February 27 In the Press

Left to Right: Fergus Mackey of North West 200, Sara O' Neill Éadach, Eleanor McGillie Director Live It Experience It, Mervyn Whyte MBE North West 200 ‘Live It Experience It’ is a cluster of tourism businesses working together to promote Northern Ireland through water, air and land based activities, food and drink and great places to stay.

NW200 announce partnership with Live It Experience It ahead of 2017 road race

Live It Experience It is a group of very cool tourism businesses working together to promote Northern Ireland to our visitors.

The organisation launched with an announcement in The Arcadia in Portrush that it is to be a tourism partner with the Vauxhall International North West 200 for 2017. The race last year attracted 100,000 spectators. This year organisers want to tell those spectators what there is to do, where they can stay and tell stories of our fantastic food and drink.

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October 25 In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Ann Henderson is the owner of Back of Beyond - a casual dining restaurant in Caledon, Co Tyrone.

A crafty cook turns old potato shed into the Back of Beyond in Caledon

A crafty cook has turned an old potato shed into a casual dining restaurant in the Georgian village of Caledon in Co Tyrone.

Ann Henderson saw an opportunity to make an impact on the rural community by turning something very old into something really new. Ann decided to get creative and turn the potato shed into a 24-seater casual dining restaurant which serves food which is produced locally, has created a few new jobs and is a place where local people can congregate.

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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 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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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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March 2 Brand Journalism

Brand journalism

What is brand journalism and why you should adopt this approach to PR

Brand journalism is a powerful communication tool combining real reporting and engaging storytelling with an organisation’s brand, experts and experiences.

Our director Eleanor McGillie explains what is brand journalism and why global companies are fast adopting this tool as a new and fresh approach to telling their stories using journalism. Throughout our website you will see examples of our brand journalism approach on behalf of our clients.

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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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October 21 In the Press 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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October 6 In the Press

Chef Wayne talks about a great boss and beating the heat of the kitchen

The Alpha Newspaper Group have published a new food and drink supplement this week which features Uluru Bar & Grill chef, Wayne Elliot, who is nominated for Yes Chefs ‘Young Chef of the Year’.

Wayne, who is 21-years-old, speaks out about what it’s like to be a young chef, how to cope with the competition, how important it is to have a good boss as a mentor and how to cope with the heat and pressure of a busy kitchen. The Uluru Bar & Grill chef speaks to Eleanor McGillie. Here’s the full story:

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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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July 22 In the Press

Ireland gets a taste of Oz as chef Dean Coppard hits prime time TV

With its funky spacious interior, a buzz about its authentic cuisine and its casual, relaxed approach to dining, it’s no wonder Uluru Bar& Grill is getting a lot of attention.

Head chef Dean Coppard has appeared on prime time TV cooking up a storm for all of Ireland to see. Dean, who serves up authentic cuisine with an Australian twist will also appear live on TV3’s The Seven O’clock Show on Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 25. He made his debut appearance on Monday.

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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 3 In the Press

Uluru tipped in global top 10 list as restaurant marks the end of an era

Strewth! Another honour bestowed on the team at Uluru Bar&Grill in Armagh! They just keep coming and coming.

Northern Ireland’s only Australian restaurant has been tipped in the top 10 places in the world, outside of Australia, to enjoy authentic Australian cuisine. The news, announced by the team at Cheapflights, came as the restaurant closed its doors in preparation for the big move to its new premises in Armagh. Here’s the story!

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December 25 The MGMPR Blogger

Nothing gets in the way of a good birthday bash at Uluru – #OneMoreMonth

Dean Coppard, chef at Uluru Bar&Grill used today to make a very special announcement to customers.

The restaurant, which was due to shut its doors at its current location, will now be staying open for one more month before it moves to its new location at Emersons. Dean has written a blog here which he would like to share with customers which explains why the Uluru will remain open for #OneMoreMonth

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October 27 In the Press

New Emersons store to get Australian twist as Uluru announce relocation

One of Northern Ireland’s most unique restaurants is to relocate as part of a £2million investment in the high street.

Uluru Bar & Grill, based in the centre of Armagh city, is to relocate to the new look Emerson’s store which is expected to open later this year. Chef Dean Coppard said sourcing local food from local suppliers, developing cooking techniques, enhancing menu offerings and improving on capacity will enhance the experience for all.

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