Trade Mission to Kuwait and UAE
24 - 28 January 2016

19 companies from Northern Ireland took part in our Trade Mission to Kuwait and UAE from 24-28 January 2016 showcasing their products and services in the region.

Read further information about the companies that attended below.


Who's attending

Andor has grown from a university spin out business set up in 1989 to a world leading company with a turnover of over ESOM.

In 2014 it was purchased by Oxford Instrument plc headquarters in Oxford. UK but remains a Limited company and business unit within the Nanotechnology tools part of the Oxford Instruments. Andor has become world-renowned for excellence and innovation. As a company, we have been responsible for many firsts in the light measuring solutions market and we continue to grow our portfolio in keeping with the universal reputation for excellence with new and exciting products. Andor products are used across a wide variety of applications and can be found in some of the most prestigious universities and research centres across the world, including Harvard University in the USA and Cambridge University in England, Andor products can also be found in both Universities in Northern Ireland, Queens University and the University of Ulster.

The applications for Andor products vary greatly; spectrometers for remotely detecting explosive material while the iStar camera has been used to detect the hospital bug MRSA in less than 60 seconds, and the latest application use of an Andor camera is the use of the Andor Luca camera to detect Oral cancer. The research carried out by Andor customers helps to ensure a better quality of life for many people through medical discoveries, as well as being used in security measures testing with spectroscopy and planet and star discover in astronomy.


Established in 1951, Bedeck is the largest branded bed linen business in the British Isles. The business is 100% branded, with a portfolio of 10 brands. The brands are all pitched at department store level, to retailers such as John Lewis, House of Fraser, Fenwicks, Bentalls etc. Brands include: Sanderson, William Morris, Harlequin, V&A, Scion, and Bedeck. The company turnover is in the region of £30 million.

Biopanda Diagnostics specialises in manufacturing high quality cost-effective support reagents for the in vitro diagnostics industry worldwide. Our products include immunoreagent substrates, stabilisers, buffers, antigens and antibodies, as well as reagents for molecular biology. We are also well placed to act as a distribution agent for your products in the UK and Ireland.

Caterpillar NI Limited (over all company) is a world leader in the supply of diesel and gas generator sets. Our products range from 5.5 - 2,500 kVA, and includes open and enclosed generator sets providing prime and standby power - from standby domestic use, right up to power modules with the ability to operate as complete power stations supplying electricity to national grids.

With global production facilities in China, Brazil, India, the USA and in Northern Ireland, our manufacturing operations cover over 186,000m² - from which we have the capacity to produce more than 132,000 generator sets each year.

With 370 Authorised Dealers operating in over 150 countries, our global experience and engineering expertise, ensures we are best placed to deliver the most cost effective and technically advanced power generation systems around the world.

The business idea was conceived on the back of Andrew Cuthbert’s experience of IT within the In Vitro Diagnostics and NGS sectors, and development work began in early 2015 (the company was officially formed in June 2015, with Andrew as CEO).

Clinishare acts as a ready made safe and secure platform for developers who are tasked with developing bespoke patient information systems that need to be clinically compliant. The platform can be locally hosted, but allows for the import and export of clinically related data. The data structures are in line with the new FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Framework) guidelines supplied by HL7, with the additional benefit of a significant body of content and integration resources ready to be deployed.

The platform enables commercial organisations to avail of regulation-compliant automated anonymous clinical data sharing, whilst also facilitating diagnostic and treatment providers with a means of distributing patient centric content that will reinforce the use of their products within the marketplace. Supplier provided profiles of products and services can be easily loaded for supply to the patients of clinical organisations, offering an effective and personalised Patient Information System (PIS) for patients within a rapid period of time, much shorter than if developed from scratch.

The platform will also include a number of first and third party modules which will add value to explaining clinical procedures to patients whilst also managing patient communication.

Cunningham Covers is a family business established in 1969 by Gordon Cunningham, now Chairman. His son David Cunningham is the Managing Director. Cunningham Covers specialises in the design, specification and manufacture of custom industrial textile covers for the protection of high value assets. We provide products for the transport and industrial sectors.

Current markets sold to: Transportation, Agriculture, Environmental, Aggregates, Oil/Gas, Industrial, Food Processing and Marine.

Foyle International (Est:1990) is the longest established private educational institution in Northern Ireland, accredited by the British Council and members of English UK. It offers educational services in linguistic, cultural, vocational and teacher training as well as international educational consultancy and teacher recruitment in the field of Higher Education. The company is an approved Edexcel, OCN and Cambridge training centre and has extensive knowledge and links within the Higher Education Sector in both the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The company has offices in the UK, Spain, China and an extensive network of representatives globally.

Services on offer include:
• Educational consultancy
• Global teacher recruitment
• Higher vocational training
• Teacher training – CELT A
• Foundation and preparatory degree programmes
• English language training – IELTS

In Your Element a software and services company operating within the health and wellcare sector. Providing practical, innovative digital solutions to solve healthcare challenges, in particular, novel approaches and systems that integrate health/wellbeing stakeholders and their communities. Our primary product, My Social Prescription®(MSP) connects the three main stakeholders in the community health supply chain i.e. the patient, the health professional and the supplier of health and wellbeing services.

Jackson Reece is a local company that has developed a range of all natural children products. The products include:
1. Unscented Natural Baby Wipes, 100% bio-degrable and home compostable, alcohol and paraben free.
2. Herbal Natural Baby Wipes, 100% bio-degrable and home compostable, alcohol and paraben free.
3. Nose Nuzzles Wipes, 100% bio-degrable and home compostable, alcohol and paraben free.
4. Mucky Mitts Natural Hand Freshener Spray, 100% alcohol free.

All our products are produced in the United Kingdom using the best quality in natural and bio-degrable raw materials.

Kiverco consult, design, engineer and build uncompromisingly robust recycling plant for the waste processing industry.
Br> Formed in 1993 Kiverco operate globally with over 150 plants installed in Europe, Africa, Australia, North America and the Middle East.

Our Material Recovery Facilities reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by recovering recyclables, converting waste into alternative fuels (RDF/SRF) and/or creating compost.

We specialise in the recovery of Construction and Demolition Waste, Commercial and Industrial Waste and Municipal Solid Waste.

Uniquely, Kiverco offer the waste industry a range of static and road mobile waste recovery facilities. These are designed for waste operators wishing to recover smaller volumes of waste across multiples sites through to large municipalities requiring the latest in high capacity automated recovery technologies. Regardless of the amount of waste to be processed, the type of waste or the location Kiverco has a solution to suit.

Lignum Interiors specialize in the project management, manufacture and installation of high quality bespoke interiors. We are based in County Down and our team comprise of industry professionals and skilled craftsmen who have a commitment to understanding design, materials and processes.

We are skilled at processing bespoke joinery products primarily for the export market. We have worked on projects destined for the United States, Canada, Europe and most recently the Middle East. Across the globe, Lignum Interiors is a highly regarded provider of bespoke kitchens, furniture, traditional Irish pubs, restaurants, shop fit-outs, cruise liners and architectural joinery for both the commercial and residential sectors. Our client base ranges from other management companies, pub/restaurant proprietors, designers and architects to building contractors and individuals.

In our early days we had three members of staff but at present our team has grown to seven permanent members and a number of self- employed joiners and fitters. This comprises a mix of tradesmen, office staff and most recently a designer to offer clients the option of an ‘in-house’ design and CAD drawings.

Mackle Pet Foods manufacture wet/dry petfood for dogs and cats under several brands including Brandy, Jesse, Cat Club and Naturo as well as private label brands for numerous clients.

Mallaghan is one of the fastest-growing Airport Ground Support Equipment manufacturers worldwide, producing a vast range of highly acclaimed GSE products to an ever-expanding global network of customers. Mallaghan is proud to provide best-in-class products that meet the needs of a diverse marketplace, and are confident that you’ll find the most ideal solution for your GSE requirements on these pages. 'Innovation for Aviation' remains at the fore of our company and highlights our ongoing commitment to surpass the needs of our customers in terms of quality and service.

Marble Hill’s natural range relieves the misery of skin irritated by the chemicals contained in mass – produced skincare products. Using luxurious pure plant oils to moisturise and condition the skin, Marble Hill soaps and creams are recommended by doctors, surgeons and healthcare professionals.

Ideal for diabetics, dry skin (including eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis and keratosis pilaris) new mothers or anyone who wants to keep their skin in top condition.

MediZar Sanitiser Products was formed to market a range of high quality anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, sanitiser products to the Middle East market.

MediZar produces a range of alcohol-free sanitising and cleaning products which use a unique Advanced Barrier Control formula that provides long lasting protection and still remains kind to the skin. Their products are supplied to the Health, Hospitality, Education, Retail Pharmacy and Personal Care markets.

MediZar is 100% alcohol-free, carries full BS EN Certification and is clinically proven to remain effective against tested pathogens for 6 hours on the skin and 30 days on hard surfaces.

Re-Gen formed following extensive research across the globe observing and comparing technologies and methodologies of which have been implemented. Strategically located to service the needs of public and private sector organisations throughout the UK and Ireland, Re-Gen processes in excess of 120,000 tonnes of recyclable waste every year. Re-Gen operates with minimal impact on the local environment.

Safety First Sales manufacture high quality X-Ray protection garments and accessories for use in medical or veterinary environments. Our products are manufactured from the highest quality materials by a team of quality conscious manufacturing professionals.

The Deluxe Group is a privately owned, family run firm based in Northern Ireland and have been successfully operating in the bespoke interiors markets since 1969.

We offer a complete range of design, fit-out and bespoke joinery solutions to the hospitality, retail, leisure, commercial and luxury residential sectors across the UK and into Europe.

Built upon the experience gained in helping create Disneyland Paris in the early 1990’s the Deluxe team of designers, artisans and sculptors have specialised in creating custom themed features, finishes and props for major clients in the global entertainment industry. Fabrication of themed elements includes, themed wall carving, themed rockwork, themed facades, props, sculpture, paint effects and aging. Notable projects include Disneyland Paris Themed features & wall treatments to Disney’s new flagship visitor attraction – ‘Ratatouille: Kitchen Calamity’ and it’s associated 400 cover themed restaurant (ongoing). Trafford Retail Centre Manchester, creation of themed facades including New Orleans and New York street scape in the food mall. Building of Terra Mitica, Theme Park, Benidorm Spain, Ancient Egypt attraction. Sky Sports Desk at the O2 Arena London. With a background in themed construction the Deluxe group gained a particular reputation for designing and building large multi-room destination super night clubs and intimate bars and restaurants throughout Ireland and the UK including Babylon, Edinburgh, Copan, Dublin, and The Palace County Navan.

2015 has seen a breakthrough into the Middle East market with the award of theming to Motiongate theme park in Dubai.

The OMJ offers a broad range of oil and foreign exchange prices, news and analysis which are delivered to clients via a suite of innovative delivery systems. Currently they have clients across Europe in various sectors: heating, oil distributors, airlines, bunker fuel traders, hauliers, waste fuel management companies, refineries and commodities traders.