Belfast business support

Business growth support in Belfast


There are several organisations in Belfast which offer support to help you grow your business.

Growth and support schemes for established businesses

Belfast Council runs support programmes for business growth and development. Current programmes include:

Belfast Ambassador Circle

Advice and support for local academic, medical and business leaders to bring their national or international colleagues, organisation or wider industry to Belfast through a conference, meeting or event - find out more.

Business Support

Free support to Belfast-based businesses including one-to-one mentoring and workshops in a range of areas to help you address challenges, become more resilient and grow your business - find out more.

Conference support scheme

Not for profit conference organisers will receive £50 for each out of state delegate that visits Northern Ireland through the Conference Support Scheme - find out more.

Digital Surge Programme

Support for small businesses including workshops, a diagnostic report, mentoring support, a digital acceleration plan and routing to more intensive supports and funding - find out more.

EU Exit mentoring support

Belfast-based small to medium sized businesses can request free, in-depth mentoring support to deal with significant challenges or make the most of EU Exit opportunities - find out more.

Grow your business and become more resilient

Programme providing businesses with advice and mentoring to become more resilient and embrace new, innovative ideas through one-to-one mentoring, workshops and networking events and group mentoring sessions - find out more.

Supporting Vibrant Business Destinations

Support for business groups that wish to set up a new, constituted business association or re-energise existing business associations that have been inactive - find out more.

Tender for Growth Programme

Support for businesses and social enterprises to identify tendering opportunities, assess readiness to exploit them, maximise the prospect of winning new business, and work collaboratively with other local businesses to bid jointly for new tendered contracts - find out more.

Local enterprise agencies

Enterprise Northern Ireland agencies provide business improvement programmes, financing, events, workspace and meeting space. There are five local enterprise agencies in Belfast:

Tender for council contracts

You can seek tender opportunities as a way to grow your business in Belfast. The council offers public tenders throughout the year in a wide range of business areas.

Find out more on tendering for Belfast Council contracts.

Invest Northern Ireland support for business

Invest NI can help your business compete successfully and function more efficiently by providing support across a variety of areas.

Find out more about Invest NI support for business.