Food & Drink A Post COVID19 Vision Expressions of Interest

Date:
24/09/2020
 
Note:
Various Dates 1st beginning 7th Oct
 
Category:
Business Training
 

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Food and Drink A Post COVID19 Vision Expressions of Interest

This initiative is being ran by the Local Enterprise Offices of Laois, Longford, Offaly, & Westmeath

Food & Drink: A Post COVID-19 Vision

Programme Aims:

“Food & Drink– A Post COVID-19 Vision” aims to strengthen the capacity of small food and drinks producers within four counties in the Midlands region, Laois, Longford, Offaly, and Westmeath develop new products, increase efficiencies and explore new customer bases at home and abroad.

Participants:

The competitive programme will be offered to five businesses from each of the four participating counties.  It is expected that the businesses taking part will be amongst the strongest and most innovative artisan producers in their counties.  This programme is open to established businesses trading more than 18 months.

Programme Themes:

Five complimentary themes have been identified for this programme:-

  • Food & Drink Production - An Approach For 2021 & Beyond
  • Exporting To Overseas Markets In The Brexit /COVID-19 Environment
  • Production, Innovation & Design Within The Food & Drink Sector
  • Increasing Competitiveness Through A Lean Approach
  • Food & Drinks Producers In The Digital Age

Time Commitment:

  • Participants will receive group training and individual one-to-one mentoring in each of these topics from the experts who have been assembled to deliver this programme. 
  • Each business will take part in the equivalent of 10 training sessions and 13 individual mentoring sessions over a 6 month period.
  • The programme will be a blend of classroom and online based training throughout the year.
  • Participants will be expected to commit to fully involving themselves in the programme.

Benefits:

You will be supported to grow your business in a sustainable manner over the coming years by focusing on new issues that offer real opportunities to food and drinks producers.

Programme Cost:

The programme offers training & mentoring to the value of €7,400 per business and it has been agreed that within the current economic environment due to COVID19, that this programme will be €100 per Business.

Please Note: THIS FEE IS NOT PAYABLE UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED ONTO THE PROGRAMME.

How to Apply:

To apply fill out your Expression of Interest form here by 3pm on the 24th September 2020. 

For further information please view our brochure here or contact Westmeath Local Enterprise Office at: 044-9338945

Please note Eligibility, T & C's apply. 

 

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