Bord Bia, with some help from RTE presenter Keelin Shanley, this week launched its Food and Drink Industry Awards 2013.

The award categories include export development, branding, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 4 September and the winners will be announced during Bord Bia’s End of Year Brand Forum event in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin on Thursday, 14th November. Keelin Shanley will MC on the night. For more information visit

Pictured at the launch were Aidan Cotter, chief executive, Bord Bia and Michael Hoey, managing director, Country Crest, winner of last year’s inaugural Sustainability Award and RTE presenter Keelin Shanely