Enterprise Ireland is offering up to €35,000 in funding for food and drink companies who participate in the Food Works programme in 2020. This funding is in addition to the supports already offered by the programme, including in-depth consultancy and advice from the three agencies involved, access to consumer and market research, and bespoke mentoring with industry experts.
The programme, which is a combined initiative of Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, is inviting prospective companies to a final introductory meeting in Bord Bia on 27th January before applications close on February 7. Interested companies can register to attend the Information Meeting on January 27 at https://foodworksireland.ie/
As part of the programme, participants benefit from one-to-one mentoring with Ireland’s best food and drink business minds including John Stapleton, co-founder of the New Covent Garden Soup Company and Little Dish, Joanna Walker, food retail expert and former buyer with Sainsbury’s and M&S, Eamonn Rice, business consultant and former Kerry Group Director, Matt Bentley, Marketing consultant, Gavin Sherry, manufacturing specialist, and Moira Creedon, food business financial planning expert.
Speaking about the 2020 Food Works programme, Louis Eivers, Development Advisor at Enterprise Ireland, said they are delighted to announce this new funding of up to €35,000 per company for the Food Works 2020 programme.
"We would urge all Food Entrepreneurs interested in the programme to register their interest via the website and to attend the introductory meeting on 27th January to find out more about this unique opportunity.
Interested companies can register to attend an Information Meeting on January 27 at https://foodworksireland.ie/