Best Place to Live and do Business

People and Place

There are many reasons why people move or return to Northern Ireland from the friendliness of our people and the pure craic to the beautiful countryside, beaches and mountains. There are very few cities in the world where you can see rolling mountains from the city centre and today we are the 2nd Safest tourist destination in the world.

Our people are well known for their work ethic, there’s an excellent education system, a world-class healthcare service and all manner of very affordable property. Property prices in Northern Ireland remain well below those in other UK locations and in the Republic of Ireland.

With little congestion, efficient public transport, and an easy-going lifestyle, there are few obstacles to generating a contented and productive workforce, or encouraging the relocation of key managers.

A Beautiful Part of the World

If you love the adventure of the great outdoors there is nowhere better to find dramatic coastlines, castles, mountains, lakes and some of the best golf courses in the world. We have superb fishing, water sports, walking trails, scenic drives and historical landmarks including the World Heritage site of the Giants Causeway and visitor centre.

2012 saw the opening of the new Titanic exhibition centre in Belfast and in 2016 this attraction was voted winner of the European Tourist Venue 2016. The development of our landscape, arts and culture won our maiden city Derry – Londonderry the prestigious UK City of Culture back in 2013 and our world class conference centre at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast hosts many international conferences.

Northern Ireland also has many fine restaurants, cinemas, leisure centres and renowned theatres, galleries, arts and entertainment centres, and pubs and clubs, so there is always plenty to see and do!

World Class and Diverse Job Opportunities

Whether you’re a professional in Finance or IT, Engineering or Hospitality, Marketing, HR or Legal, Northern Ireland has fast become a hub for many global companies to embed specialist teams. Our legal sector boasts companies such as Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie and Herbert Smyth as well as local companies working on projects across the UK and Ireland. Our Finance Sector includes a varied market place of large consultancies and practices with key areas of expertise based here alongside investment banking, insurance and wealth management. 

IT has certainly seen the biggest growth and today our universities and our amazing N.I Science Park house many R& D facilities and hatcheries for new tech start-ups where the entrepreneurial spirit is supported across government bodies and private sector funding. We have become a magnet for investment by global players including CITI, All State, CME and Liberty. The local Invest NI team have brought in considerable investment in the past 5 years implanting some new and exciting roles into the local market.

Aerospace, Electronics, Life & Health Science, Food & Drink.

Along with our wealth of Tech firms we have a strong manufacturing base here which is truly an excellent demonstration of our innovative indigenous businesses as well as global players who have set up here due to our amazing skills and talent. The true innovative and entrepreneurial spirit within the manufacturing sector has created a great centre of excellence within the region with a culturally rich and technically talented candidate pool

Annual Events and Festivals

From our Christmas Markets to our Science Festival to discovering CS Lewis’s magical Narnia we have everything for every taste.