Christmas will be ‘Extra Special’ at Asda thanks to Finnebrogue Artisan

Downpatrick based Finnebrogue Artisan, has won a national supply deal with Asda to produce three exclusive Extra Special Christmas lines, which will be available in over 500 stores across the UK this festive season.   As one of the leading UK artisan food producers, Finnebrogue created three new Extra Special products for Christmas 2022. These […]

County Down road race announces new route designed for achieving personal bests

Jimmy's 10k road race will be sponsored by Finnebrogue Artisan anno

Finnebrogue Artisan signs three-year partnership with one of County Down’s largest & most popular road races. The Jimmy’s 10k road race will take place on 12th March 2023 in Downpatrick, and will include a new faster and flatter route overlooking scenic River Quoile to mark its 24th year.     East Down Athletics Club announced […]

Finnebrogue names ex-Asda chief executive Roger Burnley CBE as new chairman

Roger Burnley, chairman, Finnebrogue Artisan

Finnebrogue Artisan has named Roger Burnley CBE, the former Asda chief executive, as its new non-executive chairman.   The appointment marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Northern Irish food producer, whose founder Denis Lynn died in Spring 2021.   Mr Burnley, a veteran of UK grocery, will take up his position on […]

Finnebrogue launches finely sliced version of its nitrite-free Better Naked ham 

Better Naked Finely Sliced Ham

Finnebrogue Artisan has added a new finely sliced ham to its Better Naked range, to fill the gap for healthier ‘meatier’ sandwich fillings as the demand for lunchbox staples grow.   From plain ham favoured in children’s lunchboxes to popular ploughman’s sandwiches, Better Naked Ham ticks all the boxes.   Better Naked Finely Sliced Ham […]

The River Quoile – our happy place

Tara Lynn walking at the River Quoile in Downpatrick.

Following the recent launch of Clean up the Quoile, Tara Lynn shares her thoughts on what it means to have dad Denis’s dream realised. Denis was a great believer that we should leave the planet in a better shape than we found it. And this inspired Foundation Earth. In January 2020, my dad, Denis Lynn […]

Excellence in HR Leadership – CIPD

CHRIS OVEREND_head of hr_finnebrogue

People are the lifeblood of our business and we were thrilled that Chris Overend (Assoc CIPD), our head of human resources, was recognised and awarded Excellence in HR Leadership at The CIPD Northern Ireland Awards in October 2022. Chris was appointed to the role in January 2022 and has focused on the strategic growth of […]

Finnebrogue outlines progress to plastic management so far

plastic management at FInnebrogue Artisan

Plastic is a serious business and Finnebrogue Artisan is a responsible business. Here, the company outline it’s progress to date on managing plastic within operations and food packaging: In 2019,  Finnebrogue moved away from unrecyclable black plastic trays to 100% recycled and recyclable alternatives. In 2021,  the company committed to two targets by 2025: 100% […]

£20k Denis Lynn Scholarship open for applications

Denis Lynn Scholarship open for applications

The Denis Lynn Scholarship for Sustainable Food Innovation is a generous bursary of £20,000 towards tuition fees and living expenses for a student on the Advanced Food Safety Masters degree, within the School of Biological Sciences and Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS), at Queen’s University Belfast.   The award will also include an internship […]

Finnebrogue Artisan spearheads campaign to clean the Quoile

Pictured at Quoile Pondage discussing their support for a co-ordinated multi-agency approach to cleaning up the Quoile is Greta Delfino and Stephen O’Hare from Clean up the Quoile, Patrick Brown MLA (Alliance), Chris Hazzard MP (Sinn Fein), Diane Forsythe MLA (DUP), Gareth Sharvin, local councillor (SDLP) and Robert Burgess, local councillor (UUP).

Finnebrogue Artisan, located near the River Quoile in Downpatrick, has set up a steering group with local residents, anglers and sustainability experts to help clean it up.   Following water testing at the river in 2020, the UK food producer found concerning results of contamination that could threaten the health of users – high levels […]

Foundation Earth wins The Grocer’s Sustainability initiative of the year award

Grocer Gold Award for Supplier Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Foundation Earth has proudly won the 2022 The Grocer’s Gold Awards for “Sustainability initiative of the year”. The award aims to compare and contrast a number of sustainability initiatives that suppliers are engaged in to lower their environmental footprint and meet sustainability targets.   The event, which took place on 14 June 2022 at the […]