Business programmesWe provide a range of programmes to help businesses in Belfast enhance their own competitiveness and growth potential. All our business programmes are listed below. Also take a look at our business events
Currently open for recruitmentManufacturing Diversification Programme
Do you have a manufacturing business? Want to stay ahead of your competitors? Read about our Manufacturing Diversification Programme.
High Growth Pre-enterprise Programme
Do you have a business idea? This programme helps entrepreneurs to explore business ideas with high-growth potential.
Product development competition Enter our competition for your chance to have your products showcased in the new Belfast Welcome Centre.
Business Improvement through Environmental Solutions Programme (BITES)
BITES is a business development initiative designed to help businesses reduce waste and energy, boost profits and help the environment.
Investors in People - Business Improvement Programme
The Business Improvement Programme offers six partly funded workshops and mentoring time to help improve business performance.
Hospitality and Retail Training for Employment Programme This programme targets the long-term unemployed by providing job training opportunities in the hospitality and retail industries.
Closed to recruitmentSocial Economy Programme
Are you starting a social enterprise? Read more about our programme of support for groups and individuals in Belfast.
This programme targets all sectors of the tourist industry and aims to equip businesses with the knowledge and skills to provide our visitors with an even better authentic experience.
Manufacturing Efficiency Programme
This programme is designed to support manufacturers to enhance competitiveness and productivity through a structured programme of analysis, workshops and implementation support.
Business of Finance Programme
This programme will help small business and social enterprises enhance their potential to become more competitive.
Smarter Procurement Programme
This programme helps small businesses identify and take advantage of new sales opportunities in the public and private sectors.
Retail Therapy Programme
Would you like to make your business more competitive? This programme is tailored specifically for the independent retail sector.
Belfast Enterprise Academy
This programme supports university students through a tailored mentoring programme to develop business ideas and plan business opportunities.
Rural Development Programme
£8.7 million is available to invest in projects in rural areas in Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh.
Sales Growth Programme
The programme aims to improve the selling skills of business owners and managers.
Strategy in Business Initiative
This programme helps small businesses to develop the practical skills necessary to think strategically and develop plans for future growth.
Exploring Exporting Programme
This programme aims to help small businesses and social enterprises enter into new markets outside of Northern Ireland for the first time.
Market Start Up Programme
Want to start a food or craft business? Then our Market Start Up Programme is for you!
Business eventsWe organise and run a series of events to help businesses.
- Take a look at our latest business events