There’s an excellent education system, a world-class healthcare service and all manner of very affordable property. Property prices in Northern Ireland remain well below those in other UK locations and in the Republic of Ireland.
The country may be renowned for its work ethic, but it places equal emphasis on the friendliness of the people and the quality of life.
With little congestion, efficient public transport, and an easygoing lifestyle, there are few obstacles to generating a contented and productive workforce, or encouraging the relocation of key managers.
Leisure and pleasure
You can cross Northern Ireland by car in about two hours – north to south, or east to west – but in between there is a rich variety of scenery, activities, and a host of cultural attractions and leisure opportunities.
Drag yourself away from the office to the great outdoors and you will find dramatic coastlines, castles, mountains, lakes, some of the best golf courses in the world, superb fishing, water sports, walking trails, scenic drives and historical landmarks. Northern Ireland also has many fine restaurants, cinemas, leisure centres and renowned theatres, galleries, arts and entertainment centres, and pubs and clubs. 2012 saw the opening of the new Titanic exhibition centre in Belfast and the new visitors centre at the Giant's Causeway. In 2013 Derry~Londonderry was the inaugural UK City of Culture.
So there is always plenty to see and do – after work, of course!