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Start exporting across the Irish border

Cross-border trading is one of the easier, more accessible ways to begin exporting. This programme is designed to help businesses grow on an all-island basis by dedicating a sales resource to develop sales opportunities in the cross-border market. 

Who is it for?

You might be eligible if: 

  • You are an SME with less than 250 staff and €40m (euro equivalent) turnover
  • You are active in either manufacturing or tradable services sectors
  • Have an established trading history and proven track record in home market
  • Have a sufficiently unique product or service
  • Have less than 30% of total sales in the cross-border market

Eligibility is subject to terms and conditions.

What do you get?

  • Up to €21,562/£17,250 towards the salary cost of a full-time sales staff member for one year
  • Up to €11,500/£9,200 towards the salary cost of a part-time sales staff member for one year for a 6-12 month period
  • Additional wrap around support to help with cross-border market research, recruitment and training of sales resource and sales training workshops

What can it be used for?

  • Reducing the financial risk of investing in a new export market
  • Creating an efficient cross-border sales and marketing strategy
  • Improving the skills of the business’s management/sales team
  • Increasing your business's ability to recruit, manage and retain a sales staff member

Get in touch

If this sounds like the right support for your business, call our dedicated hub for more details on how to apply.

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