Mid Ulster Business Development Programme
The new Mid Ulster Business Development Programme delivered by Cookstown Enterprise Centre, funded by Mid Ulster District Council has offered up to 20 local businesses the opportunity to accelerate their growth and competitiveness.
The Business Development Programme, part of the Council’s overall economic development strategy, supported a number of micro and small Mid Ulster-based businesses which benefited from a diagnostic audit, followed by 3.5 days’ one-to-one consultancy support worth over £1,000. This support comprised of one or a mix of core business areas, which included; the development of business plans to Invest NI standard to effective pricing, implementation of quality standards, sales and marketing, human resource and financial management.
Speaking about the programme, Chair of the Council’s Development Committee, Councillor Frances Burton, said:
“The micro and small business sector is a vital part of our local economy and it is crucial that even the smallest businesses have the opportunity to access professional business support and capitalise on business development opportunities to enhance their future competitiveness.
“This is exactly what this programme aims to do, by ensuring knowledge and resources are within the grasp of small businesses and I would encourage those which are eligible to take advantage of the opportunity currently on offer”.
This programme is now closed for applications.