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

Finance support

Downloadable Webinar: 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 

To access please click the link below:

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

Access to Finance during COVID-19

Thursday 2 April 14.00 -14.45

The COVID-19 crisis has already had a profound effect on many businesses around the world including cashflow issues. The Institute of Directors (IoD), EY and Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) are hosting a webinar on Thursday 2 April 2020 on Access to Finance during the crisis. Participants will hear from leading experts on finance in Northern Ireland and will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session. 

Register here

Digital/Online Business

Working from Home

Downloadable webinar: 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 live Q&A session.

View webinar here

Please note: this webinar will be available to view following the live session if you are unable to participate 

Delivering Services Online

Tuesday 31 March 2020 14.00 – 16.00

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

Register here

Connect with Customers

Thursday 2 April 2020 14.00 – 16.00

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.

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 81261640

Human Resources

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: 07880378153
E: allastar.mcgarry@midandeastantrim.gov.uk 

KPMG COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme webinar

Thursday 2 April 12.15pm

KPMG is hosting a webinar on Thursday 02 April on the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme. This seminar will outline details of the scheme and the key practical issues businesses will need to consider if they intend to access the benefits of JRS.

The firm will also provide a brief overview of the recently announced Self-employment Income Support Scheme and some other tax deferral measures.

Register here


Eligible businesses must be based in the Mid and East Antrim District Council areas and employ less than 50 people.

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