Journal

Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm week column 10 January 2019

There was a time when our food and drink companies were extremely reluctant to enter their products in national and international awards. Indeed, I recall Bob...
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Feature for Hospitality Review Yearbook 2019 – Michele Shirlow Chief Executive Food NI

Global endorsement positions our food, drink and hospitality for even faster growth in year ahead   Choosing the most significant of the many Food NI successes...
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Farm Week Column For 29th November 2018 – Michele Shirlow Chief Executive Food NI

Why we must continue to strengthen trade relationships with Irish Republic Some fascinating trade statistics were published last week showing that trade between Northern Ireland and...
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Farm Week Column For 22nd November 2018 – Michele Shirlow Chief Executive Food NI

Unfettered access to key markets essential for growth on our food and drink industry   Food NI, as regular readers of this column will be well...
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Farm Week Column For 15th November 2018 – Michele Shirlow Chief Executive Food NI

Global boost for our dynamic food and hospitality industries in major tourism awards The latest overview of the artisan food market by survey experts Mintel on...
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Farm Week Column for 8 November 2018 – Michele Shirlow Chief Executive Food NI

Chancellor missed golden opportunity to boost growth of two key industries I was more than a little bit disappointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s lack...
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Farm Week Column 25 October – Michele Shirlow Chief Executive

Stunning week of successes in Britain for our smaller food and drink companies   Our dynamic food and drink industry, especially smaller companies, made quite an...
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Farm Week Column 18 October – Michele Shirlow Chief Executive

Why it’s good to say more Peas Please for a healthier diet   Consuming more plant based foods is now widely accepted as a route to...
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Farm Week Column 11 October – Michele Shirlow Chief Executive

Congratulations Rooney Fish on winning Irish food title…and the dozens of local award winners I was delighted to be part of the hugely successful Blas na...
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Michele Shirlow Chief Executive Food NI – Farm Week 27th Sept 2018

Collaboration is key to the success of Food Heartlands   What a privilege it was to be a guest at the biennial Food Heartland awards held...
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