Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland provides support to businesses seeking to expand within the country and internationally.

The Invest Northern Ireland provides the following support to businesses:

  • Start a business
  • Develop products and services
  • Develop strategy
  • Find funding
  • Find new markets
  • Improve skills
  • Operate more efficiently

Invest NI office

AddressInvest NI
Bedford Square
Bedford Street
Belfast
BT2 7ES
Telephone0800 181 4422
Source: Great.gov.uk

The Invest NI supports the whole of Northern Ireland and includes the following cities in Northern Ireland:

  • Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Derry City and Strabane
  • Fermanagh and Omagh
  • Mid Ulster
  • Mid and East Antrim
  • Antrim and Newtownabbey
  • Belfast
  • Ards and North Down
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh
  • Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon
  • Newry Mourne and Down

For other UK Department for International Trade regional offices, click here.

Alternatively, you may use this link to find your local DIT office by entering your postcode.

Get your company record up to date

It is important to get your company filings up to date with Companies House. This is because anyone wishing to collaborate with your company can get information about your company from Companies House.

The information available on the public record include the following:

  • Signed and approved Company accounts
  • confirmation statement
  • The company date of incorporation
  • Company names including company name change history, if applicable.
  • Current and past company registered office addresses
  • company registration numbers issued by Companies House.
  • Current and past company directors and secretary’s details
  • The company’s current trading status – active or dissolved.
  • insolvency information, if applicable. For example, if the company is in administration, their company status will show as “in administration”.

Certificate of good standing for a British company

The certificate of good standing certifies that your company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation and that no action is currently being taken to strike it off the Companies House register.

When a certificate of good standing is needed?

Banks, lenders, a business corporation based overseas that collaborate with a UK company may require you to provide them with a certificate of good standing to prove the existence of your company at the time of entering into a business transaction with you.

Department for International Trade offices worldwide

If you are currently based outside the UK, click here for the list of the UK Department for International Trade offices worldwide contacts.

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