Sales Accelerator Programme Launched for Local Businesses
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council have come together to launch an exciting new programme that will support the efforts of small businesses to identify, target and convert new sales opportunities in Northern Ireland, and in both the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.
The Sales Accelerator Programme is part-funded by both Councils, Invest NI and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland [2014 – 2020] Programme.
The Programme is aimed at owner-managers of small businesses across the two Council areas who wish to develop the skills, confidence, focus and momentum to move from talking about winning new sales to actually doing it.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Cathy Mason said, ‘We anticipate that demand for places on this programme will be significant and would encourage even the smallest businesses in the two Council areas to consider taking part. This will help many businesses to survive, consolidate and grow by securing new customers. Following Brexit, the Programme will support our small businesses to explore new sales opportunities, both in local and non-local markets.”
Alderman Stephen Martin, Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council said, “We are delighted to work with our colleagues in Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to offer such an exciting, innovative and results-focused initiative to support small businesses across both council areas. We are confident that the Sales Accelerator Programme will fast-track the efforts of many small business owner-managers to boost sales, especially as we emerge from such a challenging period for businesses as a result of COVID-19.”
The Sales Accelerator Programme is open to businesses in either the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council area or the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area that:
- Have been trading for more than 6 months,
- Employ less than 50 people,
- Have both sales growth and job creation potential:
For further details on the Sales Accelerator Programme, please contact Mairead Bell at Full Circle: firstname.lastname@example.org / 028 90 691027.