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Top Foodie Destinations in Ireland 2019

For the fourth time in a row Monaghan/Glaslough have made it to the top 10 of Foodie Destinations Ireland sponsored by FBD Insurance. The judges selected for the Monaghan/Glaslough area were Deirdre McGlone, former owner of Harveys Point and Anthony O’Toole, Food Blogger and writer. The judges descended upon Monaghan on Tuesday 13th August and […]

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Funding for Food Businesses

The Funding for Food Businesses information session took place at the Ballybay Food Hub.  This was collectively organised by the Food Hub, Monaghan Local Enterprise Office and Monaghan Integrated Development. This was an opportunity to hear what exactly the funding options are available for Micro and SME food businesses.  Presentations were given by Monaghan LEO […]

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Food Photography & Styling for Social Media

The food photography and styling for social media took place some time ago at the Food Hub in Ballybay.  This workshop was run by Monaghan Local Enterprise Office.                The course Trainers were Lens & Larder www.lensandlarder.com The course was aimed at food service businesses to inform them on how important taking photos of their work […]

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Enterprising Monaghan hosts Instagram for Food Businesses workshop

Instagram for Food businesses took place at the end of June.  This workshop was run by Monaghan Local Enterprise Office and facilitated at the Food Hub in Ballybay.  This was attended by restaurant/hotel owners as well as a broad range of food producers. The workshop covered all aspects of using Instagram to market a food […]

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Enterprising Monaghan Facilitates Level 3 HACCP Course

Brendon Goodrich of Goodrich training conducted the Level 3 HACCP Course at the Ballybay Food Hub over three full days. The Level 3 HACCP (food safety management) course, is externally certified by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). The course is designed to comply with the requirements of Irish and European hygiene regulations, as […]

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What it takes for a food business to succeed

Food businesses are looking to diversify their product offering. The agri-food industry in Monaghan is Ireland’s leading producers of eggs, mushrooms and processed meats – to name but a few. Many of our indigenous entrepreneurs hail from a farming background. so problem-solving and hard work are deeply ingrained. However, it takes a whole lot more […]

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Enterprising Monaghan – Welcomes Ulster Scots Agency Board to M:Tek

The Monaghan County Enterprise Board (T/A Enterprising Monaghan) were delighted to recently host a Board Meeting of the cross border Ulster Scots Agency at their M:Tek building in Monaghan Town. The Agency was set up under the auspices of the Good Friday Agreement representing the Ulster Scots community throughout Ireland. After their Board meeting in […]

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5 Minutes With… Noel Kellett, Computershare

Leading global financial administration firm, Computershare, has clocked up over ten years at M:TEK. Software development manager, Noel Kellett, tells us how the company has benefitted from Monaghan’s huge talent pool and that they are excited to be further growing their business here. What does Computershare do? Computershare is a global market leader in transfer […]

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5 Minutes With… Gordon MacArdle, Rocas Training & Business Development

5 Minutes With… Gordon MacArdle, Rocas Training & Business Development The C:TEK building in Carrickmacross is home to a diverse range of businesses, from hot-deskers to established companies with multiple locations. C:TEK tenant and owner of Rocas Training & Business Development, Gordon MacArdle, talks of the company’s expansion into the UK market, and tells us […]

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Most Promising Female Entrepreneurs in Monaghan

In recognition of National Women’s Enterprise Day, we take a look at some of County Monaghan’s most promising female-led start-ups: Storming the international online beauty retail sector, Cloud10beauty.com was set up by Monaghan native, Blanaid Johnson. The Castleblayney-based company employs fifteen full-time staff and ships to over 40 countries from its state-of-the-art HQ. Eavan Rooney, founded Thrive Occupational […]

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