Thu 27th Aug 2015
Northern Ireland producing international, export-ready software – Danske Bank Export First
Northern Ireland is producing some of the best software ready for international export – that is the view of Mark Godfrey, chief executive and founder member of local IT company Automated Intelligence.
Mr Godfrey was addressing the Danske Bank Export First dinner for local business people at the Ulster Museum organised by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber).
“There is a great amount of talent in Northern Ireland. We have a fantastic team of software developers and we are producing some of the best software in the market today.
“My message to people in Northern Ireland is to concentrate on what you’re good at and take it to the market with an element of pride.
“You’d be astonished at what could be achieved.”
The Danske Bank Export First programme is a dynamic and unique scheme which equips local businesses with the knowledge and confidence to break into new markets for the first time or take their export activity to the next level. The programme, now in its fourth year, has resulted in the delivery of 33 events and supported 855 companies to date.
Aaron Ennis, Head of Corporate Acquisition, Danske Bank, said:
“Export has been identified as being the key vehicle for sustainable economic growth here in Northern Ireland.
“Danske Bank Export First has already raised the profile of exporting substantially among smaller companies in particular and made a significant contribution to the work of the Northern Ireland Executive and Invest Northern Ireland in the creation of a culture of exporting within the local business community.”
The Danske Bank Export First programme is also supported by its airline partner, Etihad Airways.