Journal

Michele Shirlow – Farm Week Column 12th July 2018

I had an opportunity recently to visit the Royal Highland Show, near Edinburgh, as part of my focus on keeping abreast of trends in food and...
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Michele Shirlow – Farm Week Column 5th July 2018

Brexodus now posing serious challenges for our dynamic food and hospitality industries The statistics on an exodus of European Union workers from Northern Ireland from The...
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Michele Shirlow – Farm Week Column 28th June 2018

Grand opportunity to showcase our excellent food to international visitors Congratulations to our Board Member Howard Hastings and his team on the opening of the wonderful...
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Michele Shirlow – Farm Week Column 21st June 2018

Not to be missed Country Fair turns spotlight on our delicious food Twenty products from 14 Northern Ireland companies will be sampled in a major challenge...
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Michele Shirlow – Farm Week Column 14th June 2018

How we are making friends and influencing key food experts in Great Britain Regular readers of this column will be aware of Food NI’s strategic focus...
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Michele Shirlow for Farm Week June 2018

What a privilege it was to be present at the presentation by Henderson Wholesale to Brian Irwin, chairman of Irwin’s Bakery of the Spar Fresh Innovation...
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Dynamic industry setting the pace – Ulster Grocer June 2018

What a marvellous occasion the recent Ulster Grocer’s Ball proved to be. But then it’s always a great opportunity to acclaim the local industry’s achievements and...
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Michele Shirlow for Farm Week April 2018

The 150th Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Show at Balmoral Park, near Lisburn, is set to be the biggest ever. It was fantastic to hear plans from...
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Michele Shirlow for Hospitality Review March 2018

Food NI’s role in promoting the local food and drink and hospitality sectors has grown substantially over the past year. We have expanded the number of...
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Michele Shirlow – Farm Week Column

Minette Batters, the first woman elected President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), had some important points on the future of farming and food in Britain...
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