Invest NI CEO meets with UK Deputy High Commissioner to discuss Irish investment interests in Kenya

Invest NI in Kenya
Invest Northern Ireland CEO, Alastair Hamilton, with UK Deputy High Commissioner Susie Kitchens. Photo: Twitter/InvestNI

Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) CEO, Alastair Hamilton was in Kenya last week where he met with UK Deputy High Commissioner Susie Kitchens to discuss how to enhance their trade and investment interests with Kenya.

Invest NI is Northern Ireland’s regional economic development agency. It is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) of the Department for the Economy (DfE). According to DETI’s website it; “supports business growth and inward investment, promotes innovation, research and development and in-company training, encourages exports and supports local economic development and company start up.”

One area which Invest NI believes can offer great opportunities for forward-thinking medical device and technology companies, provided that strategic local partners are identified, is in healthcare.

Another growing market they have identified is education, and Invest NI has developed a strategy to help Northern Ireland education providers and Ed-Tech companies explore the opportunities. In Kenya, they are targeting private high schools for student recruitment, and governments and local universities for partnerships and large-scale projects.

During his time in Kenya, Mr Hamilton also met with the Irish Ambassador and visited the Norbrook Laboratories facility in Karuri to learn about the expansion of the Newry business in Kenya.