Mid & East Antrim
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council are providing up to date information on all aspects of help via their council or via Government through detailed fact sheets. They are working with Ballymena Business Centre, Carrickfergus Enterprise and LEDCOM, Larne to provide advice services to their stakeholders.
*Business Support Programmes available from Economic Development
One to one remote sessions and mentoring with a variety of business support programmes are available including:
- Go For It - NI Business Start Up
- Kick Start Programme
- Enterprise Women
- Business Escalator
- Digital Boost
- Digital Skills and Innovation
- CIRCUS Circular Economy Social Enterprise Programme
- Yes You Can – Female Entrepreneurship Programme
*Certain eligibility apply for programme participation
The council has created a COVID-19 checklist and guidance for businesses along with social distancing posters to download. The council continues to offer a variety of webinars, which can be found online here with local businesses encouraged to check out topics including risk assessment and finance.
You are now able to source a number of supplies of PPE and social distancing products from the BuySupplyNI portal. Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, with the support of Invest NI, adapted the existing site which services the manufacturing industry, to provide a means to match buyers with local suppliers throughout Northern Ireland to access the products needed to return to work safely.
The site now features a dedicated COVID-19 Supplies section for suppliers and buyers across all industry sectors to register for free and upload the products they can supply or detail the products they require. This is a NI-wide initiative and with participation from Northern Ireland companies it can be developed to fill the current and growing need for PPE and other social distancing supplies during the pandemic. The link to register for the COVID-19 Supplies section is: www.buysupplyni.com/covid-19-supplies-register
The Tourism Team is currently working remotely but is still here to provide support during these difficult times by co-ordinating online training opportunities
and working with trade on a dedicated tourism marketing campaign. #RediscoverMEA #ShapedbySeaandStone. Sign up to their monthly tourism and hospitality industry news e-zine here.
For further support information please contact:
Economic Development Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dedicated helplines: T: 028 2563 3562 or T: 028 2563 5036
BuySupplyNI.com If you have any queries or questions please contact the team at:
T: 028 2563 3562 or E: email@example.com
Tourism Team: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Contact Zoe Lindsay, Tourism Business Engagement Officer
T: 028 2826 2379 E: email@example.com
For all Environmental Health related queries please
T: 028 2563 3394 (Ballymena area) or 028 2826 2498 (Carrickfergus / Larne area).