Food and drink trade mission invites British brands to explore Irish market

Two day mission will help British food and drink start-ups establish connections with Irish importers

A delegation of British-based food and drink start-ups are being invited to join a trade mission to Dublin as part of small business support group Enterprise Nation’s attempt to encourage exporting to new markets.

The trip, which will take place from March 10 to 11, will give 40 food manufacturing and supply firms access to digital marketing techniques tailored to the Irish market, a face-to-face trade matching event with Irish importers and businesses, and visits to big Irish brands such as Diageo.

10 places will be awarded to food and drink brands currently working with the Grocery Accelerator, which is now recruiting its third cohort.

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, said: “Ireland is on our doorstep, shares the same time zones – and is experiencing an impressive economic recovery – with more than 6% growth in GDP in the first three months of last year.

“There are strong trade links already established with a particular focus on food, so it’s a wonderful opportunity for the smallest firms to pick up advice and build solid Irish contracts to boost confidence and sales. As a first taste of the export world, Ireland is an ideal place to start.”

To book your place and find out more about the Dublin trade mission click here.

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