WHAT IS THE NMDDC BUSINESS REBOOT PROGRAMME?

The Covid19 pandemic and the measures that have been introduced in response have been the ultimate disruptor to the way that businesses – locally, nationally and globally – operate. Challenges such as remote working, selling, sourcing online and managing customer relationships from a distance, have forced most owner-managers to fundamentally reassess their existing business model.

Delivered as part of the NMDDC Business Growth Programme, the Business Reboot Programme challenges owner-managers to ‘think outside the box’, to embrace innovative ideas and to adapt their business model to reflect the ‘New Realities’ of life. 

The focus here will be on assisting you to reconfiguring your business model, where required – how you:

– Engage with your customers, your suppliers and your staff;

– Market the business and build brand awareness;

– Use technologies and digitalisation to secure a competitive advantage.

The focus here will be on assisting you to reconfiguring your business model, where required – how you:

– Engage with your customers, your suppliers and your staff;

– Market the business and build brand awareness;

– Use technologies and digitalisation to secure a competitive advantage.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAMME INVOLVE?

Two compulsory workshops aimed at laying a foundation for your online growth

  • Preparing to embrace change in your business;
  • Driving change to achieve the best results for your business;

Access to bespoke one-to-one mentoring from an experienced consultant whose role will be to challenge you, to present new ideas to you and to help you to make the right decisions for your business as we emerge from the current adverse trading conditions.

Due to ongoing restrictions relating to travel and social interaction, all one to one mentoring will be provided virtually using Zoom software. (A member of the Full Circle team can assist you to access and begin to use this.)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

You must:

  • Be based in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area;
  • Employ less than 50 people

Please note that if you have previously participated on the NMDDC Business Boost Programme, you may apply however the amount of mentoring support will be subject to review.

IS PARTICIPATION FREE?

Yes – the Programme is 100% free to participants.

Delivered as part of the NMD Business Growth, the Programme is part-funded by Invest NI and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland [2014 – 2020] Programme.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAMME LAST FOR?

Will start in early July 2020 and run until mid September 2020.

SO HOW DO I APPLY?

To be considered for a place on the Programme, all you have to do is:

1. Email Sandy at Full Circle – sandy@fullcircle.eu.com – and let him know that you wish to apply for a place on the Business Reboot Programme. Alternatively, please call Sandy on 0792 1876 916.

2. Sandy will then liaise directly with you to ensure that you are eligible to apply and to assess your priority support needs in this field.

3. Deadline for all expressions of interest in relation to this Programme is Friday 26 June 2020 at 1pm – we encourage you to express your interest as soon as possible because we expect demand to be extremely high for places on this Programme.