The Business Research Initiative

21 July 2022

Ards and North Down Borough Council offer free business support to local businesses. “The Business Research Initiative was created to meet individual, specific needs of businesses within the borough to help improve performance, productivity, profitability, competitiveness and sustainability”.

This opportunity offers:

One-to-one advice

You can meet with an accredited and experienced Business Adviser for free support. The advice can be tailored to meet requirements relevant to your business type and industry. Common topics include marketing, financial forecasting, strategy, general management, growth strategies and more.


Bespoke mentoring connects you with local industry specialists on the topics that you need help with. Some common topics include marketing, general management, going digital, growth strategies and more.


Business research

The team offer help with business research, whether you need help researching new markets, are thinking about growing your business but don’t know where to start, are maybe considering employing more staff but need help with business templates, or even if you want to collaborate with other businesses but don’t know where to start?

If this seems like an opportunity your business could benefit from, complete your business research request online today. You can find out more about this opportunity here.


Please note this service is available only to businesses within the Ards and North Down Borough areas.


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