Free retail space offered in town centre

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Twenty arts and craft businesses are to be given the chance by Ballymena Business Centre to benefit from five months free retail space where they can exhibit, showcase and sell their products.

Ballymena Business Centre is providing an opportunity for 20 businesses to locate in their new town centre premises.

Alongside this retail opportunity, the Centre will provide a programme of support to help them grow their business include business coaching, ‘Ready 4 Retail’ interactive workshops, creative cluster mornings and opportunities to promote their products to other tourism, galleries, retail and business sectors. Ballymena Business Centre are encouraging applications from individuals who meet the following criteria: Residing within the Ballymena and Neighbouring Council Areas, aged 18 years and over, self-employed creator of quality arts and craft products and a desire to grow your business.

Application forms can be downloaded by visiting – www.ballymenabusiness.co.uk or by calling 028 2565 8616. Closing Date for applications Tuesday, September 30.

The iniative is supported by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund through Arts Council Northern Ireland and Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.