Third Steering Meeting

Our third Steering Committee Meeting took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Wednesday last, the 31st of July.

The following were in attendance:

Nigel Hardy (Invest NI), Michael Murphy (Bord Bia)

Irish Exporters Association: John Whelan (Project Director), Lorna Duffy (Project Manager), Aoife Bohan (Project Assist)

Scotland Food & Drink: Amanda Brown(Project Director), Will Shaw(Project Manager)

Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association: Michael Bell (Project Director), Harry Hamilton (Project Manager), Joan Sherman (Project Assist)

Apologies: Richie Malloch (Scotland Enterprise), Tony O'Neill (Moypark), Julia Lockerbie (Scotland Food and Drink)

The Meeting Discussed the following Topics:

1. Introduction

2. Matters arising from last meeting – SEUPB clarification

3. Training modules – planned approach & subjects

4. Study Tours- planned approach     

5. Cluster Development & Progress to date        

6. Business Outputs- Letter of Offer
 a. Sales
 b. Gross Value Add
 c. De Minimis Rule

7. AOB                  

The next Steering Committee Meeting is scheduled for the 25th of September 2011