Emma takes the Helm at Down Business Centre

Emma joins DBC from her previous position as head of Human Relations at the 850Group, Castlewellan. Prior to that role, she gained wide-ranging experience working as a self-employed consultant and in various private and public sector organisations; she brings a track record of driving growth and of fostering collaborative partnerships.

Christmas fundraising with MBH Fitness

Down Business Centre tenants MBH Fitness are running a charity…

Rowallane Business Group

    JINGLE AND MINGLE Rowallane businesses,…

Can you help us to grow the Getting Down to Business Directory?

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic researcher to join our team on a part time basis to compile listings of local businesses.

NMD Enterprise Week 2022

Down Business Centre has lots on offer next week during NMD Enterprise…

We have a new face at the head of Down Business Centre

Downpatrick-based Chartered Accountant Michael Morrissey, who has been a director of the organisation for the past six years, has been appointed as chair to lead the continued expansion of the charity group’s efforts to grow and support the area’s business sector.

Latest Innovation Vouchers programme deadline looming

21st October 2022 is the deadline for applications for the latest Innovation Vouchers programme delivered by Invest Northern Ireland.

Happy retirement and best wishes to our longest-serving tenant business

Down Business Centre bids a sad but fond farewell this month to one of our longest-standing tenants. Brian Smylie is taking a well-earned retirement and we wish him well as he embarks on finding time for all those things he always meant to do but never got around to them. Now he can.

Launching 212 Bathrooms

From working in sales in a Plumbers’ Merchants, to serving his time as a Plumber, to setting up his own very successful Heating and Boiler business Jonny Moore Heating, Jonny’s business life has been focused on the functionality of bathrooms, kitchens and heating systems.

Introducing Joy Street – the Latest Coffee & Sandwich Shop

Congratulations to our Go For It client Aideen Rodgers on the opening of her new coffee and sandwich bar ‘Joy Street’ in Annacloy.

Capital Grants Now Available

Capital grants up to a maximum of £4,999 are now available to support the sustainability, recovery and development of micro businesses through DAERA's Tackling Rural Poverty Social Isolation Programme (TRPSI).   Capital grants can provide up to a maximum of 50% grant rate and are available to existing micro enterprises based in rural areas of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.