So we know we’ve been a bit quiet on the blogasphere lately (very sorry we know you missed us). But we have a good reason we promise!

We have been very busy getting ready for the Blas Na hÉireann food awards in Dingle, Co. Kerry next weekend (30 September—2 October). We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring this fantastic event. If you’re not already aware, it is Blas Na hÉireann’s ninth year running and these Irish Food Awards are the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland.

Over 2,500 products have been entered into the 2016 competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in over 100 food and drink categories as well as key awards such as Supreme Champion and Best Artisan Producer.

Over the next few days we will not only be tasting lots of amazing food and rubbing shoulders with the best of the best food companies in Ireland, we will also be holding our own ‘Strategic Branding and Packaging Workshop’ at the event. During this workshop we will share our experiences in developing some of Ireland’s most successful food brands and the challenges that come with designing for a competitive retail environment.

AND that’s not all guys. To celebrate all that is good in the world and mark our sponsorship, we have launched a Greenhouse Strategic Branding Bursary which is open to Irish Food Companies. One lucky organization will have the chance to avail of selected Greenhouse services to help develop their brand in the coming months.