Yvonne has 28 years of experience working in all aspects of business including marketing, project management, new product development, finance and public policy. Yvonne studied a Masters of Business Studies in Trinity College Dublin and then worked in Investment Banking in the areas of Product Development, Sales and Marketing in London for 10 years. On her return to Ireland, Yvonne worked in Project Management, Economic and Public Policy before studying for a Full Time MBA at the Smurfit Business School. In 2003 Yvonne founded Bia Kid Ltd having spotted a gap in the market for fresh, healthy, convenient food for children. The company ran successfully for seven years providing healthy meals and soups for children through all Irish retail outlets. This gave Yvonne the experience of researching a business idea, writing a Business Feasibility Study as a HPSU client of Enterprise Ireland, raising and managing finance, consumer and market research, innovation and continuous NPD, bringing new product ranges to market, key account management, brand creation and building awareness, PR and marketing campaigns and business strategy. As a result, Yvonne has extensive knowledge of Retail, Distribution and Foodservice industries. Yvonne is also a fully qualified trainer, having completed a NUI Maynooth FETAC Level 7 Training and Continuing Education course in June 2010. Yvonne has been working with James Burke & Associates since 2008.
General Business as well as Food and Drink Sectors:
Government Agency Support:
Examples of Food Clients