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Singapore: A case study on First Derivatives

This feature is the fourth in our ‘Spotlight on Singapore’ series of collaborative articles providing insights into the dynamics of the region and potential opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses in Singapore; a gateway location to Asia. 

Northern Ireland’s SMEs supported with £5m equity fund

SMEs across Northern Ireland, particularly early stage high-potential start-ups, have seen their daily businesses interrupted and have felt the impact of reduced funding options available to them at this time. To help resolve this, we have introduced a new COVID-19 Equity Investment Fund (CEIF) as part of our Access to Finance portfolio.

New Digital Selling grant to help retailers and wholesalers generate business online

Open for applications from today (9 September 2020) the new COVID-19 Digital Selling Capability Grant is specifically aimed at helping retail and wholesale businesses grow online sales

CEO Speech at NI Executive Press Conference 08 September 2020

Below is the speech given by our CEO, Kevin Holland, at the NI Executive Press Conference.

Queen’s Awards recognises NI’s business excellence

This year, I had the opportunity to sit on the panel for the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Now in their 54th year, the Queen’s Awards are considered by many as the highest UK official award for businesses and are awarded for outstanding achievement in the categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

Singapore: A global financial and FinTech hub of innovation

This feature is the third in our ‘Spotlight on Singapore’ series of collaborative articles providing insights into the dynamics of the region and potential opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses in Singapore; a gateway location to Asia. 

Singapore: A country where cybersecurity is a top priority

This feature is the second in our ‘Spotlight on Singapore’ a series of collaborative articles providing insights into the dynamics of region and potential  opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses in Singapore; a gateway to Asia. 

Investing in SME Innovation

COVID-19 has brought many challenges, but there are also opportunities and some Northern Ireland SME businesses are looking to take advantage of this.

Innovation in the face of COVID-19

In the rapidly changing business environment caused by COVID-19, companies all across Northern Ireland are asking themselves what they need to do to gain an advantage in the marketplace in order to compete and win new business. With this in mind, now more than ever companies are seeking to innovate.

Singapore: your gateway to Asia

In recent months, much of the world has had travel and business restrictions in place in the fight against COVID-19.  Countries in Asia were among the first to go into lockdown, and are now amongst the first to emerge. As the restrictions ease and Asia moves to a ‘new-normal’ there are business opportunities for Northern Ireland companies to expand in the region.

Make savings through energy and resource efficiencies

The immediate global impact of COVID-19 on businesses has been huge, both financially and operationally. It has caused disruptions to global and local supply chains, including the supply of essential raw materials and energy. 

Supporting business growth and investment across Northern Ireland

In this feature we look at the activity we undertook during 2019/2020 to support business growth, future investment and job creation across Northern Ireland. This activity will drive our outcome performance in future years.

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on our sectors

The sudden contraction of export markets, loss of supply chain and government decisions to lockdown whole countries and close all but essential businesses has sent shockwaves through economies right around the globe as COVID-19 has moved from continent to continent.

Latest results show good progress towards 2017-21 Business Strategy Targets, with final year now subject to COVID-19 impact

Each year we report our end of year performances figures, highlighting in particular our progress against our 4 year Business Strategy targets which were set as part of the draft Programme for Government.

Rising to the COVID-19 challenge (Part 2)

In the previous feature (Part 1) we looked at how Northern Ireland businesses such as Armstrong Medical, Bloc Blinds, and O’Neills are rising to the challenge of COVID-19. In Part two we continue to look at businesses that are ramping up production to meet demand, using existing expertise to develop COVID-19 tests and those businesses who are collaborating to develop products that are helping to save lives.

Rising to the COVID-19 challenge

In the first of a two-part feature, we look at how NI companies are taking huge steps to help the fight against COVID-19.

Invest NI Chair, Rose Mary Stalker, charts future plans

In the January/February 2020 edition of Business Eye, Rose Mary Stalker is clear about her short-term priorities as the new Chair at Invest Northern Ireland.

Supporting the growth of NI's food and drink sector

John Hood, Invest Northern Ireland’s Director of Food & Drink reflects on a challenging year for businesses and provides a flavour of how the agency will continue to support the sector in 2020.

Rethinking Africa | Exploring export opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa is one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world. Consumer expenditure on the continent has grown at a compound annual rate of 3.9 percent since 2010 and reached $1.4 trillion in 2015. This figure is expected to reach $2.1 trillion by 2025.

Expo 2020 Dubai | Opportunities for experienced luxury companies

Expo 2020 Dubai is seeking experienced luxury companies to design, create and distribute distinct Expo 2020 products. The products will be inspired by Dubai as a modern, inspirational city as well as a destination for luxury and elegance.