The Open University

The Open University has been the driving force for opening up higher education to people from all backgrounds since it was founded in 1969.
Through being the only University that operates across the four nations of the UK, we are able to bring the benefits of scale but flex to meet the specific social, economic and cultural needs in Northern Ireland.
Our cutting-edge technology allows our students to receive a first class educational experience, reflected in The Open University being named as the top University for student satisfaction in Northern Ireland for the last eleven years.


Charles Hurst

Charles Hurst Group is the largest automotive retailer in Northern Ireland, with 21 Franchises across 7 locations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We are the largest new van supplier to the Northern Ireland Fleet Market where we represent more over 50% of new van registrations within our franchise mix. With more than 70% market share of Jaguar and Land Rover Vehicles in Northern Ireland, we have a mix of premium and volume brands, being the only official dealer of Maserati, Bentley, Ferrari and Aston Martin in Ireland. We have 12 dedicated Fleet Centres, with 13 Fleet Specialists supplying a range of passenger and commercial vehicles. With access to Franchise approved servicing and maintenance departments North and South of the border, manufacturer trained and qualified Technicians and five specialist tyre outlets spread throughout the province we are fully equipped to deal with all Aftersales care of your vehicle fleet.

Civica Digital

Civica Digital is delivering a new generation of digital solutions from concept to implementation; helping organisations embrace the digital revolution and deliver better services for less.  Combining a design-driven approach, we enhance your digital maturity by putting insights and strategic thinking in the driving seat of business-critical application design, development and support. We are the trusted digital partner for over 500 organisations across government, public safety, health care, travel & transport, financial services and other regulated markets. Together, we are transforming services and improving lives.

Civica Digital is part of the Civica Group, a market leading specialist in business-critical software, technology and outsourcing services that help teams and organisations around the world to transform the way they work.




EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding lea​ders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, clients and our communities.


Alpha Office Furniture

Alpha Office Furniture are Northern Ireland’s largest provider of furniture covering Public Sector, Commercial Projects and full turnkey fit out works. Alpha have been successfully trading for 45 years, and cover all of Ireland as well as GB. Alpha is headquartered in Belfast, and employs a total of 100 people. Our company isn’t only about supplying desks and chairs – we’re also passionate about driving client satisfaction and really getting into the detail of finding out what makes our clients tick and ascertaining their requirements through non-invasive employee engagement when necessary, or simply delivering quality and long lasting products.

Brilliant Trails

Here at Brilliant Trails we are passionate about delivering innovative & cultivating experiences to our customers & clients.  

Our focus towards social responsibility seeks to expose the enormity of health benefits that are associated with outdoor sensory activities & stimulation with nature. By revolutionizing the way people interact with the outdoors. 

Our Team currently specializes in the community tourism industry for the UK & Ireland, providing sensory tours and trails that promote health & educational benefits for local councils, schools, special needs groups & team building groups(private sector). 

As Well as offering an extensive range of bespoke products & services, from Trail Development & Design, to Business Management, Branding ,Web/ App Development, Social media training and if you need help starting we will even help those with the route to funding.

Business Storage Products

BSP have been in the Handling and Storage business for 8 years.  We are a leading racking distributor in NI and offer a wide variety of products from our industrial equipment catalogue.

We are an established and popular company with an excellent track record for great customer service and quality products.

We offer full site surveys, design, plan and installation any of our products.

•             Shelving and Racking
•             Mobile/Static Office Shelving
•             Mezzanine Floors
•             Office, Clean Room and Industrial Partitioning
•             Lockers and Bench Seating
•             Cupboards and Cabinets
•             Storage Containers
•             Trucks and Trolleys
•             Premises/Outdoor Maintenance
•             Safety Steps and Ladders
•             Hazardous Storage Product

Centre for Applied Learning    

The Centre for Applied Learning (CAL) provides training to staff in the NICS, with courses also open to Non-Departmental Public Bodies.

CAL’s offering covers a wide range of topics, with courses and events for staff at all levels. CAL uses a blended approach to meet learning needs in the most appropriate way, combining classroom training and online content.  CAL courses are delivered by a professionally qualified trainers and NICS Practitioners with expertise in the relevant area. 

Visit the CAL stand at NICS Live to discover how CAL courses can help your personal and professional development.  Check nical.nigov.net for more information.


Central Procurement Directorate

Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) is the lead professional public procurement body for Northern Ireland. CPD provides expert advice and professional procurement services to the NI departments and arm’s length bodies, helping these clients obtain best value for money.  Our role includes helping the client clearly define what they need; advising on the best method of finding a supplier; taking it to the marketplace to obtain best value; and assisting in managing the contract. CPD also hosts a Centre of Expertise for programme and project management for the public sector.


Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

We are a Civil Service charity that provides befriending services (National Visitors Network and Phone Buddy), volunteering, local community groups, information, advice and lots more.  Find out about our new Supporter category (for serving civil servants) on our stand or feel free to contact us via email or phone.

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Delivering Social Change- Dementia Signature Project

Dementia Together NI is the project team for this DSC funded project. The team is comprised of staff from HSCB and PHA who led and implemented this project 2014– 2017. The Project aim is to:

Promote greater understanding and awareness of dementia across the whole of the community through tackling stigma and encouraging early diagnosis,

Enhance the quality of care and services through improved staff training in dementia and delirium as well as the provision of  informal carer training opportunities and

Develop effective, person-centred care and carer support services. 


The FDA is a professional association and union, representing more than 18,000 of the UK’s senior public servants and professionals across Government and the NHS.

The FDA provides members with professional advice, support and representation.  We are there when our members need us.  The FDA is the voice for public service senior managers and professionals to promote and protect their interests, influencing policy on their behalf.

The FDA has a strong commitment to promoting diversity and equal opportunities, which underpins everything we do.


Fujitsu is one of the Top 5 global IT companies. With over 40 years’ experience working with the public sector, Fujitsu offers a complete range of technology products, services, consulting and digital solutions. From application management, security, infrastructure and networking services, to managing anything from laptops to supercomputers, we’re helping you make a difference to people’s lives. Voted Responsible Business of the Year 2015 and with a 5* rating in Business in the Community’s 2015 Corporate Responsibility Index, we are also proud to work alongside our charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support.


Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI)

Understanding Underground: Geology forms our landscape, resources our economy and underpins our infrastructure

The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI) is celebrating 70 years of public service and this chaired session will showcase flagship examples which demonstrate the impact of its work and research.

The session features four presentations on geosciences research, mineral resources, the value of our landscape as a tourist attraction and renewable energy potential in Northern Ireland followed by panel discussion involving collaborators from universities, industry and NICS which demonstrates ‘Great Ways of Working’.

GSNI scientists will also host interactive exhibits and displays all day; follow @GeoSurveyNI, #GSNIatNICSLive


Intelligent Datalytics

Intelligent Datalytics - the iD Lab - is a Belfast-based, boutique Data Science company. We deliver solutions for Business Intelligence (BI), Advanced Data Analytics, Data Dashboards & Visualisation, Big Data and Machine Learning. The company has also established solid partner relations with Microsoft PowerBI, Pyramid and Tableau. Our experience includes Financial Systems Optimisation, Fraud and Anomaly Detection, Advanced Social Media Analytics and Data Marketing. iD Lab platforms include Microsoft Azure. For further information, please call Clive, Vidhya or Philip via the details below Tel: 02890151043.



Kainos provides digital technology solutions for organisations across the globe. We've been delivering award-winning IT services, consulting and software solutions for over 30 years, and employ almost 1,000 people, with offices in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland and the USA.

Kainos is a trusted partner for Government leading the digital transformation of public services by building innovative and creative solutions. We develop strong relationships through collaboration. We work in partnership with our customers to develop and agree a strategy and have a proven track record of delivery, having played a central role in more than 40 government digital projects.



Meteorlite provide bespoke LED lighting solutions to businesses throughout UK and Ireland delivering cost efficiencies and improved working environments through state of the art lighting systems.

We are differentiated in the market through our:
- industry and market intelligence
- access to multi-manufacturer solutions and products
and a desire to return control to our customers through robust systems, education and knowledge-sharing thereby enabling them to manage and monitor more efficiently, their individual energy outputs.

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

NISRA is the principal source of official statistics and social research on Northern Ireland. These statistics and research inform public policy and associated debate in the wider society.


Trusted statistics and research for a better society.

Mission Statement:

To produce and disseminate high quality, trusted and meaningful statistics and research to inform decisions and improve understanding; and
To provide a high quality and cost effective civil registration service to meet user needs.


QPol Policy Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast

QPol is the ‘front door’ for public policy engagement at Queen’s University Belfast, supporting academics and policymakers to share evidence-based research and ideas on the major social, cultural and economic challenges facing society locally, nationally and beyond.

QPol inspires intelligent debate between government officials, decision-makers, academia and the wider society across all policy areas including the economy, public health, social justice and Brexit. 

To see the latest research, opinions and solutions to the major policy challenges of the day, and to find out more about QPol, go to http://qpol.qub.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter 


Sysco Software

Sysco Software, a Gold Microsoft Dynamics partner and Crown Commercial Service Supplier, engage with Public Sector organisations to digitally transform processes to manage engagement, drive efficiencies and improve service delivery. Sysco’s Public Sector experience includes Activity, Contact and Case Management as well as configuring Dynamics to manage unique business processes.

With clients such as, the Regulation Quality and Improvement Authority and the Mid Ulster District Council, Sysco lead the way in understanding and deploying proven Microsoft Dynamics solutions that enable the public sector to interact and deliver key services to its citizens and service users.


Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC)

The Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) is a regional centre in Northern Ireland, dedicated to driving innovation in medicines use.  We combine pharmaceutical and research and development skills with technology and business acumen to achieve smarter medicines and better outcomes for patients. 

With a strong patient-focus, MOIC is uniquely placed to deliver better patient outcomes by developing and sharing best practice in medicines use through research, innovation, quality improvement and knowledge transfer. Optimising medicines is vital for the ageing population and the increasing complexity of medicine regimens.  MOIC works closely with partners across a range of sectors including healthcare, academia and commercial and welcomes collaboration with Industry.


WELL is the corporate health and wellbeing programme for the employees of the NICS. It is supported by an organisational Charter for Health and Wellbeing, a WELL strategy, WELL Support Team, network of Volunteer WELL Champions, WELL Roadshows and an innovative and interactive WELL website.

It is a programme incorporating support, education and information on a wide range of health and wellbeing issues which is available to all Northern Ireland Civil Service staff.


Physio-Control manufactures external defibrillators and related products and solutions for all tiers of a multi- level emergency response system, from lay responders to paramedics, to hospital-based caregivers. The company pioneered defibrillation technology over 60 years ago and continues to design and develop new emergency medical response tools.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere. Early use of a defibrillator can help save lives.

Simple, safe and effective, LIFEPAK® automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from Physio-Control provide a critical resource to help a first responder—a colleague, or simply a passerby—help save a life

Public Sector Reform Division (PSRD)

The Public Sector Reform Division (DoF) provides dynamic improvements on public services through a wide range of methodologies and approaches.  It supports organisations, by working collaboratively to promote innovation and reform, utilising a wealth of experience and best practice models:

  • Business Consultancy Service is the principal source of internal consultancy across the NI Civil Service, which shapes and enables change, by delivering high quality consultancy support.
  • The Innovation Lab creates innovative environments, by exploring challenges, testing ideas and developing pioneering solutions.
  • The NICS Library provides a library service to all staff in the NICS, including provision of desk-top access to a wide range of information resources.
  • The Economic Advisory Unit is responsible for benchmarking best practice on reform related activities and overseeing the OECD review and the Transformation Fund.
  • The Engagement Branch is responsible for delivering a portfolio of engagement initiatives aimed at supporting and enabling public sector.

The Reform of Property Management

Join us at The Reform of Property Management stand to find out more about how our places and spaces can work better for you.  The Reform of Property Management Programme is reviewing, analysing and making proposals for the modernisation of our existing office accommodation in the NI Central Government Property Estate.  We are identifying new accommodation opportunities to use space more efficiently to create a contemporary and effective work place for you.  This is an exciting new way for you and your organisations to use and interact with your work environment, creating space which is shaped around your people and their needs.  

This Might Just Take Your Breath Away

Drink/drug driving has caused over 2000 deaths and serious injuries since 2000. Impairment begins well below the current drink drive limit of 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. The skills most critical for driving – the brain’s ability to observe, interpret and process information from the eyes and other senses – are impaired by alcohol even at the lowest levels.

Share the Road to Zero is a huge community programme with one aim - zero road deaths in Northern Ireland.

Together, it’s our actions as road users that make a difference - by slowing down, paying attention, reading the road and anticipating the actions of other road users, never driving having consumed drink or drugs, ignoring the mobile phone and always wearing your seatbelt, no matter how short the journey.


Established in 2001, AMI have had over 15 years to perfect our zero complexity IT retirement solution. With nationwide coverage, servicing 3500 sites throughout Ireland in 2016, assisting organisations within both the public and private sectors with the secure retirement of their end-of-life IT, mobile and electrical equipment.

We are one of the UK and Ireland’s leading specialists supporting a diverse array of customers. We are the only Irish company to be certified to the global ADISA IT Disposal Industry Standard with a Distinction with Honours, placing us in the top 7 of 42 companies audited globally by ADISA.


Equiniti ICS

Equiniti ICS develop innovative case and document management platforms that supports organisations on their journey to digital excellence in the UK and Ireland private and public sectors. Our products and solutions are designed to improve efficiency, reduce costs, provide a better customer experience and improve reach.

Twitter: @EquinitiICS


Familyworks is an established Newtownards based social enterprise with more than 15 years’ experience providing high quality counselling services to the public and private sectors since inception in 1999.

Familyworks works with children, young people and adults. We offer an extensive range of support to students, employees, families, organisations and businesses needing to support or train staff. We work with more than 270 Primary, Post Primary Schools as well as private clients, public sector organisations and businesses. Our services include:

  • Counselling & Group work
  • Staff Training
  • Mediation
  • Individual support and workshops for Parents
  • Critical incident support and planning

Helping People Reach their Full Potential


NICSHR was established to provide HR services to all Departments and related bodies whose staff are employed on NICS terms and conditions.

The professionalism, knowledge and expertise of HR personnel has simply been re-organised and centralised ensuring more consistency and fairness for all.

Operational Delivery Profession

Operational Delivery Profession is the public face of the Civil Service and we help keep the country running. 

We are the largest of the Civil Service Professions with around 250,000 of us working across Government at both home and abroad. Our work supports Civil Servants who run the front line services citizens use such as processing visas, passports and driving licences and paying benefits and credits.



Probation Board Northern Ireland 

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) is a key part of the criminal justice system working with police, prisons, courts, communities and victims of crime. PBNI is responsible for assessing and supervising people who have offended, including the delivery of behavioural change programmes (in custody and the community), and community service.



Sopra Steria is a European leader in digital transformation providing one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings on the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development, Infrastructure Management and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining added value, innovation and high-quality services, Sopra Steria enables its customers to make the best use of information technology.