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The Trade and Business Development Body (Irish: An Comhlacht Forbartha Trádála agus Gnó;[1] Ulster-Scots: Tha Mercat an Dalin Fordèrin Convenerie),[2] trading as InterTradeIreland, (Irish: IdirThrádáilÉireann; Ulster-Scots: NifferinMercatAirlann) is one of the six all-island bodies set up following the Belfast Agreement reporting to the North/South Ministerial Council. InterTradeIreland is a Cross-Border Trade and Business Development Body funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) in Ireland and the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland (DFE). InterTradeIreland helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the island with Business Funding, Intelligence and Contacts. Since inception, InterTradeIreland's figures are as follows:

39,000 SMEs have benefited from cross-border information, 8,000 assisted through trade and innovation projects, £1bn worth of trade and business development has been generated and 14,000 jobs impact

InterTradeIreland's mission is: 'To develop a connected ecosystem which Ireland and Northern Ireland co-operate to ensure businesses are making full use of cross-border opportunities to drive competitiveness, growth and jobs.'


InterTradeIreland's Current Board (as at October 2018) are:

  • Chair - Ken Nelson
  • Vice Chair - Paul O'Sullivan
  • Patrick Joy
  • James Spratt
  • Micheál Briody
  • Tim Cairns
  • Cllr Paul Greenfield
  • Terry Crossan
  • Ann Rudden

The current Designate Officer of InterTradeIreland is Aidan Gough (in the absence of a CEO)

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Sales Supports and Services[edit]

Innovation Supports and Services[edit]

Brexit Advisory Service[edit]

Cross-Border Research[edit]