Supporting Our MEA Businesses

Business Mentoring Webinars

Business Webinars

Council businesses mentoring to address Covid-19 impacts

From Wednesday 25 March, Council will be providing a blend of dedicated webinars which follow with provision to book one to one mentoring slots to support your business in key areas of Finance, Digital/Online and Human Resources

Financial support

Managing Cashflow

Date: 2 June, 11am - 12noon
Speaker: Mark Johnston

Sign up details to follow soon.
How to do a risk assessment for your business

Date: 4 and 9 June, 11am
Speaker: Mark Clifford

Sign up details to follow soon.
Returning staff from furlough

June dates - to be confirmed
Speaker: Linzi Conway

Sign up details to follow soon.

Cashflow Planning

Focusing on how to plan your cash flow and access finance/grants. 
This webinar is delivered by Eilish Devlin, Finance Mentor on the Amplify Escalator Programme. This video is available to access at any time 
View webinar here

Coronavirus Self-Employed Support Scheme

The NI Tourism Alliance hosted a webinar with Dawson & Company Chartered Accountants on the Self-Employed Support Scheme. View webinar here

Dedicated 1:1 mentoring sessions are now available with our experienced Finance mentors. 

To book a 1:1 finance session please contact:

Laura McCourt
T: 07391863554
E: laura.mccourt@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Digital/Online Business

Working from Home

Get assistance on how to work from home to (set up a remote office/stay connected with staff/ensure the security of your home office) with Q&A session. View webinar here

Delivering Services Online

Deliver your services online Develop new ways of delivering your services online/quick e-Commerce / Facebook shops/accept payments) with Q&A session. View webinar here
Connect with customers

Stay connected with your customers/get your social messaging right/use online tools such as Facebook Live, Zoom, Creating videos, Setting up Facebook community groups with live Q&A session.

View webinar here

Managing a remote workforce

Wednesday 8 April 11.00am - 11.40am

With many businesses having to move to or upscale remote working for staff during the current crisis, Laura Gillespie (Partner, Pinsent Masons) will consider the practical data protection issues that businesses should be mindful of; such as the use of web-based platforms, safe communications and managing paper records. 
With cybercriminals ready to exploit the change in working practices, Laura will also discuss some top tips for protecting your business from the cyber risk.

Register here

1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Dedicated 1:1 mentoring sessions are now available with our experienced Digital mentors.

To book a 1:1 digital session please contact:

E: barbara.orr@midandeastantrim.gov.uk
T: 078 8126 1640

Human Resources

HR considerations during COVID-19

Downloadable Webinar: Focusing on key HR considerations including staffing, employee rights, employer rights, sick pay etc.  This video is available to access at any time. View webinar here

Dedicated 1:1 mentoring sessions are now available with our experienced HR mentors.  To book a 1:1 HR session please contact:

Allastar McGarry
T: 078 8037 8153
E: allastar.mcgarry@midandeastantrim.gov.uk 


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