Give Your Business a Boost on the Achieving Finance Programme


THE five Councils of Down, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, and Newry and Mourne, in association with Invest Northern Ireland, wish to assist a number of local businesses to strengthen the financial function in their business through the Achieving Finance Programme.

100 SME’s will benefit from this exciting programme, around 20 in each Council area.dn_screen

Each business will receive three full days one-to-one mentoring, attend a series of master classes and meet the investor panel to pitch your business for investment from private investment, banks or the INI. The one-to-one meetings will involve market research as well as follow up a report development, market research etc.

The 18-month programme is to target top local strategic business managers and owners with their fingers on the pulse of their business.

The Achieving Finance programme will aim to help you improve the financing of your business and examine all sources of funding that you may be able to access.

To find out more please come along to the free collective Master class –

On Wednesday 6 March 2013

In the Lough Neagh Visitor Centre,

From 17.00 to 20.30

A spokesperson said: “One of our businesses currently on the programme, Niall Grennan from Grennan Products, commented:

This is an excellent programme. I have built great relationships with other businesses working on the programme. The mentoring aspect in particular has given me very clear focus and exceptional financial advice for the future direction of the business

To book your place, please register your interest by contacting Lestas Consulting Ltd on 028 9044 7627 (Belfast Office) or  028 703 22900 (Coleraine Office) email:

This programme is part financed by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme under the European Union Regional Development Fund (ERDF).



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