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08/04/2022

Council to provide grants to the Logistics Sector to Provide New Employment Opportunities

Do you need drivers? Would you consider upskilling your existing staff? Do you need to recruit new staff? Why not apply for a grant through the Council’s new Logistics Fund?

Do you need drivers? Would you consider upskilling your existing staff? Do you need to recruit new staff? Why not apply for a grant through the Council’s new Logistics Fund?

It’s easy to apply and your business could benefit from a grant that can be used to upskill existing employees and provide new recruitment opportunities in the Borough.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb commented;

“Antrim and Newtownabbey’s unique central location in Northern Ireland has long been an attractive area for transport and logistics businesses. Over 10 of Northern Ireland’s longest established transport companies have based themselves in the Borough and distribute their goods globally via our best in class roads network, ports and airports. I am delighted to see this grant fund open for applications.  I believe that these grants will be of great benefit to logistics businesses at a time when they are facing immense economic challenges and skills shortages.”

Alderman Mark Cosgrove, Chairman of the Council’s Prosperity Working Group added;

“This support recognises the very significant contribution that the logistics sector plays in maintaining our national supplies and services and will provide opportunities in multiple roles such as warehousing, driving, mechanics, sales and marketing’”.  

Further information regarding the fund is available at https://antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/business/support-for-businesses/logistics-fund/ .

If you have any queries, please contact the Council’s Skills Team by email  skills@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk or contact Michelle Pearson on 028 9034 0018.