In 2010, Step by Step NI Ltd secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund which enabled the project to commence trading in 2011 in Portadown. Step by Step NI Ltd operates as a training provider in partnership with the Southern Regional College.
In 2012, Step by Step NI Ltd opened its second restaurant, One Eighty Two on the Hill. Situated in Armagh it increases to scope of the project to provide realistic employment training for young people with learning disabilities.
In 2013 Step by Step NI Ltd closed One Eighty Two on the Hill in Armagh. While the restaurant proved popular the restrictions of the building made it difficult to deliver the places and training content for young people that we require. Having considered the options available it was decided to close this site to enable the project to focus n its core aim and develop the training through the Portadown restaurant.