Down Business Centre was established in 1986 as the local enterprise for the Down District Council area which, in 2015, became part of the wider Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The company is a not-for-profit organisation and works for the benefit of the local community by supporting new and existing small business and by playing an active part in business development at local, regional and national levels.
The Company has a formal Memorandum of Understanding with Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency and the two organisations work closely together, seeking to complement each other’s work across all sectors.
Our role is principally three-fold; we provide business accommodation at competitive rates for light industrial, commercial and service sector businesses both new and established; we encourage and support local people on their journey into self-employment and we help businesses grow through training, one-to-one mentoring, programmes and masterclasses. In addition we offer a suite of training and meeting rooms for hire.