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Enterprise Northern Ireland

Enterprise Northern Ireland is an Organisation Committed to the Success of Your Start Up Business


Enterprise Northern IrelandEnterprise Northern Ireland (ENI) is the membership organisation for the network of Local Enterprise Agencies (LEAs) across Northern Ireland. ENI has 28 member LEAs covering each of the council areas across Northern Ireland. Each LEA offers a range of business support services to both new and existing businesses.

For more information about the work of ENI and the LEAs, please visit

ENI in partnership with Responsible Finance is an official Delivery Partner of The Start Up Loans Company that was set up to deliver loans and mentor entrepreneurs embarking on business. It is a government-backed loan scheme, providing start up loans through ENI which was born out of the economic package awarded by the UK government to Northern Ireland.  The main aim of the scheme is to help boost the local economy in Northern Ireland.

ENI, through its network of LEAs works to support entrepreneurs and business owners that are looking to start a business before and after being offered a loan. ENI offers help beforehand by helping you to develop a sound business plan and then by providing access to finance in the form of a start up loan. As a loan recipient, you also get face to face access to a mentor who will work closely with you, helping to make your business a success. In addition, you will have access to a range of offers to help ease the financial burden of starting up a business.

Start Up Loans through ENI have an interest rate of 6% fixed (6.2%) APR. Individuals applying for a loan are required to satisfy a set of eligibility criteria before being selected – such as submitting a business plan to prove that the business has the means to pay the loan back. Businesses must be based in Northern Ireland and applicants must be over 18 years old.

You can find out more information about The Start Up Loans Company at

You can find out more information about Responsible Finance at 

If you are interested in a start up loan for your business in Northern Ireland, please check your eligibility and then give us a call on 028 7776 3555.

Or contact us here to request an application form.

Starting a business and need finance? Then a Start Up Loan through ENI could be the perfect solution for you. Get in touch today to start the process.