Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? Look no further and sign up to our 6 steps to Business Success Workshop now!

Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? Had a business idea but stuck with what steps to take to make it a reality? Do you live in the Ards & North Down borough?

Due to demand and in partnership with Rosemary Morrison from Directus we have another session of our ‘6 Steps To Business Success’ Workshops commencing on 7th June 2022 – free of charge.

Don’t delay – limited spaces available.  Complete this form to register your interest today and secure your place!

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Looking for an innovative meeting space?

Ideally located 20 minutes from Belfast, with free on site parking, we have a range of meeting spaces available with everything on site to ensure a stress free and enjoyable experience.

 

Free tea or coffee provided with every booking and a full catering menu available on request.

 

Contact Angela, our Property & Conference Co-ordinator, today on 02891 819787 for further information.

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Meet Our Tenant – Lauren Pinkney

Lauren commenced her tenancy with Ards Business Hub in June 2021 and is located at Strangford Park.  Find out more about her below: –

 

Please introduce yourself.
I’m Lauren and I’m the owner of Lauren Pinkney Health and Fitness Ltd.

 

What is your business and when was it established?
I offer a variety of small group training sessions as well as 1-2-1 personal training from a private studio. I started my business in 2016 and secured my own premises last year.

 

Why did you start your own business?
I wanted to help others see how beneficial exercise can be for their mental and physical health, making it accessible for all and make it less intimidating. Having my own business allows me to do this to the best my abilities and give my clients what they need – opposed to them adapting to a gym, I can adapt for them.

 

Who would be your clientele?
I have 3 main areas of clientele and find these often overlap:

Mental and physical health conditions including cardiac rehabilitation, MS, PTSD.

Pre and post natal clients (pregnant and new mums)

Females who want to train in a safe, comfortable and friendly environment with likeminded individuals.

 

What have been your hardest challenges and/or greatest achievements?

Challenges would most definitely be Covid and how it impacted our industry… but positively, Covid, has created a tighter sense of community amongst clients, support encouragement and a sense of wellbeing and achievement that are needed now more than ever. I’m proud of how welcoming, supportive and encouraging all my clients are towards each other in and outside of the gym. There has been some true friendships made.

 

What’s next for your business?
I would like to continue and expand my portfolio of charities and other organisations I work with to provide programmes for them and their users.

 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I hated P.E. in Secondary School… look what I do now and I love it.

 

If you would like to get in touch with Lauren email laurenpinkneyhealthandfitness@gmail.com .

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Meet Our Team – Amanda Speers

Meet the Amazing Amanda!

Name

Amanda Speers

Business Role

Administrative Assistant – Job Share Position

What do you do at Ards Business Hub?

All aspects of Administration, answering the phone, meeting and greeting visitors to the site. Making everyone that walks through ABH doors feel welcome!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Varied roles and meeting people.

What motivates you in work?

Challenges, and problem solving.

What is your favourite thing to do when not working?

Walking my 8 month German Shepherd and playing with my son.

What is one interesting thing about you that most people do not know?

I own 2 goats, 2 fish, 1 Dog and 1 Cat and soon to get some rescue hens to add to my menagerie.
What’s your favourite famous or inspirational quote?

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana

If you could have dinner with one person, past or present, who would you choose – and why?

My Grandad, he always had wise words and wisdom and also made me laugh.

Contact Amanda on info@ardsbusiness.com 

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Need a room for your next meeting or conference?

Affordable, professional Rooms to Hire!

Looking for a venue to host your next meeting or conference?

With views of Scrabo Tower, Ards Business Hub’s Sketrick House offers the perfect location.   Whether you want to book a room for an hour, half day, full day or even for an evening, we’ve got you covered!

To book: Simply complete this form and a member of our team will be in touch.

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Mental Health Awareness Workshop

At Ards Business Hub it’s imperative that we recognise and encourage positive health and wellbeing for our 74 tenants and their staff.

 

Terry Gorman (tag) from Talking Therapy NI (tag) delivered a free Mental Health Awareness Workshop for our tenants to attend, here in Sketrick House.

 

The aim of this workshop was to raise the awareness of mental health issues in the workplace & to promote the importance of looking after the mental health of staff & volunteers.

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Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? Look no further and sign up to our 6 steps to Business Success Workshop now!

Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? Had a business idea but stuck with what steps to take to make it a reality? Do you live in the Ards & North Down borough?

Due to demand and in partnership with Rosemary Morrison from Directus we have another session of our ‘6 Steps To Business Success’ Workshops commencing on 22nd March 2022 – free of charge.

Don’t delay – limited spaces available.  Complete this form to register your interest today and secure your place!

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Do you need more rental space? We can help you!

   

Are you looking for a new business space or want to relocate?  

We currently have one vacant 2000 sqft industrial unit available to rent at our Nendrum Park.  

Nendrum Park is best suited for larger industrial businesses giving you the space to work and grow.  With free car parking, 24 hour security and a well maintained courtyard, what are you waiting for?

Arrange your viewing today.  Contact us on 028 9181 9787 or email info@ardsbusiness.com

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6 Steps To Business Success Case Study – TW Flooring

We love nothing more than hearing success stories from past participants of our Workshops. Thomas Wishart attended our first ‘6 Steps To Business Success’ course and his business, TW Flooring, has gone from strength to strength – read his story here.

 

 

What is the story of your journey into business?

I was fed up working for other people and always wanted to be my own boss. After my brother went self employed I got him to show me how to fit flooring so I could do the same.

 

Tell us more about your business.

I supply, deliver and fit all types of hard flooring from laminate/ to real wood.

 

Who would you say has offered you the greatest support in your business journey?

Ards Business Hub – their 6 steps program was a excellent source of information and support.

 

What goals do you have for the business 3 years from now?

I would like to open a shop in the Comber area.

 

How did your experience on the 6 steps programme help you on your business journey?

It was a very useful source of information. Having the knowledge there to point us in the right direction and able to ensure we are on the right path with our goals set out and business plan explained.  Having that knowledge at those early stages took off a lot of the stress and pressure of starting out.

 

If you could offer advice to anyone thinking of starting a business, what would it be?

Get in touch with Ards Business Hub or their local Go For It teams.  It is definitely worth attending one of these courses, even if you’re just thinking about starting a business – attending this course will help you decide.

 

How did you find your experience with Ards Business Hub?

Excellent from start to finish.  Very helpful, friendly and supportive.

 

Ards Business Hub thank Thomas for his participation and wish him the best for the future.

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