17/10/2013

Belfast Council Launches Business Development Programme

Local manufacturers are being offered help with reducing costs and increasing profits through a new business development programme funded by Belfast City Council.

The Manufacturing Efficiency Programme is open to small and medium-sized companies in the city from the manufacturing subsectors.

The programme is funded by Belfast City Council and Lisburn City Council in partnership with Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund.

The free programme will include one-to-one mentoring from industry experts, tailored workshops and a baseline assessment of each business. Topics will be covered such as marketing your business; product development, innovation and CE marking; process and product costing; workspace layout and value stream analysis and health and safety in the workplace.

The programme will run until March 2014 with applications closing on 1 November.

The programme is open to 12 businesses - six from the Belfast City Council area and six from the Lisburn City Council area.

More info is available at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/business

(IT/CD)

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