Mid and East Antrim Food and Drink Network

Amplify is leading the establishment of an industry-led food and drink network.

The food and drink network will facilitate and encourage:

  • The development of a brand/identity for the network in-order to promote the sector and local provenance regionally and beyond.
  • Provide growth opportunities to the sector through:
    • Workshops
    • Networking opportunities
    • Access and support to showcase at high profile food events & exhibitions
  • Support the area’s food and drink producers to become an active component in the overall NI regional food and drink offering.

Agri-food Workshops

R&D Support and Product Development

Wednesday 28 March, 10am-12.00pm, Montgomery’s, Broughshane Street, Ballymena

Showcase Opportunities

Balmoral Show – NI Food Pavilion

16 – 19 May 2018, Balmoral Park

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Balmoral Show – Northern Ireland’s largest agricultural event. Over 100,000 visitors are expected to visit this year, making it a must attend event. It is the essential platform for Agri-Food Producers to promote their products.

What’s our offering to you?

· Shared space on 6 x 3 stand in a prime location
· Up to 7 hours FREE bespoke 1:1 mentoring in order to fully prepare you to showcase at Balmoral
· Fully branded stand to incorporate the unique selling point of your produce – free of charge
· Costs covered for equipment orders such as; counter, refrigeration, lighting and storage
· Regional PR coverage for your business
· Access to over 100,000 visitors at a heavily subsidised rate of £120 including VAT

Applications are due to close at 5pm on Wednesday, 4 April 2018. In order to apply for a place, please complete the below application form and return to amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

Application Form

We welcome applications from businesses who have not exhibited with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council at agri-food shows before.

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