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.


Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has launched its latest…
Home Vet NI

Home Vets NI

Of all the experiences we share with our dogs, letting them go is undoubtedly the most difficult. Deciding when the time is right, when the length of a life is no longer worth its quality, weighs heavy.
Jill Gordon

Reflect and Move Forward

Jill Gordon of Complete Mind Solutions, a former NMD Business Growth Mentoring Programme client and mother of three, gives some positive advice on how to process what we’ve all been through over the past two years and look forward to the future, whatever it may hold.

Local carer’s sensory box business thrived during pandemic.

Few of us would have the courage to start a business in the grips of a pandemic. Add to that caring for a severely disabled son and you would be forgiven for thinking it was anything but a recipe for success. Well in Louise Gartland’s case you would be entirely wrong.

Marketing, getting the basics right

Decades ago, business cards, snail mail, billboards, and TV commercials…