First Meeting with Wales Partners Menter A Busnes

Date: Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

Location: Novotel, Birmingham.

The Food Chains for Competitive Advantage Programme is an Ireland Wales European Regional Development project made possible through a financial contribution from the European Regional Development Fund Ireland Wales (INTERREG 4A) Programme 2007-2013, meaning the project is shared across the Irish INTERREG IVA region, ran by the Irish Exporters Association whi are the lead aprtner on the project, and the Wales INTERREG IVA Wales region, ran by Menter a Busnes.

 

 

The benefits arising from working cross borders means we can share information and provide double the expertise to the 50 companies who will partake in the project. Also we can work in conjunction with regards the workshops and make both the Welsh and Irish workshops available to the 50 companies.

Our first meeting with our Welsh partners took place on the 3rd of July to allow us to introduce ourselves and get to know each other a bit better. We both discussed the way in which we would like to approach the project and the direction in which we would like it to take.

We discussed ideas for workshops, trade shows, consultants specifications and company selection criteria. Our first joint steering meeting was arranged for the 4th of September in London to coincide with The Speciality Fine Food Fair.

 

   From left: Jacqueline Cumiskey (IEA), Bethan Jones, Sioned Best, Teleri Fielden (Menter A Busnes), Aoife Bohan (IEA).

The Food Chains for Competitive Advantage Programme is an Ireland Wales European Regional Development project made possible through a financial contribution from the European Regional Development Fund Ireland Wales (INTERREG 4A) Programme 2007-2013, this article reflects the views of the author only and not those of the Programme Authorities.