Launching North City Business Centre’s involvement with the ‘Best of the North’ for 2019, CEO Dave Murphy said, ‘we are delighted to be sponsoring an award for the Best of the North, as a Local Enterprise Agency working to help business start-ups and existing businesses within North Belfast, it is the perfect thing for us to do.
For over 25 years we have been helping people set up in business, so it is great to see local traders in North Belfast getting recognition for all their hard work. Having over 40 businesses based on our site in Duncairn Gardens we understand the struggle small businesses face and the awards are a great way for the public to vote for who they recognise as outstanding in their field, and are a fantastic boost for any business to be recognised by the public in this way.
We currently offer a free business plan for anyone thinking of starting their own business as part of the ‘Go For It’ business development programme, and we can help them with advice and guidance on marketing, social media, financial and business planning and understanding their cash-flow.
There has been a rise in the number of people wanting to start up in business and there is a lot of help available for anyone wanting to do just that.
Local businesses in North Belfast provide employment opportunities within the area and are a great boost to the local economy, so we encourage everyone to vote for their ‘Best of the North’.
Sponsoring this award gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to local business within the area and we wish all the businesses the best of luck!’