The Covid-19 global crisis presents unprecedented challenges to the Irish food and drinks industry, both in the immediate and longer term. To address these specific challenges and assist businesses during this difficult economic period, Bord Bia is offering a suite of bespoke supports that are informed by our extensive industry knowledge and global insight.
Applications for the Covid 19 Response Marketing Support Package closed on 16 April. Following the assessment process, 250 companies were approved support amounting to €1,970,000
Looking forward, the need, nature and type of supports that are required by the food and drink industry will vary over the coming months. With this in mind, Bord Bia is segmenting supports into three categories; immediate supports; the coming three month period and the rest of 2020.
Every week, Bord Bia is hosting a variety of Covid-19 Business Continuity webinars to support the food and drink industry during this period of turbulence. Click below to view upcoming webinars, or read more about previous Bord Bia webinars that you can watch back in your own time.
Bord Bia are assisting businesses in maintaining buyer engagement activities which is particularly important in regions starting to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. We are also offering bespoke business mentoring, supply chain management and business planning services. View our supports here or contact us using the form below.
Audits and COVID-19
Acting on the advice of the Department of Health and the HSE, and in response to the health and welfare of our members, Bord Bia has postponed all audits across our schemes.
Looking Further Ahead
We will be working with clients to offer other tailored supports and assisting them in maintaining buyer engagement activities. This is particularly important in regions starting to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.
We are also offering bespoke business mentoring, supply chain management and business planning services to assist all of our clients prepare for trading in post COVID-19 international markets.
Key to navigating change is staying agile and relevant. Bord Bia will be reviewing all of our supports on an ongoing basis to ensure they are evolving as the needs of our clients evolve.
For the remainder of 2020, Bord Bia is fully focused on equipping companies across the food, drinks and horticulture sectors with the resources and skills to address specific areas of concern relating to Covid-19 and its aftermath.
If you'd like to learn more about supports available that can help your business during this time, please contact us.