Gallagher’s Bakery in Ardara has been shortlisted for one of the country’s top food and drink awards.
More than 350 Irish food and drink industry leaders will gather for Bord Bia’s biannual Food and Drink Awards, hosted by Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, on Wednesday 29th November in the RDS Concert Hall.
Bord Bia today announced the details of 24 companies who have been shortlisted for these awards which recognise excellence and celebrate success in Ireland’s largest indigenous industry.
The shortlist, which includes Gallagher’s Bakery, represents the most progressive, ambitious and forward-looking companies in Ireland’s thriving food and drink industry.
A record number of submissions were received by Bord Bia which were then adjudicated by a team of seven independent judges* with extensive experience in business, global markets, media, marketing, and sustainability. Following a comprehensive judging process, the shortlisted companies have been selected.
Gallagher’s Bakery will compete in the Entrepreneurial category which recognises individuals or companies who have shown true entrepreneurial flair.
It rewards commitment, leadership and self-belief, either to create a new and successful business, or to radically improve, or turn around, the performance of an existing one. In recent years, the long-established company has created a range of superior gluten-free bakery products based on extensive research and new product development.
Capturing the gluten-free market has been a huge success for the business which has grown from employing 65 people in 2011 to 305 direct employees in 2017, which is expected to grow by a further 40 in by early 2018.
Gallagher’s Bakery is a major employer in West Donegal and is in the process of completing a new production facility in Ardara.
By the end of the decade it expects to have products available in every one of the top 20 retailers in the USA and Europe.Tags: