About Enterprise Northern Ireland

Enterprise is the backbone of our local economy and the lifeblood of our local communities!




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:

- Go For It 

- Exploring Enterprise

- Northern Ireland Small Business Loan Fund

- Start Up Loans