Since the formation of Enterprise Northern Ireland back in 2000 we have been lucky to forge some really good relationships with partners which has enabled us to develop, grow and showcase the eclectic business sectors we have here in NI as well as the grass roots businesses. All to often we just see the 'Sponsored by' logo and accept that there is a sponsor or a brand putting their name to the event, without thinking too much about it. But without the partners stepping forward, putting their hands in their pocket (which they don't need to do, but want to do) and giving up their time and resources, many of the value add events and activities that our local businesses benefit from wouldn't exist. And so we'd like to highlight who those partners are and why we are extremely grateful for their on-going support for local businesses here in Northern Ireland.

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Ulster Bank

We forget that Ulster Bank have been supporting local businesses in Northern Ireland since their formation in 1836 - for 180 years! They have seen it all, from boom to bust, the ups and downs, but their ability to remain constant as one of the rock solid foundations of the Northern Irish economy is one of the reasons that businesses are able to thrive today. Lending money to businesses, providing overdrafts and so forth is a risky business. It involves trust, sanity and here in Northern Ireland, a true understanding of the people they are trying to help. Their current slogan 'Help for what matters' has depth and substance. They ask us 'What matters to SME's in Northern Ireland?'. We have told them that free access to credible advice, value add events like the Start up and Grow Show and public recognition and showcase of best practice through the annual awards to encourage businesses to strive to be better matter to local businesses. And they have responded. For which, on behalf of the thousands of companies and entrepreneurs they help every year through the EnterpriseNI channel, we are truly thankful.



Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson is the largest insurance broker in Ireland. They have over 50 staff in their Belfast office providing a complete insurance brokerage, claims management, risk management and health & safety service. Willis Towers Watson are delighted to be partnering with Enterprise Northern Ireland, they have significant experience in the property sector and currently act on behalf of a number of Northern Ireland’s leading businesses. They have negotiated a bespoke insurance facility for Enterprise NI members which is extremely competitive while still providing comprehensive cover, backed by their experienced Claims and Risk Management teams.


If you wish to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements, please contact:- Brendan Mooney Tel – 028 9089 5201 / 07795 012722 Email –