Associations

    • Bord Bia

      Bord Bia 

      Bord Bia Bord Bia’s mission is to drive through market insight and, in partnership with industry, the commercial success of a world class Irish food, drink and horticulture industry. Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) is the Irish government agency charged with the promotion, trade development and marketing of the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry. Its mission is to deliver effective and innovative market development, promotion and information services to assist companies grow and win new business. Bord Bia works in partnership with this industry to increase the sales a

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    • Retail Excellence

      Retail Excellence 

      Retail Excellence is a not for profit company which supports Irish retailers to be the best they can be. Retail Excellence involves over 1,700 leading retail companies who operate in the Irish market. Our members are the most progressive and innovative in the market. We make every effort to deliver activity which is wholeheartedly based on member needs. Retail Excellence is by far the largest retail industry body in Ireland. Established in 1995, Retail Excellence is owned by the Members, for the Members and is the largest retail industry trade body in Ireland. Our aim is to enhance the cons

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    • Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF)

      Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) 

      The FSDF is the sole UK trade body that focuses on representing and supporting the interests of the entire food and drink logistics industry. This major industry sector is pivotal to the UK economy and to the population as a whole. The FSDF specialises in providing services specifically designed for food and drink logistics operators. The organisations profile with Government, academia and other allied trade bodies ensures that the industry's interests are represented at the highest levels. We also pride ourselves on providing individual support and advice to our members and respondin

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    • PPMA

      PPMA 

      The PPMA is the UK's trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to the UK market and represents over 400 member and associate companies. Its principle objective is to promote sales of machinery, both at home and abroad, through various projects and services of mutual benefit to both members and their customers by providing free technical and machinery information and advice. The choice of packaging machinery for primary & secondary packaging can depend on various situations.These can include available budget, payback period, integration, associated running costs,

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    • Irish Spirits Association

      Irish Spirits Association 

      The Irish Spirits Industry The Irish spirits industry has a long and proud history with the manufacturing of Irish spirits going as far back as the 6th century. The industry has continued over the years to develop its products and in 1974 created a novel category of spirit drinks calle

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    • Bord Bia

      Bord Bia 

      Bord Bia Bord Bia’s mission is to drive through market insight and, in partnership with industry, the commercial success of a world class Irish food, drink and horticulture industry. Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) is the Irish government agency charged with the promotion, trade development and marketing of the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry. Its mission is to deliver effective and innovative market development, promotion and information services to assist companies grow and win new business. Bord Bia works in partnership with this industry to increase the sales a

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    • Teagasc

      Teagasc 

      Teagasc is the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bioeconomy that will underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability.

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    • BIM

      BIM 

      Ireland’s natural resource based seafood industry provides an important source of economic activity in our remote coastal regions. It provides jobs on fishing vessels, on fish farms, in processing operations, in distribution and marketing seafood at home and to export markets and in a large number of smaller ancillary companies that provide services to the mainstream industry operators. Industry Overview The industry contributes about €700 million annually to national income and employs 11,000 people, mainly in coastal counties from Donegal to L

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    • Enterprise Ireland

      Enterprise Ireland 

      Enterprise Ireland’s mission to help Irish Companies to Grow and Achieve Global Success. Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. We have over 30 international locations facilitating access to more than 60 countries worldwide and all of our services are geared toward helping Irish companies build an international business. We work in partnership with Irish Food entrepreneurs and Food companies to help them

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    • Invest NI

      Invest NI 

      Our industry thrives upon the provenance, quality and reputation of the food and drink we produce. The food and drink industry is made up of well-known multinational businesses located across Northern Ireland, as well as a thriving small business sector with some highly innovative businesses. Invest NI has a dedicated Food & Tourism Division, which delivers support to around 440 companies across the Food & Drink, Print & Packaging and Tourism sectors. Facts and Figures Food & Drink Industry In 2012 the food and drink processing industry generated

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    • Intertrade Ireland

      Intertrade Ireland 

      InterTradeIreland is the only organisation which has been given responsibility by both Governments to boost North/ South economic co-operation to the mutual benefit of Northern Ireland and Ireland. By encouraging better use of our collective resources we help to expedite trade and business growth across the island and create an environment where it is easier to do business. We support SMEs across the island to identify and develop North/South trade and innovation opportunities. We do this through: Business programmes Research and statistics Networks and

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    • CILT

      CILT 

      The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) is the recognised global professional body for all professionals involved in Supply Chain, Logistics and Transport. The CILT draws together members of the Transport and Logistics Industry in a common networking forum. Here, the dynamic players of today's industry mix with the leaders of tomorrow. Not only are important decisions made at CILT but also invaluable relationships are forged for years to come.  CILT Enables growth within the profession, profesional development, reputation and membership. Today, The Ch

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    • Food for Health Ireland (FHI)

      Food for Health Ireland (FHI) 

      Established in 2008,  Food for Health Ireland (FHI) is one of the biggest technology centres in Ireland and its purpose is to identify novel ingredients coming from milk to develop functional food ingredients which will offer health benefits to consumers. The research is focusing on infant nutrition, healthy cheese, appetite modulation, performance nutrition and healthy ageing as well as products that can be used to manage elevated glucose levels. Our Vision To be a leading global innovation centre for the development of nutritional functional ingredients for improved health, wellne

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    • EPA

      EPA 

      The Environmental Protection Agency is at the front line of environmental protection and policing.  We ensure that Ireland's environment is protected, and we monitor changes in environmental trends to detect early warning signs of neglect or deterioration. Protecting our environment is a huge responsibility, and we work with a number of organisations that carry out specific environmental functions.  As of August 2014, we are also responsible for ensuring that the people of Ireland are protected from the harmful effects of radiation. The EPA is an independent public body established under

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    • UK Trade & Investment

      UK Trade & Investment 

      UK Trade & Investment is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK’s dynamic economy acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. There are strong links between the British and Irish economies, with more than €1 billion of trade occurring between the two countries every week. The value of exports from the UK to Ireland was just under £27bn in 2012, making it the UK’s fifth largest export market. The UK is the largest export market fo

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    • British Irish Chamber of Commerce

      British Irish Chamber of Commerce 

      The British Irish Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of businesses on either side of the Irish Sea that are focused on Ireland, Britain and the joint economic space within these Islands. The Chamber offers its membership the ability to influence key decision makers, to network with a wide variety of companies and organisations, to promote their interests, and to gain a wider understanding of the business space that they occupy. Our membership is broadly based, from large multi-nationals, through manufacturing groups, retailers, agribusiness, construction, transportation, financial se

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    • GS1

      GS1 

      GS1 Standards for identifying, capturing and sharing information about products, locations, assets and more, make it possible for food & grocery producers and retailers to achieve visibility, efficiency and cost savings in their businesses and convenience, value, safety and satisfaction for their customers. For 40 years, GS1 has been bringing industries together to revolutionise the way they do business. What started with the barcode in 1973, as a way to speed up supermarket checkouts has become a universal “language of business” with over 2 million users worldwide. GS1 Standards, the mos

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    • IRDG

      IRDG 

      The IRDG is an industry-led representative group for manufacturing and services companies involved in Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I). Established by industry in 1992, the Group is an independent, non-profit body, serving the needs of members on all matters relating to RD&I. IRDG membership is relatively evenly divided between Irish-owned and overseas-owned companies, who range in size from start-ups to the largest companies in Ireland. The Group is largely funded by members’ annual subscriptions, with additional support from Enterprise Ireland for the Enterprise Innovatio

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    • Restaurant Association of Ireland

      Restaurant Association of Ireland 

      The Restaurants Association of Ireland was formed in 1970 with the initial goal of forming a strong lobby that would represent the industry at Government level on issues of importance to the Irish restaurant industry. Nine branches were formed around the country, all of which still exist today. The Association’s efforts in 1986 to get VAT reduced from 25% to 10% and again in 2013 to maintain the VAT at 9% was the result of the expert lobbying of a group o

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    • Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII)

      Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) 

      Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) is the main trade association for the food and drink industry in Ireland. It represents the interests of over 150 food, drink and non-food grocery manufacturers and suppliers in three main categories: Consumer Foods and Beverages, Dairy and Meat. FDII is committed to ensuring an environment exists which is conducive to the success and further growth of the food and drink industry in Ireland

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    • GOOD FOOD IRELAND

      GOOD FOOD IRELAND 

      What started with a mission to bring together Ireland's premium agri-food and tourism businesses, to promote local authentic food in tourism, has blossomed into a trip planning business focused on highlighting Ireland as a world class food travel destination with a vibrant culinary and food scene. Founded in 2006, Good Food Ireland® is the quality guarantee for everyone who simply loves good food.

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    • Dublin Food Chain

      Dublin Food Chain 

      Dublin Food Chain is a collaborative initiative of the Irish Exporters Association and the Local Enterprise Offices in the Dublin area. The Dublin Food Chain is part of an ongoing effort to harness the power of the 'collective', in order to ensure that Co. Dublin's unique food heritage benefits from the attention it deserves. Throughout the county, a diverse selection of crucial food training and food marketing initiatives are underway.

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    • Taste Cork

      Taste Cork 

      Taste Cork is part of an ongoing effort to harness the power of the 'collective', in order to ensure that Co. Cork's unique food heritage benefits from the attention it deserves. Throughout the county, a diverse selection of crucial food training and food marketing initiatives are underway and now, through the Taste Cork brand, these programmes can enjoy better linkages and cross-promotion.

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    • Scotland Food & Drink

      Scotland Food & Drink 

      Scotland Food & Drink, established in 2007, is a not-for-profit organisation that was created to guide food and drink companies of all sizes towards increased profitability. Our mission is to grow the industry to a value of £16.5 billion by 2017 and our vision is to build Scotland's international reputation as a Land of Food and Drink.

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    • Green Business

      Green Business 

      Green Business is a free and confidential resource efficiency service for all types of SMEs in Ireland. The service is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the National Waste Prevention Programme with the objective of delivering substantive resource efficiency improvements and cost savings, through waste prevention and reductions in water and energy consumption.

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    • Free From

      Free From 

      The FreeFrom Food Awards Ireland are organised and administered by a highly dedicated team of food lovers, who have an in-depth and specialist knowledge of the FreeFrom Food marketplace.

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