Retail Development Programme

We provide a range of programmes to assist you to grow and develop your retail business.

BIM Young Fishmonger Competition 2018

BIM is fishing for Ireland’s most competent, capable, knowledgeable and progressive young fishmonger. Do you fit the bill?

To Apply download the: 

The new Seafood Retail Business Award assesses and rewards excellence in the business of seafood retailing.

This includes key financial metrics, marketing and promotion, upskilling, innovation and future growth plans. 

To Apply download the:

For further information contact Lorraine O'Byrne on (01) 2144185 or email


Retail Development 

Our retail development programme is designed to grow seafood retail business and ensure best practice is followed by outlets nationwide.

To discuss our programme contact Lorraine O'Byrne on (01) 2144185 or email


Educational Workshops

We provide educational workshops on a wide range of relevant topics.

  • Seafood business planning
  • Food safety management systems
  • Introduction to fish handling and filleting techniques and quality assessment
  • Maximising the potential of the seafood counter
  • Cold chain management and labelling


Food Safety Management Programme

We will assist your retail company to implement a Food Safety Management System to ensure your seafood offering meets the highest standards of food safety and hygiene.

BIM works with each company on an individual basis providing:

  • On-site mentoring on food safety and hygiene issues
  • Food safety training - learn about the training
  • An interactive food safety workbook.

To learn more about the programme contact Eileen Soraghan on (01) 2144112 or email


Our publications to assist retailers

Meet the Team

Lorraine O'Byrne
Speak to me about: our retail development programmes
Direct: +353 1 2144185
Mobile: +353 87 2458943
John Hackett
Speak to me about: seafood retail development and advice
Mobile: +353 87 2334497
Eileen Soraghan
Eileen Soraghan
Speak to me about: food safety training, seafood quality, HACCP and labelling
Direct: +353 1 2144112
Mobile: +353 87 2515733
Ian Mannix
Ian Mannix
Speak to me about: business planning advice in the East, Branding and the Seafood Business Development Programmes and retail development
Direct: +353 1 2144105
Mobile: +353 87 6624941