Acumen Programme


Business assistance to increase cross-border export sales north or south of Ireland, including help to improve knowledge of the market and identify new business opportunities.

Eligibility criteria: 

Applicants must be:

  • a manufacturing or a tradable service company with an annual turnover below £40 million
  • committed to the development of new product markets with the potential of job creation
  • a company with an established relationship with a mainstream development agency (Invest Northern Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Údarás na Gaeltachta, a Local Enterprise Office, a Local Enterprise Agency)
Additional information: 

The Programme offers two support options:

  • full-time sales person
  • part-time sales person

Potentail benefits include:

  • access to new markets
  • increased sales
  • better knowledge of the cross-border market
  • identification of new business opportunities
  • improvements to your sales and marketing strategy
  • increased business contacts and prospects across the island of Ireland
Support organisation: 
028 3083 4110