com from mid November 2019

Looking for ways to improve your success in winning tenders? This FREE programme launched by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to write successful tenders and bids. Participating companies can avail of workshops, meet the buyer events and bespoke 1-to-1 mentoring support to learn practical tendering skills from experienced mentors.

Enterprising Women Own a business or interested in starting a business? Mid and East Antrim’s Women’s Network supports established and new female entrepreneurs. Explore business start up and enterprise opportunities with the network. Meet, share, develop and grow your ideas and your network. Register today www.amplifymidandeastantrim.com

Sales Growth Programme Looking for ways to grow your business? This programme is dedicated to providing sales support to existing businesses and social enterprises, through a bespoke, FREE, one-to-one mentoring service to boost your sales.

Digital Boost Programme* Looking for ways to grow your business through Digital technology? The Amplify Digital Boost Programme can help your business transform and grow using digital technology and E-commerce leading towards enhanced customer engagement and increased sales. Through bespoke tailored 1 to 1 mentoring support with digital experts in areas including E-Commerce, SEO, Social Media, Online Advertising, Customer Relationship Management and Data Analytics.

*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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Verve Employability Programme

Jobmatch Employability Programme

Verve is a training and employment programme run by NOW Group. It is open to anyone over 16 who has a learning difficulty, learning disability, autism or associated health condition and would like support in gaining employment.

Are you looking for help to access education, training and employment opportunities?

For more information and for details on other Council programmes: T: 028 2563 3195 E: amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk W: amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Are you aged 18-65 years old, unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week and not in education/training? JOBMATCH offers: • Free accredited training courses • Support to find work, creating CVs, job searching and preparation for job interviews • Self-employment support • Opportunities for confidence building and personal development

Chair's Remarks As Chair of the Mid and East Antrim Borough Growth Committee I would like to extend my thanks to all the partner organisations who have once again successfully worked with Council to develop this exciting programme of events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Councillor Gregg McKeen Chair of Borough Growth Committee

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Growing the local economy has remained our top strategic priority in 2019 and by continuing to work closely with our partners we strive to help support the growth of new and existing businesses in order to create jobs and develop skills. Given the recent difficult economic climate within our manufacturing industry, the creation of new and diverse businesses will be so vital to sustaining our local economy. I would encourage anyone with a new business idea to come forward and get involved and use the events planned during Mid and East Antrim Enterprise Week as a platform for exploring entrepreneurial opportunities.

Our Enterprise Week Partners Mid and East Antrim Borough Council are very grateful to our partners for collaborating on our programme of events. For more info visit www.amplifymidandeastantrim.com


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Further Information T 028 2563 3190 E amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

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