Sector: Food and Drink

Food and drink is an ever growing industry and the MGMPR team is here to help promote the interests of producers. We have worked with Food NI, Taste of the West and the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre among others. If you are a food and drink producer, we can help you by Telling Your Story. Whether you're doing a show, launching a new product range or exporting your good elsewhere, we will deliver your message.

August 19 In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

The fire is sparked as The Food Heartlands celebrate Meat Month with Uluru Bar & Grill

It’s Meat Month as part of the NI Food and Drink initiative and the chefs at Uluru Bar & Grill are firing up the Josper Grill to cook you a steak like you’ve never tasted before.

Head Chef Mark McGonigle and the of team chefs are cooking a Cote De Boeuf which will make your mouth water. Situated in The Food Heartlands, this Michelin Recommended restaurant offers customers the perfect dining experience. With only one week to go the Cote De Boeuf is available to order until August 31.

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July 25 In the Press

New chapter for Uluru Bar & Grill as Aussie chef Dean Coppard hits the coast

It’s the end of an era and the start of a new chapter as chef Dean Coppard hands over the baton to Head Chef Mark McGonigle at Uluru Bar & Grill.

For the past 18 months the team have worked their way through a major transition as part of a £2million investment which included the relocation of Uluru Bar & Grill. The team have worked tirelessly to create an Australian neighbourhood style restaurant. But now, it’s time for the chefs to shine as Dean heads off on a new challenge.

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June 30 Brand Journalism 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 28 Brand Journalism In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

They may be slippery but sprinkle some Aussie authenticity and you’ve got a mighty fine catch

On Saturday, Dean Coppard, the Executive Chef at Uluru Bar & Grill in Armagh, will be cooking eel at the ‘River To Lough Festival’ in Antrim.

‘Lough and Apples’ is an award winning dish jointly created with Sous Chef Adam Ogle. This dish was used as the ‘starter’ as part of Adam’s menu for IFEX 2016 Salon de Culinaire for which he received a bronze medal and placed third in Ireland for Senior Chef of the Year. Here’s the full story:

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June 27 Brand Journalism In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Fifth generation apple grower takes the taste of Armagh’s orchards to Europe

Greg MacNeice is a fifth generation apple grower who has a vision to expand the Mac Ivors Cider Co brand across Europe and America.

Mac Ivors Cider Co, in the last four years, has bottled just short of one million bottles of its Mac Ivors Traditional Dry and Medium Ciders. Now introducing its new Plum and Ginger flavour, the cider-maker has announced a new distributor deal in Rome and will target the American market later this year. Here’s the full story:

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June 9 In the Press

Brand journalism

PR Agency MGMPR sponsors Northern Ireland’s Most Inspiring Women

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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May 20 In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Did you hear the one about the Lough Neagh Eel which married the Bramley Apple?

Australian Chef Dean Coppard, from Uluru Bar and Grill, will be leading the cookery demonstrations at this year’s NI CountrySports Fair.

Dean will showcase his authentic cuisine by combining two of Northern Ireland’s finest PGI products at next week’s Fair – the Lough Neagh Eel and the famous Orchard County Bramley Apple. Dean said: “From sourcing new products from the field, sea or loughs this year’s CountrySports Fair will be served up something completely unique.”

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March 15 In the Press

Uluru chefs storm IFEX16 bringing home string of awards to Armagh

IFEX is a premier event which showcases all things food and drink and this year’s Salon Culinaire Competition took place with chefs competing from across the region.

Dean Coppard tells our team how his chefs stormed IFEX bringing home a string of accolades to County Armagh. The Head Chef is delighted his team won Junior Chef of the Year, Junior Seafood Chef of the Year, Junior Culinarian Chef, Senior Lamb Chef and Butcher of the Year competitions at IFEX 2016.

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February 25 Brand Journalism 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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February 24 Brand Journalism The MGMPR Blogger

Five top tips from Jo Fairley – the co-founder of Green & Black’s chocolate

Green & Black’s chocolate is nearing a £100million brand worldwide. It was a world’s first when Jo Fairley co-founded the brand.

The award winning journalist tells us today at a live webinar how she used her storytelling skills to get the story out there about Green & Black’s. Just for MGMPR readers we have compiled five top tips which Jo revealed at her presentation. Storytelling is key to building a brand. Read our story here to find out more.

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February 8 PR Northern Ireland The MGMPR Blogger Year of Food & Drink 2016

Combining ancient traditions with our love for our food – Pancake Tuesday #EnjoyNI16

Tomorrow is Pancake Tuesday so we thought we would look at how celebrating an ancient tradition can direct our focus to the wonderful food and drink producers in Northern Ireland.

This is the Year of Food and Drink Tourism so let’s look at how we embrace this tradition by celebrating Pancake Tuesday using locally milled flour, free range organic eggs from local farms using local dairy products and just how the actions of a housewife in 1445 is helping us celebrate our producers.

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November 23 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Canapes and cocktails at Uluru before corporate screening of 007 Spectre

Uluru Bar & Grill is a perfect location for corporate functions. It’s ideal location in Armagh’s historic city centre means businesses wishing to host a corporate event at the Marketplace Theatre, or the Omniplex Cinema, can enjoy the funky interior of Uluru.

Donnelly Land Rover, based in Dungannon, recently hosted an evening of canapés and cocktails for customers before hosting a private screening for customers of the 007 blockbuster, Spectre.

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November 2 In the Press PR Northern Ireland 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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October 21 In the Press PR Northern Ireland The Richhill Apple Fayre

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre to contribute to export growth says Tourism NI boss

Terence Brannigan, the chairman of Tourism NI says food and drink producers in Armagh county will play a significant role in turning tourism from an £800million industry to a £1billion industry over the next five years.

Tourism is currently an £800million industry but Tourism NI expect this to grow to become a £1billion industry over the next five years. It is hoped the sector will be responsible for 50,000 jobs in our region as our development towards a growth in export continues to be a major focus.

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