You’ll now find Food & Drink from Northern Ireland being enjoyed every day in more than 80 countries.
The industry, which generated almost £5 billion last year to the local economy and employs upwards of 100,000 people across its supply chain, is among our most successful and ambitious exporters and one which is growing worldwide because of its commitment to pure, natural, quality Food & Drink.
Many of the most successful companies, both large and small and across all sectors, are benefiting from the vast range of trade services and other practical support from Invest Northern Ireland.
Invest NI is the region’s economic development agency, providing tailored support to the Food & Drink sector domestically and internationally in respect of Northern Ireland.
In addition to support to grow exports, Invest NI helps companies in areas such as business development, R&D, innovation, design and skills.
Trade promotion schemes include participation in major food shows such as Food & Drink Expo, SIAL in Paris, ANUGA in Cologne, Gulfood in Dubai and Hotel China in Shanghai, as well as ‘Meet the Buyer’ events with international retailers and foodservice organisations and upwards of 10 trade missions.
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At Invest NI, our Food & Drink Business Development team can offer personal guidance on thousands of products from over 300 suppliers in Northern Ireland and can assist with introductions, sampling, menu development and much more.
They are responsible for building relations with retailers, foodservice organisations and wholesalers in the Republic of Ireland, GB, Europe and international markets.
Our Food & Drink Business Development managers are helping companies increase business abroad by generating leads and setting up face–to–face interviews between the companies and retail and foodservice buyers.
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