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City for growth

  • Growing your business in Belfast

    If you've been in business for over one year and need specific help with growth, we offer a broad range of support.

    • 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 free support to Belfast-based businesses including one-to-one mentoring and workshops in a range of areas to help you address challenges, become more resilient and grow your business.

  • Green Tourism Award

    The Green Tourism Award is a world-wide sustainable certification programme. Belfast-based tourism and hospitality businesses can apply for gold, silver or bronze accreditation for their efforts to meet best practice standards in sustainability.

    We’ll reimburse the first year fees for eligible businesses that apply for a Green Tourism standard. Your business will also be eligible for discounted rates in years two and three. To get the fee funded in year one, you need to apply before 30 June 2022. 

    For information on how to apply, go to Green Tourism  (link opens in a new window).

  • Assessing your needs

    Complete an online form (link opens in new window) about your business support needs. We will assess your information and contact you within three working days to outline the support available to you. 

  • Case studies

    Getting access to specialist mentoring, advice and workshops is instrumental when you're growing your business and networks. 

    Profile Tree

    Profile Tree explain how they benefitted from our business support in this video.

  • FinTech: Access to Support and Finance programme

    We are committed to supporting the development and growth of the local FinTech sector. Over the next six months, we are working with local company, Xpand, whose ‘Access to Support and Finance’ programme is designed to make it easier for you to share your views and details. This will help us to shape new programmes of support that can have the greatest impact on your business and growth ambitions.

    Read about the programme

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Contact us

For more information and advice, get in touch.

028 9027 0482

Economic Development, 4th floor, 9 Adelaide, 9-21 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8DJ

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