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Five SMEs Across the Island Recognised For Their Exemplary Innovation… And How You Can Be Next

Innovation is thriving within local companies and that was clear to see this week as we recognised five exemplary local firms that took part in our FUSION programme last year with resounding results. The award recognises exceptionally high levels of innovation and collaboration between a company, a graduate and an […]

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£16.5m opportunity for SMEs and graduates to flourish with InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme

SMEs across the island that are keen to innovate and potentially bring a new product or service to market, are being urged to apply for InterTradeIreland’s FUSION programme. Over the next five years, InterTradeIreland, the business agency responsible for fostering cross-border trade and innovation, will invest £16.5m to allow more […]

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Help Available for Small Microbusinesses With InterTradeIreland’s ‘Elevate’ Programme

Exporting can seem like such a large step to the smallest businesses on our island, however, it can be less daunting with the help of InterTradeIreland’s ‘Elevate’ programme which supports micro-businesses as they make this move.  The sales development programme assists small businesses, in particular those with fewer than ten […]

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Margaret Hearty, Director of programmes and business services at InterTradeIreland

InterTradeIreland Urges SMEs to Prepare for Major Changes in Tendering into the Public Procurement Market

InterTradeIreland is urging SMEs to prepare for major changes in tendering into the public procurement market in terms of new category structures and centralised Government purchasing through the Office of Government Procurement (OGP). Tendering into the Public Procurement Market The OGP was established in January 2014 with a key objective […]

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InterTradeIreland ‘Business Ambassadors’ Named at Prestigious Parliament Building Event

Thirty-five companies from across Northern Ireland have been recognised as InterTradeIreland Business Ambassadors at a special ceremony in Parliament Buildings hosted by Alastair Ross MLA, Assembly Private Secretary for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. InterTradeIreland has supported businesses from a diverse range of sectors right across Northern Ireland, […]

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Opportunity For Small Businesses With fully-funded Elevate programme

InterTradeIreland is helping local companies, such as Yummy Bakes NI, to ‘taste’ success and we have just launched the next phase of our sales development programme, Elevate, specifically aimed at micro-businesses. This programme, which is fully-funded, helps smaller companies to develop sales opportunities through first time cross-border exports and in […]

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Meet The Buyer Event

‘Tendering’ and ‘Public Procurement’ has been getting some bad press recently but it is vital that small businesses are not put off competing for potentially lucrative public procurement contracts. With the flexibility, value for money and innovative solutions offered by small businesses, they are often best placed to meet the […]

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