providing action above advice! projects and practical services from experienced irish food consultant, Elisabeth Ryan. Helping established and start up businesses

  • Food Producers

    Food Producers

    helping Irish Food Producers with New product development, packaging innovation and design. Costings, business planning, sales and marketing. Brand development. Local & export market opportunities, regulations, logistics, distribution.

  • Retailers


    Practical and project based retail food consultancy services. Management systems, cost analysis. Range reviews and sourcing. Purchasing systems and stock control. Customer service advice and training. Layout, design and display. Project management of openings or refurbishments. Staff training and procedures, role reviews. Digital Marketing.

  • Restaurants


    Providing practical restaurant consultancy services. Menu review: sourcing and costings. Wine list creation and review. Clear, concise easy to update menu layout and design. Consolidating suppliers, reviewing pricing and margins. Establishing order systems and stock control measures. Projects & systems to maximise efficiencies. Staff Training. Food & Wine pairing.

  • General Services

    General Services

    See full range of services available to all business types. Practical projects, planning and execution, designed to save your business time and money. Consulting and advice is one part of what I do, but physically managing and overseeing projects on your behalf is more what I'm about!

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web creation, implementation & training for all business types

  • Digital Marketing

    Digital Marketing

    Having created a number of successful social media pages and used effective Search Engine Optimisation tips and tricks to improve listings for other clients, I can help your business grow its online presence and effectively use analytics to see what's working and, most importantly get you the most bang for your buck if you're considering a digital spend. I hold a diploma in digital marketing and have an in-depth knowledge of how to effectively market businesses online and define and measure a strategy that works for your business.

  • Websites


    Website creation, primarily using Wordpress, copy, content and effective layout, as well as training for you and your team. Revamps and new sites. Project management with external agencies and designers. For those keen on DIY, I can guide you through the process from start to finish and help with domain names and hosting and all the technical stuff and time consuming bits. I can work with existing content or create all new copy depending on your needs. I can also work on a small budget for small projects using free internet tools and work alongside you to get your site up and running.

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website development and branding projects for all types of business, specialising in irish food. affordable website solutions and project management

  • West Waterford Festival of Food

    West Waterford Festival of Food

    The well established festival is in it's tenth year, and wanted a simplified, clean and modern website, with ticket selling facility and easy update procedures for adding news and events.
  • Ed Hick Website

    Ed Hick Website

    Creation of new website, content, updates and brand re-vamp.
  • Walter Costello Landscapes Website

    Walter Costello Landscapes Website

    Website creation and hosting, Imagery content and layout. Simple and clean portfolio website.
  • issyryan website

    issyryan website

    For my own site, and as a service focused website - I wanted to do something a bit different and use a flat and colourful website design.
Elisabeth Ryan



Elisabeth RyanMarketing, 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."


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nice things people have said about me

  • Elisabeth has been an amazing source of knowledge over the years, and has always provided us with practical business advice when we needed it. Her knowledge of the industry and understanding of what it takes to be a food producer is what sets her apart. As well as helping to grow and develop sales and develop our brand through marketing, Elisabeth project managed a complete re-design of our logo, marketing materials and our Knockanore Cheese website. What was key in the process was Elisabeth's ability to completely understand our brand and translate that in to use.

    Eamonn Lonergan, Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese
  • Elisabeth worked with Sheridans Cheesemongers for nearly 10 years, always displaying great passion, creativity and dedication for her work - with diverse responsibilities, including; retail and wholesale management, brand and product development, purchasing oversight and product sourcing, event management, marketing, sales and customer service, staff recruitment and management, forecasting and budget. She was entirely responsible for the development of the Sheridan’s wholesale and export business, working alongside ourselves; the directors on strategies, and was key in developing all aspects of what has since become a successful enterprise as well moreover in the development of our overall business and brand.

    Kevin Sheridan, Director Sheridans Cheesemongers
  • Elisabeth’s advice and passion for food and understanding of the challenges facing Irish food businesses was unparalleled. She supported our business and brand direction and challenged us to explore new directions for our our business. Elisabeth worked with us on marketing and sales strategies and also created our website which we were really happy with.

    Ed Hick Pork Butcher
  • It was great to work with Elisabeth for Indie Beer Week (a collaborative event between 27 Irish Independent Breweries). Elisabeth was able to proactively look for and generate content for social media and did a far better job of managing the social media accounts and engaging with people than we could have done on our own. She went above and beyond to ensure that all of the events and brewers were promoted.

    Kevin O’Hara, Independent Brewing Company
  • Elisabeth came on board to help us with the Spit Festival trade and consumer wine event in 2016. Elisabeth has great organisational and management skills and attention to detail as well as creative marketing ideas and in-depth industry knowledge. (Spit is a collaboration of four quality driven Irish wine importers; Grapecircus, Nomad Wines, Vinostito and Winemason who hold an annual event to promote unique hand crafted wines from around the world)

    Barbara Boyle MW, WineMason
  • We used Elisabeth to create a totally new website for the West Waterford Festival of Food in 2017 and from the beginning found her very easy to work with, she had a great understanding of our communication needs and was able to interpret them and execute them in great style, owing in large part to her knowledge and passion for the food industry. We are thoroughly pleased with the work she produced and how user friendly she made the site for both the consumer and on the back end. I would have no hesitation in recommending Elisabeth to anyone in the food and drinks sphere looking for advice, or indeed any organisation looking to build a new website.."

    Claire Dalton, CEO West Waterford Festival of Food