Sector: Agriculture

MGMPR is well placed in the heart of rural Northern Ireland. We keep completely up to date with rural affairs and are aware of issues affecting the farming community and contribute regularly to the farming press. If you are running a countryside event, have a product or service to promote or want to tell the story of your organisation, call us on 028 3756 9569.

October 12 The Richhill Apple Fayre

Popular fayre returns with apples, scarecrows and Jenny Bristow

We all love Hallowe’en and what has been making it extra special over the last few years is the much anticipated Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre which celebrates the end of the harvest.

The Apple Harvest Fayre is back for a fourth year with a celebration of County Armagh’s home grown produce which will include food demonstrations with Jenny Bristow. With food and drink stalls, live cooking demonstrations and lots of entertainment, Richhill will be the place to be on October 28.

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October 10 In the Press

Fifth generation apple grower Greg MacNeice of Mac Ivors Cider Co with journalist Eleanor McGillie with Polish apple pickers in MacNeice's orchards in Co Armagh. MGMPR_01

Apple picking in County Armagh – a county bursting with crates of the crop

Journalist Eleanor McGillie travels to Armagh’s famous orchards to learn the art of apple picking under the watchful eye of a fifth generation apple grower.

Greg MacNeice, of Mac Ivors Cider Co, takes Eleanor under his wing for the day to teach her the art of his craft. This feature was published in Saturday, October 7’s Belfast Telegraph. We hope you enjoy the read as it was such a fantastic experience to get onto this land which is cared for and nurtured by the MacNeice family.

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June 5 In the Press

Woodland Consultant Carolyn Trimble, owner of IndiWoods. DSC_3022

Woodland consultant hits milestone by planting her one millionth tree

Carolyn Trimble from County Armagh is the owner of IndiWoods – a woodland consultancy practice specialising in securing funding for farmers or landowners who wish to plant trees on their land.

The scheme brings environmental rewards, financial gain for landowners and health and wellbeing benefits for our overall community. The scheme empowers landowners to plant a minimum of five hectares of woodland with Carolyn specialising in native broadleaf woodlands.

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April 11 Brand Journalism

MGMPR Ltd will help you write submissions for business awards in Northern Ireland

Submissions, submissions and more submissions as awards season is upon us!

There are so many people in Northern Ireland doing fantastic things and our hats go off to anyone who owns their own business – it’s hard work and we know it only too well.

Now is your chance to celebrate your achievements by entering awards because behind every good business there are great people. Entering awards presents many opportunities and we have seen this at first hand with our clients. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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October 4 In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Caledon Village Georgian Festival welcomed the Side Saddle Association of Ireland to the festival.

Thousands of pounds raised as Caledon village steps back to celebrate Georgian era

The Caledon Village Georgian Festival which took place on October 1 was a fantastic display of all things Georgian and raised thousands of pounds for the local community.

The event was officially opened by the Earl of Caledon KCVO and was attended by Terence Brannigan, chairman of Tourism NI, members of the community and visitors. This event was a massive community effort which shows how small communities can make a big impact by working together.

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June 30 In the Press

Final call for Northern Ireland’s 20 Most Inspiring Women 2016 nominations

MGMPR Ltd, a multi-media PR agency which uses brand journalism as a powerful communication tool, is the sponsor of Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Most Inspiring Women feature.

The deadline to receive nominations is July 22 so if you haven’t voted yet please do before the deadline. This feature is an opportunity to celebrate women who are doing great things in the world of business and who are deemed inspirational by their colleagues, customers and peers.

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June 9 In the Press

Brand journalism

There are inspirational women everywhere – but who are Northern Ireland’s Top 20 in 2016?

Supporting women in business is not only a good thing to do – it’s the right thing to do. That’s why we have teamed up with Business First Magazine to sponsor a new feature – Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Inspirational Women. Nominations are open until July 22.

This is an opportunity for inspirational women to tell their stories, share experiences, inspire the next generation of creative thinkers, showcase disruptive innovation and celebrate achievements.

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June 2 Newsfeed The Richhill Apple Fayre Year of Food & Drink 2016

Promising season for apple growers as our famous orchards are in full bloom

The Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre will take place again this year on October 29 after two successful fayres which have attracted thousands of people.

We interview Hamilton Loney, chairman of the NI Fruit Growers Association and chairman of the UFU Fruit Committee, during a tour of his orchards. which are alive again with their stunning pink blossoms. Mr Loney says the bloom shows promising signs for this year’s crop for cider producers, apple processers and for fresh market traders.

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April 12 In the Press

Farm groups support motion to stay in EU as ICTU lobby for workers’ interests

Farmers and businesses are being urged to work together – that’s a key message during a debate on Brexit at the ICTU conference today.

Peter Bunting, assistant General Secretary of the ICTU, said if Northern Ireland has a chance of growing its economy its members must vote ‘Yes’ in the EU referendum. Mr Bunting added that It is critical that farmers and the business community work in tandem to ensure members maximise the ‘Yes’ vote. Here’s the full story:

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February 25 Newsfeed The MGMPR Blogger

Brand journalism

It’s awards season. Here are EIGHT reasons why your business should enter awards!

It’s that time of year when businesses are gearing up to compete among the best of the best as annual awards are opening up for entries.

Our team at MGMPR write submissions on behalf of companies who, year on year, reap the rewards of competing among the best. Here are EIGHT reasons why you should enter awards if you have an established business. Don’t miss out on opportunities to profile your business. Click here for the full blog:

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November 2 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

Armagh in top nine tourism destinations as harvest fayre crowned a huge success

Terence Brannigan has described Co Armagh as one of nine key designated visitor destinations in Northern Ireland and said he was proud to stand side by side with the people of the Orchard County at this year’s Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre.

The Tourism NI chairman, was guest speaker at this year’s fayre, which celebrates the end of the harvest and showcases what County Armagh food and drink producers have to offer. The Fayre is an authentic celebration which connects us with our land.

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August 21 In the Press

Independent supermarket takes the lead to support struggling dairy farmers

A family run independent supermarket is leading the way in offering practical support to dairy farmers struggling during the current crisis.

Emerson’s Supermarket in Armagh will donate 10p to Rural Support for every two litres of Dale Farm milk bought in store. The move has been welcomed by Ian Marshall, President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and by Jude McCann from Cookstown based Rural Support which offers a support service to farming families. Here’s the full story:

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August 1 The MGMPR Blogger

Brand journalism

No cake as we are on a health kick but here’s to three years in business!

MGMPR Ltd is a multi-media PR agency which uses Brand Journalism as a powerful communication tool.

Today we celebrate being three years old! For three years we have delivered consistently for our clients, we are honoured to represent the companies and organisations we work with and we are proud to continually demonstrating the power of brand journalism as part of business strategies for our clients and indeed for ourselves. Have a read;

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July 20 In the Press

Maddens truly is mellow as Armagh Cider Company win Gold at Bath & West

The orchards at Armagh Apple Farm near Portadown have been producing cider in Northern Ireland for 10 years now by Armagh Cider Company.

This year, Armagh Cider Company entered the cider into a class competition at the UK’s largest agricultural show – the Bath & West Show held in Shepton Mallet which is in the heart of Westcountry cider region. The Troughton family are delighted to have scooped the Gold Award and have been commended by Anthony Gibson OBE.

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February 5 In the Press

Intensive livestock veterinary practice gets Q Cells Amber Green solar PV system

A veterinary practice and wholesaler which relies heavily on refrigeration systems to keep stock cool, said after long and hard deliberations, it has decided to invest in solar panels.

Northern Ireland based Mossvet has had a 20kW Q-Cell flat roof Hilti solar PV system installed at its Portadown site by the team at AmberGreen Energy to drive down its £3,000 annual electricity bill.

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