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Business Initiatives

The Council’s Economic Development team acts as a First Stop Shop - a gateway for local assistance, providing advice to businesses and the community in general as well as supporting the main government economic support agencies.

Current Initiatives

Digital Surge

The Digital Surge Programme will help you discover where advanced technologies can take your business ... and how to get there.

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ASK Programme

The ASK programme provides 1-1 mentoring for new start-up or existing businesses, with a registered business address in the Council area.

View ASK Programme

LEAN Business Network

The LEAN business network is an exciting business forum designed to help local business people meet and develop their business contacts.

View LEAN Business Network

Social Enterprise Programme

Are you considering starting up a social Enterprise business or are already trading and want some assistance? Then the social Enterprise Programme can support you on this journey.

View Social Enterprise Programme

Project Stratum

A broadband intervention scheme managed by the Department for the Economy (DfE), developed to improve connectivity for premises unable to access broadband services of at least 30 Megabits per second.

View Project Stratum

Logistics Fund

Offering businesses in the Borough the opportunity to apply for financial assistance in response to the current labour market shortages in the Transport and Logistics Sector.

View Logistics Fund

Town Centre Business Database

Sign up to keep informed of initiatives, improvements, events and support available for your local business.

View Town Centre Business Database

Balmoral Show 2023 Showcasing Opportunity

Antrim and Newtownabbey Food Business Operators Showcasing Opportunity - Balmoral Show 2023

View Balmoral Show 2023 Showcasing Opportunity

Linking Entrepreneurs in Antrim & Newtownabbey

The LEAN Business Network is an exciting business forum designed to help local business people meet and develop their business contacts. It also fosters opportunities, facilitates business growth and development through networking and the dissemination of best practice information. 

 Find out about the LEAN Business Network