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Build Your Own Website


Build Your Own Website

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is pleased to launch an innovative new business development Programme for local businesses.



Website build technologies have constantly developed over the last number of years, with many hosted platforms and opensource platforms in existence today, all offering the potential for businesses to build their own website.  The technologies are readily available within the marketplace, however, to grasp the opportunities offered to build your own website, many business need their hand held through the process. 

The Build Your Own Website programme will therefore provide 1-2-1 mentoring and workshops to enable business owners and managers to:

  • Understand the range of websites solutions available;
  • Review all website solutions available and select the best fit for them, in terms of functionality, maintenance, ongoing annual costings, etc.;
  • Choose a domain name and host solution;
  • Review site navigation, page functionality and content, to ensure the visitor journey within the website is effective;
  • Undertake website basics, how to set up, create, edit and amend the website;
  • Integrate the website into their wider offline and online marketing initiatives;
  • Utilise the website as a marketing and sales tool; and
  • Receive a user manual, a step by step guide, to creating and managing their website.

Applications Are Now Open

Any business who would like to register for the opportunity to learn how to build a website for their business should download the application form:



The Programme will be delivered by Ardean.  The programme will run from July 2017 to March 2018 and applications close on 31 October 2017.

The programme is an important initiative as the web becomes a more and more important driver of business growth and sustainability. Additionally, with mobile devices playing an ever increasing role in customer research and buying behaviour, the Council is determined to ensure that businesses are ready, capable and equipped to service customers in a digital world.

The programme is open to businesses located in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area but, is particularly focussed on those without an online presence.

For more information regarding the Build Your Own Website Programme contact Eilish Devlin at Ardean on 028 7963 3700.  Alternatively, enquiries can be emailed to [email protected]