Belfast business support



Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland, and a great place to do business. If you are growing or starting a business in Belfast, there are a number of business support organisations ready to help your business succeed.

Belfast is the main hub in Northern Ireland for inward investment. Major companies trading in Belfast benefit from:

  • a highly skilled and educated workforce
  • modern telecommunications infrastructure
  • strong transport links 
  • a range of local business support organisations

Belfast is close to the UK's only land border with another EU country. Businesses in Belfast can benefit from close access to major international markets and supply chains. 

This guide will help you find business support to start up, expand or locate a business in Belfast. It will highlight the advantages of setting up a business in Belfast and provide information on Belfast business networks and support for growing your business.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. They will organise one-to-one mentoring sessions with your local business adviser and provide tailored guidance to develop your business plan.

Complete a short enquiry form or call 0800 027 0639 to register for this free advice and guidance.

  • Start a business Helpline
    0800 027 0639