Northern Ireland is a rich source of the greatest variety of delicious, wholesome, original and safe food and drink from an ambitious, progressive and responsive industry. Invest NI’s Food and Drink Business Development team works closely with buyers to identify opportunities in Northern Ireland through a successful programme of networking events, factory visits and ‘meet the buyer’ activities. Increasingly many of these activities are being delivered on digital platforms.
The team offers comprehensive support to retailers, foodservice and wholesale operators seeking innovative ideas from experienced food and drink producers to help build mutually beneficial and profitable business relationships. The team also helps to support Northern Ireland food and drink suppliers to develop their capability in areas such as New Product Development, accreditation and production capacity to enable them to meet the needs of customers.
What We Do
• Factory visits allow buyers to personally meet producers and see first-hand the flexibility and versatility they can offer.
• Supplier Showcase events gather 100+ award winning food and drink producers under one roof, allowing efficient networking, sampling and sourcing of new food and drink solutions.
• Trade shows and exhibitions showcase produce from Northern Ireland nationally and further afield.
• Supplier Capability working with suppliers to come up with the products that customers may require.
Northern Ireland’s Food and Drink sector contributes upwards of £5 billion to the local economy and is amongst its most successful and ambitious exporters and one which is growing worldwide.
Whether you are a retailer, a national catering wholesaler or a foodservice operator, we are likely to have innovative food and drink products to help freshen up your range or menu.
Contact Michelle Charrington, Business Development Manager, GB
M: +44 (0) 7817 173514