Building Your Business
New SEED programme for SMEs

19 November 2012

The SEED cluster of Councils comprising Ards, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Down and Newry & Mourne has just launched an exciting new programme that will be delivered by Full Circle Management Solutions Ltd.

The First Time Exporters Programme aims to assist owner-managers of micro businesses (10 employees or less) in the 6 council areas to explore and exploit business opportunities – in Republic of Ireland, GB or further afield – in order to secure sustained growth.

The Programme, which is part-funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland and the six SEED Councils, is now open for registration.

The Programme will involve a series of export-focused workshops, each of these aiming to boost both the skills and the confidence of participants in areas such as identifying and targeting opportunities outside NI, and ultimately helping to win business from non-local customers. In addition, participants will receive practical support from an experienced consultant whose role will be to fast-track the exporting efforts of participants.

For further information on the Programme or to apply for a place, please contact Claire or Conor of Full Circle Management Solutions Ltd, Tel: 02890 691027 or Email: /

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