Happy New Year! How can you make this one work harder and better for you?

Wishing all my clients and colleagues and very happy, healthy and increasingly prosperous new year! This year is the one for broading out one's thinking - how else can income be generated ? what else can you offer ? what skills do you have that you're not using ? what interests do you have that you might monetise ? New approaches may well pay off, and what's the worst that could happen? You won't know…

Meet the Maker Food Producers Showcase on TV!

Mayo North East Leader Partnership Co. held a Meet the Maker Food Fair Showcase event on November 30th last in Foxford to celebrate the success of the Small Food Producers Development programme of Mentoring & Training that has run over the past 18 months. Midwest radio were there filming and if you missed it on TV last week, you can see it on Check out programme (Ireland West Music…

Where to Next for small food producers?

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InterTradeIreland Elevate programme - Up tp £10k/€11k worth of assistance now available for SMEs

New office phone number

Alpha Omega has a new office phone number, its (071) 916 4003. So whenever the mobile is not in service, try the landline ! htank you.

National Organic Conference 2011

The conference will be on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 & located at the Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort which is in Limerick Junction, Co. Tipperary. See for details

Tesco Seeking Artisan Food Producers!

I hear on the grapevine that Tesco are actively seeking out small, local producers. If you are interseted in attending their Meet the Buyer event (date not confirmed, but likely end Sept in Athlone), let me know and I'll pass on your names to Bord Bia who are co-ordinating the event. If you're not yet ready to supply them, you're still welcome to atttend so you can find out what's all required, and…

Mayo Food Producers wanted for Bia Mhaigh Eo expo

As part of Mayo Ideas Week, there will be a Food Expo and Seminar in Horkan's (Turlough, Co.Mayo) on Tuesday 20th September 5-7:30pm. All food producers in Co.Mayo are invited to take part. If you are interested in exhibiting, contact Caitríona 097 81418 or

FREE Training for Small Food Producers

Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company is running a number of training courses which are open to both new and existing small food producers in the Mayo North East region, and also to anyone who is even just thinking about starting up their own small food business. Contact Oonagh 086-1760496 for details and to book. BOOKING ESSENTIAL! COURSE Cheese Making 14-Sep Ballyhaunis 10 - 4pm Sausage Making…

2011 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Business Competition

ONLY 5 WEEKS TO GO! Don't miss out... REGISTER NOW!!! Another reminder about this fantastic opportunity for new stage and early start companies to grab a share of the €280,000 cash prize fund in InterTradeIreland's Seedcorn Business Competition. Since winning the emerging company category in the 2010 competition, Sligo company Epona Biotech has gone from strength to strength and founder and CEO,…

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