InterTradeIreland has been helping small businesses in Ireland and Northern Ireland explore new cross-border markets, develop new products, processes and services and become investor ready over the last 20 years.
Based in Newry and with 40 staff, our services include supports for sales growth and innovation, business funding and business insights to SMEs across the island, North and South, looking to grow their businesses.
With the launch or our Brexit Advisory Service in May 2017, InterTradeIreland also helps companies to prepare for the British Exit from the EU through a range of supports and services suited to all businesses no matter what stage they are at with their Brexit plans.
We are a small organisation, with a big outreach. To date we have assisted over 39,000 businesses, created/protected 14,148 new jobs and have generated more than £1bn in business development value. Cross-border trade is currently sitting at its highest level for 20 years at €7bn.
Our focus for 2019 and beyond will be to build on this success.
As one of the cross-border bodies, InterTradeIreland, the Cross-Border Trade and Business Development Body, is funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland (DBEI) and the Department for the Economy (DFE) in Northern Ireland. (add relevant links)