Priory Press Packaging sponsor Irish Food Awards 2017

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Priory Press Packaging sponsor Irish Food Awards 2017

Priory Press Packaging announce their sponsorship of the
Irish Food Awards 2017


Priory Press Packaging are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the 2017 Blas na hEireann, Irish Food Awards. Priory Press Packaging have developed strong working relationships over the years with previous winners like Foods of Athenry, Howth Cuisine and Broighter Gold, and are proud to be sponsoring the Best Packaging Award which will be presented jointly with Blas na hEireann’s academic partners UCC. The blind tasting and judging event uses sensory analysis to identify a Gold, Silver and Bronze winner in over 100 different food and drink categories. In addition to the overall competition, every entry which is delivered for tasting is also then reviewed by the UCC packaging team, who look for strong packaging design and innovation when deciding upon the winner for the Best Packaging Award, sponsored by Priory Press Packaging. This is an additional opportunity for Irish producers to be recognised in a separate judging process. UCC has worked in partner with the awards since they began and Priory Press Packaging are thrilled to be on board this year to jointly represent and present this award.

10 Years of Blas na hEireann

With the prestigious Blas na hEireann awards celebrating their 10th year, the competition is open to producers throughout all of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with the accolade being widely recognised throughout the food industry. The final date for entry is Saturday 17th June and Priory Press Packaging are encouraging all food producers to get involved. Click here to enter online.


Priory Press Packaging

Priory Press Packaging are carton board packaging printers, who provide innovative packaging concepts for a variety of industry sectors. Specialising in printed sleeves and retail boxes for the food industry, the Northern Irish based company has developed a wide portfolio of clientele throughout the UK and Ireland. With over 40 years in the printing industry, their expertise in printing, the finishing services they offer such as window patching, foil blocking and UV varnish, and the quality of the packaging they produce explains why they work so closely with a number of large multiples in the retail trade as well as many small to medium producers. Their tailored and personal approach to finding the perfect printed carton board packaging solutions for their customers is what sets Priory Press Packaging apart from the rest. Working to tight deadlines, responding to promotional sales, and providing product pitch marketing samples are just some of the reasons they have maintained long term working relationships with customers like Tesco Ireland, Lidl and Aldi, Foods of Athenry, and Unimush to name but a few.

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At the start of 2017, Priory Press Packaging were awarded with a Grade AA in BRC accreditation which insists on a high hygiene and safer production environment using BRC compliant board and low migration inks for safer packaging to provide an assured supply chain for food packaging. Located just 20 minutes from Belfast, the company has a full production factory including facilities such as a design studio and photographic kitchen for customers who require full branding and artwork creation.

The company hopes to see a lot of friendly faces at the awards presentation during the Dingle Food Festival at the end of September, and also a lot of new faces whom they can introduce themselves to. Priory Press Packaging will be hosting a workshop at the festival, with more information to follow. To everyone who has entered and will be entering, good luck!

To read more about Blas na hEireann and the Irish Food Awards, visit their website