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Securing the Rights of EU Citizens in the UK - New EU Settlement Scheme Announced
David Roberts, Invest NI Economist
Jun 22, 2018
The UK Government has today published details of the process for EU citizens living in the UK to guarantee their right to stay here following the UK’s departure from the EU. This is an important step which will reduce the uncertainty felt by many individuals and families in Northern Ireland over their status post Brexit.
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Invest Northern Ireland team making an £11.5 million impact on local businesses
Invest NI
Jun 21, 2018
The Operational Excellence Team from Invest NI helps develop Northern Ireland businesses competitive advantage by increasing their productivity and profitability.
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Demystifying Foreign Investment figures
Steve Harper, Executive Director of International Business
Jun 19, 2018
Yesterday we released our first year of performance figures against our 2017-2021 Business Strategy.
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Alastair Hamilton details how a strong first year marks good progress towards four year business strategy
Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive
Jun 18, 2018
We are one third of the way towards our four year jobs outcome target, half way towards the export sales outcome target and have already reached the lower end of the export sales outcome.
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Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – a fund to strengthen UK science and business innovation
Lorraine Acheson, Innovate UK Manager for Northern Ireland
Jun 14, 2018
You might have heard about the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund over the last few months, but sometimes the acronyms all sound the same and it’s hard to know what, if anything, this really means for Northern Ireland businesses.
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Field Day uses Invest NI support for sweet smelling export success
Mark Bleakney
Jun 13, 2018
Irish home fragrance brand Field Day Ireland, based in Carryduff has used Invest NI support to grow its brand and sell in international markets.
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Food market intelligence is integral to business growth
John Hood
Jun 12, 2018
Reliable market intelligence and consumer insight is vital in helping companies find potential customers, identify market opportunities and develop the right products to meet the needs of current and new customers.
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Iberian growth creates export opportunities
Emma Naismith
Jun 05, 2018
Spain is currently one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. This growth is driving consumer confidence and spending. Northern Ireland exports have been increasing but they are still a small proportion of all exports and there is definitely room to grow.
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Clusters3 conference - Powering Innovation and Building Capacity
Linda Jamison
May 25, 2018
Partners of the Interreg Clusters3 project met in Belfast for a successful conference and a learning workshop that formed part of a journey that began in Bilbao in May 2016
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Transform your Business - Conference
John McClune, Lean Process Manager
Apr 19, 2018
At the recent Conference Transform your business, local businesses heard from three world leading experts and a successful local business on how to create a culture for continuous improvement.
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New Middle East exports open up to Northern Ireland businesses
Noel Johnston, Regional Manager for Qatar, Iran and Kuwait
Apr 17, 2018
Noel Johnston, Invest NI Regional Manager for Qatar, Iran and Kuwait outlines how local challenges are presenting export opportunities for NI businesses.
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Access Invest NI’s Business Information Centre in the North West
Des Gartland, North West Regional Manager
Mar 26, 2018
Companies who use Invest Northern Ireland’s Business Information Centre find it easier to increase sales and choose the right export markets.
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Relationships, reputation and robust processes – why doing business in Africa is unique
Natasha Siniscalchi-Dönmez, Regional Manager Sub-Saharan Africa
Mar 23, 2018
Doing business in Africa is unique. Despite a history of commodity-dependence, many of its economies are on the rise and you will now find microcosms of industry and innovation hubs in almost every city.
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GDPR video workshop - how to be compliant and keep your data safe
Danny Smyth, Information Governance & Data Protection Manager
Mar 16, 2018
In this awareness raising workshop, the Information Commissioner's Office explore the key aspects of GDPR in the format of what’s new, and what stays the same.
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Unpicking the EU negotiations
David Roberts, Invest NI Economist
Mar 15, 2018
There have been a number of significant developments in recent weeks in the complex process of the UK leaving the EU.
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Businesses boast improved performance
John McClune, Lean Process Manager
Mar 13, 2018
Four local businesses are boasting improved performance after implementing problem solving measures to enhance their business.
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Invest NI’s Access to Finance portfolio spurs growth in local businesses
Mike McKerr, EY Managing Partner Ireland
Mar 06, 2018
It is well known that there are many challenges involved in setting up or growing a business and over the last ten years gaining access to the necessary finance to support the growth of a business has become increasingly difficult.
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Inspiring Exporters
Steve Harper, Executive Director of International Business
Feb 28, 2018
It is well known that businesses which export are more likely to grow.
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How can you plan for the unknown?
Olive Hill, Executive Director of Strategy
Feb 22, 2018
Businesses are used to dealing with change but Brexit is unique. There is no learned behaviour to drawn on when it comes to preparing for Brexit.
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Q&A with Mark Johnston Senior Vice President West Coast of America
Mark Johnston, Senior Vice President West Coast of America
Feb 21, 2018
Mark joined the Invest NI team eight years ago and has recently taken on responsibility for leading the West Coast team. Mark shares some of his thoughts on why this market is proving so successful for Northern Ireland.
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Securing the Rights of EU Citizens in the UK - New EU Settlement Scheme Announced
David Roberts, Invest NI Economist
Jun 22, 2018
Demystifying Foreign Investment figures
Steve Harper, Executive Director of International Business
Jun 19, 2018
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund – a fund to strengthen UK science and business innovation
Lorraine Acheson, Innovate UK Manager for Northern Ireland
Jun 14, 2018