About our business development services

BIM supports the growth of the Irish seafood industry, with a focus on increasing profitability and employment in the sector. We provide assistance to seafood companies through a variety of commercial services.

Business development

BIM’s regional officers, located around the coast, provide hands on professional mentoring in business planning, identifying new market opportunities and branding, as well as advice on funding—all of which enable companies to grow more rapidly than they could alone. Our regional officers can direct you to our range of services.

Management Development Programme for the Seafood Industry

Our management development programme is run in partnership with Grant Thornton. The Programme provides a platform to develop and support industry management.

Process efficiency

Our processing efficiency services can help your business increase its competitiveness and improve its revenue through more effective and efficient processes that save time, money and effort.

Process capability

Our process capability services are designed to assist seafood processors to set up food safety systems and complying with food safety laws, certification programme standards and best practice recommendations.

Retail & food service support

We assist the retail and food service sectors to increase seafood sales through improved product quality. We also provide access to specialist knowledge of seafood handling, labelling, presentation, supply chain and cold chain management.

Business development for aquaculture producers

We can help you grow your aquaculture production business by providing assistance with business plans and strategies, improving access to markets, providing up-to-date intelligence on these markets and in finding potential investors in your business.

Certified Quality Aquaculture (CQA)

Our CQA programme supports the production of high-class farmed Irish seafood and provides a means of differentiating aquaculture products in the marketplace through eco, organic and quality labelling.

Responsibly Sourced Seafood (RSS) standard

The Responsibly Sourced Seafood (RSS) Standard addresses target requirements of Certified Raw Material Sourcing and Sustainability Initiatives as required by Bord Bia’s Origin Green, the national food and drink Sustainability Charter.

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Supporting SMEs Online Tool

The Supporting SMEs Online Tool is a new cross-governmental guide to help small businesses know which of the over 80 Government supports could possibly fit their business. Check out the Supporting SMEs Online Tool

Workshops and Training

View our range of courses to help you grow and develop you seafood business