Lisburn and Castlereagh business support

Business growth support in Lisburn and Castlereagh City


There are several organisations in Lisburn and Castlereagh City which offer support to help you grow your business.

Growth and support schemes for established businesses

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council runs support programmes for business growth and development. Current programmes include:

Bid 2 Win - tendering support programme

Mentoring and workshop support programme to help businesses in Antrim, Newtownabbey, Lisburn and Castlereagh tender for contracts - find out more.

Digi Growth Programme

Bespoke package of support to help Lisburn and Castlereagh businesses develop viable commercial projects and identify funding to deliver them - 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.

International Trade and Development Missions

Financial support for trade and development missions for businesses who want to be equipped with the relevant in-depth knowledge, know-how and confidence to successfully operate in new markets - find out more.

Invest in Health, Profit in Business

Support to equip businesses with a pro-active programme of activity that will help them to fulfil their obligations to support their employees' health and wellbeing - find out more.

Investment Programme

Businesses relocating or searching for new premises in the Lisburn Castlereagh area can tap into free support from the Council’s Investment Team - find out more.

Sales Accelerator Programme

Practical assistance to small business owner-managers to explore, target and convert new sales opportunities - find out more.

SERC Fabrication Project

Opportunity for Lisburn and Castlereagh businesses to recruit highly trained, motivated and professional engineers from the South East Regional College - find out more.

SME Mentor Growth Programme

Support to enable local businesses to access free essential business knowledge and expertise on a one-to-one basis to become even more competitive and achieve growth - find out more.

Local enterprise agencies

Enterprise Northern Ireland agencies provide business improvement programmes, financing, events, workspace and meeting space. There are two local enterprise agencies in Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council:

Tender for council contracts

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

Find out more on tendering for Lisburn and Castlereagh City 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.

Business events

Many organisations run business focused events in Lisburn and Castlereagh City, across a range of topics to help you develop your business.

You can find business events from Lisburn and Castlereagh City City Council.

You can search for business events in Lisburn and Castlereagh City and across Northern Ireland using our Events Finder.