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50+ Fresh Start Programme launched to help over 50s get into business

Pictured is the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston with the CEO of LEDCOM, Ken Nelson MBE.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, in partnership with LEDCOM, has launched a new programme that aims to provide support to those who want to explore the opportunities available to them through entrepreneurship/self-employment. The 50+ Fresh Start Programme does not require you to have any knowledge of self-employment, just an interest in finding out more.

Launching the programme Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston said:

“The growth in younger entrepreneurs, particularly amongst those aged 18 to 24, has been making headlines – but entrepreneurship is also an option for older workers, particularly in the current economic situation.

“People over 50 have developed a wide range of skills and experiences over the years and with the right support could turn into successful self-employment opportunities.”

Ken Nelson MBE, CEO of LEDCOM, said:

“Many over 50s are now choosing to work for themselves as they want more autonomy, having spent most or all of their careers working for other people, and the thought of the flexibility available to entrepreneurs is an appealing option.”

To access support from the programme, you must be a resident within Mid and East Antrim, aged 50+ and looking for a fresh start.

Contact Anne Taylor for more information on 07860951733/02828269973 or email anne.taylor@ledcom.orgor amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk