The Shine Programme

13 April 2022


The Shine Programme provides tailored and specialist business support to micro and small enterprises within the Ards and North Down council area. Through bespoke 1-2-1 mentoring and tailored workshops, the Shine Programme aims to support the development of a more prosperous economy.

The SHINE Programme provides:

  • Support the creation of new sustainable jobs
  • Refer businesses to Invest NI
  • Support businesses to become more competitive
  • Promote business growth and innovation
  • Provide accessible and need driven support

You can see the application to the Shine Programme here. You can either submit your application yourself online or submit an expression of interest to speak to an officer before applying. Through this link you can also review testimonials from previous participants.

For more information on the programme or for support with your application contact Sharyn McMaster at sharyn.mcmaster@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk or Maura Bettes on maura.bettes@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk.

This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.


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