Supply Chain Solutions

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Access free, tailored advice and support to help your business address supply chain challenges and develop its supply chain function.

Invest Northern Ireland is providing specialist advisory support for manufacturers and internationally tradeable services businesses who manage a supply chain as part of their business, or who are involved in the extended supply chain.

Applications for this support scheme close at 3pm on Friday 22 March 2024.

What support is available?

Supply Chain Solutions will provide a graduated framework of support. A team of supply chain professionals will provide specialist advisory support to help businesses:

  • identify supply chain risks and appropriate mitigations
  • reduce costs
  • improve competitiveness
  • identify supply chain opportunities
  • develop supply chain capability

Financial assistance towards the salary costs of an employee dedicated to supply chain may also be available depending on a business’s circumstances.

Who can apply?

Supply Chain Solutions support is open to any manufacturing or tradable service business which meets the following criteria:

  • Is based, and operating, in Northern Ireland.
  • Manufactures products or provides internationally traded services.
  • Has a total supply chain spend of at least £100,000 in one of the previous 2 financial years.
  • Experienced supply chain disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, EU Exit and current global environment.
  • Has or will reach a turnover of £250,000 per annum in the next five years, and achieve at least 25% of those sales outside of Northern Ireland; or be an existing Invest NI customer.
  • Be able to complete a State Aid declaration in the event that financial support for a new key supply chain worker is determined.

Who cannot apply?

The following businesses are not eligible to apply:

  • Businesses already in receipt or intending to gain other government support for the project.
  • Businesses that do not provide commercial products and/or services.
  • Businesses with a minimum total supply chain spend of a least £100,000 in one of the previous 2 financial years.
  • Businesses that cannot demonstrate they are a viable business.
  • Businesses involved in activities that Invest NI considers as ineligible or as involving an unacceptable reputational risk, such as gambling, adult entertainment, tobacco products and cannabis-based products which are not authorised as medicines.

How to apply?

Applications close at 3pm on Friday 22 March 2024.

Check your eligibility and complete an application.

First published 13 June 2023