Down Business Support

  • Down Business Centre provides business accommodation at competitive rates for light industrial, commercial and service sector businesses, both new and established.
  • Encourage and support local people on their journey into self-employment and help businesses grow through training, one-to-one mentoring, tailored programmes and masterclasses. 
  • Also a suite of training and meeting rooms for hire. 
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  • Sales Growth
  • Innovation
  • Cross-Border Trade Hub.
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  • Invest NI and offers a wealth of advice to help your business compete successfully and function efficiently across a variety of areas. Support is tailored to your needs and includes advice, mentoring and finance.
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Newry & Mourne Co-operative and Enterprise Agency

  • Exploring Enterprise
  • Social Enterprise Newry, Mourne and Down
  • Support for Young People
  • Transnational Co-operation.
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  •, is a free service offered by Invest Northern Ireland. The portal is the official online channel for business advice and guidance in Northern Ireland.
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  • Develop technology for business growth
  • Upskill existing employees
  • Develop new products, services or markets
  • Innovate existing products, services or processes
  • Employ the right people
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  • InnovateUs (30-60 hrs mentoring to support and help develop an innovation activity)
  • Innovation Vouchers (65 hrs R&D support)
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) – support to recruit a graduate and receive academic expertise to undertake a new piece of development for the
  • Business (new product or process)
  • Assured Skills academies – funding from DfE to support new job creation and bespoke training where there are skills gaps within the company
  • Skills Focus – 75% funding towards cost of accredited training for staff within the business
  • Higher Level Apprenticeships
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