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Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment


Minister Jonathan Bell has said companies from Northern Ireland are setting a trail blazing example ... more
26 November 2015
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24 November 2015
China is open for NI business... more

Our responsibilities

Consumer affairs

Working with both consumers and traders to develop consumer rights and responsibilities

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Credit Unions and Societies

Societies registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act (NI) 1969 and the Credit Unions (NI) Order 1985

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Economic policy

Economic strategy, regulation, innovation, enterprise policy, social economy, access to finance, agri-food, Economic Advisory Group and MATRIX

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Policy and strategy on energy including electricity, gas, renewables and energy efficiency.

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European support

European support contributes towards sustainable competitiveness, investment for growth and jobs and developing enterprises and SMEs

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Minerals and petroleum

Prospecting/development licensing; exploration leases; monitoring abandoned mines; geoscience information and services through Geological Survey NI

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Supporting investment in telecommunications infrastructure, facilitating improvements in broadband, mobile and international connectivity

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Developing tourism strategy and policy in Northern Ireland.

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Insolvency service

Administration/investigation of bankrupts and companies in liquidation; disqualification of directors; regulating insolvency profession; NI-specific legislation and policy

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Statistics and economic research

Business, economic, labour market and tourism statistics to monitor the performance of the Northern Ireland economy, labour market and tourism sector

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Our documents

Access to information

How to request information from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

The Minister

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Jonathan Bell is an MLA for Strangford.  In July 2010 he was co-opted onto the Northern Ireland Assembly and was successfully re-elected in May 2011.


Management and structure

The Department plays a crucial role in formulating and delivering economic development policy in terms of Enterprise, Social Economy, Innovation, Energy, Telecoms, and Tourism in Northern Ireland ...more

Contact us

Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment
Massey Avenue

Tel: 028 9052 9900
Text Relay: 18001 028 9052 9900
Email: information@detini.gov.uk