Belfast business support



Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland, and a great place to do business. If you are growing or starting a business in Belfast, there are a number of business support organisations ready to help your business succeed.

Belfast is the main hub in Northern Ireland for inward investment. Major companies trading in Belfast benefit from:

  • a highly skilled and educated workforce
  • modern telecommunications infrastructure
  • strong transport links 
  • a range of local business support organisations

This guide is for businesses who are thinking about starting up or expanding in the Belfast City Council area. It includes an economic profile of the area and details of business advice and support.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. They will organise one-to-one mentoring sessions with your local business adviser and provide tailored guidance to develop your business plan.

Complete a short enquiry form or call 0800 027 0639 to register for this free advice and guidance.

  • Start a business Helpline
    0800 027 0639