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New Training Programme To Help Small Food Businesses

A new training programme 'Food Academy Start' has been launched by Bord Bia, Supervalu and the County Enterprise Boards. The programme will help nearly 350 small food businesses to provide a consistent level of food marketing knowledge to new and early-stage food business owners. The programme will be delivered through workshop style training, and supported by Supervalu with retail expertise and providing a route to market to guide companies from start-up to first retail listing.

Simon Coveny, Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine said, “Food Academy Start is a unique opportunity for ambitious food entrepreneurs looking to build sustainable businesses […] The combination of expertise from both the commercial and marketing will give invaluable insight for the companies involved and is an important step in the cultivation of small food businesses.”

The programme will role out from September and is run by 35 county enterprise boards. For more information or to register your interest in Food Academy Start, visit www.enterpriseboards.ie or contact your local County Enterprise Board.

Pictured: Vincent Reynolds, CEB; Martin Kelleher, Supervalu; Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD and Aidan Cotter, Bord Bia.

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