The brand manager behind Dunnes Stores’ acclaimed Simply Better food collection will share his extensive knowledge and experience of food retail when he addresses the Enterprise Week ‘Taste Our Best’ conference at the Guildhall this Monday March 5th.

Diarmuid Murphy has worked with the Irish owned retail giant for almost 20 years, fulfilling a number of roles including Food Buyer and Head of Own Label Development before taking up his current role as Head of Department with the award winning Simply Better collection.

Derry City and Strabane District Council Acting Tourism Manager, Jennifer O’Donnell, urged anyone interested in the food and hospitality sector to come to the event and avail of the opportunity to hear from Mr Murphy and other leading industry figures.

“The Taste Our Best - Producing, Pitching & Promoting Provenance Conference aims to give chefs and food producers an insight into the work of some of the leading figures and brands in the industry,” she said.

“We are delighted that Diarmuid Murphy, Simply Better Food Collection Brand Manager at Dunnes Stores, will join industry experts such as food guide gurus John and Sally McKenna and Chefs Brian McDermott and Neven Maguire to address the event.

“Mr Murphy’s ‘Mindset of a Retailer’ presentation will explain how Dunnes have repositioned their business to take advantage of the emerging food innovators across the island of Ireland through the Simply Better collection which offers over 350 exclusive food products.”

Enterprise Week 2018 runs from March 5th-9th, and has become the biggest annual business event in the North West attracting some of the leading names in the business sector. The programme is packed full of talks, workshops and networking opportunities offering the very best support and advice for both fledgling businesses and companies hoping to take their enterprise to the next level.

To register for the Taste Our Best conference or any of the events taking place during Enterprise Week go to www.derrystrabane.com/enterpriseweek #EW2018.

Above - Pictured at the launch of the Taste Our Best, 'Producing, Pitching & Promoting Provenance’ conference which will take place on the opening day of Enterprise Week on March 5th, are Martin Graham, Regional Manager, Tourism Northern Ireland, Aeidin McCarter, Head of Culture, Derry City & Strabane District Council, Brian McDermott, Manager of the Foodovation Centre, Jennifer O’Donnell, Tourism Manager, Derry City & Strabane District Council, and Tara Herron, Invest NI.

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