The borough is supported by a progressive and forward-thinking local authority, committed to offering information and guidance to new businesses to help make their investment and business growth as straightforward as possible.
As key influencers, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council will connect you to the right people and introduce you to your new strategic partners in Northern Ireland and throughout the world.
Encouraging local businesses to get together to connect, build their networks and focus on key business issues, is an important facet of the business support offered by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.
The council recently hosted “The Connect Business Networking Series 2018”, the free event offered a series of high quality, dynamic, and inspirational opportunities for local businesses to network and engage with each other.
The council is committed to fostering and developing relationships within and between the business community, wider economy and council – enabling and driving the continual growth of the borough.
Council manages sectoral forums in each of the borough’s key growth industries,
- Health and life sciences
- Advanced manufacturing
These include representation from key partner organisations including Invest Northern Ireland, Innovate UK, national universities, regional colleges, health trusts, government departments to name a few. This innovative co-ordinated approach to sectoral development ensures a strong connection to the regional investment ecosystem.
The region offers close linkages to two world-class universities namely,
- Queens University Belfast - ranked within the top 1% of global universities and part of the Russell Group, an elite group of research intensive universities
- Ulster University - ranked within the top 3% of global universities, its business school is the sixth largest in the UK and delivers over £40m annually to the Northern Ireland economy.
Through its business support programmes and initiatives, the council champions the borough’s exceptional business leaders, employers, innovators and entrepreneurs as well as inspiring new business starts-ups and individuals considering starting a new business.
The borough’s business and enterprise centres play an essential role in supporting business enterprise, growth and innovation, by providing an excellent range of facilities and services to businesses seeking to locate and expand within the borough.
Whether you are starting a new business, or an established business looking to relocate, our business and enterprise centres offer a variety of workspace accommodation and a range of excellent support services.
View our ‘Open for Business – Enterprise Agencies’ video with highlights the Borough’s range of Enterprise Centres, facilities, service and support available to entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing businesses.