2 local councils in Northern Ireland have come together to launch an exciting new programme that will support the efforts of small businesses to identify, target and convert new sales opportunities in Northern Ireland and in both Republic of Ireland and GB.
The Sales Accelerator Programme is part-funded by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council and Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Invest NI and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland [2014 – 2020] Programme.
The Programme is aimed at owner-managers of small businesses across the 2 council areas who wish to develop the skills, the confidence, the focus and the momentum to move from talking about winning new sales to actually doing this.
Said Alderman Stephen Martin, Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council: ‘We are delighted to work with our colleagues in Newry Mourne and Down District Council to offer such an exciting, innovative and results-focused initiative to support small businesses across both council areas. We are confident that the Sales Accelerator Programme will fast-track the efforts of many small business owner-managers to boost sales, especially as we emerge from such a challenging period for businesses as a result of Covid 19’.
The Sales Accelerator Programme is open to businesses in either the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council area or the Newry Mourne and Down District that:
- Have been trading for more than 6 months;
- Employ less than 50 people;
- Have both sales growth and job creation potential;
Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Cathy Mason commented: ‘We anticipate that demand for places on this programme will be significant and would encourage even the smallest businesses in the 2 council areas to consider taking part. This will definitely help many businesses to survive, consolidate and grow by securing new customers. Following Brexit, the Programme will support our small businesses to explore new sales opportunities, both in local and non-local markets’.
For further details on the Sales Accelerator Programme, please contact Mairead Bell at Full Circle – firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel 02890 691027.