Guide

County Antrim business support

Advantages of running a business in County Antrim

Tourism in County Antrim gives innovative businesses a chance to establish a big reputation, with visitor numbers continuing to grow with major investments in the region.

County Antrim business support from Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland (NI) is the main economic development agency in Northern Ireland. County Antrim businesses of all sizes and sectors can access advice and programmes designed to improve your competitiveness. Find out more about Invest NI advice, support, events, training and business improvement programmes.

County Antrim business infrastructure

County Antrim businesses have direct access to markets across the world. Belfast International Airport is an important European hub for cargo traffic, and provides County Antrim businesses with quick and reliable access to world markets. Belfast International Airport provides further online guidance on cargo services in NI.

Regular and dedicated freight services run from the Port of Larne to Scotland and England, a key link on the Trans-European Road and Rail networks. The Port of Larne provides online information on freight services in NI.

High quality industrial and commercial workspace is available in County Antrim at competitive rates. Local enterprise centres have workspace available on flexible terms and good rates. Find workspace at your local enterprise centre in County Antrim.

County Antrim tourism support

County Antrim benefits from a number of stunning geographic features which have developed strong tourism markets over the last few decades. From the Giant's Causeway to the Glens of Antrim, Lough Neagh to the River Bann, Carrick-a-Rede to Slemish Mountain, with a network of lively coastal towns, County Antrim tourism is a fast growing sector.

World class links golf courses and international sporting events such as the North West 200 bring hundreds of thousands of visitors into County Antrim each year.

Tourism Northern Ireland is the main marketing and support agency to the tourist accommodation and business support sector in Northern Ireland.

Public transport network

County Antrim benefits from a central location on Northern Ireland's motorway and railway networks. This means short travel times to Belfast, Derry City and Dublin. Translink provide more information on the Metro, Ulsterbus and rail services in NI.

Broadband

Northern Ireland was the first region of the EU to have reached 100 per cent broadband access. County Antrim businesses benefit from local support for innovative broadband infrastructure development.