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Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
Invest NI   Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe
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Invest NI Why Northern Ireland Is Number 1 Destination For Ict Inward Investment Into Europe

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A presentation to Invest NI on why Northern Ireland is now the UK and Europe's leading region for overseas ICT companies looking to set up offshore for access to Europe. …

A presentation to Invest NI on why Northern Ireland is now the UK and Europe's leading region for overseas ICT companies looking to set up offshore for access to Europe.

Many of the world's leading technology companies including Microsoft, Indian outsourcing giants HCL are now based in Northern Ireland due to its fabulous infrastructure, highly skilled workforce, low costs, R&D and support of InvestNI.

December 2009, by Jonathan Curran

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  • 1. Northern Ireland Is The Number One Gateway For ICT Companies Expanding Into Europe Access To: 27 countries 500 million people By Jonathan Curran for a presentation to Invest Northern Ireland, December 2009 Contact: [email_address] or +44(0) 792 102 2762
  • 2. What makes Northern Ireland the number one choice for overseas investment in Europe ? <ul><li>Crucial </li></ul><ul><li>Great people </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Clusters </li></ul><ul><li>World class R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest costs </li></ul><ul><li>Support by Invest NI </li></ul>
  • 3. What makes Northern Ireland the number one choice for overseas investment in Europe ? <ul><li>Also important </li></ul><ul><li>Political stability </li></ul><ul><li>Security of a leading economy </li></ul><ul><li>Well regulated economy </li></ul><ul><li>Promote entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural similarity </li></ul><ul><li>English speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Timezone </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>US/NI ties </li></ul><ul><li>2012 Olympic games in UK </li></ul>
  • 4. What makes Northern Ireland the number one choice for overseas investment in Europe ? 125% Growth P/A FTSE 100 Entry | Rentokil/Aggreko $3.6bn value $850 million $75 million
  • 5. What makes Northern Ireland the number one choice for overseas investment in Europe ? “ Northern Ireland has become a favoured location for Citi for a number of reasons including proximity to London, excellent transport links and telecommunications infrastructure. However the key factor is the quality of the talent pool available” Brian McAreavey, Director Citigroup Aug ‘09
  • 6. “ Will you be able to recruit your 90 skilled resources when you need to?” <ul><li>The UK & Europe's youngest and fastest growing population (60% under 40) </li></ul><ul><li>The lowest unemployment rates at 6.7% and staff turnover of 5% in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>The UK’s top performing region academically by national A-level results </li></ul><ul><li>Two world class universities – Queen’s University and the University of Ulster </li></ul>
  • 7. “ Will you be able to recruit your 90 skilled resources when you need to?” <ul><li>11,200 currently employed in ICT with sector growth at 15% P/A </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative approach by government, industry and academia to meet the demands of the global ICT sector </li></ul><ul><li>24,000 currently in ICT related higher education, 7500 at university </li></ul>
  • 8. “ Will you be able to recruit your 90 skilled resources when you need to?” “ Northern Ireland provides us with a highly skilled workforce and an ideal base for serving our European customers” Alan Black, President & CEO Intelliden, USA
  • 9. Who’s already there in ICT Technology Clusters <ul><li>In 2009 Northern Ireland is the leading region in Europe for inward investment in software development and technical support centres </li></ul><ul><li>35% of overseas investors into the UK choose Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>723 ICT companies and growing </li></ul><ul><li>100 international investors </li></ul>
  • 10. Who’s already there in ICT Technology Clusters <ul><li>World class companies now choose Northern Ireland </li></ul>
  • 11. Who’s already there in ICT Technology Clusters <ul><li>World class companies now choose Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>75% of which have reinvested in Northern Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Indian outsourcers choosing Northern Ireland for European base </li></ul><ul><li>ICT clusters including wireless, software & data, security, call centre, nano and financial services technology </li></ul>
  • 12. Who’s already there in ICT Technology Clusters “ NaviNet looked at various options and locations for our new R&D centre, but as a result of discussions with Invest Northern Ireland and our recognition of the many attractions of Northern Ireland as a good place to do business, notably the workforce, we decided to invest here” Brad Waugh, President & CEO NaviNet, Boston USA
  • 13. World Class R&D Testing and developing for the next generation <ul><li>Two of Europe’s leading universities </li></ul><ul><li>13 globally recognised R&D centres including… </li></ul><ul><li>ECIT Electronics, Communications and IT Research Institute £50m specialising in advanced digital and communications technology </li></ul><ul><li>CSPT Centre for Software Process Technologies JV with INI and University of Ulster for software development </li></ul><ul><li>Nanotech NI R&D for nanotechnology JV between INI and Queen’s and Ulster Universities </li></ul><ul><li>ISEL Intelligent Systems Engineering Laboratory R&D into computational intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>SAP’s Campus-based Engineering Centre Research centre of SAP into next gen enterprise service orientated architecture and advanced web technologies </li></ul>
  • 14. World Class R&D Testing and developing for the next generation “ Northern Ireland has world leading R&D in areas of technology and talented people highly relevant to major developments in communications, electronics and IT” Professor John McCanny, Director ECIT, Queen’s University
  • 15. Infrastructure No dropped calls, no traffic delays <ul><li>Europe's leading communications network </li></ul><ul><li>1 st region in UK with 100% broadband coverage </li></ul><ul><li>1 st region in Europe to be upgraded to BT’s 21CN network designed to carry devices of the future </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Ireland’s compact size makes it a great test bed </li></ul>
  • 16. Infrastructure No dropped calls, no traffic delays <ul><li>Northern Ireland has a world class transport system </li></ul><ul><li>3 airports connecting to Europe’s main cities </li></ul><ul><li>Daily flights to New York from Belfast </li></ul><ul><li>Flights to London almost every hour </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin/Europe 90 mins by road or train </li></ul><ul><li>Europe’s least congested road network </li></ul>
  • 17. Infrastructure No dropped calls, no traffic delays “ Independently conducted research has established that Northern Ireland’s people, infrastructure and cost base make it the best place in the UK – if not Europe – to set up a customer contact centre” Ranjit Narasimham, CEO HCL BPO Services Ltd
  • 18. Cost Northern Ireland is one of the most cost efficient business locations in Europe Office Rent Per Sq. Ft. Paris London City Dublin Manchester Warsaw Belfast
  • 19. Average House Prices Cost Northern Ireland is one of the most cost efficient business locations in Europe Dublin London UK Average Northern Ireland
  • 20. Average Salaries Cost Northern Ireland is one of the most cost efficient business locations in Europe Dublin London UK Average Northern Ireland
  • 21. Cost Northern Ireland is one of the most cost efficient business locations in Europe <ul><li>-4.8% the cost of living in Northern Ireland within UK </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest corporation tax in G7 at 28% </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest call charges -30% over other main European regions </li></ul>
  • 22. Support from Invest Northern Ireland All the way ! We’ve helped over 700 businesses and created 70,000 jobs for Northern Ireland You can be operational almost immediately and will be with you all the way Meeting Today Visit Scoping & Design Implementation Ongoing Support
  • 23. Support from Invest Northern Ireland All the way !
  • 24. Support from Invest Northern Ireland All the way ! “ Working with Invest Northern Ireland, Intune Networks plans to employ 77 people by 2010… Invest Northern Ireland’s ongoing support and flexibility in dealing with the unique needs of our project has been instrumental particularly as we have initially focused on rapidly building a strong core of team developers to ramp up on R&D activities” Jim Fritzley, CEO Intune Networks
  • 25. What our international friends say 723 ICT companies, 100 are overseas investors “ Citi’s experience of Belfast has been very positive . We have grown over the last four years going beyond the commitment that Citi had originally made in 2005 of 375 jobs by 2009 and now have almost 800 staff” Brian McAreavey, Director Citi Group
  • 26. What our international friends say 723 ICT companies, 100 are overseas investors “ The capacity to innovate lies at the heart of everything we do and we find Northern Ireland provides an outstanding environment to promote innovation and tap into talent in the region” Geoffrey K Hicks, Vice President of Operations Broadsoft Inc.
  • 27. What our international friends say 723 ICT companies, 100 are overseas investors “ The people we have attracted to Cybersource are highly skilled, dedicated and capable engineers from across Northern Ireland. Based on their performance to date I am confident that the Belfast team will continue to perform strongly as we move into the next stage of planned growth” Bill McKiernan, CEO Cybersource
  • 28. What our international friends say 723 ICT companies, 100 are overseas investors “ Our operation in Belfast has exceeded expectation for the delivery of advanced software solutions for our global clients. The calibre of people combined with Invest Northern Ireland’s support and the growing financial services and ICT sectors fits extremely well with our business objectives” Stanley Young, CEO NYSE Technologies
  • 29. and…its not just all work “ Belfast is named as one of the 12 top tourist destinations in 2009”
  • 30. and…its not just all work “ Belfast is named as one of the 12 top tourist destinations in 2009” Giant’s Causeway
  • 31. and…its not just all work “ Belfast is named as one of the 12 top tourist destinations in 2009” Strong links with the people of the USA
  • 32. and…its not just all work “ Belfast is named as one of the 12 top tourist destinations in 2009” Titanic £1bn project
  • 33. and…its not just all work “ Belfast is named as one of the 12 top tourist destinations in 2009” Two of the world’s top ten golf courses
  • 34. and…its not just all work “ Belfast is named as one of the 12 top tourist destinations in 2009” Belfast Giants
  • 35. and…its not just all work “ Belfast is named as one of the 12 top tourist destinations in 2009” Victoria Square, Belfast
  • 36. and…its not just all work “ Belfast is a must see world top destination for 2007”
  • 37. and…its not just all work “ Never discount Northern Ireland until you’ve visited it”
  • 38. Europe’s number one for ICT inward investment

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