Belfast City Council

Portfolio Categories: Clients.

The Go For Growth programme run by Belfast City Council, helps small businesses and social enterprises identify and take advantage of growth opportunities. It aims to provide participants with the practical skills and flexible support needed to grow their business. The £0.5M business investment programme delivered by Full Circle in association with Cruinn Associates from 2014-2015 helps with:

  • Practical skills development workshops showcasing best practice in sales, customer service, marketing, finance, people management and strategy co-delivered by Cruinn.
  • Business diagnostic support from an experienced mentor from Cruinn to help identify key areas for business improvement and assesses investment readiness to grow.
  • One-to-one support and practical assistance from experienced Cruinn mentors on identifying, targeting and winning new customers and contracts.

Cruinn have mentored the owners/directors of following programme participant organisations to date, including:

  • Leaf Consulting
  • Giant Associates
  • Hanna IP
  • Titanic Creative Management
  • Art Loves Editions
  • IP Solutions
  • Greenmount
  • ICA

"The mid-term evaluation reports that Go For Growth participants are 90% satisifed with the one-to-one business mentoring element of the programme." Maureen O'Reilly, Economist & External Evaluator.