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…


CIDO Business Tenant at work

Business Growth for Audsemporium Leads to Second Unit at CIDO.

Audsemporium is a business that In essence was started as the result of a hobby. Audrey Slack had started to experiment on Amazon, buying and selling in her spare time, until she eventually struck upon wrapping paper, concluding that there was a good market for it. As she niched in to sell only wrapping paper and a few greetings cards, she quickly came to the realisation that she in fact had a viable business on her hands. It was at this point, back in 2011 that Audrey gave up her job and started to concentrate on Audsemporium.


CIDO Innovation Centre welcome new tenant

Concept Life Sciences choose CIDO as their NI Base

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to CIDO’s newest tenant, Concept Life Sciences who decided to make CIDO Innovation Centre their Northern Ireland base from April of this year. Headquartered in the UK, Concept Life Sciences chose CIDO as their N.I. base due to our location, flexibility of options and overall image of the…


Research is Key When Planning a Business

If you are thinking of setting up your own business one of the first things you will need to do, even before you prepare a business plan is carry out some research. Is there a market for your product or service? Who are your potential customers? Who currently serves their needs, in other words who…


What Makes a Successful Businesswoman?

It was recently reported that although women make up half the working age population, in many sectors across N.I. women are still under-represented in the top roles In celebration of International Women’s Day, we wanted to shine the spotlight on two successful and inspirational women bucking this trend – CEO of CIDO, Cara Dallat and…


Kestral Foods Host EEP Work Study Visit

As part of their Business Operations workshop, our Exploring Enterprise participants visited Kestral Foods on a work study visit. They were welcomed by Production Manager, Raymond McKeveney who took them for a behind the scenes look into the production of one of their brands, Forest Feast. It was a real eye opener for everyone who attended and a great insight into the rigours involved in food production to ensure there is no cross contamination particularly where allergens such as nuts are involved. Following a very informative tour, and having witnessed a variety of processes and operations our participants got to sample some of the finished products. They each got to take home some fair trade dried mango, one of the products they had witnessed in production.


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73 Charlestown Road, Portadown,

Craigavon, Co Armagh, BT63 5PP

Carn Business Complex

CIDO Business Complex, Carn Drive

Portadown, Co Armagh, BT63 5WH

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CIDO Business Complex, Charles Street,

Lurgan, Co Armagh, BT66 6HG