As part of our Enterprise and Employment Programme we want to increase local employment opportunities and promote self-employment.
We believe that for many people who are looking for work in our area, starting their own business can be a real possibility if they are provided with the supports that they need.
This is why we offer a range of supports including advice, information, training and mentoring to help people progress from a business idea to becoming self-employed.
In recent years, demand for these supports has increased significantly.
In 2016, we assisted 454 people who were interested in starting their own business. Of these, 137 went on to become self-employed.
Please explore the enterprise services and supports described below to see how we can help you: