Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Economic Development Agency
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • Contact
    • Bedford Square, Bedford Street, Belfast, Antrim, BT2 7EH

About Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland (INI) create wealth for the benefit of all by supporting business development, helping increase productivity and export levels, attracting quality investment and stimulating a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Working across eight sites, the organisation aims to create wealth for the benefit of the whole community, and looks to achieve this by helping to rebuild the economy in the short term and rebalance it in the long term.

Along with this, INI are dedicated to being a great place to work, and encourage staff to engage with their core values of customer focus, respect, integrity, one team, professional and performance.

Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton works closely with all INI staff on a day-to-day basis, and is very supportive of personal development. Alastair is strongly committed to recognising staff and their development achievements at events such as the Employee Recognition Event and the INI Graduation ceremony.

What is it like to work for Invest Northern Ireland

INI have a comprehensive health and wellbeing strategy that aims to encourage staff to have a healthy body and mind. The range of practices offered to ease workplace stress include an opportunity for free, confidential counselling, and physical health assessments are also offered.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
INI have worked with a range of charities over the years, and is currently in partnership with Northern Ireland Chest and Stroke. The organisation also works with a local school, offering a wide range of support through personal development workshops for teachers and work experience for pupils.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
INI have embedded a wide range of policies to recognise high levels of performance, maintain staff engagement and create a motivated working environment. These include flexible working, personalised hours, a wide range of learning and development opportunities and an excellent working environment.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

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  • Earning £35,000+:


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  • Male : Female:

    46% / 54%

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