Partner support for businesses
We work with a range of partners, stakeholders and third party agents to deliver our support across the city and to assist with the delivery of key programmes and initiatives.
Delivery agents actively run programmes and engage with programme participants. They deliver mentoring and give specialist advice and guidance based on participant requirements on our behalf.
Partners and stakeholders
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Belfast Met offers a wide-ranging selection of full and part time further and higher education courses, designed to meet your needs and aspirations whether you've just left school or are returning to education to upgrade your qualifications for a new career.
028 9026 5000
Catalyst Inc is Northern Ireland’s next generation science park. A not-for-proﬁt organisation, it invests the surplus generated from its agile workspace and facilities, providing the underwriting necessary for the community-led development of the Catalyst Inc entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem through Connect and Capital Match.
028 9073 7800
Disability Action works to ensure that people with disabilities attain their full rights as citizens, by supporting inclusion, influencing government policy and changing attitudes in partnership with disabled people.
028 9029 7880
Federation of Small Businesses
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) offers members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. www.fsb.org.uk
028 9032 6035
Innovation Factory stemmed from Belfast City Council’s ambition to develop and support social regeneration in Belfast, whilst providing a state-of-the-art facility for small business growth.
028 9590 2500
InterTradeIreland is a cross-border trade and business development body, funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, in the Republic of Ireland (DBEI), and the Department for the Economy (DfE), in Northern Ireland. It provides support to businesses looking to trade both north and south of the border, through innovative initiatives, which aim to improve capability, drive competitiveness, growth and jobs.
028 3083 4100 (048 from Republic of Ireland)
Textphone: 028 3083 4169 (048 from Republic of Ireland)
As the regional business development agency, Invest NI's role is to grow the local economy by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.
0800 181 4422
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) is an award winning, quality assured, customer focused membership organisation with over 230 years commitment to the Northern Ireland economy. It is a well-known network for business with a membership of 1,200 businesses representing over 100,000 employees.
028 9024 4113
Prince's Trust works with thousands of young people across Northern Ireland each year, providing them with the tools they need to succeed.
0800 842 842
Queen's University Belfast
The business engagement team works to connect, enhance and strengthen partnerships between the university and the NI business sector.
028 9024 5133
Social Enterprise NI
Social Enterprise NI (SENI) is the representative body for social enterprises and social entrepreneurs across Northern Ireland. SENI connects, supports, develops and sustains vibrant businesses to create social change.
028 9046 1810
The Foundry’s co-working space has hosted almost 50 unique start-up businesses who use the Foundry as a permanent base, a weekend office or a temporary home. The Foundry bridges the gap between pre-start programme participants and private office tenants.
028 9094 2010
Ulster Bank Boost
Ulster Bank Boost will take your business to the next level. Their Business Growth Enablers will help boost your insight and knowledge in specialist subjects, connect you with opportunities and partnerships, and develop your skills through training and mentoring one-to-one sessions.
Ulster University works with many small to medium-sized businesses, enabling them to move projects forward quickly by accessing expertise that may otherwise be unavailable.
The Urban Villages initiative is designed to improve good relations outcomes and develop thriving places where there has been a history of deprivation and community tension. It is a headline action within the NI Executive’s Together: Building a United Community Strategy.
028 9090 9440
Women in Business
Women in Business is the largest and fastest growing business network for female entrepreneurs and business leaders in Northern Ireland.
0845 607 6041
Young Enterprise NI
Young Enterprise Northern Ireland is a charity developing the entrepreneurial skills and aspirations of young people aged four to 25 to prepare them for the new economy.
028 9032 7003
Delivery agents we work with
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Core Consulting is a business growth advisory firm that works with SMEs to develop and implement business growth plans leading to scalable and sustainable growth.
028 9146 4649
East Belfast Enterprise
East Belfast Enterprise (EBE) is the Local Enterprise Agency for East Belfast and the starting point for anyone wishing to start a business or improve and grow their current business. The mission of EBE is to "lead enterprise and business development in the community".
028 9094 2010
Enterprise Northern Ireland represents the interests of Local Enterprise Agencies and lobbies on behalf of small business. They ensure the Northern Ireland Executive and Committee for the Economy are fully briefed on business growth by enabling them to see progress at first hand.
028 7776 3555
Envision Management Consultants
Envision Management Consultants, established in 1996, is the longest established independent consultancy practice in Northern Ireland.
Focused on International Business Development, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Procurement support, we work with our clients to support their growth aspirations at all stages of growth – from set up through to major corporates, across many sectors.
028 90 452777
Deirdre Fitzpatrick and Associates
Deirdre Fitzpatrick and Associates is a management consulting and business training organisation, working in areas such as:
- economic appraisals
- marketing and finance
- personal development
- selling skills
- strategy and business planning
- business and strategic planning and facilitation with private and community or voluntary groups
- business and executive coaching, and
- non-executive directorships.
028 9079 9224
Full Circle Management Solutions
Full Circle Management Solutions is a dynamic and results-focused practice. The agency has enjoyed significant growth - locally, nationally and internationally – and is now recognised as one of the leading providers of business advisory services on the island of Ireland.
028 9069 1027
North City Business Centre
North City Business Centre encourages the development of SMEs in the surrounding community, creating employment and providing focus for the social and economic regeneration of North Belfast by offering bespoke business support and programmes, affordable commercial property, virtual office facilities, conference facilities and meeting space.
028 9074 7470
Ormeau Business Park
Ormeau Business Park offers a range of business services and training events stretching from accountancy and legal to PR and networking.
028 9033 9906
The Ortus Group provides unique business support programmes and affordable, high-quality commercial property plus complementary services to a diverse range of businesses from start-ups to long-established enterprises across all business sectors.
028 9031 1002
Work West Enterprise Agency
Work West is an award-winning organisation which supports new start and existing businesses, both private and social, to start up and grow their ventures. Work West has excellent workspace, office space and training and meeting space spread over two sites in the heart of west Belfast.
028 9061 0826