OCO Global welcomes the NI Economy Minister Gordon Lyons to Belfast HQ

17 Aug 2022 | News


17 AUGUST 2022




Leading specialist trade and investment advisory firm OCO Global today welcomed the Northern Ireland Economy Minister, Gordon Lyons, to our headquarters in Belfast.

Established in 2001, OCO supports economic growth and makes international business happen. OCO works with governments across the world and closer to home such as Invest NI, the UK’s Department for International Trade, and Enterprise Ireland, helping them to attract international investment and grow their export base.

OCO also works with ambitious companies to grow their international business. In the last 5 years we have worked with several leading Northern Ireland companies, such as Wrightbus, Smiley Monroe, Camlin and Mash Direct to realise significant opportunity across the globe

In a changing global economic landscape post Covid, OCO continues to innovate and provide new solutions to its clients. It has recently launched its new digital product, OCO CONNECT, which enables users to create and grow digital business communities, facilitating faster and more effective interaction and collaboration, and ultimately driving export and investment activity

During his visit to OCO Minister Lyons received a tour of the office, which employs 65 in Belfast and a further 95 across its international offices including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Berlin, New York, Dubai and Shanghai.

Minister Lyons met with OCO Global staff to hear their perspectives on the global economy discussing how it might unfold and hear first-hand how OCO’s insight, expertise and use of technology connects its international client base to opportunities in the ever-changing global market

Gareth Hagan, CEO of OCO Global says:

“We were delighted to welcome Minister Lyons to our offices at this time of significant change for both our local, and the broader global economy. From our Belfast base, we are proud to serve a client base that spans all the continents of the world. It is this global insight and connectivity that enables OCO to identify, progress and ultimately deliver real investment and export outcomes for our clients.

We look forward to working in partnership with Northern Ireland government, and all sections of the economy here, to support the delivery of the 10x economic strategy”


Economy Minister, Gordon Lyons comments:

“I was pleased to have had the opportunity today to visit OCO Global, meet with staff and hear more about how OCO Global’s insight and expertise connects its client base to opportunities in the ever-changing global market.

As we all work together to rebuild our local economy following the pandemic it was encouraging to note how OCO Global has, through innovation, enabled growth in digital and business communities thus driving exports and investment activity.”


Notes to Editor.

About OCO Global

OCO Global is a leading specialist provider of trade and investment services. Headquartered in Northern Ireland, OCO Global has offices in UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Japan, UAE, China and the U.S.

OCO Global’s clients include leading national, state and regional economic development organizations such as The Department For International Trade (DIT), Enterprise Florida and The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), as well as private companies seeking to enter new markets or grow their domestic base, including EY, PWC, Siemens, Smiley Monroe, Pepsico and Santander.