Enterprise Northern Ireland’s (ENI) Start Up Loan Fund has ‘raced’ to the £5million lending mark with the help of a few horses following a loan to Equine Dental Services in Newtownards.
Over 20 local tourism businesses recently completed World Host Customer Service training at Carrickfergus Enterprise. The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Councillor Lindsay Millar presented certificates to a selection of businesses such as hotels, tour companies and independent accommodation providers.
Ruth always dreamed of setting up her own children’s nursery and had been volunteering for Ballyclare Family Focus at the time and seen a real need for this so that was the start of her journey. Her heart was telling her what she needed to do but her head was telling her that she had no business skills and did not know anything about starting a business. This is where Exploring Enterprise intervened
His Story Having been in an accident previously and as a result, becoming an amputee, I had been out of work for a while. During this time I started to help a friend with his books and decided that I would like to do my book keeping qualifications and start up my own business. So, I completed SAGE Level 1-3 but was not sure if the direction I was going in was the right direction.
Each week Nick O' Shiel, Chief Executive, Omagh Enterprise Company, blogs on issues related to enterprise, technology and the economy. This week Nick asks if it is time to invest in local communities.