This dataset covers financial support offered by Invest NI to locally-owned businesses between 2011 and Sept 2014.
Included in each row (a single offer of support):
- Business name
- Business address
- Amount offered (£)
- Date of offer
- Date of acceptance
- Scheme offer made under
- Jobs promoted under the offer*
- Total investment made by the company, including the InvestNI support (£)
- Sector the company operates in
- Whether the company is a start up (yes/no)
- Conditions of offer
- District council of company office
- Number of employees in the company
*Invest NI measures its performance in terms of "jobs promoted". Jobs promoted are those anticipated to be created at the start of a supported project. However, changes in how projects are successfully implemented mean that not all jobs promoted will necessarily be created (NI Audit Office).
Information on an additional £28million of offers to local companies was withheld by Invest NI. This dataset is not a full representation of Invest NI support as it excludes sole traders (this data could not be released due to data protection), businesses that have availed of non-financial support, and externally-owned businesses.
Disclaimer: There are no allegations of wrongdoing against Invest NI or against any business that received support or any other party.