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14 March 2019

Derry City and Strabane District Council is launching an exciting and results-focused initiative that will help small businesses in the region to grow sales. Delivered under the Council Business Boost initiative, the Sales Growth Programme is a FREE Programme of support for businesses in the council area.

This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for growth & jobs Northern Ireland (2014 -2020) programme.

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council John Boyle said: ‘We are delighted to see the launch of the Sales Growth Programme. We are aware that many small businesses struggle to grow to the next level because of challenges around identifying, targeting and exploiting new business opportunities. The Sales Growth Programme aims to provide practical assistance to SME and micro enterprise owner-managers to rise to these challenges.” 

The Programme is open to owner-managers who are based within the Council Area, employ less than 50 people and have potential to create at least two jobs in the next 12 months. The Programme will involve a series of sales growth workshops and sales-focused mentoring support. Each participant will also have the opportunity to meet with potential customers before the end of the Programme who have expressed a specific interest in their products / services.

The Programme is being delivered on behalf of Council by Full Circle Management Solutions Ltd. Said Simon Devlin, Managing Director of Full Circle: ‘We are looking for SME / micro enterprise owner-managers who are committed to growing their businesses and employing more people. We have delivered the Sales Growth Programme very successfully in this region and so know that this is a formula that works – we are therefore confident that we can help participants to move from talking about winning new sales to actually doing this’.

Recruitment is already under way for the 10 places on the Programme. Please contact Sandy at Full Circle on 028 9069 1027 / [email protected] for further details or to complete an Expression of Interest form by Friday 3rd May 2019.