Winning an Irish Quality Food and Drink Award doesn't end on the night. Publicising your win and shouting about it means your consumers know how amazing your products are too!
Here's what some previous winners have to say about winning an Irish Q:
We were thrilled to discover that not only were we named ‘Christmas Retailer of the Year’, but we were the overall ‘Retailer of the Year’ at this year’s prestigious Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards. With 106 awards in total it is a testament to the incredible work of our teams who work across every facet of the buying process - from the buying admin support to the quality testing to the packaging design right through to the marketing.
Winning the Small Producer Award was the most unexpected and amazing achievement for our business. The opportunities that are now open will allow us to grow and expand in an accelerated way. This is more than just an award, it is a major acknowledgment and recognition of the quality of your product and business.
We see quite a significant change in rate of sale after we put an Irish Quality Food Awards logo onto our packs. You can really see where consumers come looking for high quality products.
To have that label on our product makes our product stand out that little bit more.
It gives our customers a huge amount of confidence that they know the passion we put in our product and verifies that we know what we are doing.
The Pip and Pear range is proudly made in Ireland - winning such a prestigious award for our high quality dishes is something we are incredibly proud of.
The Irish Quality Food Awards are widely known and incredibly respected within the food industry, this award has been a great benefit for our brand and business.
We have been producing great product for a number of years and award like this further enhances the confidence that we have in our bakery and our team.
Our success in the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards helped to open the door for us to very exciting business opportunities with a number of potential clients in the Republic.
It’s a fantastic celebration of Irish food and it’s great to see that the food landscape in Ireland is really vibrant.
The Irish Quality Food Awards and the UK Quality Food Awards give you credibility, they’re very highly thought of, so it’s a great introduction to a new company just to be in the Awards.
Our success in the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards helped to open the door for us to exciting new business opportunities. Recognition through these awards is a great testament to the dedication of our team.
I am absolutely shocked and over the moon to have been awarded Irish Food Hero of the Year.
Many chefs do not get the chance to shine in the Foodservice Industry so again this makes the award even more special for people like me in this business. Thank you.
Not only has all our hard work been rewarded but the opportunity to grow our business with Dunnes Stores Simply Better range is so exciting.
When we attend a tasting or a market, telling people of our awards, changes the way they taste our products. Having these awards has become a tool that we can use, it gives us a different edge.
Winning the small producer award in the Irish quality food awards in partnership with Simply Better Dunnes stores has enabled us to take our products to a nation wide audience. Its taken our company Sage to the next level. I would encourage anyone thinking of applying to apply. The IQFA may just be the next step for you too. Best of luck.