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Preparing for EU Exit: Data Protection

Following the signing of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (‘TCA’) there are some key changes to the UK’s data protection regime that organisations must be aware of.

Supporting local business success across Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland SMEs possess a wealth of home-grown talent and potential across a vast range of sectors. Our ambition is to support these local businesses to thrive and take their business to the next level, while also delivering real benefit to the economy.

New £3m fund to help retail micro-businesses move online

Open for applications from 6pm Tuesday 2 February 2021, the COVID-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant is specifically designed to help micro-business retailers develop their sales online.

Market Focus - Qatar

Helen Matheson, Invest NI's Regional Director for Qatar & Kuwait shares insights and opportunities in the Qatar region.

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.

An insight in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s growing mining and recycling industry

This feature will provide an insight into Saudi Arabia’s growing mining and recycling industry, and the opportunities it presents for Northern Ireland businesses from the Materials Handlings sector.

New Energy Efficiency Capital Grant to help businesses benefit from long term cost savings and carbon savings

Open for applications from today, the new COVID-19 Energy Efficiency Capital Grant (EECG) will support businesses to implement energy efficiency initiatives that will help to build resilience, deliver savings and help our environment.

Spotlight on Singapore: Promoting Northern Ireland Tech in Singapore

SWITCH 2020, organised by Enterprise Singapore and the Monetary Authority of Singapore will be the world’s first round-the-clock, hybrid digital and physical event from 7-11 December. Invest Northern Ireland is offering companies the opportunity to register their interest in participating in the virtual event. Places are limited and we will allocate passes on a first-come basis.

Preparing for EU Exit: Trade Agreement Continuity

Trade agreements set out preferential rules that cover trade between two or more countries. They aim to make trading easier between those countries by reducing barriers on imports and exports of goods and services.

Upscaling potential of Northern Ireland start-ups

Northern Ireland’s tech start-up sector has seen significant growth in recent years, particularly in the fields of Fintech, cyber security, health tech and more. We recognise the importance of maximising and supporting this growth so that start-ups can rapidly scale in global markets. In light of COVID-19, this is particularly important.

Preparing for the EU Exit: Trading Services

Leaving the EU Single Market means that there will be changes in how cross border trade in services will be conducted. The issues for services trade have not had as much focus as goods trade. In this feature, we highlight some of the common issues which services businesses need to consider and act upon in the weeks ahead.

New £2m scheme launched to help SMEs develop business recovery plans

The £2m COVID-19 Business & Financial Planning Grant will support micro and SME businesses to engage an experienced consultant to carry out a review and health check of the business and develop a strategic recovery plan with financial forecasts.

China leads the way with green shoots of economic recovery

Recognised as the second largest economy worldwide, China is one of the first countries to begin its economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting significant export opportunities for both small and medium sized enterprises (SME) and large businesses from Northern Ireland.

Preparing for EU Exit: The EU Settlement Scheme and preparing for the post-Brexit immigration system

The UK's immigration system is changing – from 1 January 2021 an entirely new immigration regime will come into effect.

2020 – A year of change for NI businesses

In the 2020 edition of the Belfast Telegraphs "Top 100 Northern Ireland Companies" Kevin Holland comments on how 2020 has been a year of change for NI businesses.