Food & Drink Expo, Birmingham
18 – 20 April 2016

Seven food and drink companies from Northern Ireland exhibited at Food & Drink Expo 2016, one of the UK’s biggest food and drink expos taking place in Birmingham.

Northern Ireland is an award-winning food region - the result of a carefully-farmed, quality environment and innovative food producers who deliver excellence. Our food producers are dedicated to traceability and passionate about quality. That's why food and drink from Northern Ireland is exported to over 70 countries. To find out more about Northern Ireland Food and Drink, visit

Find out more information about the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016.


Who exhibited

Around Noon Ltd is a family owned business based in County Down in Northern Ireland. They make hand held food for people on the move. They are innovation lead and do not compromise on the quality of ingredients used to make their food. Around Noon is more than just a sandwich company.


BOTL is a leading wine and spirit merchant based in Belfast. Recently BOTL launched a new premium rum brand Butterfly Cane targeted at global export markets. The brand is available as: Butterfly Cane Rum and Butterfly Cane Spiced Rum.

Cloughbane Farm produces traditional ready meals for the retail and catering sectors. Fresh and frozen dishes include lasagne, readymade dinners and Great Taste Award Winning Chicken & Broccoli Bake Cottage Pie, Homemade Stuffing, Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie, Savoury Mince Pie and Steak, Onion and Mushroom Pie. We can supply all markets worldwide.

Established in 1978 and grown to produce fruit compotes, jams and fillings suitable for foodservice and manufacturer. Within a state of art Grade A BRC facilities the company can provide a wide range of bespoke flavour combinations in flexible packaging options with quality and innovation at its forefront.

Northern Ireland's leading producer of quality beef burgers and meatballs for the retail, catering & foodservice sectors. Gourmet Island offer full traceability back to farm and have a full technical and development team to create bespoke burgers to individual operator's specific requirements. They operate a Red Tractor and Bord Bia approved site and are also AA Grade BRC accredited. Come and taste the difference.

Irwin's is the largest and probably one of the best-known independent bakers in Northern Ireland. The company was founded in 1912 in Portadown, County Armagh and produces a wide range of traditional Irish breads, cake and biscuits. Supplied through ambient and frozen channels for the UK market and beyond.

Western Brand Poultry Products (NI) Ltd, is part of the Western Brand Group, a family owned business with 50 years’ experience in the chicken industry. We produce an enrobed product range that includes breaded, battered and marinated chicken products. Products are available cooked or raw, fresh or frozen.