10 Aug 2022

New business support directory now available for local enterprises

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Local enterprises can quickly access all the information they need to assist them in running their business thanks to a new directory being produced by Derry City and Strabane District Council. The Business Support Directory will provide access to all the contacts needed to provide the advice and support to help navigate a path to success. It was launched today by the Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Alderman Derek Hussey, who welcomed the new resource, which is also available to view online. “I am delighted to launch the new business directory, which will become an invaluable tool for any local business hoping to grow and develop,” he said. “There is a great support network out there which any company can access, and this guide will provide information on key contacts and details on the advisors and service providers available. Council also provides a fantastic service through its business support team, and officers can assist any local entrepreneur hoping to get their business off the ground. “Effective business support is one of the key priorities identified within the Strategic Growth Plan, and a major factor in driving economic growth for the region.” Business Support Officer with Council, Tara Nicholas, urged people to avail of the new service. “The Business Support Directory is aimed at anyone hoping to access the information they need to progress their business plans,” she said. “It covers a wide range of sectors, and focuses on the key services which companies will find of most benefit in terms of providing support and reaching your business goals. The directory is easy to navigate, and offers the direct contact information all businesses need in an accessible format. “Council’s Business Support Team are also on hand to provide a diverse portfolio of services and advice which will help you on your way to success. We would encourage anyone with a new idea, product or service which they are hoping to get off the ground to get in contact and see what help is available.” Copies of the Business Support Directory will be available at a number of outlets including Council offices and your local enterprise offices. You can access the directory online at or request a copy via post by contacting one of the Business Officers at 028 71 253 253. Pictured above: The Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Derek Hussey, pictured launching the Business Boost Business Directory featuring contact information for a range of local business support services, with Tara Nicholas, Business Officer, DCSDC, at the Guildhall (Photo: Jim McCafferty Photography)

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