Going North - Exploring Business Opportunities in the Northern Irish market

Going North - Exploring Business Opportunities in the Northern Irish market


Going North

What is the Going North Initiative?

With a population of 1.75 million people, Northern Ireland is a small but attractive market for many Irish businesses. Last year, over €1.1 billion of products and services were sold by Irish businesses to customers in Northern Ireland and cross-border sales have increased significantly in the last few years.

The Going North Initiative aims to help businesses in Counties Mayo, Roscommon and Longford to explore and target new business opportunities in Northern Ireland.

Who should apply for a place on the Initiative?


If you own / manage a business and consider that there are potential sales opportunities in Northern Ireland (or if you simply want to explore the market potential for your products or services in NI), you should consider applying.


What does the Initiative involve?

  1. You will attend 2 half day workshops during Quarter 1 2018. At these workshops, we will focus on the nature and scale of the market opportunities that are likely to be open to your business in NI …and how you can maximise the probability of converting these opportunities into actual sales.
  2. Our delivery agents for this Initiative – Full Circle in Belfast - will carry out bespoke prospecting for you with the aim of securing up to 5 meetings with potential customers in Northern Ireland.
  3. You will travel with a group of 15 other local business people to Northern Ireland in April 2018 for a group visit. During that visit, you will travel to a series of meetings with potential customers in NI that have been scheduled on your behalf.     


How much does it cost to participate?

The Going North Initiative is funded by the LEOs of Mayo, Roscommon and Longford.

Consequently, the cost to you will be at a subsidized rate of €100 per person.

How do you apply?

Simply contact Elaine Moyles at Local Enterprise Office Mayo by email: elainemoyles@leo.mayococo.ie or call 094 9047555 to discuss further.

(Please note, the above initiative is only open to current LEO Mayo clients)