Ards and North Down business support



Ards and North Down Borough Council is located in the east of Northern Ireland. The area has modern infrastructure, direct access to an international airport and a major port, and has strong road and rail links to Belfast, which makes it attractive for new or growing businesses.

The main urban centres in the council area are:

  • Bangor
  • Comber
  • Donaghadee
  • Holywood
  • Newtownards

This guide is for businesses who are thinking about starting up or expanding in the Ards and North Down Borough Council area. It includes an economic profile of the area and details of business advice and support.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from Ards and North Down Borough Council. They will organise one-to-one mentoring sessions with your local business adviser and provide tailored guidance to develop your business plan.

Complete a short enquiry form or call 0800 027 0639 to register for this free advice and guidance.

  • Start a business Helpline
    0800 027 0639