Build out your construction business by exporting into Europe’s €14.5 trillion market

If you’re not already exporting to Europe, 2024 is the year to set your sights on the over 500 million consumers in 27 countries that make up the European Union (EU) market, which is worth €14.5 trillion.

How can we help?

Invest Northern Ireland can help you break into this market, following in the footsteps of local construction companies that have already made a name for themselves there by delivering complex and challenging contracts across multiple sectors. These include Deluxe, which completed projects for Disney and Motiongate, and McCue which worked with Primark (Europe).

Northern Ireland has a unique position in having full dual-market access to both Great Britain and the EU, presenting companies with tremendous business growth opportunities.

In 2023, the construction sector’s output increased by 7.8% and in 2022, local companies generated export sales valued at £713m. The trajectory is upwards, and increasing exports to Europe is an important driver in keeping that momentum going.

Images courtesy of Deluxe Group
Images courtesy of Deluxe Group

Next steps

Exporting is a strategic decision that requires commitment and planning. If you feel that you don’t know where to start to prepare to take your business into the EU market, help is at hand.

We offer advice, guidance, and support programmes to help you get export-ready. We can also help with market scoping, lead generation, identifying partners, distribution channels and logistics, and more.

Complete our Export Health Check to assess your business’s export readiness, tell us which markets you are interested in, and one of our Advisors will help you take the next step.

This piece was first published in NI Builder on 1 March 2024.