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Training Course for Seafood Businesses

A group of six ambitious seafood entrepreneurs from County Galway are set to benefit from an intensive business programme. The official graduation ceremony for the ‘Galway Seafood Development Programme’ took place at BIM’s offices at the Docks in Galway city in November. If business plans for the companies are successful, two million in increased sales and 16 potential job opportunities will be achieved by 2014.

Aimed at both start-up and existing seafood enterprises, the course was co-ordinated by BIM, the Seafood Development Agency, in conjunction with Galway County and City Enterprise Board. Training and mentoring support was delivered by ARMS Marketing & Training. The course is target driven and tailored to each of the company’s specific needs, providing the companies with the necessary tools to achieve their business objectives.

Participants were mentored in core areas of business development including strategic planning, market trends and distribution and route to market.

Pictured: (Back left to right) Gearoid de Bruin Aran Gourmet, Aisling Roche ARMS Marketing & Training, Ian Mannix BIM, Martin Walsh BIM, Michael de Bruin Aran Gourmet, Freda Fleming Flemmings Seafoods, John Joe Flaherty, Cathal Sexton, CS Seafoods, (Front left to right) Breda Fox Galway Co. Enterprise Board Guenael Trahan Breizon Ltd.