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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.

Expo 2020 Dubai | Showcase your exhibition content to millions at the UK Pavilion

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 opportunities for businesses to feature in the UK pavilion exhibition.

Graduate to Export | Graduates on track for success

The Graduate to Export programme for international marketing students was recently launched. The programme allows Northern Ireland companies to enhance their export capability with a graduate assisting them with a market research project. As part of the programme we will be following the stories of three of the graduates to get an insight into their experiences.

Graduate to Export | Launch of inaugural International Marketing Executive programme

After a competitive selection process, 10 local businesses have been chosen to participate on Invest Northern Ireland’s Graduate to Export Programme commencing in October 2019.

The Road to IPO

In March of this year, Diaceutics became the fourth company from Northern Ireland to float on the London Stock Exchange, a listing that has seen the number of Northern Ireland publicly listed companies double in just two years. To encourage and inspire other highly ambitious NI companies to consider an Initial Public Offering (IPO) or stock market launch as part of their growth strategy we hosted ‘The Road to IPO’ event in the Europa Hotel last week, and what a fantastic morning it was.

Access to finance | Funding options for successful growth

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.

Historic return of the Open Championship puts Northern Ireland on the podium

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.

Northern Ireland | Defence and Security

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).

Two years in and progress well on track to achieving Business Strategy targets

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.

Graduate to export | International Marketing Executive opportunities

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.

Expo 2020 Dubai | Open registration call for hospitality opportunities at UK pavilion

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.

Advice and support on CE Marking

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.

Seven simple tips for designing shelf worthy packaging

Get seven simple tips for designing shelf worthy packaging for your business.

US Market Opportunities for Northern Ireland Life and Health Sciences Sector

The US is a vast market place with opportunities for Northern Ireland companies across the broad spectrum of fife and heath sciences.

Drive forward your export growth with our new Graduate to Export programme.

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.

Expo 2020 Dubai | Commercial opportunities for UK business

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.

Alastair Hamilton launches the Get Ready for Brexit campaign

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.