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GoForIt with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

24 October 2016

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott, launches the Go For It programme with Alistair Smith, Ledcom and Jennifer McWilliams, Antrim Enterprise Agency.


Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is pleased to launch their latest programme of support for would-be entrepreneurs.  The GoForIt programme is a comprehensive package of advice, training and support for anyone thinking of starting their entrepreneurial journey in the Borough.

Delivered on the Council’s behalf by Antrim Enterprise Agency, in conjunction with LEDCOM, participants can avail of expert guidance and mentoring along with an accredited business advisor to help with tailored direction to develop their business plan.

Speaking at the launch, the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott, said: “Small business is the lifeblood of our economy and the GoForIt programme has positive effects in terms of promoting enterprise and business creation within the Borough.  The GoForIt programme provides essential support in helping to increase the capabilities of participants to start-up a business.”

The programme is open to anyone over the age of 16 living in the Borough and thinking about taking the first step into self-employment.  Everyone who meets the criteria will be met for a one to one appointment where advice on how to access grants and funding, along with one to one finance and business planning, will be provided.  In addition, participants will be steered to best practice guides, tools and videos to help them get started.  Participants will be provided with the necessary support and help to develop their business plan. 

A business plan is not just required to help secure funding, it is a critical aid to help individuals manage their business more efficiently and effectively.  By committing their ideas to paper, they can relate to their business better including addressing alternative scenarios and setting themselves objectives and goals along with the necessary resources required to achieve these goals.  

Anyone interested in finding out more about the GoForIt programme should T: 0800 027 0639 for further information on what support is available from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.