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Go-2-Tender, IntertradeIreland’s award winning programme, aims to give your business the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to tender successfully for public sector contracts in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis.

Overview of the Go-2-Tender Programme

  • The Go-2-Tender Programme aims to give SMEs across the island of Ireland the confidence, skills and knowledge to successfully compete for Public Sector tenders in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis.
  • The Programme consists of 2 days’ training by experienced bid specialists and up to 2½ days of tailored, one-to-one mentoring.
  • Eligible companies can also apply for up to a further 2 days of expert mentor support at no additional cost.

The next set of workshops (delivered across 2 days) will be in:

Location: Craigavon

Venue: Seagoe Hotel, Portadown

Dates: 7th & 21st February

Cost: £85 + VAT

*The fee includes: 2 days of training, electronic material, catering and up to 2 ½ day of one-to-one mentoring.

How to Register
For more information and to register, please contact either or or telephone (028) 90452777.

Cookstown Enterprise recently made its annual Christmas donation to three locally based charities.  This year Cookstown Enterprise donated £200 to Mid Ulster Dementia Support, Cookstown & District Disability Forum and Mid Ulster Child Contact Centre.



Mid Ulster Dementia Support

(L-R) Jim Eastwood General Manager Cookstown EC, Evelyn McCartney from Mid Ulster Dementia Support and Trevor Wilson Chairman of Cookstown Enterprise Centre.


Cookstown & District Disability Forum

(Back Row L-R) Mark Farquhar from Cookstown & District Disability Forum, Trevor Wilson Chairman of Cookstown Enterprise Centre and Jim Eastwood General Manager Cookstown EC. (Front Row) Ursula Marshall from Cookstown & District Disability Forum.


Mid Ulster Child Contact Centre

(L-R) Trevor Wilson Chairman of Cookstown Enterprise Centre, Vanessa Haddon from Mid Ulster Child Contact Centre and Jim Eastwood General Manager Cookstown EC.


In an ever changing and increasingly competitive marketplace innovation is integral to business growth and success. Co-Innovate is a business support initiative funded through the European Interreg Programme. This mentoring based programme is currently being delivered by Cookstown Enterprise to SMEs locally which have a track record of innovation or wish to embrace the opportunities provided by innovation.

Recently fifteen local businesses attended a Co-Innovate workshop hosted by Cookstown Enterprise. The information session was delivered by representatives from Intertrade Ireland which is the organisation responsible for the overall programme management throughout Ireland and certain regions of Scotland.

Delegates attending learned of the benefits of participating in the Co-Innovate programme including a business status review, an innovation audit and tailor made free business mentoring provided by specialist consultants.

The Co-Innovate initiative is led by cross-border body, InterTradeIreland, in partnership with Enterprise Northern Ireland, East Border Region, Local Enterprises Offices in the border region, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise and will run for a three-year period providing significant benefits to the eligible participants. For further information and how to register please contact: Shauna Rooney on 028 86763660 or email


Please note that Cookstown Enterprise Centre will be closed from Monday 10th July and will reopen on Monday 17th July. We will reply to all correspondence on our return.


Whatever your career option, you may want to work for yourself. The decision to become self-employed is a big step, though there is plenty of support and advice available to help you explore your business idea.

Siofraidh McCracken the proud proprietor of ‘Lavish Nails & Beauty’ William Street, Cookstown availed of advice and expertise on business planning, financial forecasting and marketing, helping her create a road map for her business.

Lavish Nails & Beauty offers a wide range of beauty treatments including acrylic & gelish nails, waxing & tinting, facials, spray tanning and make-up.

Siofraidh said “Cookstown Enterprise Centre was a fantastic source of support to me. I have no regrets in starting my own business.  I advise anyone who has that light bulb moment to contact the Enterprise Centre and check out the feasibility of their idea like I did.”

Starting a new business can be exciting and rewarding, Cookstown Enterprise Centre can help you transform your business idea into reality.


If you are thinking of starting a business contact the centre on:

028 8676 3660 or Email: 


On Tuesday 16th May 2017 Cookstown Enterprise, in the company of 130 invited guests representing the business community and the business support network throughout Mid Ulster and beyond, celebrated its 25th birthday.

The celebration was branded ‘Recipe for Success’ which reflected on the organizations establishment and progress over the last quarter of a century.

A light-hearted ‘Recipe Quiz’ in which all guests were invited to participate provided useful and relevant information about some of the company’s main achievements throughout that time.

Finally, a discussion panel comprising local representatives from the business, public and community and voluntary sectors debated and answered a range of questions for future business success posed by associates of the Cookstown Enterprise on pre-recorded video footage.

The celebration concluded with a surprise presentation by CEC Chairman, Mr Trevor Wilson, to Mary Monaghan for achieving the milestone of 25 years unbroken dedicated and loyal service to the company. Mary was the first employee and commenced her employment with the company as an administrative assistant on the 19th May 1992. She currently holds the position of Property Manager.

 Mary being presented with a token of appreciation from Chairman Trevor Wilson. 

Cookstown Enterprise are delighted to be celebrating 25 Years in Business.

We themed our celebratory event through “Recipe for Success” focusing on the ingredients that have helped us to become successful these last 25 years.





Cookstown Enterprise Centre will be closed on:

Mon 17th April & Tue 18th April 2017

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!



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