Kerry Group in partnership with NEWKD are proud to present a Community Vibrancy Recognition Programme Award to Firies Community Enterprise Development Ltd.
This award recognises the outstanding achievement in the development of The Kerry Food Hub, Firies.
Since its official opening in March 2017, the Food Hub has brought four new businesses to Firies Village with 16 people employed locally as a result of the initiative.
Together Since 2005
The group responsible has worked together since 2005.
Made up of local volunteers, the group members came together combining skill and initiative with the aim of making their local area a better place to live and work. The result is The Kerry Food Hub.
This is an impressive facility that blends naturally with the local environment and compliments both the people and the place.
First in Kerry
It is the first of its kind in Kerry and is the only facility which is purposely built for small food production in the county.
With its success to date, Firies Community Enterprise Development Ltd. has firmly established
itself as a significant leader in innovation.
Both, Kerry Group and NEWKD are delighted to acknowledge the valuable contribution it has made to its locality.
A Wonderful Example
“The Kerry Food Hub is a wonderful example of what can be achieved through collective community action,” said Frank Hayes, Director of Corporate Affairs Kerry Group.
“By tapping into one of the region’s most important resources, the local development company has created a platform for small, local food enterprises to grow and develop, creating jobs and helping to build a more resilient rural community,” said Mr. Hayes.
A Growing Community
John Stack, Chairperson of NEWKD, outlined how Firies Community Enterprise Ltd responded to the needs of its growing community.
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