We want to say a huge thank you to Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council for giving Autobits Motorstore the fantastic opportunity to participate in the Business Engagement Programme a dynamic mentoring support programme for local SMEs to help grow and develop their business.
Businesses taking part receive a bespoke assessment of their business needs and up to 40
hours tailored mentoring support from a pool of experienced professionals. In addition, businesses are also signposted to other support programmes and organisations including Invest Northern Ireland, Intertrade Ireland and local enterprise partners for further information and advice to help their business grow.
Lord Mayor Councillor Mealla Campbell comments “Council is committed to supporting the local economy and in particular local businesses who provide a wealth of unique services, goods and employment opportunities for our borough. Programmes such as this ensure that the right support is provided when and where it is most needed – giving businesses access to on the ground practical support to help grow their company and create employment opportunities, stimulate growth and improve skills.”
To date participants have received a range of tailored support, including help to produce and update business plans, create websites, streamline finance systems, marketing, as well as advice on becoming more social media savvy, identifying new clients and suppliers and help with funding applications.
Autobits Motorstore had the absolute pleasure of working with our mentor Damian over the last number of months. Damian’s advice and expertise has been invaluable – providing us with helpful tips and ideas that we will take on board and to enable us to improve our online selling, reach new markets and ultimately grow our business.
To find out more about this innovative programme click here https://bit.ly/2pV1AKt