As your business grows, you may want to look into opportunities to develop sales beyond the Northern Ireland market. Exporting to Great Britain (GB) allows you to target different customers, increase overall sales and diversify your business.
Many Northern Ireland businesses have built strong presences in other parts of GB, some even setting up local operations to supply regional customers. Customer requirements and business culture tend to be similar, while cost advantages and easy transport links can give businesses from Northern Ireland an edge over competitors based elsewhere in GB. Indeed, many overseas companies have invested in Northern Ireland as a base for exporting to GB and further afield.
This guide will help you assess the opportunity for exporting to Great Britain and covers finance and taxes in Great Britain.