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Partner support for business

We work with a number of partners, stakeholders and third party delivery agents, across the city, to assist with the delivery of key programmes and initiatives.

Delivery agents are those who actively run and engage with programme participants. They deliver mentoring, give specialist advice and guidance based on the participant requirements on our behalf.


Partners or stakeholders we currently work with

Belfast Met

Belfast Met offers a wide-ranging selection of full and part time further and higher education courses, designed to meet your needs and aspirations whether you have just left school or are returning to education to upgrade your qualifications for a new career.

www.belfastmet.ac.uk
028 9026 5000
BelfastAcademy@belfastmet.ac.uk

Catalyst Inc 


Catalyst Inc is Northern Ireland’s next generation science park. They are a not-for-profit organisation that invests the surplus generated from their agile workspace and facilities, providing the underwriting necessary for the community-led development of their entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem through Connect and Capital Match.

www.catalyst-inc.org
028 9073 7800
enquiries@catalyst-inc.org

Disability Action

Disability Action works to ensure that people with disabilities attain their full rights as citizens, by supporting inclusion, influencing government policy and changing attitudes in partnership with disabled people.

www.disabilityaction.org
028 9029 7880
hq@disabilityaction.org

E Spark

Entrepreneurial Spark is the world's largest free people accelerator for early stage and growing ventures.

www.entrepreneurial-spark.com
hello@entrepreneurial-spark.com

Federation of Small Businesses 

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) offer their members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government.  

www.fsb.org.uk
028 9032 6035

Innovation Factory

 
Innovation Factory is part of the Belfast City Council’s ambition to develop and support social regeneration within the local Belfast area, whilst providing a state of the art facility for small business growth.
              
www.innovationfactoryni.com
028 9590 2500
info@innovationfactoryni.com

InterTradeIreland

InterTradeIreland is a cross-border trade and business development body, funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, in the Republic of Ireland (DBEI), and the Department for the Economy (DfE), in Northern Ireland. It provides support to businesses looking to trade both north and south of the border, through innovative initiatives, which aim to improve capability, drive competitiveness, growth and jobs.

www.intertradeireland.com
028 3083 4100 (048 from Republic of Ireland)
Textphone: 028 3083 4169 (048 from Republic of Ireland)
info@intertradeireland.com

Invest NI 

As the regional business development agency, Invest NI's role is to grow the local economy. They do this by helping new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and by attracting new investment to Northern Ireland.

www.investni.com
0800 181 4422

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) is an award winning, quality assured, customer focused membership organisation with over 230 years commitment to the Northern Ireland economy. It is a well-known network for business with a membership of 1,200 businesses representing over 100,000 employees.

www.northernirelandchamber.com
028 9024 4113
mail@northernirelandchamber.com

Princes Trust

Princes Trust work with thousands of young people across Northern Ireland each year, providing them with the tools they need to succeed. And with a dedicated centre in the heart of the country, they’re well-placed to meet young people’s needs.
 
www.princes-trust.org.uk
0800 842 842
belfastcentre@princes-trust.org.uk

Queen's University Belfast

The business engagement team works to connect, enhance and strengthen partnerships between the university and the Northern Ireland business sector.

www.qub.ac.uk 
028 9024 5133

Social Enterprise NI

Social Enterprise NI (SENI) is the representative body for social enterprises and social entrepreneurs across Northern Ireland. SENI connects, supports, develops and sustains vibrant businesses to create social change throughout Northern Ireland.

www.socialenterpriseni.org
028 9046 1810
info@socialenterpriseni.org

The Foundry

The Foundry’s co-working space has hosted almost 50 unique start-up businesses over the past year. People have used the Foundry as a permanent base, a weekend office and as a temporary home for businesses who are waiting on fully serviced office space. The Foundry bridges the gap between pre-start program participants and private office tenants.  

www.thefoundrybelfast.com
028 9094 2010
hello@thefoundrybelfast.com

Ulster Bank Boost

Ulster Bank Boost will take your business to the next level. Their Business Growth Enablers will help boost your insight and knowledge in specialist subjects, connect you with opportunities and partnerships, as well as develop your skills through training and mentoring one-to-one sessions.

https://digital.ulsterbank.co.uk/business/boost.html

Ulster University

Ulster University works with many small to medium-sized businesses, enabling them to move projects forward quickly by accessing expertise that may otherwise be unavailable.

www.ulster.ac.uk

Urban Villages

The Urban Villages initiative is designed to improve good relations outcomes and develop thriving places where there has been a history of deprivation and community tension. The Urban Villages initiative is a headline action within the NI Executive’s Together: Building a United Community Strategy. 

www.executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk/publications/urban-villages-initiative-strategic-frameworks
028 9090 9440
urban.villages@sibni.org

Women in Business

Women in Business is the largest and fastest growing business network for female entrepreneurs and business leaders in Northern Ireland.

www.womeninbusinessni.com
0845 607 6041
info@womeninbusinessni.com

Young Enterprise NI

Young Enterprise Northern Ireland is a charity developing the entrepreneurial skills and aspirations of young people aged four to 25 to prepare them for the new economy.

www.yeni.co.uk
028 9032 7003
info@yeni.co.uk

 

Delivery agents we work with 

Core Consulting

Core Consulting is a business growth advisory firm that works with SMEs to develop and implement business growth plans leading to scalable and sustainable growth.

www.consultcore.co.uk
028 9146 4649
info@consultcore.co.uk

East Belfast Enterprise

East Belfast Enterprise (EBE) is the Local Enterprise Agency for East Belfast and the starting point for anyone wishing to start a business or improve and grow their current business. The mission of EBE is to "lead enterprise and business development in the community".

www.eastbelfast.org 
028 9094 2010
info@eastbelfast.org

Enterprise NI 

Enterprise Northern Ireland represents the interests of Local Enterprise Agencies and lobbies on behalf of small business. They ensure the Northern Ireland Executive and Committee for the Economy are fully briefed on business growth by enabling them to see progress at first hand.

www.enterpriseni.com
028 7776 3555 
pa@enterpriseni.com

Deirdre Fitzpatrick and Associates

Deirdre Fitzpatrick and Associates is a management consulting and business training organisation, working in areas such as:

  • economic appraisals
  • marketing and finance
  • personal development
  • selling skills
  • strategy and business planning
  • business and strategic planning and facilitation with private and community/voluntary groups
  • business and executive coaching, and 
  • non-executive directorships.
028 9079 9224

Full Circle Management Solutions

Full Circle Management Solutions is a dynamic and results-focused practice. The agency has enjoyed significant growth - locally, nationally and internationally – and is now recognised as one of the leading providers of business advisory services on the island of Ireland. 

www.fullcircle.eu.com
028 9069 1027
info@fullcircle.eu.com

Lara Goodall Consulting Ltd 

Lara Goodall Consulting specialises in strategic business and marketing planning, market research, training and mentoring, sales planning, lead generation, sales management and project evaluation. 

028 9083 9205
lara@laragoodallconsulting.com

 

North City Business Centre

North City Business Centre encourages the development of SMEs in the surrounding community, creating employment and providing focus for the social and economic regeneration of North Belfast by offering bespoke business support and programmes, affordable commercial property, virtual office facilities, conference facilities and meeting space.

www.north-city.co.uk
028 9074 7470
mailbox@north-city.co.uk

Ormeau Business Park

Ormeau Business Park offers a range of business services stretching from accountancy and legal to PR and networking. There are also a number of business training events hosted on site, details of which can be found on the website. 

www.ormeaubusinesspark.com
028 9033 9906
info@ormeaubusinesspark.com

Ortus

The Ortus Group provides unique business support programmes and affordable, high-quality commercial property plus complementary services to a diverse range of businesses from start-ups to long-established enterprises across all business sectors.

www.ortus.org
028 9031 1002
hq@ortus.org

Work West Enterprise Agency

Work West is an award-winning organisation, which supports new start and existing businesses, both private and social, to start up and grow their ventures. Work West has excellent workspace, office space and training and meeting space spread over two sites in the heart of West Belfast.   

www.workwest.co.uk
028 9061 0826
info@workwest.co.uk
 

 


Contact us
Economic Development Unit
028 9027 0482
Place and Economy Department
4th floor, 9 Adelaide
9-21 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8DJ