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Access to finance | Funding options for successful growth
Susan Nightingale
Aug 13, 2019
It was standing room only at a recent Access to Finance event which we hosted alongside InterTradeIreland and British Business Bank. Over 240 businesses, funders and advisors packed the room at Titanic Belfast.
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Historic return of the Open Championship puts Northern Ireland on the podium
Steve Harper, Executive Director of International Business
Aug 01, 2019
After the success of hosting the biggest sporting event Northern Ireland has ever seen, we’re launching a new blog series that will explore our links to sport – both on and off the field – and how our heritage for innovation is shaping this industry, and others, the world over.
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Northern Ireland | Defence and Security
Laura Weir
Jun 19, 2019
Northern Ireland is competing at highest levels in the cyber security industry; it is already known as the top UK location for cyber security inward investment from the US and is home to the UK’s largest cyber security research centre (the Centre for Secure Information Technologies at Queen’s University Belfast).
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Two years in and progress well on track to achieving Business Strategy targets
Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive
Jun 05, 2019
Despite a year in which our customers faced a myriad of uncertainties including Brexit, global economic conditions and a cautious business environment, their performance can only be described as exceptional.
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Graduate to export | International Marketing Executive opportunities
Glenn Patterson
May 21, 2019
The Graduate to Export programme aims to help companies with their ambitious growth plans by providing financial support to employ a graduate for 18 months to take forward a market research project that targets a specific market outside Northern Ireland.
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Expo 2020 Dubai | Open registration call for hospitality opportunities at UK pavilion
Sheethal Rishi
May 07, 2019
The UAE is hosting the World Expo in 2020 under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” from October 2020 to April 2021. There is currently potential hospitality opportunities for UK business.
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Advice and support on CE Marking
Colin Graham
Apr 10, 2019
CE marking is a type of certification mark for certain types of products that declares conformity with the applicable EU health, safety and environmental protection legislation and standards. Invest NI launched its 2019 CE Marking seminar series this month.
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Seven simple tips for designing shelf worthy packaging
Helen Moore
Apr 08, 2019
Get seven simple tips for designing shelf worthy packaging for your business.
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US Market Opportunities for Northern Ireland Life and Health Sciences Sector
Matt O'Rourke
Apr 03, 2019
The US is a vast market place with opportunities for Northern Ireland companies across the broad spectrum of fife and heath sciences.
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Drive forward your export growth with our new Graduate to Export programme.
Glenn Patterson
Mar 14, 2019
Invest Northern Ireland's Graduate to Export Programme aims to help companies with their ambitious growth plans, helping them expand and grow into new markets outside of Northern Ireland while developing their knowledge and expertise of overseas trade.
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Expo 2020 Dubai | Commercial opportunities for UK business
Sheethal Rishi
Mar 13, 2019
The UAE is hosting the World Expo in 2020 under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” from October 2020 to April 2021. Expo 2020 offers commercial opportunities for UK business.
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Alastair Hamilton launches the Get Ready for Brexit campaign
Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive
Feb 25, 2019
Invest NI’s Get Ready for Brexit campaign highlights the support available to help businesses build resilience into their operations. Watch our video to find out more.
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Leaving the EU: actions to take now to be ready for No Deal
David Roberts, Invest NI Economist
Feb 06, 2019
HMRC is stepping up activities to advise businesses of what they need to do to continue to import and/or export goods with the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit. Read our feature to stay informed.
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How can businesses prepare for the data protection implications of a No Deal EU Exit?
David Roberts, Invest NI Economist
Feb 04, 2019
In the event that the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 without a deal, UK businesses will need to ensure they continue to be compliant with data protection law.
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Recruiting workers from the EU – The differences in a Deal and No Deal scenario
David Roberts, Invest NI Economist
Feb 01, 2019
The Government published guidance this week on the rights which EU citizens, excluding Irish citizens, will have to come to work in the UK after 29 March 2019 in the event of a No Deal Brexit outcome.
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HMRC advice for firms trading with the EU
David Roberts, Invest NI Economist
Dec 06, 2018
HMRC is writing this week to all NI businesses who import or export goods with EU Member States, other than the Republic of Ireland.
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Live chat helping customers engage with Invest Northern Ireland
Andy Reilly
Dec 03, 2018
Invest Northern Ireland's new online chat service is helping to deliver a better user experience for our customers
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Five ways to use design as part of your export strategy
Helen Moore
Nov 26, 2018
There’s no doubt that design can make a difference to any company considering exporting its goods and services. Find out five ways to use design as part of your export strategy.
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Brexit looms large over Autumn Budget
David Roberts, Invest NI Economist
Nov 02, 2018
Budget statements are traditionally delivered on a Wednesday, the last Monday Budget was in April 1962.
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Customer Service Excellence - it's all about trust
Paddy Robb
Oct 03, 2018
National Customer Service Week (1-5 October) is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in successful business practice and the growth of the economy.
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Access to finance | Funding options for successful growth
Susan Nightingale
Aug 13, 2019
Historic return of the Open Championship puts Northern Ireland on the podium
Steve Harper, Executive Director of International Business
Aug 01, 2019
Northern Ireland | Defence and Security
Laura Weir
Jun 19, 2019
Two years in and progress well on track to achieving Business Strategy targets
Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive
Jun 05, 2019