Research Report

Understanding micro-businesses in Northern Ireland

ERC Research Report


Hewitt-Dundas, Nola, Roper, Stephen

Associated Themes
  • Business Growth
  • Management and Leadership
  • Productivity and performance

Drawing on new survey data this report provides a profile of micro-businesses with 1-9 employees in Northern Ireland in comparison to UK regional, Irish and US benchmarks. The report provides the first evidence on levels of business ambition, resilience and digital adoption for this group of firms. The Micro-business Britain Survey covered 6,200 firms in the UK – 495 in Northern Ireland – 1,500 companies in Ireland and 2,000 in the US.