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Bank of Ireland

Taste of Dublin are delighted to welcome back Bank of Ireland as a Platinum Partner for 2017, following the success of last year’s association.

Bank of Ireland has recently launched its ‘Producers Row at Taste of Dublin’ competition, which offers four lucky food or beverage businesses the chance to win a stand at this year’s festival from the 15th to 18th of June. In addition to showcasing alongside some of Ireland’s best known brands, the winning company will exhibit to more than 34,000 foodies expected attend the festival over four days.

To enter, businesses need to fill in a short application form at www.bankofireland.com/tasteofdublin answering a simple question about the Taste of Dublin festival and outlining why their business should win a stand. The closing date for entry is Friday 31st March. A panel of industry experts will shortlist entries to 10 businesses, the final stage of the competition will then come down to an online public vote. Finalist profiles/bios will be shared and promoted through the Bank’s online channels from the Friday 7th April, with the finalists encouraged to rally support from the public. The overall winner will be revealed on Friday 12th May.

Declan Galvin, Head of SME at Bank of Ireland commented; “We are delighted to be running this competition again in 2017. Exhibiting at Taste of Dublin allows food businesses to showcase their product to over 34,000 consumers and influencers and not only will the four lucky winners have a chance to showcase at one of Ireland’s biggest foodie festivals, but the ten finalists will gain extensive coverage for their brand through social media during the online public voting stage of the competition. The breadth of entries last year highlighted the wonderful diversity of food and drink businesses operating around the country and we look forward to seeing what this year’s competition brings.”

Visit bankofireland.com/tasteofdublin for more information and to enter the competition. Deadline for entry is Friday 31st March.

Last Year’s Finalists

Last years finalists included Black Castle Drinks, Boost Bites, Boutique Bake, Forage & Cure and Richmount Cordial Company. The winner was announced as Black Castle Drinks who were delighted to be a part of the event:

“Winning Bank of Ireland’s competition for a stand at Taste of Dublin is a huge opportunity for a new food business like ourselves. The process has been fantastic so far and our local branch in Wicklow Town have been so supportive throughout! We’re really looking forward to serving up our craft sodas at the festival and seeing what prospects might come our way as a result of winning the competition!” – Riva, Black Castle Drinks

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