Solex exhibition support

Financial assistance toward eligible expenditure for NI businesses to take exhibition space at events outside NI.

Summary:

Financial assistance toward eligible expenditure for NI businesses to take exhibition space at events outside NI.

Eligibility criteria:

Solex is open to Invest NI customers from the tradeable services or manufacturing sectors. Applications must be received no later than one calendar month before the proposed show and applicants must not be sharing the exhibiting cost and/or space with another company or public body.

The criteria for Invest NI customers is as follows:

  • actual turnover = £250,000
  • actual external sales = 25 per cent or £250,000 per annum
  • growth potential

Growth potential is defined by Invest NI as:

  • potential employment growth = 20 per cent or = 20 jobs within three years; or
  • potential external sales growth =20 per cent or = £500,000 within three years; or
  • potential increase in GVA / employee = 20 per cent within three years
Additional information:

The Solex scheme provides financial assistance toward eligible expenditure (max. 50 per cent contribution up to £2,000) for NI businesses to take exhibition space at events not included in the Trade overseas calendar. Travel and accommodation assistance is also available for events outside the UK and Republic of Ireland. Following a Solex visit, companies can apply for financial assistance towards travel and accommodation for up to two return visits, per company, per country in a 12 month rolling period. Maximum of two employees per visit - each employee counts as one visit.

Support organisation:
  • Invest Northern Ireland
Phone:
0800 181 4422
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