This is the percentage of all Food Academy
Start participants who originated from JB&A led
programmes in the last two years


Proceed to trial under JB&A from
all previous FA programmes


This is the percentage of Food Academy Advance
2015 producers who originated from JB&A led

Some of the numerous high profile producers within Food Academy who
have originated from JB&A led programmes 

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Enterprise Ireland (EI)      

JB&A have recently undertaken a new project in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office & Enterprise Ireland to construct a new online Digital School of Food for pre-start-up to mid-sized food producers and entrepreneurs.

JB&A have conducted presentations at the college for students developing their knowledge of selling into retail and wholesale and insights into brand strategy.


JB&A have recently conducted workshops for the Innovation Academy containing consumer insights, latest trends and understanding critical elements in the industry.

Programmes & Workshops

During 2016 and throughout 2017 the James Burke & Associates team ran Food Academy programmes throughout the country. The Food Academy programme consists of workshops and mentoring for new food businesses with a live trial in Supervalu shops for participants who pitch successfully. JB&A have an 85% proceed to trial rate for producers on programmes led by our team. For more information and a start date for the next FA programme in your area contact you LEO. To find your LEO please follow the link: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Find-Your-Local-Enterprise-Office/

James Burke & Associates currently conducts the highly successful Retail Management Programme in conjunction with Retail Excellence Ireland

JB&A are part of a team of experienced retail professionals which have been recruited by the Beacon Initiative with a wide range of skills to provide expertise to retailers participating in the programme

JB&A recently undertook the development of the Boyne Valley Food Strategy 2016-2021 after being commissioned by Meath County Council. The five year strategy was presented after the success of the regions Food Destination Award 2016

Limerick City and County Council via the Local Enterprise Office commissioned JB&A to create a Limerick Food Strategy 2016-2018, facilitating the strategy formation, conducting the required research and create a three year strategic plan.

In February 2012, following an internal review of the Food Coast initiative, Donegal Enterprise Board commissioned James Burke and Associates to conduct a review of food activities within the county and to develop a strategy for food.



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