Below you’ll find links to useful websites for both food and drink start-ups and established businesses.
The Irish Food Board is a great resource for food manufacturers, buyers and farmers.
Bord Bia Brand Forum
Bord Bia’s Brand Forum works with Irish food and drink companies to develop and grow their brands.
Bord Bia Brand Forum information
Bord Bia Consultancy Services
Bord Bia Consultancy Services information
Bord Bia Distribution Guide for producers
Bord Bia Vantage
Bord Bia Vantage is an online resource centre for small food businesses.
Tel: (01) 6685155
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.
Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher
Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.
Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers
Tel: 1800 242473 or (01) 884 7101
Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
The FSAI is state agency that takes the steps to ensure that food consumed, produced, distributed or marketed in the Ireland meets the highest standards of food safety and hygiene. They are a fantastic resource for Start-Up and existing food enterprises as they provide information relating to HACCP, codes of good practice, food legislation and training.
Advice line: 1890 33 66 77
FSAI Food Legislation
FSAI Starting a Food Business
FSAI Home Business or Food Stall
FSAI Food Safety Training
HSE Kerry Environmental Health Officer
Environmental Health Department, HSE South, Edward Court -Block C, Edward Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Tel: (066) 7184981/7184992
InterTradeIreland helps SMEs across the island by offering practical cross-border business funding, intelligence and contacts.
Irish Hotels Federation
Local Enterprise Office Kerry
Local Enterprise Office Kerry is a first stop shop to provide support and services to start, grow and develop micro business in Kerry. They offer a range of financial supports designed to assist with the establishment and/or growth of businesses employing up to ten people.
Address: Local Enterprise Office, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Tel: (066) 7183522
Microfinance Ireland (MFI), as a not-for-profit lender, has been established to deliver the Government’s Microenterprise Loan Fund. Unsecured loans from €2,000 up to €25,000, Term is from 3 to 5 years.
The National Hygiene Partnership
Email: [email protected]
NEWKD North East West Kerry Development
Tel: (066) 7180190
Restaurant Association of Ireland
SKDP South Kerry Development Partnership
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (066) 9472724
Supporting SMEs Online Tool
This online guide highlights all Government supports for start-ups and small businesses.
Supervalu Food Academy Programme
Supervalu joined forces with Bord Bia and the Local Enterprise Office Network to create the Food Academy Programme. Food Academy works with and nurtures small businesses through their journey from start up to getting their products on our shelves. Food Academy currently supports over 600 small producers throughout Ireland.
Read more here: Supervalu Food Academy programme
Taste Council of Ireland
The Taste Council is a voluntary representative group of the smaller food business sector made up largely of local, artisan and speciality food producer
Teagasc is the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bioeconomy that will underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability
Email: [email protected]
Teagasc Food Research Centre Cork
Údarás na Gaeltachta
Bunaíodh Údarás na Gaeltachta sa bhliain 1980. Tá an ghníomhaireacht Stáit seo freagrach as forbairteacnamaíochta, shóisialta agus chultúrtha na Gaeltachta. Meallann an tÚdarás infheistíocht chuig an Ghaeltacht agus baineann sé é seo amach ach réimse dreasachtaí airgeadais agus neamhairgeadais a chur ar fáil d’fhiontair nua agus d’fhiontair atá bunaithe cheana féin sa Ghaeltacht. Cuidíonn an eagraíocht le gnólachtaí agus iad ag forbairt margaí, teicneolaíochtaí, táirgí agus comhaontais straitéiseacha nua trí mheán an taighde agus na forbartha. Feidhmíonn na cuideachtaí atá lonnaithe sa Ghaeltacht i raon leathanearnálacha tráchtála – ina measc, na heolaíochtaí saoil, Teicneolaíocht Faisnéise agus Cumarsáide, turasóireacht, próiseáil éisc agus dobharshaothrú, fuinneamh in-athnuaite, bia, déantúsaíocht nideoige, cúrsaí closamhairc agus na meáin dhigiteacha, an ealaín agus ceardaíocht.uda
Údarás na Gaeltachta is the regional authority responsible for the economic, social and cultural development of the Gaeltacht. Údarás encourages investment in the Gaeltacht through a range of generous financial and non-financial incentives for new and existing enterprises in the Gaeltacht. The organisation supports businesses in developing new markets, technologies, products and strategic alliances through research and development. Gaeltacht companies span a range of commercial sectors, including life sciences, ICT, tourism, fish processing and aquaculture, renewable energy, food, niche manufacturing, audio visual and digital media, arts and crafts.