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

'Ireland Seafood’ is seeking partnerships with international food companies to collaborate and enable profitable access to new markets, customers and consumers. Read more

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.

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.

Farmed fish quality labelling

Our food quality schemes support the production of world-class farmed seafood and can help you to differentiate your products in the marketplace through eco, organic and quality labelling.

Wild capture fish labelling

We provide internationally accredited product certification and labelling for wild capture fisheries, as well as help with external certification programmes, giving you greater access to domestic and export markets.

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Industry innovation

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