Market Research

In order for you to target your export activities effectively, it is important for you to know which markets offer the best fit and most return for your business.  Market research is critical to export success and we offer advisory and financial support in this area.

  • Business Information Centre: Located on the ground floor of our Belfast HQ, the Centre offers you access to extensive market research, company databases, worldwide business directories and other business information sources so you can make informed business decisions about your export activities.
  • In-market Research: Through our partnership with the Enterprise Europe Network, we can help your business to research European markets, and identify business partners.  Our Trade Advisors – based Brazil, Canada, China, Dubai, Europe, India, Kurdistan, London (construction sector), Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the West Coast of the United States of America – are also on hand to offer you expert, practical advice and guidance on how to break into new markets.
  • Consultancy Support: If your business can show that it intends to sell outside Northern Ireland, is actively pursuing growth plans and will contribute to increasing productivity and innovation in Northern Ireland, you could also apply for up to 10 days’ consultancy at a reduced rate of £100 per day to undertake specific market research projects including advice on market entry strategy and distribution channels. 
  • Tendering Alert Service: We can offer your business a daily email alert service for a range of local and international contract opportunities from a wide range of public sector organisations.

To find out more about how Invest NI can help your business, complete our short enquiry form or call us on 0800 181 4422.

Success Stories

  • FM Environmental: Boosting Business through Exports
  • SRS Finlay: Boosting Business through Exports
  • H&J Martin: Boosting Business through Exports
  • Creative Composites: Boosting Business through Jobs
  • Fireglass Direct: Boosting Business through Jobs
  • Landscape Centre: Boosting Business through Jobs
  • JF McKenna: Boosting Business through R+D
  • Farmvet Systems: Boosting Business through R&D
  • Whale: Boosting Business through R&D
  • Yardmaster International: Boosting Business through Skills
  • Opt2Vote: Boosting Business through Skills
  • Nuprint Technologies: Boosting Business through Skills
  • Maxwell Concrete: Boosting Business through Technology
  • Suki Tea: Boosting Business through Technology
  • Waste Systems: Boosting Business through Technology