Why locate in Northern Ireland?
The region offers more than just skilled people, competitive costs and great infrastructure; it's a location that delivers altogether more for investors.
As a location, Northern Ireland has exactly what investors are looking for – a workforce that is educated, innovative, resilient and results-driven. People who will go the extra mile to make sure your operation is a success. Combine this with a superb infrastructure, competitive costs and excellent support packages and you have the ideal location for foreign direct investment (FDI).
Northern Ireland’s Unique Market Access Position following EU Exit
Following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), Northern Ireland continues to have access to Great Britain (GB) and EU markets for goods. This means that Northern Ireland is a gateway for the sale of goods to two of the world’s largest markets and the only place where businesses can operate free from customs declarations, rules of origin certificates and non-tariff barriers on the sale of goods to both GB and the EU.
This puts Northern Ireland in the highly advantageous position of being the only region in the world able to trade goods freely with both the GB and EU markets.
By establishing your business in Northern Ireland, you can become much more competitive thanks to unique tariff-free access to two of the biggest markets in the world.
Invest NI supports investors to establish and expand successful operations in Northern Ireland. From initial fact-finding, bespoke discovery visits, property and talent sourcing, business and sector network introductions through to tailored packages of financial assistance, Invest NI’s team of investment professionals are with you every step of the way.
We’ll help make relevant introductions to help you source talent needed for your future business growth and success.
Our Assured Skills Programme provides the necessary support to source a high-quality workforce through bespoke recruitment and pre-employment training.
Property search and selection
We can help with your search for suitable premises, connecting you to relevant databases and property agents in the region.
Introductions to centres of excellence
We’ll help you connect with our universities and colleges so you can tap into our world-leading research capabilities and access talent.
Our financial support includes grants for employment, R&D and training.
We can help connect you with business networks across a range of sectors including technology, financial, professional & business services, advanced manufacturing and life & health sciences.
What our investors say
Northern Ireland Showcase 2022
Watch this panel session from our Northern Ireland Showcase Event to hear from our existing investors – both established and new - about the benefits of locating in Northern Ireland.
Chair: Steve Harper, Invest NI
- David Costar, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Wolfspeed
- Keith Farley, Managing Director, Aflac
- Charlie King, Managing Director, Tribe Tech
- Jackie Henry, Managing Partner, UK Deloitte
- Steven Murtland, CFO, FinTrU
The FDI journey
We can help your business succeed through a combination of financial support, tailored guidance and information.