'NI Chamber is driven by ensuring businesses develop, grow and enhance their position in the global market place, making sure they embrace all the services on offer and inspiring them to export. Exporting is all about growing markets, customers, sales, revenues, partnerships and relationships.'
4-5 Donegall Square South
Tel: 02890 244113
Fax: 02890 247024
To find out more about how this local Chamber can help:
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.
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. NI Chamber Connections
NI Chamber Connections, in partnership with Ulster Bank, gives our members the opportunity to tap into an unrivalled local and global network of business leaders. Whether it is making contacts in international markets or accessing the right advice to keep your business growing, being an NI Chamber member means you are always well connected. This is a service to members and offers support on two levels which will enable your business to grow and trade internationally:
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.
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.
3. 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.
4. Connecting for Growth
NI Chamber’s Connecting for growth programme is delivered in partnership with Bank of Ireland UK. The initiative delivers a series of Meet the Buyer events that will take place throughout 2015. Designed to facilitate increased business between companies from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; businesses will have the opportunity to network, learn from key experts, make a pitch to buyers from a range of sectors and explore the potential for doing business together.
5. 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.
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:
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.
Key sectors include: Business services; Financial services; ICT; Renewables