FSAI dedicated page for new food start-ups

A dedicated area has recently been set up on our website,, on starting up a new food business. This is a valuable resource for anyone seeking information in relation to establishing a food venture. The new web page was set up in response to the notable increase over recent years in the number of calls from people wishing to set up a new food business in Ireland. For full story go to…

Market Yourself and Your Busines: FREE training!

Gateway Hotel, Swinford. Course runs over two evenings, 20th & 27th April. If you are interested in attending this course, please email Louise on or text 086 1706939

FUSION graduate wins gradireland award

A FUSION graduate student was announced as a winner at the annual gradireland awards for his work in designing, developing and bringing to market an orthopaedic device, which has been launched successfully in the US and 52 other countries worldwide. Dwain Tarmey, who is a graduate of the InterTradeIreland FUSION programme, joined Carrick-on-Shannon…

Innovation Breakfast Seminar May 4th Galway

8am Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway. InterTradeIreland is hosting a breakfast meeting to inform you of the support available to help companies who wish to develop new products or processes through our suite of INNOVATION programmes. We are particularly keen to make you aware of our FUSION programme. JFC Manufacturing, based in Tuam will shortly complete a successful FUSION project. Norman Black…

FREE training for small food producers in Mayo North East in April

06-Apr Grow your Business - Sales and Marketing, Foxford 9.30 - 4.30; 12-Apr IT for Small Food Producers, Venue to be confirmed, 9.30 - 4.30; 18-Apr Innovation and Product Development Techniques, Venue to be confirmed, 9.30 - 4.30; 19-Apr Social Media Marketing, Venue to be confirmed,9.30 - 4.30

March training calendar for food producers

21st & 28th March (2 evenings) Primary Course Food Hygiene, 6-10pm in Ballyhaunis Enterprise Centre; 24-Mar Financial Management Ballyhaunis Enterprise Centre 30-Mar Food Safety - HACCP Foxford Leisure Centre All enquiries about training should go directly to Louise: Phone (086) 170 6939

Succession considerations for family businesses

Are you a family business? Do you think about the future of your business? Are you caught up in managing the day-to-day of the business with little time to concentrate on the wider picture? Do you find it difficult to deal with the family issues of your business? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then perhaps the Success Through Succession (STS) Programme is for you. The project…

New support and training programme for food producers in Mayo North East

Following the success of last year's project to stimulate new and existing small food producers in the region, Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company is launching a follow-up project for food producers. Two information evenings are planned with an experienced Food Specialist, on February 15th in The Enterprise Centre, Clare Road, Ballyhaunis

New Horticulture Scheme announced

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 18th February 2011 and only investments commenced after the issue of letters of approval will be eligible for aid. For more details see This aid, which is set at 40% (50% in the case of young farmers) of total eligible capital investment, will fund projects in commercial horticulture undertaken during 2011. The scheme covers…

Source Sligo Cookery School open for business

I visited Source Sligo this week and had a tour around the Cookery School - wow! Its absolutely state of the art, great facilities and with an amazing view down O'Connell Street. There are loads of courses lined up so check it out on or give them a call here at Source Sligo 071 9142983 or 087 1710957.

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