Championing Small Businesses in the Food & Drink Sector

June 07, 2024
Championing Small Businesses in the Food & Drink Sector
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Championing Small Businesses in the Food & Drink Sector

FBD are a valued partner of Guaranteed Irish, sharing the same passion for supporting and championing Irish businesses as we do.   

FBD Insurance has always supported SMEs, but now they are taking that support a step further. Small businesses need big support, but big advertising spends are out of reach for the vast majority. FBD have used their marketing budget and branch network to create something HUGE, giving small businesses, the recognition and the platform they deserve. 


At a time when there is a lot of talk about the need to help small businesses FBD are taking action and providing that support, in a tangible way.  


So far, FBD's support package has consisted of a photoshoot, billboard, radio campaigns, and a feature in The Independent in addition to FBD in branch displays and a social and PR campaign.


As part of Food and Drink Month, Guaranteed Irish along with FBD wanted to highlight three Irish businesses from the campaign that are using local Irish suppliers and doing exciting things within the sector. We would also like to thank FBD for their support in sponsoring our podcast - listen to Emma Wall from Glenisk here 



Green Earth Organics  




Jenny & Kenneth Keavey started Green Earth Organics in 2006. Their organic farm is situated eight miles from Galway City and they grow fresh, sustainable fruit and vegetables which they supply and deliver to customers nationwide.


Jenny and Kenneth are passionate about making sustainable food choices accessible for all, fair pricing and local sourcing. The team have a popular farm shop in Corrandulla, Co Galway and deliver direct to customers nationwide from their website.


Green Earth Organics store





Mezze in Tramore, Co Waterford is a Middle Eastern Food Café ran by husband-and-wife team Dvir Nusery and Nicola Crowley. In September 2015, Mezze was born from a small pop-up tent and borrowed equipment at Harvest Festival in Waterford City.


Working from Nicola’s mother’s kitchen, Dvir cooked up a selection of his favourite mezze; dips, salads and breads usually served at the start of the meal in the Middle East.

Mezze is a deli/café/shop by day and hosts cooking classes and events by night.


Mezze - Middle Eastern Foods - shop, deli and cafe - Mezze


Perry Street 




Brian and Paul launched Perry Street in Cork City centre in 2012. From the outset they wanted the café to be accessible and inclusive for all and have grown to establish four vibrant locations across the county.


The team at Perry Street pride themselves on being a food destination in Cork, renowned for artisan food, coffee and delicious homemade cakes. Both Brian and Paul are passionate about bringing people together through cooking and food.


Home - Perry Street


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