About Enterprise Northern Ireland

For Growth. For Innovation. Leading. Delivering.

- The voice of enterprise for those supporting and developing small business in Northern Ireland.

About Enterprise Northern Ireland

Since we were established in 2000 to represent the 28 Local Enterprise Agencies, Enterprise Northern Ireland have worked with thousands of entrepreneurs, helping them set up their business in Northern Ireland, and enabling them to grow and develop.  Enterprise Northern Ireland helps local business on three levels:


Enterprise Northern Ireland represents the interests of Local Enterprise Agencies and lobbies on behalf of small business. We ensure the Northern Ireland Executive and Committee for the Economy are fully briefed on business growth by enabling them to see progress at first hand.


Enteprise Northern Ireland provides a range of services for members, including continual professional development, networking events, joint purchasing, business development, policy papers, research and quality assurance. Working with and learning from other entrepreneurs is invaluable for a business start up.


Enterprise Northern Ireland has been responsible for delivering national contracts with various public sector organisations, with contracts delivered primarily by the member agencies. Programmes have included:

- Regional Start Initiative (Go For It)
- Social Entrepreneurship Programme
- Exploring Enterprise Programme
- Tradelinks programme
- Business Boot Camp

Business investment is fundamental in helping a business start up in Northern Ireland.  Our programmes are supported by access to small business finance through the Enterprise Northern Ireland Start Up Loan Fund and the Northern Ireland Small Business Loan Fund.