Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry

4-5 Donegal Square South, 
Belfast,
BT1 5JA
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom


Phone: +44 28 9024 4113
Fax: +44 28 9024 7024
Email:
Website: http://www.northernirelandchamber.com

The primary role of NI Chamber is to assist members’ as they seek to grow their business enabling them to achieve success through dynamic, innovative programmes and events while at the same time providing multiple opportunities for them to enhance their brand. NI Chamber fights hard for business interests at local, national and European level to create a business friendly environment.

With a large and active membership of over 1,200 businesses employing 100,000 people and covering SMEs, sole traders, large corporations and institutions, NI Chamber’s extensive range of services have been designed to help companies become bigger and stronger so that they are at the forefront of what they do.

Services for Exporters

1. Danske Bank Export First Programme

New or early exporter? Danske Bank Export First programme is dynamic and unique scheme which seeks to inspire innovative, creative, local and international business through thought leadership and skills development.

The programme brings together new and aspiring exporters and offers them access to local businesses who are experienced exporters. Questions are answered, guidance is given and information divulged on all aspects of commercial development in foreign markets.

2. Chamber Connections

Focused on Growth? Whether it is making contacts in international markets or accessing the right advice to keep your business growing, being a chamber member means you are always well connected.This service to members, offers support on two levels which will enable your business to grow and trade internationally.

3. Connecting You to International Chambers

By utilising the well established worldwide Chamber network, we can put your business in touch with reliable contacts situated at the heart of the business community in your international target market. An introduction to an in-market Chamber colleague can ease your path to success.

4. Connecting You to Local Businesses

The Northern Ireland business community has a wealth of experience that growing companies can tap into. We can provide connections to experienced individuals in other organisations who can assist with specific queries on business growth and export markets. You will benefit from talking with someone who has been there before you.

5. Gateways to Growth

Opening the gates to NI/ROI cross border growth has created a real buzz in recent times and the Gateways to Growth initiative has become exceptionally popular with members.

The cross border trade project, which has been awarded funding from the European Union’s Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), provides opportunities for SMEs at all stages in the supply chain to meet and sell to potential buying organisations while developing skills to secure business in new markets.The aim is to give companies in the border counties of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland the ability to achieve export sales in near-by low risk markets.

6. Export Documentation

Drowning in a sea of export documents with time running out for product delivery and payment? The fast and efficient export team at NI Chamber offer an extensive range of services to help exporters maintain their competitive edge in the international market place where time means money.

Whether it’s processing export documentation in person or on-line, from form filling to liaising with freight and cargo operators, NI Chamber has the expertise to make the documentation process as straightforward as possible and ensure that goods will arrive safely when and where they should.

Market Information

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, one of Europe’s most open and flexible business environments. Over 700 foreign investors and a multitude of investors from the rest of the UK have chosen to locate here.That’s because the region has hi-tech expertise, industrial ingenuity and a great lifestyle to offer, making it one of the most attractive inward investment locations in Europe.

Northern Ireland’s compelling business proposition is based on:

·         A smart, highly educated, English-speaking workforce in one of the youngest populations in the European Union

·         An excellent infrastructure with advanced telecoms and transport networks

·         A competitive cost environment

·         Excellent incentive packages

·         Satisfied investors.

World-class businesses that have chosen to locate in Northern Ireland include Microsoft, HCL Technologies, Seagate Technology, DuPont, Bombardier Aerospace, Caterpillar, Allstate Northern Ireland, Liberty IT, Abbey, Citi and Allen & Overy. Northern Ireland is very strong in the software, financial services and telecoms sectors, and also has clusters of excellence in areas such as life and health sciences and manufacturing. In many sectors the region is at the forefront of global developments.

Services
COBCOE Awards
Window into Europe