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City for growth

Growing your business in Belfast

If you have been in business for over one year and need specific help with growth, we offer a broad range of support and programmes to help you:

  • mentoring and assistance in key business areas
  • help with exploring new customer markets
  • networking connections
  • tendering advice and guidance, and
  • general support and information on business growth.

Business growth support

We deliver a wide range of programmes which provide one-to-one mentoring, workshops and a framework to implement a plan for growth, including export services.

Assessing your needs

Complete a short questionnaire about your business support needs.  Our team will assess your information and be in touch within three working days to outline the support available to you. 

Case studies

Getting access to specialist mentoring, advice and workshops is instrumental when trying to grow your business and networks. 

Beyond Skin

Beyond Skin Clinic, based in Belfast city centre, offers a range of cosmetic and medical laser treatments. They recently completed one of our business growth programmes and received one-to-one mentoring to help assess their growth needs and put a strategic plan in place.

Jennie Wallace, co-owner of Beyond Skin Clinic, explains: 

“After an in-depth review of our digital marketing activities, we worked with a specialist mentor to develop a robust digital marketing strategy which covered our online presence and content, social media, e-marketing, search engine optimisation and pay per click advertising. We really focused on long term solutions that would deliver tangible results for our business.” 

Beyond Skin have noticed significant results including an increase in website traffic by over 1000 hits per month.

The clinic team also worked with local celebrities and brand influencers which helped to improve brand awareness and showcase real treatments and real results to new audiences.

And thanks to an improved profile and dedicated strategy, Beyond Skin went on to be named NI Cosmetic Clinic of the Year at the prestigious Hair and Beauty Awards.

Profile Tree

Hear how Profile Tree benefitted from going through the business growth Think.Do.Be programme in this short video.

The Wicker Man

Watch how Laurence Burrell from The Wicker Man developed her idea with the help of our business mentor in this short video.


Contact us
Economic Development
028 9027 0482
Place and Economy
4th floor, 9 Adelaide
9 – 21 Adelaide Street