Retail – Business Recovery and Support Programme


It has been an extremely difficult past 18 months, with Covid lockdown restrictions, the pressures and responsibilities from Brexit and the challenges online retail creates for our town centres.

Ards and North Down Borough Council is fully committed to encouraging footfall to our town centres and local traders and has put together an innovative support programme to help you continue to build your customer experience to help boost sales and grow loyalty.


As part of this commitment local retailers are being offered the opportunity to avail of the Ards and North Down Retail Business Recovery and Support Programme, which is completely Free of Charge.

About the event

This innovative support programme will run online from 15 Sep – 18 Oct to help retailers build their customer experience to help boost sales.

Dates as follows:

Wednesday 15th September – Programme Launch & “The Customer Journey”, 10am-12noon

Wednesday 22nd September – Merchandising – “Stand out from the Crowd”, 10.00am-11.15am

Monday 4th October – “Developing your Brand and Marketing your Business”, 10.00am-12noon

Monday 18th October – “Social Media and Growing your Business Online”, 10.00am-12noon

For further information on the programme and to book your place please visit here.

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