Journal

Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 28th February 2019

Being informed by one of our companies winning significant business from participation in a promotional event that we’ve organised is always very heartening.   It was...
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Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 7th February 2019

How can you expect small food firms to plan for every Brexit outcome? Businesses here are being requested to prepare for Brexit but the problem is...
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Michele Shirlow MBE – Farm Week Column 24th January 2019

Show highlights huge contribution of our dedicated farmers to the local economy. It was encouraging to see Long Meadow Cider from Loughgall, one of our member...
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Michele Shirlow Chief Executive Food NI – Farm Week Column – 17 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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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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