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In this interview with Wim De Jongh, we learn about how Hope Beer got started, the demand for craft beer over traditional brands, challenges getting products into stockists and more. Wim de Jongh is the...
In this interview, we had the opportunity to speak with Harry Kennedy, Export Manager of The Carlow Brewing Company also known as O’Hara’s Beer. He shares the story of the business, his experience working with...
In this interview, we sit down with Mervyn Jones to learn about the importance of meeting buyers preparation, mistakes businesses make in buyer presentations as well as how training can elevate presentations to get your...
Una Burns is the proud manager of Charlie’s Bar. Charlie’s is a traditional, Irish pub in the heart of the island town of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. The business, which has been in the family name...
Vaughan is the Founder of Europe’s first dedicated high-end cocktail bar, The Virgin Mary Dublin, and Co-owner of TVM Global, the world’s leading wellbeing bar group. The Virgin Mary Bar has the largest portfolio of...
In this interview as part of the Amazing Food and Drink Summit, we sat down with Patricia Farrell, Managing Director of Wilde Irish Chocolates. Patricia has over 20 years experience at the coalface of the...
In this video, we catch up with Tricia McNeilly, owner of Ötzibrew. During the interview, Tricia shares how the business has grown since our last interview, the new products that have just launched as well...
In this video, we catch up with Azhar Murtuza, owner of Born Maverick Food Innovation Ltd to learn how the business has evolved since we originally interviewed him in 2019 and how the business has...
In this interview, we talk with Shane Long, founder of the Franciscan Brewing Company. Created by Shane in 1998, it is now Ireland’s No.1 Craft Brewery. It is founded on the North Mall in Cork...
In this interview, we sit down with David McGuigan, owner of Gweedy Gwin. The business is an eCommerce business that provides sweets including retro sweets to it’s customers. David shares how he has built this...
In this interview, we had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Lorraine Heskin, Founder and CEO of Gourmet Food Parlour & Gourmet Gifts. Gourmet Food Parlour was established in 2006 with a restaurant...
In this interview, we speak with John Benson Smith, Principal Consultant at John Benson Smith Food Consultancy and former BBC Masterchef judge. John has decades of experience in the Food and Drinks industry and has...
In this interview, we sit down with Seamus McDaid, Managing Director at McDaids Football Special. During the interview, Seamus discusses his background within the business, how the business expanded it’s product range from traditional soft...
In this interview, we had the opportunity to sit down with Hugo Hodgson & George Blurton, Co-Founders of Long Shot Drinks. The business was created when in 2019, the pair who were from a corporate...
In this interview, we sit down with Geri Martin, Owner of The Chocolate Manor. The business started as a startup in Geri’s own kitchen but has expanded to its own purpose built chocolate production kitchen...
In this interview, we had the opportunity to sit down with CEO of Taste, Eamon Eastwood. Taste, formally known as Taste Ireland manages the distribution of world class food brands. They are responsible for exporting...

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