A Taste of Britain

A Taste of Britain

O'Rourke Reid were delighted to have been one of the sponsors of 'A Taste of Britain', aimed at introducing UK food and drink SMEs to the Irish marketplace. The event took place in and around Dublin city on 26 and 27 September last.

The event was organised and lead by the UK Trade and Investment's Dublin office. It included a series of seminars with leading experts in the Irish food and drink industry and Irish market experts. Helen Whelan of O'Rourke Reid addressed 'Legal Issues: Keeping on the right side of the law' outlining legal issues around doing business in Ireland.

In addition to the multiple networking opportunities over the course of an intensive two day programme, the delegates visited some of Dublin's best known food emporiums such as Fallon & Byrne, Avoca and Donnybrook Fair as well as large food retailers. Ireland is the UK's largest export market for food and drink products. In 2011, UK food and drink exports to Ireland amounted to 3.1bn.

'A Taste of Britain' co-located at SHOP. SHOP is Ireland's retail, food, drink & hospitality show. Over 600 buyers attended the show and had an opportunity to sample the various products offered by the delegates. O'Rourke Reid were available to give legal advice and assistance to the delegates throughout the two day event during both the formal sessions and at the networking events. O'Rourke Reid also exhibited at the 'A Taste of Britain' event.

John Reid, Managing Partner of O'Rourke Reid said that it was an important opportunity for the firm as 'Britain is our largest trading partner and O'Rourke Reid Law Firm is proud to sponsor this important initiative to enhance the existing strong trade relationship between us in this key sector.'

'A Taste of Britain' was organised by UK Trade and Investment co-sponsored by Ulster Bank, O'Rourke Reid, RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, Aer Lingus, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and SHOP.

Photos kindly supplied by Paul Sherwood - www.sherwood.ie

A Taste of Britain

Photo above(from left to right): Simon Rea, Leeds; Helen Whelan, O'Rourke Reid Law Firm, Dublin; Dominic Chilcott, British Ambassador to Ireland; Mary Purtill, O'Rourke Reid Law Firm, Dublin and Matthew Tobin, Marketing Manager, O'Rourke Reid Law Firm.

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