Learn

Grow

Excel

NI CHAMBER BUSINESS
SUPPORT SERVICES

What is

Learn

Grow

Excel?

Since 1783, NI Chamber has been at the forefront of private sector support for business, working alongside local Government to drive business performance in our members and the wider business community in Northern Ireland.

In recent years we have designed a range of support programmes to meet the needs of business. We address the key challenges and assist companies to network, seek out opportunities in new markets and grow their business – ultimately moving from good to great.

With new challenges ahead for 2017 and beyond, NI Chamber is taking its support for business to the next level and is inviting companies to Learn Grow Excel.

The Department for the Economy’s Export Matters strategy has outlined targets to increase the value of export sales by 33% of the 2014 baseline and the number of companies with sales outside Northern Ireland by 19%, equating to 14,000 exporting businesses by 2020. Achievement of these targets is linked to the ‘Escalator’ model of support which maps interventions to the experience level of business.

In response to Export Matters, and to contribute to the achievement of the ambitious targets, NI Chamber supported by our SME Partner, Power NI, has developed Learn Grow Excel, a dynamic and powerful new suite of initiatives to support companies at every stage in the escalator continuum.

We are doing this in partnership with select organisations that share our ambition to support the development of the Northern Ireland economy.

The portfolio of services recognises the commitment from the private sector to assist local companies to scale-up and maximise business growth and export opportunities and we are thankful to our SME Partner Power NI and programme partners Bank of Ireland UK, Danske Bank, First Trust Bank, HSBC, Ulster Bank and Ulster Carpets.

The focus for Learn Grow Excel is to:

• Inspire and Share Learning

• Build Capability and Networks

• Provide One to One Support

• Promote Development & Sales

Learn Grow Excel encapsulates uniquely the route which businesses will follow as they strive for success on the global export map. NI Chamber will be there with them every step of the way.

WHICH INITIATIVE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

The Learn Grow Excel initiative has been designed to support growing companies at every stage of development and encourage more export activity in Northern Ireland. Whether you are in the early stages of growth, starting out in new markets, or interested in scaling-up your business and expanding into additional export markets, the portfolio of programmes has something for every level of business. The only pre-requisites are the potential and commitment to grow your business for export and a determination to succeed

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Getting involved in Learn Grow Excel is easy. You can register your interest for any of the programmes by emailing: learngrowexcel@northernirelandchamber.com, indicating which initiative(s) you are interested in, and one of our team will be in touch to provide further details.

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE LEARN GROW EXCEL TEAM

SANDRA SCANNELL
Head of Business Services
sandra.scannell@northernirelandchamber.com

GABI BURNSIDE
Business Services Manager
gabi.burnside@northernirelandchamber.com

LOUISE TURLEY
Assistant Head of Business Services
louise.turley@northernirelandchamber.com