Food Academy to support 207 jobs in the Mid East Region

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140 people employed by producers from the Food Academy Programme in the Mid East region, which is run by the Local Enterprise Offices, Bord Bia and SuperValu with 67 new jobs expected over next 12 months.
At an event organised by the Local Enterprise Offices this week, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. met with food producers from eight different regions, including Nutraplenish from Kildare in the Mid East region.

Start-ups and small businesses in the food and drink sector are supported by Local Enterprise Offices through measures such as financial assistance, mentoring and on-line trading supports.

Mary Foley with Local Enterprise Office Kildare said:   “By equipping owners and managers of local food businesses with industry knowledge and skills, they have a better chance of succeeding in business. The goal of the Food Academy programme is to help more food producers to start selling through supermarkets, as well as through farmers’ markets and to provide them with the supports, information and advice to scale up and achieve this retail break-through. According to research undertaken by the Local Enterprise Offices, Food Academy producers in the Mid East region already support 140 jobs. Over the next 12 months, these producers are planning to create an additional 67 new jobs overall.”

Kildare Food Academy Producers

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