Local Enterprise

Growing the island’s economy through private sector development is a key priority for St Helena. Opportunities exist in areas such as tourism, property development, agricultural production, commercial fishing, import substitution, as well as opportunities to offer professional services.

Investment

There has never been a better time to invest in an island that is determined to thrive. St Helena offers a unique opportunity for you to invest NOW!

Tourism

St Helena’s heritage, charismatic culture and natural beauty, provide’s an array of opportunity and wonderful experiences.

COVID-19 Business Support

Protective measures to prevent and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus have been introduced by the St Helena Government (SHG).  While these measures are an important step towards protecting public health, they will also impact upon the local economy.  

In recognition of this, both SHG and Bank of St Helena (BoSH) have introduced specific business support arrangements to help the island’s businesses.   To complement these schemes, and with the aim of ensuring that the economy has the foundations in place for recovery, Enterprise St Helena (ESH) – supported by Department for International Development (DfID) and SHG – is introducing two support measures for privately owned small businesses (nine or fewer full-time equivalent staff) on the island, who derive more than 50% of their income from business activity in an eligible sector.

For full information on the support measures please see here 

 To download an application form please see here
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INVESTMENT PROSPECTUS

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Investment Prospectus

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SECTORS

St Helena Island is a British overseas territory situated in the South Atlantic Ocean with a population of 4.425. 

The Nearest land is.

  • Ascension Island which is 702 miles to the North west.
  • West Africa – Namibia  is 1200 miles away.
  • South America is 1800 miles away. 

FACTS ABOUT ST HELENA

POPULATION – 4,425 (2019) | GDP – £42.4M (2017/18)