Newry Council serve up ‘Food for Thought’ taster employment event

Interested in the Food Production sector in Newry, Mourne and Down?

Local jobseekers, budding entrepreneurs, careers teachers, students, and other businesses are invited to come along to events across the district to learn from industry experts and to network over lunch.

Attendees will hear from industry experts about building and growing a business; while job seekers or those looking at career options can find out what opportunities there are with the individual businesses.

The first event called NMD- ‘Food for Thought’ is looking at the exceptional food production and manufacturing sector in Newry, Mourne and Down.

Attendees will hear from Deli-Lites about their growth from one café to becoming a multi-million pound exporter.

Bronagh Lennon, Chief People Officer will also talk about the many roles available in food innovation and production and well as sustainability with the business.

Guests will hear from Finnebrogue Artisan about the significant investment they have made into the business and varied career opportunities available with the Downpatrick based company.

Neary Nogs Artisan Stoneground Chocolate will also be talking about their entrepreneurial journey; and the opportunities and challenges presented when setting up your own business.

The event will be held on Tuesday March 21 at The Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle from 12pm – 2pm.

A free lunch will be provided for all attendees- spaces are limited – and so must be booked in advance.

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