BIM helps to develop the Irish Seafood Industry by providing technical expertise, business support, funding, training and promoting responsible environmental practice. BIM supports the growth of the Irish seafood industry, with a focus on increasing profitability and employment in the sector. We provide assistance to seafood companies through a variety of commercial services. BIM’s mission is to grow a thriving Irish seafood industry; expand the raw material base, add value and develop efficient supply chains that together deliver on the Government’s Food Harvest 2020 targets for seafood and create sustainable jobs.
BIM’s regional officers, located around the coast, provide hands on professional mentoring in business planning, identifying new market opportunities and branding, as well as advice on funding—all of which enable companies to grow more rapidly than they could alone. Our regional officers can direct you to our range of services. Business Mentoring Support Panel: Where required, BIM can offer client companies up to three days business mentoring support with a panel of external business mentors.
We help to develop the Irish seafood industry by providing:
- technical expertise
- business support
- and by promoting responsible environmental practices
Dr Terence O’Carroll
Dr Terence O’Carroll is the Aquaculture Technical Manager at BIM and has a Ph.D. in Marine Biology. His present role in BIM is to manage the activities of the Aquaculture Technical Section which deals with all aspects of advice, technology transfer and development for the aquaculture industry in Ireland including dealing with Knowledge and Innovation Grants for the industry
Fergal O’ Driscoll
Fergal O’ Driscoll is the Project Officer based within Aquaculture Projects at BIM, holds an Business Degree with Postgraduate in Computer Science, has Lean Six Green Belt practical experience. Prior to BIM, Fergal worked for Semi state and private companies ranging from HSE to Retail with speciality in Project Management, Procurement and Tendering.