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Annual Report 2021

Since its inception, Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) has worked to become a well – renown business association that works to enhance membership through a combination of strategies that include value-adding activities, collaboration with key partners, sharing of insightful resources and the leadership of an excellent Steering Committee. While 2021 has been a challenging year, we…


BIK Supports Art Exhibition Aimed at Uplifting Communities

15th April 2021: Art in the time of COVID exhibition During the event week, Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) supported the art exhibition held to highlight and uplift Brighter Communities Worldwide’s work in Kenya. 7 Independent Nairobi-based Lady Artists formed a collective to host an Art Exhibition in April part of which, is to raiseawareness and…


BIK Launches New Technical Subcommittee

Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) works to support trade and investment between the countries. The association further aims to engage members through strategic initiatives that enhance value to their businesses including networking opportunities, access to information, a chance to market their brands and a schedule of engaging meetings throughout the year. In 2021, BIK continues to…


Annual Report 2020

Over the last seven years, Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) has developed into a robust business association through the implementation of an informed growth strategy, support from partners, a well-planned schedule of value adding activities and leadership from the Steering Committee. While 2020 has been a challenging year, BIK has managed to increase its membership in…


BIK Presents Membership Certificates to 2020 Corporate Members

Business Ireland Kenya continues to engage members through providing opportunities to share and connect. Recently, BIK caught up with our Corporate Members to check-in and present 2020 Membership Certificates. See more here:  


BIK Hosts Nakuru County Government and Business Associations in Stakeholder Forum 24 Jan, 2020

On Friday 24th January, the Business Ireland Kenya committee was in  Nakuru County for a stakeholder engagement forum following the launch of the Nakuru scoping study in 2019. The meeting focused on enhancing dialogue and fostering partnerships that will allow access to opportunities available for members in Nakuru County as a follow up to the…


Annual Report 2019

Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) achieved a milestone in 2019, with five years of existence to promote and facilitate business links and trading opportunities between Kenya and Ireland. During those five years, BIK has grown and matured as a business association, supported by a volunteer Steering Committee and an established Secretariat. BIK also benefits from close…


BIK Participates in Ministerial Led Trade Visit – Nov 2019

November 2019: Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to South Africa and Kenya South Africa and Kenya are regarded as key strategic hubs for the South and East Africa regions respectively, in the month of November, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, led 42…


Eyeing the Manufacturing sector in Kenya as an Investment Opportunity

Through the the BIG 4 agenda, the Kenyan government is aiming to increase the manufacturing sector contribution to GDP from the current 9.2% to 20% by 2022 . This will create 1,000,000 new jobs and opportunities for domestic and international companies to invest and provide innovative solutions which will contribute to further economic growth. According to…

Kenya, A Haven for Irish Investors in The ICT Sector

Kenya has become one of the renowned global technology hubs of choice especially in regard to attracting strategic business operations of ICT companies in emerging markets. It is the regional leader in ICT in East and Central Africa and considered as one of the top innovation hubs in sub-Saharan Africa being famously dubbed the Silicon Savannah.…

Ireland and Kenya sign a commitment to strengthen and grow Economic and Trade Cooperation

Cabinet Secretary of Trade, Cooperatives and Industry, Peter Munya and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney sign a Letter of Intent on strengthening bilateral economic and trade cooperation.


BIK encourages Irish companies to set up shop in Kenya (Part 2)

Kenya and Ireland have, over the past 100 years, enjoyed and fostered strong relationships in different areas. These range from education, agriculture, development and humanitarian assistance from Irish Missionaries and NGOs, and increasingly, business and investment.


BIK Encourages Irish companies to set up shop in Kenya (Part 1)

In the recent years, Kenya has been considered as the East Africa business hub for foreign companies that intend to set up shop in the Region. This analysis has been derived from the different success stories shared by international companies who have expanded their foothold from Kenya into other markets across the region.


Annual Report 2018

Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) was established in 2014 to promote and facilitate business links and trading opportunities between Kenya and Ireland. BIK is a registered society in Kenya, governed by a constitution and driven by a hard-working Steering Committee who offer up their time voluntarily. The Steering Committee meets on a regular basis to plan…


A Review of Business Ireland Kenya Successes in 2018.

2018 was a very productive year for the Business Ireland Kenya network and the year ended with a commitment between Kenya and Ireland to strengthen and grow economic and trade cooperation between both countries. In October 2018, Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Simon Coveney, and Kenya’s Cabinet…