Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 August 2015

Expert guidance offered to businesses

By Donna Deeney

Published 23/08/2012

A team of experts will be on hand to give guidance to Londonderry business owners as part of an innovative programme called Support My Business, launched this month.

The scheme provides a free and discreet mentoring service led by a team of experienced business professionals, who are on hand to give confidential advice and assistance to local business owners.

They specialise in a range of areas, including Finance and Business, HR and Employment, Health and Safety, Financial Services, Programme Management and Corporate Governance.

Businesses can book a free initial consultation, followed by up to three hours of one-to-one mentoring with a professional trained in their specific business area.

They can then engage in a series of workshops designed to offer practical advice and strategies in dealing with the many problems encountered by small businesses.

Speaking at the launch, Mayor of Derry Kevin Campbell said: “Many businesses are finding it a challenge to stay afloat during such a difficult economic period, so this new scheme is certainly to be welcomed.

“I would encourage any local company in need of support and fresh thinking to avail of the scheme’s impartial mentoring service, and bolster their chances of economic success.”

Dawn McLaughlin, of Dawn McLaughlin & Co Chartered Accountants, one of the founders of the campaign, added: “I strongly urge local business owners to book their appointment today.”

For more information on the Support My Business scheme go to or

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