Exploring Enterprise Programme Craigavon

Registration Opens for Exploring Enterprise Programme

CIDO is delighted to have been chosen as a regional partner to deliver The Yes You Can ‘Explore It’ initiative which will be delivered across Northern Ireland in conjunction with Women in Business. Explore It is designed to support women in turning their idea into reality. The programme offers support  through 3 one-day workshops, 3 evening meet ups and 3 months of buddy support from an experienced female entrepreneur. 

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celebrating the success of delivery 200 business plans for start up businesses

CIDO celebrate success with 200th business plan under ‘Go For It’

CIDO is celebrating a significant milestone after helping its 200th new business start-up to compile a Go For It Programme business plan in association with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. The Go For It programme, part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth &…

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Sun shines for CIDO Annual BBQ

Despite a wet start to the day, this year the sun shone for CIDO’s summer BBQ which is held annually for tenants and their families. CIDO would like to extend their thanks to everyone who contributed to an enjoyable event. Thanks to Carryl from jump jiggle and jive, the volunteers from C&J’s Animal Park, Caolan Mc…

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Business Bootcamp for Pre Start Female Entrepreneurs in Armagh Banbridge Craigavon and Portadown areas

Applications Now Open for ‘Explore It’

CIDO is delighted to have been chosen as a regional partner to deliver The Yes You Can ‘Explore It’ initiative which will be delivered across Northern Ireland in conjunction with Women in Business. Explore It is designed to support women in turning their idea into reality. The programme offers support  through 3 one-day workshops, 3 evening meet ups and 3 months of buddy support from an experienced female entrepreneur. 

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Jo Gillespie and cafe unch team membesat CIDO Innovation Centre

Unch Reach Five Year Milestone at CIDO Innovation Centre

Five years ago this month, CIDO welcomed café Unch to the Innovation Centre and they have been looking after our catering needs ever since. As well as tending to the catering needs of businesses at the Innovation Centre, neighbouring businesses and outside visitors by serving up cooked breakfasts, hot and cold lunches,  teas, coffees and…

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CIDO CEO, Cara Dallat, Picks up Award for Social Leader of the Year

Congratulations to CIDO’s Chief Executive, Cara Dallat, who was awarded ‘Social Leader of the Year’ Award at the N.I. Women’s Awards 2019. A great achievement especially as she was nominated alongside an accomplished line up of women. Chairman of CIDO’s board, James Blane accompanied Cara on the evening to lend his support. Here at CIDO…

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Exploring Enterprise Programme

Another Successful Exploring Enterprise Programme

Another successful Exploring Enterprise programme is drawing to a close at CIDO. As well as working towards a qualification in ‘Understanding Business Enterprise’, our participants were able to attend an employability workshop where they were given tips on applying for jobs as well as hearing from  our guest speaker Laura McNally of SRC who looked…

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imagine it female entrepreneur bootcamp northern ireland

CIDO to Host Bootcamp for Female Entrepreneurs

We are pleased to announce that CIDO Innovation Centre has been chosen to host the ‘Imagine It’ bootcamp for the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council area. It will be held from 10am  to 4pm on Tuesday 18th June and will include lunch. The bootcamp events are open to all pre-start and early stage female…

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i² CIDO Innovation Centre

73 Charlestown Road, Portadown,

Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT63 5PP

Carn Business Complex

CIDO Business Complex, Carn Drive

Portadown, Co Armagh, BT63 5WH

Lurgan Business Complex

CIDO Business Complex, Charles Street,

Lurgan, Co Armagh, BT66 6HG