It was a night full of stars as we joined fellow local Great Taste and Blas na hÉireann award winners at Food NI and Invest NI’s celebratory event held at Clandeboye Estate on Monday evening.


It has been an unstoppable year for Northern Ireland’s Food and Drink sector with almost sixty companies from the region picking up 210 gold stars at this year’s UK Great Taste Awards as well as over thirty Northern Irish brands walking away with Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards.


Director of Mash Direct Tracy Hamilton said, “the recent award successes for Northern Ireland companies undeniably consolidates the growing reputation in the food and drink sector and it is vitally important to continue to invest and grow from strength to strength.  Here in Northern Ireland, our fresh local produce adds value and a stamp of authenticity which is worth celebrating and provides us with huge opportunities to grow and prosper.”