Pictured are Danny O'Regan, Schull & Crossbones, Schull; Joan Kelleher, Cork County Council Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West, Clotilde Fitzgibbon, Clotilde's Fruit Compote, Glanworth, Cathal deBarád, Senior Enterprise Development Officer, Cork County Council Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West and Tom Dinneen, Bo Rua Farm, Ballynoe. Danny, Clotilde and Tom will be representing Cork County Council Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West at the 'Meet the Buyers' event taking place at 'The Street' at Limerick Institute of Technology on Thursday, May 23. (Pic: Sean Jefferies Photography)

Bo Rua Farm, Ballynoe and Clotilde’s Fruit Compote, Glanworth will be among the 90 exciting new food producers travelling to the new Local Enterprise Office ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.

The event takes place on ‘The Street’ at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) on Thursday, May 23.

Featuring up and coming producers from all over the country, buyers from Ireland, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, representing the key supermarket groups and food service sectors, are expected to attend on the day. 

This will provide SME’s with a great opportunity to gain new distribution for their products and to get expert advice on how to succeed.

Bo Rua Farm, Ballynoe, is home to the Dineen family and their herd of Montbeliarde cows. The exceptional milk from this breed is used to make a range of outstanding natural cheddar cheeses. 

Clotilde’s Fruit Compote, located in Glanworth, hand-makes compotes with 100% fruit with no added sugar, preservatives or additives for a very healthy dessert option.  

The event is trade only, so it is open to buyers from across the food industry such as supermarket groups, food wholesalers, retailers, independent fine food shops, food service, development chefs, restaurants and more. 

“The Meet The Buyer event will assist these producers to develop new markets and outlets for their produce and will enable them to benchmark their products against the best from all over Ireland. I expect this event to grow in the coming years and to become a key annual event for not only producers, but also for buyers,” said Deirdre O’Mahony LEO Cork North and West.

Buyers who are interested in attending this event should register their interest by emailing helen.lyons@emap.com

The Local Enterprise Offices are funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland in partnership with the Local Authorities.