The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael, today officially launched the Antrim and Newtownabbey Social Enterprise Programme.
Women in Business NI; who strive to encourage, empower and enlighten females has welcomed Antrim Enterprise Agency as their latest regional partner thus ensuring the continued provision of opportunities to their members Northern Ireland wide.
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.
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
Marcella had been teaching and living in South Korea and due to a marriage breakdown found herself back home as a single mum on benefits. She wanted to do something that would build her confidence, allow her to be around people again as she was very feeling isolated and lonely. She turned to Exploring Enterprise and has set up her own business as a result
At 24 years of age Matthew had left University with a degree in Art and had been working part time in Asda for 5 years to gather up some money to start his own business but was just not sure what direction to go in and how to go about it. The Exploring Enterprise programme
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