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International business

Northern Ireland for trade and investment

Do business in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is an integral part of the United Kingdom. It's an ideal location for international firms looking to set up a new operation. We also have experienced exporters whose globally recognised products and services can be found in over 100 countries. Check out what Northern Ireland can offer your business.

More about Northern Ireland

  • Business friendly

    Over 1,100 investors have invested in Northern Ireland.

  • Guaranteed talent

    A highly skilled workforce and 100% free, customised training and recruitment programmes for investors.

  • Competitive costs

    Operating costs are up to 30% lower than other locations in the UK and Europe.

  • Global exporter

    An established track record in international trade, exporting to over 100 countries.

  • Why locate in Northern Ireland?

    Northern Ireland is an integral part of the UK and is the ideal location to grow your company. Its combination of an educated workforce, competitive operating costs and quality skills pipeline offer a compelling proposition for your business.

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  • Why buy from Northern Ireland?

    Northern Ireland has an established track record as a global business partner. Our companies have a global reputation for quality. Products, services, and technologies from Northern Ireland are exported to over 100 countries across the globe. 

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Our sectors

Northern Ireland's strengths span a range of sectors, including financial services, cyber security, advanced manufacturing, and life and health sciences.

Northern Ireland has expertise across a range of sectors, including digital technologies such as fintech, cyber security, and AI; in advanced manufacturing sectors like aerospace and materials handling and across a wide range of professional services.

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