Elisabeth Ryan

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Elisabeth Ryan Marketing, Business Development, Web Development

A little bit about Issy (Elisabeth) Ryan. "I'm passionate about Irish food and about helping all types of businesses to grow, but most importantly to be sustainable. From many years of working closely with food producers, retailers, distributors and restaurants in Ireland and providing practical advice and help, I have the experience and a network of contacts to help maximise efficiency for your business."

Skills & Biography

Elisabeth Ryan has worked in the food and drinks industry for 15 years, specialising in the artisan food sector, she is well known and recognised for her expertise and organisational and planning skills. Her passion lies in building the bridge between food producers and their customers.

Elisabeth is experienced in sales, marketing, project and event management as well as logistical planning and strategic planning and cost analysis.

Her expertise in business and the food and drinks industry was gained through initially through hospitality management including several years in wine and speciality food retail, restaurants, bar and off trade management and 10 years in the food wholesaling, retailing, manufacturing and product development with Sheridans Cheesemongers.

She ran a high profile campaign which through measured lobbying and promotion within the industry and media, succeeded in preventing the government from banning raw milk as a foodstuff in Ireland.

  • Digital

    In recent times, Elisabeth has honed her on the ground marketing skills by involvement in website and social media development and has built a number of attractive and simple to update websites for clients from a variety of backgrounds.

Qualifications

As well as self taught, learned and life skills here are some key qualifications

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DIGITAL MARKETING DIPLOMA

Gained from the Digital Marketing Institute in 2016.

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WSET DIPLOMA

Four years of study from the basic, intermediate and higher certificates, with a final course of study leading to the award of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma. Winner of the diploma class tasting Cup in 2005.

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BA HONS UCD

Bachelor of Arts – Honours Degree in Pure English, minoring in Linguistics from University College Dublin.

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ON THE GROUND

Sourcing and Purchasing. Cost Base Analysis. Business Planning. Sales & Marketing. Product Development. Branding, Design & Packaging. Retail management. Project management of store openings including layout & design. Event Planning & management. PR & Media. Lobbying and Submissions to Government.